The Handmade Arcade and CBA share a history in the regional arts and culture ecosystem helping makers, craftspeople, designers, and artists realize success.
To help creative businesses endure the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic crisis, the CBA and Handmade Arcade (HA) adapted their services in innovative and collaborative ways. One manifestation of Handmade Arcade’s evolving support is the transformation of its signature annual gift market into a virtual experience. Consumers of local products can soon engage with and purchase products from regional creative business in ways that are safe and effective. To support this effort, the CBA is delivering virtual guidance to help participating creative businesses maximize the HA’s market opportunity and emerge better equipped for the recovery economy. The schedule of guidance webinars through October and November outlined below.