Finally it is this weekend!!
The fifth (drum roll) “I Made It! for the Holidays”. Pittsburgh’s City Paper gave it a #1 in it’s short list of what’s up this weekend!!!
I will be a vendor and have original art, prints and greeting cards of my art. Hope you come visit, shop, support locals artists, crafters and makers and makers or just say HI!!
Friday, December 2nd from 5 – 10 pm and
Saturday, December 3rd from 11 am – 6 pm
location Bakery Square on Penn Avenue (map).
The shopping festivities will include 80+ regional artisans…, demonstrations, music and merriment as shoppers warm up from the cold, see friends and make new ones, and best of all, cross all of the names off of their holiday shopping lists. Sponsors Include: Bakery Square, The Cotton Factory, Revive Marketing Group, Dozen, Assemble
At Bakery Square “I Made It! for the Holidays” is located on first floor at street
level INDOORS. The building is the former Nabisco Factory which now houses
Google on Penn Avenue in the East Liberty/Shadyside area… across the street
from the former Reizenstein School. FREE PARKING.
Obvious to some and not to everyone… “I Made it! Market” is a series of indy pop up fairs that hosts artists/crafters/makers in the Pittsburgh area. In Pittsburgh we are so lucky that there are two major local entities/expressions of this national DIY movement of arts fairs. “I Made it! Market” and “Handmade Arcade“.
“I Made it! Market” is a more thoroughly regional operation and with frequent fairs thoughout the year. “Handmade Arcade” has two major fairs per year (I think) and has regional participants plus national, holding down real estate at David Lawrence Convention Center(!!) for their large fairs. Super impressive! They are both great opportunities to see unique original objects and art for sale which can only be aped by marketers driving product developement at big box stores such as Target etc. But in these two quality DIY fairs the work is unique and orginial and you can meet the artist/makers who man their own booths.
If you come Friday night you can also go on and see many galleries in Garfield, East Liberty , Lawrenceville who open their doors the first Friday of every month (Unblurred). There are LOTS of people doing this so you will NOT feel alone on the night streets!!!