Friday, November 30, 2012
I Made It! Market will host 'I Made It! for the Holidays' Friday and Saturday in Pittsburgh, featuring artists from local communities.
It's the holiday season in Pittsburgh's Bakery Square, and those headed that way can find a marketplace of locally-made goods and artwork. I Made It! Market is hosting "I Made It! For the Holidays" today, Friday, from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last year, more than 7,000 shoppers visited the two-day event. This year, artists and makers will again provide a wide variety of locally-made and hand-made good, including ceramics, housewares, jewelry, clothing, bath and body products, giftware, prints, letterpress, sweet treats, plush, children’s items and more. To see a list of all participating artists, see the I Made It! Market website. Friday’s festivities also include the lighting of Bakery Square’s building in…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Carrie Nardini started “I Made It! Market” to give local crafters more business opportunities. Now the market caters to hundreds of local artists.
Carrie Nardini and Nina Barbuto were at a craft fair at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 when they began talking about opportunity—or the lack thereof. Both young women are crafters, but at the time there weren’t many places for local people to sell handmade items. The women were on the verge of creating “I Made It! Market,” an organization that now includes hundreds of local crafters, artists and makers. “It was really the resurgence of people selling and wanting handmade things, but there sort of wasn’t anywhere for those makers to go,” Nardini said. “We thought, ‘let’s just make this happen, and make this happen all the time.’” Nardini, 35, of Brookline, is now the director of I Made It! Market, which strives to provide local artists …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Looking for a job?
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
UPMC is hosting a career fair for job seekers looking for openings in Oakland or Shadyside. Opportunities with UPMC will be discussed alone with what the positions have to offer. Staff will be on-hand to assist people with UPMC's application process. WHERE: Bakery Square 6425 Penn Avenue WHEN: Attendees can come meet the UPMC team and celebrate the community with games, food, friends and fun. At this career fair, more than 200 service-oriented positions located in Oakland and Shadyside will be featured. A variety of openings are available in patient transport, environmental services and food services. These are hospital-based positions and will offer full-time, part-time and casual opportunities, as well as great benefits with …