Category: Arts and Culture

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.

Attend the 6th Annual CLASS Centre Services Art Show

Attend the 6th Annual CLASS Centre Services Art Show

CLASS (Community Living And Support Services) serves people with disabilities in multiple counties across southwestern Pennsylvania. They support the “the uniqueness, wholeness and dignity of each person,” advocate for their rights, and aid in the the life-long process of personal growth and development. One of the services that they provide is the Community Service Centre in North Oakland which hosts support groups, community meetings, and non-profit programs to help build community. On Friday, May 9th the Centre will hold the “6th Annual Centre Services Art Show.”

Celebrate the Season at the Union Project’s “Spring Thing”

Celebrate the Season at the Union Project’s “Spring Thing”

It’s probably a safe bet to say that most Pittsburghers hope we’ve seen the last snowflake and are ready to celebrate the changing of the seasons. If you’re ready to jump into Spring, come on out to the Union Project’s “Spring Thing” on April 25th and 26th.