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Forty Elephants – A Vintage & Handmade Market
Saturday, November 26, 2016
10am to 4pm
The Masonic Center of Lancaster
213 W. Chestnut Street Lancaster, PA 17603
Forty Elephants is a curated show featuring vendors who make their own goods & sell vintage items. This annual event attracts shoppers looking for unique & unusual holiday gifts. If you are new to Forty Elephants, please visit our Facebook page for more information about who we are & to see photos of past shows.
This year we have a new, bigger venue allowing us to have more vendors! The Masonic Center of Lancaster is a nice bright, large building that can accommodate our growing show. We’ll have 45 vendors this year (past shows were only 20). The location is right downtown, easier to find, and gets a lot of drive by traffic. A bigger venue means bigger spaces for the vendors! And I was able to lower the cost of the spaces this year too. As always, this event takes place on Small Business Saturday, which has become a popular shopping day in the holiday season.
Did someone say photo booth? Another new feature this year: A vintage Christmas scene will be set up for folks to have a holiday photo taken by Photo Olé. He’ll be using his vintage Polaroid camera to take photos for the day. ($10 per photo) There *might* even be a creepy vintage Santa! Photo Olé is a local photographer who specializes in vintage photography, whether it’s polaroids or tin types, he’s your go-to guy.
We’ll also be giving away Forty Elephants tote bags again this year. First 50 customers in line get a bag filled with goodies from our vendors. We also do other give-a-ways on Facebook & at the show. Yay free stuff!
And of course, we’ll have FOOD! Food vendors will be on hand so nobody starves while they sell or shop. I strive to offer healthy choices when it comes to any food served at Forty Elephants. (Especially gluten free & vegan options.) Food vendors to be announced later.
Join the show! We are looking for vendors who make their own goods (repurposed, vintage inspired, oddly creative) or who sell vintage items (clothing, home decor, anything 1970′s or earlier). The more wacky & creative, the better. No home party, import, or re-sale goods allowed. All applicants will be juried to ensure that the market is full of the quality & variety that Forty Elephants is known for.
Cost: $50
Space Size: 8ft wide x 5ft deep
Application Deadline: September 1, 2016.

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Providence Point, Pittsburgh’s preeminent senior living community, invites you to participate in its 3rd  annual Holiday Arcadeto be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 2:00-6:00 PM to benefit its Employee Appreciation Fund.


For a $50 fee, artisans and vendors will have an opportunity to sell their goods and promote their business.  With more than 750 residents, staff and visitors on-site this is a great way to connect to our vibrant community and make some money.  Please note: we are at capacity for jewelry and chocolate vendors.


We also ask vendors to provide an item, valued at a minimum of $10.00, as part of a basket raffle.  Tickets for the basket raffle will be sold on-site during the event.


There is a limit on the number of vendors, so participation is on a first come, first serve basis.  Feel free to contact Erin Engel with any questions at (412) 489-3260 or




Founders Gallery and Gifts is seeking artists and craftspeople for the September 24th Founder’s Fall Fest. Information and Application can be found online at
157 West Campbell Street, Blairsville PA 15717
Contact Information:
Phone: 724-675-8574
FOUNDER’S FALL FEST - Saturday, September 24, 2016 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Spend the first weekend of Fall with us!  Local art, food and fun for all ages.  Founders Fall Fest is a juried Arts and Crafts Show which is open only to artisans who make and sell their own craft. We are also seeking artists who are willing to demonstrate their craft while here.  Food vendors are also welcome to apply particularly those with traditional festival fare. (No commercial, direct sales or imported goods are permitted.)  The Festival will be held in and around the Founders Gallery and Gift shop located at 157 West Campbell Street, Blairsville PA 15717.

For those interested in participating as a vendor please complete the form on our website at www.foundersgalleryandgifts.comand submit to us along with a description and/or photos of the craft or artwork that you intend to display.  Additional information is on the form so please read thoroughly. Entry Deadline: August 1st.



Calling All Vendors

Oakland Forever Night Market
Taking Place on Friday, September 30, 2016

On Friday, September 30, 2016, The Oakland Business Improvement District and partners will be kicking off its annual two-day community festival, Oakland Forever, with a night market in the heart of the business district. Oakland Forever celebrates everything from the arts and culture, the eds and meds, the parks, the restaurants and businesses. From Oakland’s historical importance, to its innovative future, this event embraces it all.

We are currently accepting applications from interested vendors for this one-night event. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Once an application is received, we will review credentials and will contact you. Applications are free, and all vendors will be required to bring their own tables, chairs, tents, etc. Food vendors will be required to sell prepared foods only.

If accepted, you will be asked to scan/fax a Pennsylvania Vendor License and a proof of liability insurance naming the Oakland Business Improvement District and the University of Pittsburgh as additional named insured.

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
(Vendor set-up: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Location: Outdoor spaces of the Barco Law Building (3900 Forbes Avenue) & Posvar Hall (230 S. Bouquet Street) at the University of Pittsburgh urban campus.

Deadline for this application is: Friday, September 2, 2016

For more information about Oakland Forever, please visit
About the Oakland Business Improvement District
Serving the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, the Oakland Business Improvement District is an economic development agency representing local businesses, commercial property owners, universities, hospitals, non-profit organizations and government agencies focused on keeping Oakland a clean, attractive and vibrant commercial district. The organization also takes the lead on Innovation Oakland, a project with the goal of transforming Oakland into the region’s hub for technology and innovation and Startup Oakland, a campaign helping to grow Oakland’s start-up community.

For more information on the Oakland Business Improvement District, visit: or call 412-683-6243.





Spread the word! We’re calling all vendors and crafters for Whitaker Community Day  July 16th 12pm till 8pm 2016! Community day  is family-friendly and features free concerts by local bands, And free activities for the kids to do.   Vendor space is 10×10 and must supply their own tables and tents. For more information on this event and others we are having  or to download our vendor application visit






If paying with cash please bring the exact amount, if paying with Money Order make payable to: Thomas Merton Center, put in the Memo section Harambee Ujima.

If you want to vend at the “Soul Stepping Parade” The cost is $10 if you are Vending at the festival (July 16th & 17th) and $20 if only vending on Friday, July 15, 2016.




Calling all tinkerers, inventors,
hackers and do-it-yourselfers:
Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2016 

Call for Makers is now open!

Maker Faire Pittsburgh is looking for a wide variety of eclectic, diverse and forward thinking projects and ideas that highlight the DIY and tinkerer spirit. Exhibits and displays can range from student projects, robotics, 3D printers and CNC mills, textile arts and crafts, home energy monitoring, rockets and R/C toys, sustainability, green tech, radios, vintage computers and game systems, electronics, electric vehicles, biology/biotech and chemistry projects, puppets, kites, bicycles, and unusual tools or machines.

Individuals, groups, schools, clubs, organizations, and entrepreneurs are invited to apply to demonstrate what they make and share what they have learned with other makers and with the community. There is no fee for individuals or community groups to exhibit at Maker Faire Pittsburgh. There is a fee of $150 for those who intend to sell products at the Faire.

Click here to learn how to apply to be a maker at Maker Faire Pittsburgh.


2016 Craft Extravaganza

October 8, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

You are cordially invited to participate in our Craft Extravaganza at Providence Heights. We welcome you to our historic landmark building—the perfect venue for crafters and vendors!

The fee for one 8’ table with two chairs is $30. You may reserve up to two tables. Booths are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Questions? Please call Pat Serafini at 412.635.5401 or email:




WaterFire Sharon, PA is an established, premier art and music festival. Since 2013, this festival has attracted an average of 35,000 attendees to each of its nine festivals. The 2016 season is now set with three day-long events on Saturday July 16th, Saturday August 20th, and Saturday September 24th. We are once again featuring talented regional artisans, creative craftsmen, diverse musicians, and performing artists.

Our themes this year are Through The Decades (July 16th), Artists at Work (August 20th), and Destination Imagine (September 24th).

WaterFire Sharon PA is a unique, artistic display of fifty-five fire baskets floating on the Shenango River. The baskets burn through the night, filling downtown Sharon with the aroma of burning pine and cedar. Accompanying the beautiful images of fire on water is an eclectic mix of music from around the world. Lightings begin at dusk and the fires are tended until 11:00 p.m.

WaterFire began in Providence, R.I., and has spread nationally (Columbus, Kansas City) and internationally (Rome, Singapore) and now Sharon, Pennsylvania. Become a part of the attraction as a fine arts vendor – attend one WaterFire or all three. A juried selection process has been established to ensure the quality of all attending artisans.”

ZAPP – Event Information – WaterFire Sharon 2016
WaterFire Sharon 2016 Location: Downtown Sharon, PA Sharon, Pennsylvania (Northeast) Phone: 724-981-5882 EXT. 111 Show Dates: 7/16/16 – 9/24/16 Application Deadline: 6/16/16 Midnight EST
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Spread the word! We’re calling all vendors and crafters (handmade, novelty, food) for Indiana County’s great summer kick-off! Saltsburg’s 35th Annual Canal Days Festival is set for June 3, 4, and 5, 2016! The festival is family-friendly and features free concerts by local bands, a parade on Saturday, and we top off the night with an awesome fireworks display! Vendors set up on our Canal Park in the center of town! For more information, download our vendor form
You can also check out our Facebook page at


Please visit for more information and application



Hello Artists and Makers!

We are very pleased to announce that we have moved into our new beautiful building and our name has officially changed from the Boyd Community Center to the Lauri Ann West Community Center.
On this cold, snowy, day it is nice to think that before we know it spring will be here and it will be time for the Greenprints Gardenfest and Artist Market at Lauri Ann West Community Center.
The event is on May 7th, the Saturday before Mother’s Day.
Please carefully read the attached information.  We will have both indoor and outdoor space available for artist and makers.  Spaces are limited, so register early.
Please feel free to pass this information along to friends.
If you have questions, contact me or Melissa Ingramm at 412 828 8566.
Thanks and hope to see you this year!
Barbara Satler



Are you a local artisan with a European influence?
Consider hosting a booth at this year’s Europe Day Festival!

The European Studies Center is hosting its inaugural Europe Day Festival on Pitt’s campus on May 7, 2016.  It will be a celebration of European culture, cuisine, and heritage.  For more information and an application please contact Kate Bowersox at or 412-648-8517.  Visit for more information.



VENDORS/CRAFTERS WANTED-Vendor and Craft Fair at the North Versailles Public Library

To apply, call 412-823-2222 or email


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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