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I Made It! Media Kit

A taste of what our Sponsors, Partners and Vendors are saying:

What our Sponsors are Saying…

“I Made It! is a great match-up for us, I like to think our riders are creative, and independent. Just like the IMI vendors and their imaginative followers.”

Tim Frank
Director of Marketing and Creative Services
Port Authority of Allegheny County

“I Made It! Market has been working with the SouthSide Works since 2008 and we have enjoyed a unique partnership. Their events, featuring local craftspeople, enable us to promote the local community to patrons of the SouthSide Works and to invite customers interested in our retail, dining and entertainment to get an ongoing and rotating taste of what Pittsburgh artisans have to offer. The market pops in and out throughout the year making the SouthSide Works a destination for local arts enthusiasts.”

Pamelyn McMahon
Marketing Consultant, SouthSide Works

“As a renewing sponsor of I Made It! Market, we can truly say it  is a match made in heaven! TeeRex ( is a local Pittsburgh company run by a group of obsessive designers, artists and printers. We proudly hand print all of our unique tees, aprons, hoodies and totes in-house.
Supporting our local economy and Pittsburgh Pride are very important to us. IMI works with a large number of amazing artists and they hold such diverse events that each gathering is a totally  different experience. IMI helps us connect with new audiences and we feel they have developed the definitive blueprint for both indie artists and their partners.”
Samantha and Stephen,
Owners, Cotton Factory

What our Partners are Saying…

“After writing a profile on I Made It! Market, The Original Magazine knew we had to team up with Carrie and the gang for an event on Pitt’s campus. I can’t describe how amazing it was working with them! The Original is all about highlighting the unique and imaginative in Pittsburgh, and I Made It! brought that to Oakland. We’re super excited to continue collaborating with them in the future. I Made It! takes a laid back approach to event organization but  seamlessly blend their creative spirit with professionalism.”
The Original Magazine <3 I Made It! Market
Katie Capri
Assistant Editor, The Original Magazine

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh teamed up with I Made It! Market to present “I Made It! Jr.” in November of 2009. As a presenter of hundreds of public programs for families annually, with many community partners, I Made It! Market was one of our most highly organized, professional and energetic collaborators. Some of the artists even taught workshops for children on the process behind their craft! I Made It! Market is a great example of the vibrant creative community in Pittsburgh that makes this such a great place to be a kid and raise a family.

Angela Seals

New Press:

December 2014:

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Made, and bought, in Pittsburgh

February 2013:

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Crafters Gather to Sell Their Handmade Work

November 2012:

Pittsburgh Today Live: I Made It! Market Returns to Pittsburgh

CBS Local: Best Places to shop Local Art for under $100.  

Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s: I Made It! Market has 6 years of providing crafty gifts

Boring Pittsburgh’s Local Gifts Guide Part 1

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Hot List

Chartiers Valley PATCH I Made It! Market features holiday crafts from local artists

North Allegheny PATCH I Made It! For Holidays Features Local Artists

Strawberry Luna I Made It! Market for the Holidays this Weekend

October 2012:

USA Today: Tightrope: Tips for a Successful Craft Business, Tightrope: Building Crafts Business the Smart Way

Pittsburgh City Paper 2012

February 2012: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Hot List

Pittsburgh Today Free and Affordable Fridays


July 2011: I Made It! Market named a Best of the ‘Burgh by Pittsburgh Magazine

Design Sponge: Pittsburgh Guide

November  2011: KDKA Today Live Interview with Carrie Nardini & Nina Barbuto
December 2011: Pittsburgh City Paper Short List
December 2011: Point Park University: To The Point on Pittsburgh’s Handmade Craft Scene

October, 2011: Small Business Trends: 29 Places to Sell Your Handmade Creations

March  2011: KDKA Today Live Interview with Carrie Nardini & Nina Barbuto

December 2010: Boring PGH: 10 Reasons to Shop at I Made It! for the Holidays

April 2010: Boring PGH: Chili with the Works

Interview with IMI Organizer, Carrie Nardini on

Entrepreneurs Find Niche Giving New Life to Old Objects, in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pop Up Markets – Trending:

January 2011: New Ideas for the New Year, IMI in the City Paper (Main Feature)

Pittsburgh Today Live – featuring IMI for the Holidays 2010

View I Made It! Market in action on the little screen:

Pittsburgh Tribune Review coverage of IMI at the Three Rivers Arts Festival

And in the Pittsburgh City Paper

Thanks to Ambulantic Video as seen in Keystone Edge

The Original Magazine:TheOriginalMagazine.IMI
Pittsburgh City Paper:A Conversation with Nina Marie Barbuto and Carrie Nardini
Weekend Hotlist I Made It! gets crafty at Brewhouse
Issue Focus: Crafting Around the Rust Belt with I Made It! Pittsburgh
I Made It! Market at the 2010 Three Rivers Arts FestivalPittsburgh Tribune ReviewCrafters got it ‘Made’ in Highland Park

Press Inquiries: contact
I Made It! Market Fact Sheet

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