Looking for a Way to Support Local Artists? Lawrenceville Pop-up Market Is Back for 2022
Held on Saturdays once a month through November, the pop-up market features more than 40 vendors.
Spring is upon us, which means a lineup of Pittsburgh’s most talented small business owners, artists and makers are gearing up for the return of Lawrenceville Pop-up Market.
Kicking off this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., and continuing once a month through November, the market takes place across three locations: Radiant Hall Studios on Plummer Street, Ice House Studios on 43rd Street and Attack Theatre on 45th Street. All three locations are within walking distance from each other.
Nathan Bussard, communication and events manager at Radiant Hall, says having three locations will allow visitors to better explore and support the organizations.
“Having three locations became something that was about a community effort to bring together three organizations that are supporting each other,” he says. “We’re also allowing people to support and engage with the artists at each location.”
Saturday’s market will offer a plethora of handcrafted and vintage goods for sale, including decor, jewelry, clothing, food and drinks.
Vendors returning from last year include Gingerly Press, Contempera Studio, Triple Moon Alchemy, Collarbone Jewelry and Lavation Soaps. New makers debuting include Stone + Sparrow, Electric Cat, Mars Design Studio and Etna Print Circus.
Among the food vendors are Mandu Handu, Knockabout Coffee, Haskel’s Delicatessen, Jak’s Bakery and Cunningham Coffee.
Besides shopping, a variety of family-friendly activities will be on hand, including studio tours and workshops. In particular, Bussard says he is looking forward to shoppers visiting the range of rotating art exhibits at Associated Artists of Pittsburgh in Ice House Studios.
“The featured artist exhibit will be right in the courtyard of Ice House so everyone will just be able to walk around and enjoy the exhibit,” he says.
Being a primarily outdoor event, the market is mask-optional. Lawrenceville Pop-up Market will adjust its COVID-19 policies based on current CDC guidelines, according to event officials.