Category: Arts and Culture

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Yoga provides a myriad of benefits both physical and mental to its practitioners. The Pittsburgh Yoga Collective (PYC) is a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh whose mission is to bring the practice of yoga and mindfulness to the many diverse populations and groups in the Pittsburgh region, including underserved and at-risk populations. The collective was created by Caitlin Lasky who brings her passion for helping others and her love of yoga combined with her work in local non-profits and her yoga training here, in Philadelphia, D.C. and New York City to create this brand new initiative.

City of Pittsburgh Seeks Partners for Public Art Grant

City of Pittsburgh Seeks Partners for Public Art Grant

The City of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that it has been invited to apply for the newly announced Public Art Challenge Grant, offered by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Real People. Real Stories. Really Good Films.

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Real People. Real Stories. Really Good Films.

JFilm and FISA will present the 2nd Annual ReelAbilities Pittsburgh Disabilities Film Festival on October 22, 26 and 30, 2014. The festival promotes awareness and appreciation of the lives and stories of people with different disabilities by showcasing award winning films by and about people with disabilities. Viewings of these films are enriched by post-screening discussions and programs to bring together the community to further explore and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Statements by Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald on August Wilson Center Settlement

Statements by Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald on August Wilson Center Settlement

PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 29, 2014) – Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald released the following statements Monday after a settlement was reached to save the August Wilson Center for African American Culture:

City Seeks Donation of Holiday Christmas Tree

City Seeks Donation of Holiday Christmas Tree

The city of Pittsburgh is making its annual call for a donated evergreen tree that will be displayed on the portico of the City-County Building.

Celebrate Reading at Pittsburgh’s 15th Annual “Alphabet Trail and Tales” This Saturday

Celebrate Reading at Pittsburgh’s 15th Annual “Alphabet Trail and Tales” This Saturday

Each year Citiparks celebrates the joy of reading with “Alphabet Trail and Tales.” This annual event is free for the whole family and focuses on early and elementary literacy. Children follow the Alphabet Trail from A to Z where the best in children’s books is presented.

Pittsburgh GigaPortraits Showcase Art, Technology and Our City

Pittsburgh GigaPortraits Showcase Art, Technology and Our City

Gigapixel images are created by stitching together multiple, massive, high resolution photographs to make a single digital image. The Pittsburgh Gigapanorama Project has Gigapixel panoramas of numerous cities including Pittsburgh. These include panoramas taken at this year’s Three Rivers Art Festival. You can view the images online and go from a sweeping vista of the Golden Triangle to zooming in and panning around to the point where you can make out individual festival goers.

Celebrate on the Fourth With a Different Kind of BOOM

Celebrate on the Fourth With a Different Kind of BOOM

If you’re looking for something a little bit different to do for the upcoming holiday, check out BOOM Concepts’ two-day grand opening on July 3rd and 4th. BOOM Concepts is a community organization in Garfield that provides “space for collaboration across genre and discipline.” It’s an exhibition, studio, and workspace along the Penn Ave Arts Corridor for artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs who have common interest. BOOM Concepts is a collaboration of Jenesis Magazine and the Magic Organs artist collective.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is Holding Their Annual “yART” Sale

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is Holding Their Annual “yART” Sale

What do you get when you combine the sale of bargain-priced art work, equipment and supplies with the great outdoors? Why a “yART” sale, of course! The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will hold its annual “yART” Sale on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (rain or shine). The sale will take place at PCA’s tree-lined campus–adjacent to Mellon Park–at the corner of Fifth and Shady in Shadyside. It is free to the public.

Making Creative Connections

Making Creative Connections

Pittsburgh and the surrounding region has a wealth of creative assets. The question is how do we best take advantage of this to rise to the next level and compete with other creative hot spots like Austin, Boston, or Portland? How do we encourage creative growth and innovation in our creative industries? The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, in association with the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Echo Strategies, is holding the event “Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives” to connect people in design, communications, entertainment, fine art, data science, software and hardware, and creative industry support services to delve into these questions and explore the state and potential of creative industries in our region.