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55th Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Offers Final Call for Visual Artists, 2/4

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, producer of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, will partner with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to host an informal discussion - open to any and all visual and performing artists - regarding opportunities to participate in the 55th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, being held June 6-15, 2014. The information session will be held on Thursday, January 16th from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the Big Room of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, located at 810 Penn Avenue, on the 7th Floor. To register for the information session, click here.

Visual and performing artists of all disciplines seeking to participate in the 55th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival must apply before February 4, 2014.

Boasting a clear updated vision and growth in local, regional, national, and international artist participation, as well as public attendance and support, the time-honored Festival is welcoming an array of artists' applications for participation like never before in its history, artists will have the opportunity to ask questions, and explore the following opportunities:

Artist Market - consistently ranking among the nation's Top 100 shows, and climbing (Sunshine Artist Magazine, 2013)

Juried Visual Art Exhibition - showcasing the region's vibrant arts community, juried by an esteemed panel. Jurors for the 2014 Juried Visual Arts Exhibition include:

Nicholas Chambers, The Milton Fine Curator of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, Rachel Delphia, The Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, Carnegie Museum of Art, John Carson, Regina Gouger Miller Department Head, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University.

Emerging Artist Scholarship Program - helping regional artists produce their first booth in an outdoor show with guidance and financial assistance

Performing Arts - including music, dance, theater, literary, and other performance attractions

Special Project / Collaboration - creative original concepts, multidisciplinary work, and multi-artist collaborations

The open submissions period has been extended through February 4, 2014.

To learn more about all of the submission categories, eligibility requirements and to apply, visit TrustArts.org/TRAFapply or call (412) 456-6666.

About Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a 10-day celebration of the arts in downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other in the nation. This world-class, multi-disciplinary festival is free to attend and open to the public. Attracting over 400,000 visitors annually, the Festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh's famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city's world-renowned Cultural District. Now in its 55th year, the Festival's loyal visitors have enjoyed an extensive array of music, performance, visual arts, crafts/art-making activities and a renowned Artist's Market featuring over 300 artists from around the country. Artists are selected through a rigorous jury process-emphasizing quality, craftsmanship and presentation-in a wide variety of media, from jewelry to painting, woodworking to photography. The programming line-up for the 55th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival will be announced in the spring of 2014.

About 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.

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