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Organizations are welcome to submit items to be displayed on our Craftertunities page by emailing a short description along with contact information to: imadeitmarket@gmail.com. To send your listing to our artist list, please inquire about rates. I Made It! Market is not affiliated with or responsible for these listings. They are submitted and posted as a bulletin board type of service. If you are sending us a listing please spell check and provide a succinct and informative listing that includes your contact information for readers.

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Carnegie Mellon University is offering an event to welcome new first year and graduate students to Pittsburgh. The event will be held from 3 – 5 pm on Craig Street (blocked off from Forbes and Craig to Craig and Winthrop) on Saturday, August 23rd and they are looking for local artists selling handmade work to join.
This event is being sponsored by Carnegie Mellon and is in partnership OBID and the Craig Street Vendors. Contact Erika Ninos at elninos@cmu.edu to participate.

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Brookline Unveiled Event: Saturday, September 6th from 10 am till 4 pm. The Pittsburgh neighborhood of Brookline is looking for vendors to join in the celebration of Brookline Blvd’s new makeover. The organizing committee is in search of 15-20 artists to sell handmade wares during the event. For more information contact: Lois McCafferty at 2014brooklineunveiled@gmail.com or Linda at A-Boss Optical, 412-561-0811.

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2nd Annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour
Saturday, September 27th, 10am to 3pm

Tour ends at Biddle’s Escape and food trucks and vendors are set-up on S. Trenton Avenue (between Biddle Ave and Union St.)

Display space is FREE! All vendors must register in advance by completing the reservation form online- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YkzuTM57CjIGvkx_c2fftGejwLwyCakH5lC3Mh6RbDA/viewform?usp=send_form

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Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival keeps Folk Art and Art Traditions Alive
  
MARS, PA—Barbara Grossman, Founder of the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival, is teaming up with her sister Ann Szilagyi on a new endeavor: The Inaugural Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival takes place at the Four Points by Sheraton in Mars, PA, Aug. 22-23, 2014

It will feature classes, workshops, lectures, interactive demos and a marketplace focusing on a variety of creative arts! 

The website, www.pghcreativearts.com,  is open for registration for admission and classes.   Visitors can also sign up for a free enewsletter at the site.
The event will feature a kick-off reception with a sneak preview of the marketplace on Friday evening, August 22nd, 2014 that will include demonstrations, mini classes, music and the open marketplace.   Classes, demos and marketplace will be open all day on Saturday, August 23rd , 2014.

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Penn Hills Parks & Recreation
17th Annual Holiday Craft Show
Sat.,Nov.22,2014
8am to 4pm (set up 6am to 7:45am)
Linton Middle School
250 Aster St.
Penn Hills, Pa. 15235
Questions: 412-915-6942/412-798-2147 Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm

150 spaces of Arts & Crafts  ( no home party businesses). 3,000 Happy Shoppers
$45 for a 12ft space (length) you need to provide your own table & chair. Call above numbers for application.

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2014 Gymsport Gems Vendor and Craft Show

Saturday, Sept. 27th, from 9am to 3pm, at Castle Shannon VFD’s Memorial Hall,  3600 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Table:  $45 for table.  Please bring your own table cloth for a 6ft table.

Checks payable to Parent Booster Association.  Checks must be received to secure your spot in the event.  Mailed     to either Sandra Quigley or Gymsport ATTN:  Sandra      Quigley.  Addresses Below.  Checks must be received 14 days after securing your table via email.

Raffle:  $25 item to be donated for our raffle.  Please also include a business card or some type of identifying tag so customers know whose business the item is from.  All items due by Friday, Sept.5th to either Gymsport or my home in Venetia, PA.

Sandra Quigley                                       Gymsport Athletic Center

312 Buckingham Dr                               98 Vanadium Rd; Bldg C

Venetia, PA 15367                                 Bridgeville, PA

724-260-0108                                         412-220-1195

sandraquigley@comcast.net              www.gymsport.com

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Monthly Event: Cedar Arts Market beginning June 14th – September 13th
Attached is a flyer for the Cedar Arts Market in the Northside on 2nd Saturdays in Allegheny Commons Park East with community partner CASGED (community alliance of spring garden and east deutschtown). 20% of all vendor fees go to CASGED to continue their community work. Location is at the corner of E Ohio St. and Cedar Ave. PGH PA 15212Interested artists may contact pghretail@gmail.com or simply sign-up online by visiting pghretail.com/ (actual hyper-link to use: http://bit.ly/1j2wLY0)
 Weekly Event: Lecky Markets beginning June 17th – August 26th
Attached is a flyer for the Lecky Markets, a new addition to the Brighton Farm Stand. This is a weekly market on Tuesdays, from 12pm – 4pm in Brightwood on the Northside at the corner of Brighton Rd and Lecky Ave, PGH PA 15212.
Vendors are asked to make a suggested donation of $10 to the Farm Stand operations.  Interested makers can sign-up online on our Vendor Scheduler (hyper link to use: http://bit.ly/1kF9bhR) or email pghretail@gmail.com.
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The Garfield Night Market gives local (and some not-so-local) businesses the opportunity to reach members of the community by becoming a vendor during one or more of our market dates. The Night Market runs on the first Friday of each month from May to October during the hours of 6-10pm. Businesses of all kinds are welcome! For more information on the Night Market or becoming a vendor (including finding the vendor application), please visit www.garfieldnightmarket.org.

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bright blue morning CO-OP:  I need 2-3 partners to join me in managing and selling their own art and others at the Oakland Farmers Markets this season.
I want to sell unique hand made work that would sell well in an out door art market :: my own and possibly yours.  Each member of the coop would get profit from their own sales, contribute to the over all cost of table space and insurance, and volunteer time at the booth.  I can not be there every Friday 3.30-7.30 from now until Thanksgiving….but together we can.  This market meets outside the Oakland Carnegie Library.  It’s a great space.
Please contact me with your Name, email and 5 images of your work.

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Night Market 2014 Season

Friday, July 11th, Friday, September 26th

All Markets will run 5:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. and will be located in the parking lots on the corner of Penn Avenue and 8th Street unless otherwise noted. Please complete the Vendor Application and send to jdougherty@downtownpittsburgh.com with any questions.

For more information and to find the application visit: http://downtownpittsburgh.com/what-we-do/programming/night-market

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GET CRAFTY AND HELP OTHERS by making a baby bag!

Made a bag? Bring it to an IMI! event or email Mara at: moneill@globallinks.org 

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Boutique 208, in downtown Pittsburgh, right across from Heinz Hall, offers artists the opportunity to work with other artists to allow each of them to have the benefits of having their own store, while sharing the cost of overhead and helping to cover the hours and other tasks needed .

Take a look at our Facebook page to see photos of the boutique: https://www.facebook.com/Boutique208

As an artist member, you get all the benefits of owning your own store, while retaining a higher percentage of your profits than you would if you were doing it alone, not to mention the time savings you will experience by working together with other members to cover the store hours.

We feel that artists gain the most benefits by joining as a member, but we also offer the option to sell on consignment (60% to artist/40% to boutique) to select artists based on our product needs.

If you’re interested in becoming a member, or would like more information about consignment opportunities, please visit our blog for more info at http://boutique208.blogspot.com/2013/01/curious-about-how-to-become-part-of.html

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The Urban Stitches Foundation Needs a Crafty Volunteer!

Are you an enthusiastic, outgoing and creative college student? If so, our students need YOU!

We are looking for one or more sewing enthusiasts to volunteer with our after school students no more than 2 1/2 hours every other Thursday beginning in November at the YWCA Homewood-Brushton. Duties include helping students with their sewing projects and basically being there to lend a hand if they get stuck and helping them nurture their newfound joy of sewing.

The benefits of working with teens are truly worthwhile and volunteering looks good on any resume (smile). If you are interested, please call (412) 726-4109 or e-mail me for more information. If you know of someone who might be a good fit, please feel free to spread the word.  Volunteers will be given a small stipend to assist with transportation costs.

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From The MakeSpace in Harrisburg hbgmakespace.com
1. Select a market date. Click on this link to our Etsy shop and select your preferred date (your options are each Saturday between May 11 and November 30.)  Vendor slots are $20/day.
2. Pay immediately! This secures your slot. (PayPal is preferred. Be in touch if that’s not gonna work out for you.)
3. Special offer: If you select ten market dates all at once, you’ll be eligible to be our featured store front. (This means that if selected, your merchandise will be featured in our store front (we’ll help you with setup. Don’t worry.) For the month, you’ll have PRIMO market and advertising space.  The experience will be exponentially more valuable than the cost of vendor space.)
4. Tell your buying people that you’re selling your stuff.  Here’s the websiteHere’s the Facebook page.  Attached is the poster.
5. Tell your selling people to apply to be a vendor. Here’s the application.

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An American Marketplace, the Museum Shop at the Westmoreland Consignment Procedure

These are the steps for artists to follow in order to sell work at An American Marketplace, the Museum Shop at the Westmoreland. For more information, please call Ginnie Leiner at 724.837.1500 x 41, 9 am-5 pm Monday through Friday or email her at The Westmoreland vleiner@wmuseumaa.org.

  • Please submit a digital image or sample of item(s) to An American Marketplace, the Museum Shop at The Westmoreland for consideration (please contact Ginnie for submission instructions).
  • The Westmoreland will review such items and respond to the artist within 30 days of initial contact.
  • Item(s) will be accepted on the basis of quality, relevance to the Museum’s collection,  mission and the Southwest Pennsylvania region, artistic and educational impact, price points, and salability of the product(s)
  • The Westmoreland reserves the right to limit the quantity of items by any one artist
  • The Westmoreland reserves the right of refusal on acceptance of additional items after the initial consignment period of three months
  • Based on approval, the artist will provide along with goods for sale:
    • Artist Statement in the form of a brief biography or resume (at least enough copies to distribute with the merchandise)
    • Business or product cards to be given out with the purchase of an item
    • A detailed listing / description of each item along with the suggested retail price and quantity.
    • Appropriate storage, packing, and selling materials where necessary
    • Special care instructions for display in An American Marketplace  and/ or use of the item by the customer
    • Contact information name, address, phone number, e-mail
  • The Westmoreland has a Consignment Agreement that includes specific terms and is to be signed by both the artist and the Westmoreland at the time the sales goods are delivered to the Museum Shop.  Any change to the Consignment Agreement is to be in writing and dated appropriately.

www.wmuseumaa.org

Ginnie Leiner

Museum Shop Manager

Westmoreland Museum of American Art

221 North Main St. Greensburg PA 15601

724/837-1500 ext. 41 (p) 724/837-2921 (f)

www.wmuseumaa.org

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HOME Consignments is the latest project for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW).  Our aim is to improve the lives of women, children and families through nonsectarian community service projects and advocacy. We would be looking for anything handmade that falls into the home area; picture frames, redo furniture, sculptures, art, home textiles, pillows etc.

Benefits:
-We offer a safe and easy pick-up service right out of the home, at a small fee.
-A way to earn money for your items and also give back to the community. We offer a 50/50 share.

For more information and complete details on how to buy or consign, please visit NCJWPGH.ORG or friend us on facebook: NCJW Home Consignments

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Classes & Workshops in the Pittsburgh Region: Find listings at the Society for Contemporary CraftPittsburgh Center for the Arts, and Touchstone Center for Crafts.

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