Handmade Arcade
Image via @handmadearcade

‘Tis the season to be jolly – that’s right everyone; we are currently within the holiday shopping extravaganza.  From now until the end of December, retailers small and large alike are going to be swamped with customers hoping to find that little extra something special to give to their loved ones this holiday season.

If you are in the mood for something that is a little bit more handmade, then look no further than Pittsburgh’s very own Handmade Arcade.  Taking place on December 8th at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, hundreds of crafting vendors will set up shop for the day.

Not only will the event take place on December 8th, but there will be an inaugural event the night before on December 7th hosted to a crowd of 18+, with live entertainment, DJ, along with a silent auction, all benefiting the Handmade Arcade operations and scholarship programs.

Here at Made in Pittsburgh, we’ve locked down the numbers for the event on what to expect, how many vendors will be in attendance, and how to get in contact.

  • Founded: 2004
  • When: Saturday, December 8th, 2018
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Ticket Price: FREE Admission
  • Total Vendors: 239
  • First Time Vendors: 83
  • Activities on Site: 16
  • Entertainment: 4 DJs

So go and mark your calendars (and secure your bank accounts) for the largest craft show in the area.

Please visit handmadearcade.org for more information.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Aaron Valentic

Aaron is a recent transplant back to Pittsburgh, PA after living in New York for five years. From all things relating to art, culture, fashion along with the Pittsburgh social scene, he surely knows the heartbeat of his hometown.

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