where we will be in the near future
11-6 both days
As always, RCF is free to attend. Street parking is available all around the venue and public transit is nearby. Friendly pets are encouraged!
Join us down by the waterfront for an exciting line up of handmade, local treats, where shoppers will find a variety of OUTSTANDING HANDMADE GOODS at the Fair – ranging from one-of-a-kind jewelry, stationery, clothing and accessories, to leather goods, art prints, housewares and much more.
Enjoy the musical musings from the DJs of SUGARTOWN INDUSTRIES , who will be spinning while you peruse each booth. Don’t forget to try out some delicious food creations from the localKIMCHI SMOKE, LA CREPE C’EST CI BON and COOLHAUS ICE CREAM TRUCK among other artisan food vendors. Sip on a drink or two and enjoy some PROTEA WINE, who will be providing samples and selling near the bar. When it’s finally time to say goodbye, commemorate your fun times with Renegade by visiting DOODLEBOOTH for a hand-drawn portrait or pop in the free MAGNOLIA PHOTO BOOTH with friends!
11-6 both days!
Shoppers will find a variety of OUTSTANDING HANDMADE GOODS at the Fair – ranging from one-of-a-kind jewelry, stationery, clothing and accessories, to leather goods, art prints, housewares and much more.
Expect a lively atmosphere at the fair, appropriate for all ages. DJs from Reckless Records will be spinning both days to keep the atmosphere lively as you peruse each booth. Lots of delicious food will be available for your enjoyment, including MANA FOOD BAR, DIA DE LOS TAMALES, SEASONS SODAS, and CHICAGO’S DOGHOUSE among other artisan food vendors. PROTEA WINE will be selling and sampling wine, plus GOOSE ISLAND and TITO’S VODKA will be available at the bar.
Delicious local coffee will be provided by LA COLOMBE TORREFACTION and BOW TRUSS COFFEE ROASTERS . Shoppers will be able to enjoy a variety of sweet treats provided by BLUE SKY BAKERY AND CAFE, BLACK DOG GELATO, and PUFFS OF DOOM.
Join in on the handmade fun with several workshops hosted by THE CHICAGO SCHOOL OF SHOEMAKING and more. At the BERNINA sewing workshop, participants can Sew Pink for the Cause by sewing out a quilt block in support of breast cancer awareness.
Back again this year, folks can shop some amazing vintage vendors at THE VINTAGE BAZAAR‘Spop-up on Wolcott Street. We will also have a variety of arts-related and animal rescue non-profit organizations on Wood Street, so be sure to stop by and learn about their missions! Don’t forget to commemorate your visit in the free MAGNOLIA PHOTO BOOTH.
As always, RCF is free to attend. Street parking is available all over Wicker Park, and yes, yes you may bring your adorable pets!
Handmade Arcade (HA), founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair. Now in its tenth year, HA brings young, innovative crafters and progressive do-it-yourself designers to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on December 7, 2013 to sell, their handmade, locally produced, and offbeat wares at a bustling marketplace. A highly anticipated annual event, HA attracts more than 8,000 attendees in one day. HA provides craft artists working outside mainstream and fine arts sectors with a grassroots, high-visibility venue to sell wares, build community, network, and share their artistic practice.
Handmade Arcade is run by a collective of creative Pittsburghers who have helped to shape and bolster Pittsburgh’s independent craft scene over the past nine years. The group’s founders — who, along with new volunteers, still run the event today — were inspired to organize a craft fair of Pittsburgh’s own that would tap into a national movement and provide a welcoming venue for artists and shoppers to come together. Handmade Arcade’s growth has coincided with the international resurgence of crafting, as new generations are reclaiming and reinventing craft materials and methods.
An Eco-friendly Home
HA has found a new home at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC) in Downtown Pittsburgh. The benefits for vendors, attendees, and sponsors are immense and include:
- Free admission
- Increased on-site visibility for sponsors including benefits such as signage, table presence, and more
- Continued commitment to the environment through the DLCC’s green practices (www.greenfirst.us)
- Space for more vendors than ever before (150+)
- Addition of new areas to feature demonstration artists (Hands-on Handmade), DJs, and musicians
- Spacious walkways and visitor/shopper amenities
- Central downtown location accessible via car, bus, T, bike, and foot
- Extensive on- and off-site parking
- Expect even more handcrafted, indie merchandise
- Wider aisles and more room for vendors
- Early Birdie passes
- Refreshments on-site
- See more at: http://www.handmadearcade.com/about/#sthash.5B2dD5NV.dpuf
Every SUNDAY from MAY to OCTOBER, the North Market in Columbus has tons of quality, handmade items from local vendors for you to peruse and purchase from.
Angelflie Design is there the first and third Sunday of EVERY month, and a few other Sundays as well.
Oh, and I definitely recommend you try Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream (of course only after you've worked out). ; )