The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Hosts Summer 2014 Gallery Crawl Tonight
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the line-up for its summer Gallery Crawl taking place tonight, July 11, 2014, from 5:30-10 p.m. The crawl showcases a wide variety of thought-provoking art exhibitions in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. Live bands, DJs, dance, comedy, film, and participatory activities are also part of the complimentary crawl events.
Continuing the celebration of a decade of gallery crawls in the Cultural District, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust invites attendees to Instagram their favorite Gallery Crawl memory using #CrawlPGH by July 18, 2014. Your photo may be selected to promote the September 26, 2014, Gallery Crawl!
Introduced in January 2014 to mark the 10th anniversary of Gallery Crawl, CrawlAfterDark highlights the transformation of the Cultural District, promoting numerous options for late night entertainment, from comedy, music, theater, clubs, dining, and more.
Gallery Crawl events are free and open to the public. For more information and a map of the Gallery Crawl events, visit TrustArts.org/Crawl or call 412-456-6666.
Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Education and Community Engagement Department.
The following is a line-up of the July 11, 2014, Gallery Crawl events:
Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street
La Cour des Miracles (The Court of Miracles)
Bill Vorn's and Louis-Philippe Demers's robots act as "fake" humans, displaying symptoms of "abnormal" psychological behaviors and uttering expressions of discomfort. They moan in response to the audience's physical engagement and interactions with them.
812 Liberty Avenue
Guest organized by Kristen Letts Kovak, participating artists include Ted Coffey, Salinda Deery, Aaron Henderson, Todd Keyser, Kristen Letts Kovak, Maria Mangano, Natalie Settles, Brooke Sturtevant-Sealover, and Rebecca Zilinski. While patterns adorn our homes, our belongings and ourselves, they are more than ornamentation. Patterns appeal to our fundamental desire for predictability. They are not the antithesis of plainness, but rather an ordered response to the unknown. The exhibition explores visual, biological, cognitive, and physical patterning.
Music is provided by DJ Edgar Um.
Memento Mori by Mary Mazziotti
A set of billboards reminding the viewer that life can be short and its end unpredictable.
Cell Phone Disco by InformationLab
This surface visualizes the electromagnetic field of an active mobile phone. Several thousand lights illuminate when you make or receive a phone call in the vicinity of the installation.
805 Liberty Avenue
A Mt. Washington resident, gallery owner Kurt Shaw has been documenting the amazing sunrises over the city for more than three years and posting them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram with the moniker FROM_PITTSBURGH_WITH_LOVE. This "People's Choice" exhibition showcases a selection of his most "liked" photo posts.
Trust Arts Education Center
805/807 Liberty Avenue
Belly Dance Show
Belly dancing is the oldest form of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures from the Orient to India to the Middle East. It is based on one of the social dances called Raks Baladi and is performed by people of all ages and both genders during festive occasions. Performances at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m.
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
The Pittsburgh chapter of the ASMP is showing images from its personal and commercial works.
Mars Is Underwater by Ricardo Iamuuri (2013 RAW Pittsburgh Musician of the Year)
Mars is Underwater is the first segment of Slaves To Cool, a series conceived of and produced by multimedia sound collage artist Ricardo Iamuuri. He performs a live original score, accompanying his sound art with additional video works from Darian Stansbury and Alisha Wormsley. Experimental, improvisational, and collaborative, Mars is Underwater lives at the intersection of theater, film, music, and performance art. Performances at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
African Beats and World Cup History
Cameroon Football Development Program
Take a journey through the rich history of African nations' contribution to the greatest soccer competition on earth, the FIFA World Cup, from 1930 to today. Enjoy friendly soccer juggling competitions, Mama Sylvia's famous West African cuisine, and dance to the best in African pop music by Pittsburgh's DJ Aiken. The exhibition is curated by Cameroon Football Development Program, a Pittsburgh-based youth development organization that provides leadership, life skills, and health education to boys and girls on the soccer field.
809 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh Filmmakers presents regionally produced short films on a loop by Ivette Spradlin, Tom Fisher & Stefano Ceccarelli, Michael Pisano, and Christina Claiborne. 5:30-9 p.m.
Tiny Harris Gallery
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Photography Alumni group show.
Arcade Comedy Theater
811 Liberty Avenue
Pop in for some laughs, featuring Pittsburgh's best sketch, improvisational, and alternative comedy. Time to play!
Catholic Charities Susan Zubik Welcome Center
212 Ninth Street
A photography exhibition curated by students from Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Youth and Arts Program.
820 Liberty Avenue
Join Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh's largest and longest-running indie craft fair, for hands-on crafting using recycled materials. Learn about ways to get involved in Handmade Arcade's next event on December 6th at the Convention Center. Make it; take it-easy and fun!
Amazing Books *open until 8:45 p.m.
929 Liberty Avenue
Live music by Brad Yoder, 6-8 p.m.
THERE Ultra Lounge
931 Liberty Avenue
Amalgamations, recent works by Donnie Toomer
Having earned a BFA in printmaking and book arts from the University of Georgia, Donnie Toomer's current modes of expression include aerosols, encaustics, printmaking, and assemblages from recycled and found objects.
937 Liberty Avenue
The Takeaway: Made With Love
This artist-curator project by Robert Raczka features nearly 100 amateur artworks handpicked from thrift-store collections across several states. Throughout the run of the exhibition, visitors are able to enter into a free lottery for a chance to take home their favorite piece from the show.
New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series Preview
The new crop of CSA artists perform, including folkloric theatre with Anya Martin, contemporary circus/dance with Jil Stifel and Ben Sota, spatial investigations with Jennifer Myers, and intimate dance with Roberta Guido. Each of these artists is part of the larger New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series. For a complete lineup of CSA performances, visit www.newhazletttheater.org/#CSA
Third Floor, Pittsburgh Playwrights Gallery
Batik works by Saihou Nije and a slideshow of Nije's Twinning Project, a photographic exploration of kinship ties between Africans and African Americans.
971 Liberty Avenue, second floor gallery: NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE
Sculptures, paintings, and pottery by Jess Bala; handmade jewelry by Valerie Pollak; and live music by The Willful Souls.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
928 Penn Avenue
Let's Make Amends!
An examination, both serious and light-hearted, of both successful and unsuccessful Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. What Amendments would you propose? Which is your favorite failed Amendment?
Urban Pathways 6-12 Gallery *open until 9 p.m.
914 Penn Avenue
Middle School Art Show
Three middle school teachers from Urban Pathways Charter School, Manchester Academic Charter School, and Propel East bring their students' artwork together to display middle school talent-with games, artist market, prizes, and art-making opportunities!
909 Penn Avenue
At the Museum by Tom Mosser
The exhibition features framed prints and original canvases of the ongoing At the Museum series. The work includes the globally famous A Golden Retriever at the Museum painting that went viral last year. It will be the first time the piece has been displayed in public. The work is presented in downtown's newest residences-the Lando Lofts at 909 Penn!
901 Penn Avenue
Cox Contemporary is the newest gallery in the Cultural District. Formally a bank and then a photographic studio, the gallery showcases artists from around the world, as well as regional artists. The debut exhibition is a set of paintings by Justus Cox. His practice concerns the human condition, and he appropriates materials from books, magazines, and medical journals.
819 Penn Avenue
Niche Inheritance, a window installation by Dakotah Konicek
A homemade device used to aid in the mobility of technological advancement, this work combines technology of air filtration used by NASA with the mobile dependency of a wheelchair.
Triptych Piano Trio
Triptych Piano Trio is a rising chamber group in the Pittsburgh music scene. Christi, Patrick, and Victoria are senior music education majors at Duquesne University. Triptych Piano Trio is setting out to share music, both old and new, to diverse audiences in the Pittsburgh area.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, seventh floor
fünf: Celebrating Five Years of Art on the Walls
This exhibition features many of the artists that have participated in the Art in the Walls exhibition program. Since October 2010, Art on the Walls has successfully grown and expanded to different offices and organizations in Pittsburgh, resulting in more than $17,000 in sales.
808 Penn Avenue, second floor
Come checkout Bend Yoga's New Look! Drop by to see the new space. It will have Bend Yoga tees and tanks, handcrafted jewelry, yoga mats, class coupons, and champagne! Free yoga classes: 6-6:30 p.m., and 7-7:30 p.m. Pre-register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Night Market *open until 11 p.m.
Penn Avenue & 8th Street
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents the Summer Night Market, an outdoor market that features some of Pittsburgh's most creative independent vendors of food, music, art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, games, and more!
709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue
Portraits of Air by Susan Goethel Campbell
An exhibition featuring air filters that were distributed to Pittsburgh residents who attended the 2013 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. The returned air filters provide unique insight into Pittsburgh's air quality.
707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue
Some Begins by Meg Shevenock and Jamie Boyle
The exhibition evaluates the lives of objects, exploring what it is they radiate through their beings, their material evidence of history, and the miracle of their discovery.
7th Street & Penn Avenue
Live Music by The Pressure, 6:30-10pm
Carnegie Library Button-making and Books
We supply the materials, you supply the creativity! Want books? Buy them (for next to nothing) from our Friends.
WYEP Live Remote Broadcast
655 Penn Avenue
A Response to Life
Watercolors by Mari Yobp and oil paintings by Daniel Yobp.
Live music by Reggie Watkins, 5:30-7:30pm
PNC Legacy Project
600 Liberty Avenue
The PNC Legacy Project is celebrating Black History Month. Oral histories include Tony Award winner Billy Porter, Pittsburgh Courier Publisher Rod Doss, Olympic champion Swin Cash, civil rights advocate Alma Speed Fox, and trumpet player Sean Jones.
Dream Cream Ice Cream
539 Liberty Avenue
Showcasing seasonal Dreamer The Prez Show, an internet radio show that features live performances and interviews of up-and-coming music acts across the globe. C.H.R.I.S. Mitchell will be interviewed and perform with a live band.
208 Sixth Street
Meet Your Makers
Meet several of the boutique's artists in person. Live music is provided by Jonathan Dull.
142 Sixth Street, third floor
Bombyx Collective presents POLYMORPHIA
The Bombyx Collective presents original movement and aerial arts in an exploration of changing states and forms. Liquid, solid, vapor; nymph, adult, corpse; smooth, striated, nodular. The artists take on and investigate the qualities of beings and matter in their varying morphologies. Performances at 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Olive or Twist
140 Sixth Street
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Alumni & Student Show
Browse photography and graphic design pieces, and meet the creative minds behind them. www.artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
136 Sixth Street (above Melange Bistro): NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE
Free dance lessons and demos: Swing at 7:30 p.m.; Bachata at 8 p.m.; Salsa at 8:30 p.m.
107 Sixth Street
Live Music by Pittsburgh tango band Aqui Tango, 6-8 p.m.
107 Sixth Street
Examine various plates of raw food and then guess what each of the deconstructed dishes would represent as a completed plate. Anyone who answers correctly can be eligible to win a $100 gift certificate to dine at Braddock's.
CONSOL Energy Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh
August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue
Music, open bar, comedy, art, activities, noshes, and more! Visit TrustArts.org/cosmo for details.
Event Sponsors: UPMC, UPMC Health Plan, First Commonwealth
7 p.m. VIP admission, 9 p.m. general admission, tickets: $25-$125
Show your Crawl map for a $5 discount at the door
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Avenue
Fateful Findings is a late-night paranormal camp thriller where a computer hacker with mystical powers exposes worldwide secrets. Its absurd actions and reactions, deadpan dialogue from socially inept characters, and ghostly special effects may very well create a cult following for this genre-defying film.
9:15 p.m., $5 admission
Live Music by Spanky Wilson
Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market Street
Jazz at Andy's
8 p.m.-12 a.m., no cover
Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue
10 p.m. Free Lesson; 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Dancing with DJ Jeff Shirey
No cover, cash bar
Music by Andre Costello and the Cool Miners
SPACE, 812 Liberty Avenue
10 p.m., no cover
Electric Slidez: PowerPoint Karaoke Throwdown
Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue
Arcade Comedy Theater and Act Classy presents a comedy battle so epic, not even a star wipe can do it justice. Improvisers, public speakers, and comedians compete by giving PowerPoint presentations for slides they've never seen before. Each contestant is faced with a self-playing slide deck full of surprises, and it's up to them to turn it into a presentation that makes sense. It's a loud, crazy, and often raunchy comedy show that is unlike anything else in the city.
10:15 p.m., ages 18+, $5 admission, BYOB
All information and locations are subject to change. Visit TrustArts.org/Crawl for updated and more detailed information.
Gallery Crawl sponsors include City Paper, WYEP 91.3 FM, and Kreider Printing.
CAR FREE FRIDAYS Walk, bike, bus, or carpool to the Gallery Crawl and celebrate another Car Free Friday with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Port Authority, and BikePGH.
Pop Up Bike Parking by BikePGH: Locations include Katz Plaza, Eighth Street & Penn Avenue, 917-919 Liberty Avenue.
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**All locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted.
About the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses "curated" by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.