The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces
Winter Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
January 28, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Over 20 Crawl events, including visual arts and public art premiers, music, performances, and the last chance to see Intrude.
Visit TrustArts.org /Crawl
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the return of the annual Winter Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District on Friday, January 28, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., featuring over 20 free events at 14 Crawl Stops located in Pittsburgh Cultural Trust galleries, and other various outdoor and indoor locations and public art places.
“We have some very exciting events planned as we welcome people Downtown for the first stand alone Gallery Crawl since the start of the pandemic ” shares Sarah Gilmer, Program Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement - Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “We are also equally delighted to be working with several community partners to bring free programming to the Cultural District.”
A few highlights from the 2022 Winter Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District are a NFT Cocktail Bar by Creatives Drink located in the lobby of the Trust Arts Education Center*, along with a Pop-up Artist Market featuring Nafasi on Centre & The Ohringer Artists in Residence on the 4th floor. Also taking place in the Trust Arts Education Center is a musical showcase presented by WPTS Radio (University of Pittsburgh’s radio station) at the Pierce Studio. Performers include rock sensation Byron Nash at 6:00 p.m. followed by SpeciàlK at 7:00 p.m. A brand new exhibit entitled The Border is a Weapon will make its debut at 937 Gallery* with an opening performance from artist José Villalobosat 8:00 p.m. The Crawl will also be the last opportunity to view Amanda Parer's Intrude located at the Trust Oasis and 8th Street parking lot. A night of soul comes to the Greer Caber Theater* with a curated artist lineup by BLKNVMBR (Black November), a marketing and promotional house, movement and declaration of support and space for Black R&B and R&B-adjacent artistry in Pittsburgh. BLKNVMBR: A Renaissance Showcase will feature music artists Mani Bahia & The Mob, Jrouz3, and Arie Cole between 5:30 and 9:00 p.m. Following the showcase is a ticketed Crawl After Dark event (from 10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.), with a performance by Benji.
Participating Cultural District partners include August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Arcade Comedy, Con Alma, love Pittsburgh, and Urban Pathways 6 - 12 Charter School.
To view the full lineup for the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District and to purchase tickets to the Crawl After Dark please visit: TrustArts.org/Crawl or call (412) 456-6666. Gallery Crawl locations are universally accessible, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit TrustArts.org/Accessibility or call (412) 456-6666.
*The 2022 Winter Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is in accordance with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s health and safety policies. For Cultural Trust galleries and venues, guests are required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination before entering as well as wear a mask for the duration of their visit indoors. Guests under the age of 12 are not required to be vaccinated, but must present a negative COVID-19 test (specifications at TrustArts.org/Welcome), wear a mask, and be accompanied by an adult who meets the venue's health and safety requirements. Learn about the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s definition of ‘fully vaccinated,’ COVID tests accepted, exceptions to the vaccine policy, and more at TrustArts.org/Welcome.
Community partners will adhere to their own health and safety protocols, please visit TrustArts.org/Crawl for more information.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery lineup
Wood Street Galleries*
Matthew Schreiber | New Work
Debuting at Lights On! Matthew Schreiber’s New Work continues to delight exhibit attendees with three immersive exhibits in one, Double Gemini, a laser sculpture, along with a video installation, Summoner, and a dark space, Gift Shop.
Available for viewing until March 13.
FRILLS: Glories, Excess, and Getting Weird | Several Artists
FRILLS: Glories, Excess, and Getting Weird is a contemporary art exhibition featuring work that subverts common notions of extravagance by playing with the boundaries between frill and the plainness of everyday life. Each artist sources materials from their personal experiences and domestic surrounding both mundane and intimate. The banality of these objects is transformed through embellishment and decoration, revealing how frills are a necessary form of human processing that allows for greater appreciation and rediscovery of the forms, memories, and objects that surround us.
Available for viewing until February 27.
For Tonight It’s Everything | Wren
An excerpt from the artist on For Tonight It’s Everything:
“The cycles of death and rebirth. I am so excited to be with you - We turn the lights on in every room. There is learning with constant change.
When you think of me now
Painting and being
How do you name me . . .
I ask this as a tender question -
a loving life.”
Wrenna Jane - Wren
Available for viewing until January 30.
The Border is a Weapon (NEW) | Other Border Wall Project
The Border is a Weapon is an exhibition of new artwork from the US/MX border region, curated by Laredo, TX artist and educator Gil Rocha and presented by Other Border Wall Project. This exhibition will feature rising-star artists Maritza Bautista, Angel Cabrales, Juan de Dios Mora, Daniela Madrigal, and Jose Villalobos, whose work includes sculpture, printmaking, video, and performance.
The exhibition opening will take place during the Gallery Crawl from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with insight from the curator and all participating artists along with a performance by artist Jose Villalobos at 7:00 p.m.
Available for viewing until April 10.
Pop up Galleries and Exhibits
820 Liberty Ave*
InVisible | The Coloured Section Black Artists’ Collective
Curated under the direction of Natiq Jalil and artists Zeal Eva and Amun Ray, InVisible, centers on mental health from the Black perspective, and features painting, sculpture, performance, multimedia installations, and poetry by 12 artists. The work highlights artists' personal battles with mental health and explores vices, remedies, mental health practices, therapy, medications, coping mechanisms, and triggers.
Learn more about The Coloured Section Black Artists’ Collective at colouredsection.us/invisible.
Available for viewing until February 13.
Trust Oasis\8th Street Parking Lot
Intrude | Amanda Parer
Parer Studio created Intrude as an opportunity to juxtapose the rabbit’s fairytale-like innocence with the great destruction and imbalance they are causing in Australia. The visual humor of the piece lures audiences into the artwork only to reveal the more serious environmental messages which form the basis of the work. Amanda compares the larger-than-life rabbits to our impact on natural work – big and in plain sight, but still chosen to be ignored.
The Winter Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District will be the last opportunity to view Intrude.
Since 2004, the quarterly Gallery Crawls, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, have brought nearly 30,000 annual visitors in and around the community to be part of this immersive artistic ‘open house’ experience for Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District serves as a medium to promote inclusion and diversity through collaborative partnerships and welcomes everyone in the community, and visitors alike, to participate in a showcase of immersive artistic experiences. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is committed to developing partnerships with local businesses, artists and nonprofits who facilitate a dynamic atmosphere for communal artistic expression. Each business partner has creative choice over the content displayed in their space during the Gallery Crawl. Visual art galleries owned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust including Wood Street Galleries, SPACE, 707 Gallery, and 937 Gallery feature exhibition openings during each Crawl by local, regional, national and international artists, as well as throughout the year. TrustArts.org/Crawl
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.