How Do You love, Pittsburgh? Maker Moments is a Showcase of Local Talent

love, Pittsburgh, which has three locations around the city, is launching a new monthly series that spotlights local artisans.

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love, Pittsburgh is ready to make the moment right with its newest monthly event series, Maker Moments. 

Featuring local artists, shopping discounts, gift basket raffles and beverages from Cinderlands Warehouse, the first event took place Jan. 26 at love, Pittsburgh’s Strip District shop. love, Pittsburgh also has locations on Mount Washington and Downtown. 

“We are so proud to share the work and stories of local artists and makers every day in our shops,” says Kelly Sanders, co-owner of love, Pittsburgh. “This is an opportunity to learn so much more about our featured creatives and join together with the Pittsburgh community.”

Since 2017, the women-owned gift shop has featured handcrafted items, including plenty of Pittsburgh-themed merchandise, from more than 100 artists around the region. 


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The first Maker Moment event featured two love, Pittsburgh alumni — Cheryl Signore of Wicksburgh Candles and Janette Barbosa of Cecil St. Knots. Cecil Street Knots is a fiber-arts business that makes all of its handmade products with string, rope and/or yarn. Wicksburgh Candles sells hand-poured beeswax candles that come in seasonal shapes and scents.

love, Pittsburgh’s second Maker Moment event takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 and features Nancy Tabbara of Tabbara Chocolates and Loukeisa Denise of Triple Moon Alchemy. Tabbara Chocolate is a third-generation family business featuring handmade, artisan chocolate. Triple Moon Alchemy sells organically grown and harvested herbal teas, tinctures and herbal personal care products.

Sanders says the hope is these events will help local artists and creators continue to build their brands, share inspiration and showcase their journeys from hobbies to owning their own businesses. 

“We’ve wanted to do this for a while, but we just haven’t had the capacity yet,” she says. “Everyone that we have reached out to has been excited and we are excited to get to know the artists on a deeper level.” 

Admission to Maker Moments will be limited; all proceeds from ticket sales will go to the featured artists. For more information, and tickets, visit here

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