Handmade Arcade returns to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center this coming Saturday, Dec. 8 to display the works of hundreds of creators in the Pittsburgh area. The annual craft fair, according to the press release for the event, is a “thoughtfully curated market [that] offers an authentic, distinctive and engaging shopping experience featuring innovative, affordable and hand-crafted products made by some of the country’s leading independent crafters.” Additionally, the Youth Maker Alley also provides a dozen Pittsburgh teens with the chance to create and share their goods. The wide range of vendors offers a variety of fantastic goods, so there is sure to be something for everyone. In addition to purchasing goods from the talented artists and craftsmen, there are also many opportunities for visitors to create projects such as silkscreen printing, book binding, painting, and more.
This year, Handmade Arcade will also host The Cutting Edge of Craft, its first ever fundraising event, on Friday, Dec. 7. It will cover the costs of Saturday’s free event, offering early access to more than half the fair’s vendors, an auction, and additional opportunities to craft.