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The Neighborhood Flea


Organizations are welcome to submit items to be displayed on our Craftertunities page by emailing a short description along with contact information to: 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.


Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market Announces 2015 T-Shirt Design Contest

PITTSBURGH (March 12, 2015) – The Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market is pleased to announce a T-Shirt Design Contest for the 2015 event. The winning design will be printed on T-Shirts to be sold at this year’s market. The contest is open to everyone and the deadline to submit artwork is May 15.

The second annual Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market will be held Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27. This year the planning committee is proud to announce a T-Shirt contest to commemorate the event. The contest is open to artists of all ages, professional and amateur alike!

Designs will be accepted between Wednesday, April 1 and Friday, May 15. Artwork may be submitted on paper (size: 10-12 inches wide by 12-14 inches tall) or via digital file (vector files or 300DPI at print size – please refer to directions on the Commonwealth Press site:
Physical art should be mailed to:

Artists’ Market T-Shirt Contest
Create A Frame/ Handworks Gallery
615 Washington Road
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228

Digital files should be emailed to under the subject line: “T-Shirt Contest”. Be sure to include the artists’ name, email address, phone number, and address.

Please reference the Artists’ Market Facebook page and website for more detail:
1. Website:
2. Facebook page:

Jurors will choose the top three designs and the final winner will be decided by a people’s choice vote. Voting will take place between Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 30. The winner will be announced on Friday, July 10.

The winning design will be awarded $250 and be printed on t-shirts which will be sold at the Artists’ Market this fall. Please note that The Mt. Lebanon Partnership will have ownership rights to the winning image. The Artists’ Market will maintain all rights to reproduce the winning image.

Jennifer Schiffman, Publicity & Marketing for Artists’ Market
(410) 294-0205



 Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 Boyd Community Center: 1220 Powers Run Road, Pgh., PA 15238 (O’Hara Township)


 This one-of-a-kind event combines the best of a garden market and access to unique, local artisan crafts, art, and beautiful garden decorations. Plant sales, home & garden items, children’s activities, demonstrations, and outdoor education will be offered by area garden clubs and local experts.

 Food vendors will be on-site and local specialties will be available for purchase.

 We are interested in locally made, high-quality work in mediums such as ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, polymer clay, wood, leather, paper, textiles, photography and other 2-D media, as well as handmade soaps and other small gift-related

 This event is a fundraiser for the Community Center. Rain or shine!

 ALL NEW artist submissions will be juried. If you have not shown at one of our previous events, at least 3 photos must be mailed or emailed, or a link to a website, along with the completed registration form and a check for the participation fee, which will be returned if your work is not accepted.

 Application deadline: April 14, 2015.

 Artists will be notified of acceptance by April 15.

  The artist participation fee is $75.00 which secures a 10 x 12 foot outdoor space for you. You may bring your own chair, tables and canopy (no larger than 10 x 12) or you may order and rent a tent, tables and chairs at the prices listed. Electricity is not available.

 You may request indoor space, in our gym, BUT this is an outdoor event and generally the crowds do not go inside. We will place signage directing folks to go inside, but can’t promise that they will. If you request indoor space, you must bring your own tables and chairs and the space is approx. 10 x 10. Electricity is not provided.

 ALL Fees are due with your application. Your check will be returned if your work is not accepted.

  No refunds for participation or rental equipment for cancellations received after April 14, 2015. Applications received AFTER APRIL 14 may not be included promotional items.

 Artist will be approached on the morning of the event to donate a small item to be raffled. Raffle proceeds benefit the Boyd Community Center. Donations are not required.

  You may begin setting up fixtures between 1:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday May 8th. Overnight security is not provided.


 You must take down, clean-up and remove all items at the end of the event. Please do not leave trash of any type at

 your space, including empty boxes. Trash and recycling may be placed in the designated dumpsters located on the

 back side of the building, near the gym doors.

 Keep this page for your reference. Please direct questions to or or call 412 828 8566 x 19 for Cindy, x 32 for Barb.


WANTED: Vendors & Crafters

Vendors and Crafters are wanted at the Castle Shannon Library for our Fair on Saturday, November 14th from 9am-3pm

Tables are $25

There will be Food, a 50/50 Raffle and a Chinese Auction

Forms are available at the Library and online at


 Please consider contributing to Catstravagana Craft Night. This event, which will take place on April 10 at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School from 6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM will be an opportunity for participants who have an affinity for cats to socialize and create cat-themed crafts for themselves and their pets. More importantly, the event will benefit the Homeless Cat Management Team.

The Homeless Cat Management is a local non-profit whose mission is to end the overpopulation of companion animals in our region by providing high-volume, high-quality, low-cost sterilization and the facilitation of adoptions.

 We are in search of food and beverage donations, community sponsors, artists for our marketplace as well as works and services that can be donated for our Homeless Cat Management Team raffle.

Can you help!  

  • Sponsoring financially with a flat donation to help with costs of the event thereby freeing up more money for the Homeless Cat Management Team.
  • Sponsoring a ticket contest
To get involved contact


Crafters are cordially invited to participate in our Craft Extravaganza at Providence Heights craft show on Saturday, October 3, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Sisters of Divine Providence, Providence Heights, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA, 15101.
We welcome you to our historic landmark building, the perfect venue for crafters and vendors!
The fee for one 8’ x 8’ booth (one table with two chairs) is $20. You may reserve up to two booths.
Set-up is available on Friday, October 2 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm and on Saturday, October 3 beginning at 7:00 am. All crafters are required to be ready for the start of the craft show by 8:45 am on Saturday.
Booths are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
Don’t delay! Complete your Craft Show Application today!
Questions? Please call Pat Serafini at 412.635.5401 or email:
Thanks for your participation!


The North Hills Art Center is conducting a call of vendors for our upcoming craft show, Shades of Spring.

The best gifts are handmade! We are looking for a wide variety of items, especially lower price items ($35 and under) that make good Mother’s Day, Graduation or wedding gifts, as well as: jewelry, pottery, glass and paper arts, home décor and fashion items. Please bring your most unique, creative items to enhance our Shades of Spring Craft Show.

This is not a tabling event; entrants need not be present for the show as the NHAC will handle all sales. Registration is FREE to members of the North Hills Art Center, and $20 for nonmembers.


Show Dates: Saturday, April 18 through Saturday, May 9

Hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Delivery of Items: April 6 through April 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pick-Up of Items: May 13 through May 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For planning purposes, we are asking vendors to register for the show by March 30 to secure a spot. Please call the office at (412) 364-3622 or email and let us know you’ll be submitting your crafts.


WearWoof wants In Store Vendors

Hi, I am the Retail Coordinator at WearWoof, a nonprofit animal welfare organization in the North Hills. We are a women’s secondhand clothing store that is partnered with 32 local animal shelters and rescues. We raise money for our partners by selling new and gently used clothing, accessories, and shoes that are donated by local women and corporate sponsors, such as InStyle magazine.

I would like to bring in a local artisan about once a month to complement our sales and drive traffic to the shop. I am looking for artists that make women’s jewelry or accessories. Any pet or animal related products would be considered as well, and a connection with any of our shelter or rescue partners is a huge plus.

In lieu of a vending fee, we ask that you make a tax-deductible monetary donation (based on the day’s sales) or a product donation to be sold in the shop. A 6-foot table and chairs can be provided, as needed.

Please email Shannon at if you’re interested in working together.

You can learn more about WearWoof at Thanks!


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:

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


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.


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

  • 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.

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)


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.

-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


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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