All the fun in August!

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Join us in August as we pop up around the city! First up is FEASTival Food, Music and Art Festival on Saturday, August 6th. FEASTival will feature food trucks, craft beer,  family friendly activities, I Made It! Market and much more!

FEASTival is a celebration that raises funds and awareness for the Sto Rox development efforts. This year’s event will feature performances by:
Turkuaz // Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk // Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds // Naughty Professor // 91.3fm WYEP’s host of The Soul Show, DJ Michael Canton

Join the Facebook event for updates! For more information, please visit http://www.pghfeastival.com/

Then on Saturday, August 20th we’ll be back in the streets of Squirrel Hill for the second installment of the Squirrel Hill Night Market. From 6 – 10 pm,  we’ll be in the middle of Murray Avenue with 60+ local artists selling handmade wares. This free event also features food trucks, kids activities, live entertainment and more!

Join us on Facebook and Instagram as we highlight participating artists. This summertime fan favorite is not to be missed!

Feed More Festival This Sunday

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Join us this Sunday for a special event at Stage AE benefitting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.


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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank network serves more than 29 million meals annually to individuals and families in need across 11-counties of southwestern Pennsylvania including 76,000 children and 92,000 seniors.

It’s largest fundraising event, Feed More Festival presented by Peoples Natural Gas, will take place on July 17 at Stage AE and will feature two stages of local and national musical acts, food trucks, children’s activities and of course I Made It! Market all in an effort to #FeedMorewithmusic. For more information on the festival, visit pittsburghfoodbank.org/feedmore.

The stellar lineup includes Cold War Kids, the Lone Bellow, the Stone Foxes, Lucy Dacus and local bands the Commonheart, Derek Woodz Band, Swiss Army, Angela Autumn Cash and the Mixus Brothers!

IMI sponsor, Artist & Craftsman Supply will be on hand with a fun craft activity for kids and adults!

Summer is in full swing! Join us in July!

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Summer is officially here and I Made It! Market is popping up around Pittsburgh! Here’s where you can find us in July-

:: July 8th, 9th, & 10th – 12th Annual SouthSide Works Exposed :: 

I Made It! Market will pop into the SouthSide Works Exposed for our seventh year organizing the outdoor handmade marketplace that will inhabit 27th street from the evening of Friday, July 8 – the afternoon of Sunday, July 10.

Enjoy live music, food trucks, entertainment, 65 local artisans selling handmade wares, sidewalk sales, and kids activities! Join us on Facebook for event updates.

:: July 17th – Peoples Presents Feed More Festival ::

Pittsburgh Community Food Bank announced the line-up for their July 17 Feed More Festival at Stage AE. Headlining the Festival is Cold War Kids, an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California. Stage AE opens at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 17 with the first band taking the stage at 3 p.m. The stellar lineup includes Cold War Kids, the Lone Bellow, the Stone Foxes, Lucy Dacus and local bands the Commonheart, Derek Woodz Band, Swiss Army, Angela Autumn Cash and the Mixus Brothers! Check out the Facebook event here.

I Made It! Market at the Feed More Festival

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I Made It! Market at the Feed More Festival

 Sunday, July 17th :: 2-10PM

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Using music to mobilize the community to eliminate hunger!

Pittsburgh Community Food Bank announced the line-up for their July 17 Feed More Festival at Stage AE. Headlining the Festival is Cold War Kids, an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California. Stage AE opens at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 17 with the first band taking the stage at 3 p.m.

The stellar lineup includes Cold War Kids, the Lone Bellow, the Stone Foxes, Lucy Dacus and local bands the Commonheart, Derek Woodz Band, Swiss Army, Angela Autumn Cash and the Mixus Brothers!

Feed More will feature a variety of food trucks and an indoor I Made It! Market. The market is an indie crafts marketplace that provides opportunities for artists to bring their wares to sell.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m., please click link above to purchase. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the gate. VIP tickets are $125. Your VIP tickets include a VIP Lounge, VIP Bar, VIP bathroom, private bands, chef demos, heavy hors d’oeuvres, (2) drink tickets and an opportunity to hang out with the Lone Bellow!

For more information, visit pittsburghfoodbank.org/feedmore.

Coming Up in June!

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Join us this Saturday, June 18th from 6 – 10 pm for the Squirrel Hill Night Market featuring 60+ local artists, live entertainment, food trucks, local businesses open late and more! Meet our artists, and join us on Facebook for updates. Save the date for the Squirrel Hill Night Market returning on August 20th and September 17th!

And on Saturday, June 25th we are excited to pop back up with the WYEP Summer Music Festival at Schenley Plaza in Oakland. Starting at 4 pm and lasting late into the night, WYEP has staged a fantastic night of fun for FREE in the park. Meet our artists, and join us on Facebook for updates.

So much to look forward to in June!

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Hey Pittsburgh, we’ve got an exciting month happening! Get out and enjoy the weather, fun with friends, and all things Summer!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 18th when I Made It! Market pops up at the Squirrel Hill Night Market.  This summertime fan favorite is back for June, August, and September. From  6 – 10 pm, we’ll be in the streets of Squirrel Hill between Forbes and Bartlett Streets with shopping, music, food, friends and FUN! Trust us, you DO NOT want to miss this! Check out our  Facebook event page for updates!

On Saturday, June 25th we’ll be joining the fun at the WYEP Music Festival! This FREE event features music, kids activities, shopping, and more! Keep up with whats happening here!

Stay tuned, we have so much more in store for July!

I Made It! Market pops up at OpenStreetsPGH – MAY 2016

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I Made It! Market pops up at Open Streets PGH this Sunday from 9 am – 1 pm outside of Bar Marco & Wholey’s Fish Market in the Strip District! (Join us on Facebook)

Come and play in the streets between Downtown and Lawrenceville where 3.5 miles of road will be temporarily car-free and open for everyone to bike, shop, walk, run, dance, people watch and more!

Join in on this unique experience on the final Sundays of May, June, and July!

Meet our Artists:

At Bar Marco SHOP:
A. Marsden Artwork
Dana Bell Photogrpahy LLC
DjazzDesigns
Erra Creations
Ever After Polish
Herbal Kitchen Creations

AND at Wholey’s SHOP:
Chris Deighan Art
Ikoa Design
Leaf & Twig, LLC
THREEafrica

Learn all about Open Streets: http://openstreetspgh.org/

I Made It! Market joins in on the fun at this Saturday’s Venture Outdoors Festival!

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I Made It! Market is excited to partner with Venture Outdoors as a part of their 2016 Venture Outdoors Festival at Point State Park this Saturday, May 21st from 11 am –  6 pm! Find directions here. The Park is also accessible via several forms of public transportation. Port Authority provides information on bus schedules and fares.

Meet our Makers and connect with us on Facebook for updates.

This FREE event will showcase outdoor activities to try, vendors, food, performances, I Made It! Market and more. The festival is rain or shine. For more information on the festival and/or transportation to the festival, click here: http://www.ventureoutdoors.org/festival/.

To check out all the fun activities that we will be having at our festival this year, click here: http://www.ventureoutdoors.org/festival/venture-outdoors-festival-activities/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Maker Feature Story – Calamityware

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It started with a traditional blue willow-style porcelain plate design, add a few volcanoes, pirates, and flying monkeys, then BOOM! Calamityware dinner plates were born!

 


Pittsburgher Don Moyer’s calamity-based dinnerware does not disappoint. Taking his love of drawing and creativity, Don ventured into the Kickstarter realm to see what it would be like to bring his ideas to life!

Fifteen successful projects later…Calamityware has grown to feature amazing puzzles, BADbandannas, several plate designs, fantastically fun coffee mugs called Things- Could-Be-Worse,

and now his newest Kickstarter, the “Uninvited Guests!”

 

Moyer has reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out his 16th winning Kickstarter! Yes, “Uninvited Guests” launched March 1st and doubled its funding in two days!

These beautifully designed bowls and small dessert plates go perfectly with his dinnerware and mugs making for a great conversation piece at any dinner party!
Utilizing the same in-glaze technique as his plates and Thing-Could-Be-Worse mugs, these are food, dishwater and microwave safe plates and bowls made of high quality porcelain with a smooth finish.

Don loves to hide calamities within his plates to add even more pizzazz! These beautiful shallow bowls and plates are infested with a swarm of plump black flies and meandering ants, who will make sure you never have to dine alone! Great for kids to find the hidden calamities, or finish that bowl of soup to see the fly! Or my personal favorite – place in front of grandma during dinner and see if she will jump start that pace maker!

Please take a moment and check out the Kickstarter!, view the video and become a Calaminatic!

Small Business Resource Fair

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Join us for a Small Business Resource Fair tailored to makers and other small creative businesses hosted by the City of Pittsburgh, KIVA, the URA, Alloy 26 and I Made It! Market.

Have you been running your maker business from home and selling at markets and pop-up events? Are you considering opening your own space or hiring employees, but unsure if you’re ready? What strategies and support professionals should you have in place before you take that step?

Come to the Small Business Resource Fair: Maker Edition to connect with resource providers and hear from a panel of business owners who have made the transition.

Speakers include Carrie Nardini of I Made It! Market, Brandon & Carly Grbach of Steel City Cotton Works, and Jessica Graves of Una Biologicals.

Exhibitors include local non-profits, financial institutions, professionals that serve small businesses, and business consultants that can connect you with designers, business advisers, financing, mentorship, and other great resources for new and established business owners.

Most services offered are free, very low cost, or begin with a free consultation. Attendance at the Small Business Resource Fair is free and refreshments will be provided. We look forward to helping you take your business to the next level!

For more information and updates, RSVP on Facebook.