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handmade arcade

  • David L. Lawerence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (map)

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 (
  • 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

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Earlier Event: November 23
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Later Event: September 6
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