(((((((((( June 6 - 15, 2014 ))))))))))
Are you ready for it? Pittsburgh's next big free festival is just around the corner! There will be music, theater, dance, public art installations, gallery exhibitions, a visual artist market, creative activities, food & more......and all of it is FREE!! It's among the largest and most-celebrated free arts festivals in the world. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, non-profit producer of the event, is supported by a growing community of individuals, foundations, and corporations who believe in the arts and this iconic Pittsburgh celebration.
There are tons of great events to see and experience, here is what I'm looking forward to checking out with my family:
Squonk’s new outdoor work, “Pneumatica,” will be made of air, powered by air, and about air. The Squonkers will pump up the volume with live original music while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience and permeate the air. 7 different performances at Point State Park.
Children and families can use wooden pushing rods to move model wooden sail boats around the large fountain. Parents and family members can browse the nearby Artist Market as their children play with the model boats. Volunteers are on-site to assist the children and ensure their safety alongside the fountain. Open every day of the festival | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Hertz Gateway Center Plaza.
Musical Kids is an initiative by Classical WQED 89.3 to recognize and showcase young local musicians. This year, WQED presents winners from our 2014 contest performing their selected pieces and other classical favorites! Saturday, June 14 & Sunday, June 15 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm | Giant Eagle Creativity Zone.
Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse’s Reuse-a-Palooza
The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse’s Reuse-a-Palooza events are fun and engaging activities. This program provides hands-on exploratory creative activities for participants of all ages. Explore and create with a large selection of re-usable materials. Open each day of the festival | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Giant Eagle Creativity Zone.
Raffle (Win a Book or tickets to the Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater), Temporary Tattoos, & Skippyjon Jones Mask-Making. 4 different dates at the Giant Eagle Creativity Zone.
Go beyond growing plants by growing colors through chromatography. Use chemistry to make art. These flowers never die! Discover how many other colors make up the ones in your markers. It’s science, it’s art, it’s fun! Saturday, June 14 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Giant Eagle Creativity Zone.
WYEP 91.3, Electric Owl Studios and The Sprout Fund created an innovative, interactive sound and music experience for young children. The portable kiosks let kids ages 2 through 5 easily experiment with sound creation and music making. Sunday, June 8 - Friday, June 13 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Giant Eagle Creativity Zone.
And there is lots more!
- Check out the full line-up of musical performances, Artist Market list, venues & more here.
- Don't forget the food...there are always plenty of festival vendors, food trucks & goodies.
- The Giant Eagle Creativity Zone will have a full range of hands-on activities every day for kids!
Have fun and enjoy another awesome & free week of events in #Pittsburgh!
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