Handmade Arcade: Pittsburgh Craft Fair

Handmade Arcade (HA), founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair. Now in its ninth year, HA brings young, innovative crafters and progressive do-it-yourself designers to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on December 8, 2012 to sell, their handmade, locally produced, and offbeat wares at a bustling marketplace. A highly anticipated annual event, HA attracts more than 6,000 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.

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

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