Handmade Arcade Independent Craft Fair

Marking its 9th anniversary, and its third appearance at Downtown's centrally located and eco-friendly Convention Center, Handmade Arcade is guaranteed to be the shopping experience of the 2012 holiday season-with 150 innovative craft vendors from Pittsburgh, the region and the coming together for the market's largest show to date.

Pittsburgh's first and largest independent craft fair, Handmade Arcade was founded to provide grassroots, independent crafters with an opportunity to show and sell their wares to the public, and to create an annal alternative to traditional craft and fine art fairs in Pittsburgh. Every year, the event's planning group receives more than 300 applications from around the region and country, which are carefully reviewed by a volunteer committee as well as by guest jurors including artists from the Pittsburgh community.

This year, Handmade Arcade will feature vendors from more than 15 states.