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Artsy Gift Guide 2018

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It's Artsy Gift Guide time again and we're pretty excited. The response to the first ever PLC Artsy Gift Guide last year was overwhelmingly positive. We put this guide together because the mission of Porter Loves Creative is all about supporting artists and empowering them to thrive, largely because that's a core value that we hold personally. Nathan and I specifically try as much as possible to buy gifts from artisans, makers, and other small businesses. Did you know that more than half your money stays in the local economy when you shop local? Plus, you're directly supporting creative workers as opposed to corporate profits. We think that's pretty cool.

Just like last year, this gift guide includes individual local artisans, local Pgh events to shop handmade, and local Pgh brick and mortar shops that sell handmade objects year round. It's not comprehensive or exhaustive by any means but it's diverse and fun and we hope you'll show up and support these creative folks!

Pittsburgh Shops

These brick and mortar stores stock and sell handmade goods all year round:

Small Mall

In-Person Events

These pop-up holiday events are seasonal and provide some of the very best in handmade holiday shopping:

November 24 Swissvale Holiday Stroll 

December 1-2 Highland Park Pottery Tour

December 1-2 I Made It! for the Holidays 2018

December 6-8 Holiday Glass Sale at Pittsburgh Glass Center

December 8 Handmade Arcade

December 9 HyperLocal Queer Craft Market

December 10-11 Wintermarket at Hotel Monaco

December 15 Holiday Crafts & Drafts

December 15 Last Minute Shopping with I Made It! at The Block Northway

December 16 Made + Found Holiday Market

Artists + Makers

McGinnis + Bean (that's us!)

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