I’ll Be In “I Made It! Market” at Venture Outdoors Festival May 22

Join us at the Venture Outdoors Festival in Point State Park this Saturday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.! I’ll have all my handmade items, and since this event focuses on outdoor activities I’ll be focusing on the outdoors as well.

framed block print

Whale Tail 2, linocut

Most of what I have in my Etsy shop is what I’ll have at my table at this event, as well as a few things I haven’t posted yet. I’ve included samples here, and I’m glad that prints of art and photos that I’ve matted and framed myself can be included as handmade.

print of bicycle photo

Bicycle, photo

I Made It! Market calls itself the “nomadic indie crafts marketplace”. The organization partners with organizations, communities and events around Pittsburgh to provide a venue for artisans selling handmade goods in a co-operative sort of way, making arrangements, often providing the tent and inexpensive tables and chairs, allowing small sellers of unique handmade goods an opportunity to participate in a big event. For this event, eleven of us will be under one big tent. Click Venture Outdoors Festival on the I Made It! Market site to see the other artists , and here to see my bio on the site.

crocheted pawprint washcloths

Pawprint Washcloths Bright Set, hand-crocheted

The Venture Outdoors Festival is an annual event hosted by Venture Outdoors, which promotes using Pittsburgh’s natural assets for outdoor activities and gives people a chance to sample things like kayaking on the rivers and bicycling on the ever-expanding trails, plus just fun events and even yoga. I usually visit this event just for the fun of the activities and to visit my environmental customers and friends who participate.

tinted block print

Landing, hand-tinted block print

I’m also an avid bicyclist, though I usually use my bike for commuting around Carnegie on my errands and on my local suburban rails-to-trails instead of venturing into the city. I also canoe on my local Chartiers Creek which joins the Ohio just about a half mile from the Point and a group of us have canoed onto the Ohio more than once; here’s a photo gallery of one of our paddles from Crafton to the Ohio River.

We’ll be right at “the Point” in Pittsburgh, the place where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers join to form the Ohio. It’s a lovely spot no matter the season and I can’t wait to spend the day there.

So now, I’ve added to “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” —Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Buy Handmade!

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