Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Contact:
Diana Roth, Senior Communications Manager
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
Winter Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Will feature over 20 Crawl stops, including visual arts and public art premiers, music, performances, plus much more!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020 | 5:30PM – 10:00PM
The Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
“Each Crawl is uniquely programmed in collaboration with our community partners, and the Cultural Trust’s visual arts curatorial and programming staff. We look forward to seeing everyone for the first Crawl in 2020!,” shares Sarah Gilmer, Programming Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement-Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
The winter Crawl of 2020 will feature many happenings including these highlights taking place at the Trust Arts Education Center, 807 Liberty Avenue: High School Musical Showcase, Dreams of Hope, and back by popular demand CRAWL AFTER DARK* event (from 9:30 p.m. – Midnight), Silent Disco- with music by DJs Arie Cole, and buscrates, making his Crawl debut, and a third DJ to be announced. Meet the artists, community partners and experience something new and one-of-a-kind at each Crawl locale.
For more information about the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, please visit: or call (412) 456-6666. Free bike parking is available where designated. Pop Up Bike Parking by BikePGH is located on 7th Street & Penn Avenue, 8th Street & Penn Avenue and 917 Liberty Avenue. For real time parking information in the Cultural District and downtown Pittsburgh, visit .
Gallery Crawl locations are universally accessible, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit or call (412) 456-6666.
Oscillations 2020, Miguel Chevalier
Generative and interactive virtual-reality installation
Music: Michel Redolfi
Software: Cyrille Henry
Oscilliations is a new generative virtual-reality installation that is interactive with music by Michel Redolfi. This creation allows a 3D graphic visualization of the music by Michel Redolfi.
Thanks to generative software, a waveform is generated in real time according to the frequencies and amplitudes of the music. These spectrums of the different sounds of music generate imaginary landscapes to infinity. These landscapes, which pass before our eyes, present an infinite number of variations: solid or wireframe, steep or flat, in black & white, or in color. Image and music respond to each other in a fusion of an emotional nature that participates in a true synesthesia.
Complex Meshes is a projection that plunge visitors in a universe of networks. A mesh is a three-dimensional object consisting of vertices, edges and faces which form polygons, used in 3D modeling or architecture. For this piece, the use of numerous wireframe meshes becomes an aesthetic in itself. Different colored weaving patterns composed of polygons overlap, evolve and transform slowly in real time. This huge virtual light curtain twists, moves and resizes to create diverse and complex shapes. This work is interactive. When the viewer moves in the space, the networks are disrupted.
Curated by: Kristen Letts Kovak
Artists: Kristen Letts Kovak, Sarah Jacobs, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Three painters embark on a playful collaboration with only one rule: doing something atypical and see what happens.
717 Liberty Avenue
Malaleche (BadMilk) (7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.)
From Sevillle, Spain to the Steel City, “Malaleche" ("BadMilk") is an artist who has participated in the street art scene for the past 20 years. A member of "FMX Crew" in Spain, Malaleche moved to Syracuse, NY in 2015 where he first exhibited his art at the TechGarden Museum. Known for his "naughty" cow drawings and designs, Malaleche has also begun incorporating surrealist elements into his work using ink and watercolor techniques normally inspired by nature. After many years painting his cows, he has now decided to jump out of paper and create a toy, completely handmade, which he hopes to make available to the public very soon.
805 Liberty Avenue
Small Mall Wall
Stop by to see what is new from over 100 local artisans at love, Pittsburgh. Also check out new artists featured on our Small Mall Wall.
On view 1/24/ - 3/13/2020
Misplaced Fortunes navigates a literal and metaphoric treasure hunt through three centuries of history, legends, and lies. Ross Mantle's sly, playful, and sometimes surreal photographs and texts connect the buried paths between General Braddock's lost colonial paychest, America’s unquestioned obsession with progress, and Manifest Destiny. Misplaced Fortunes invites the visitor to view American history as a mystery and as a puzzle, asking how the promise of treasures, and our desire to seek them, continues to define us.
August Wilson African American Cultural Center
980 Liberty Avenue
On view: 1/24 – 3/29/2020
Opening reception: Friday, January 24, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Performance by Ayana M. Evans (New York) and Tsedaye Makonnen (Washington DC) and guided tours with L. Kasimu Harris and curator Kilolo Luckett. RSVP:
I Came By Boat So Meet Me At The Beach
New works and performances by Ayana M. Evans (New York) and Tsedaye Makonnen (Washington DC).
L. Kasimu Harris: Vanishing Black Bars & Lounges
Photographs by New Orleans-based artist L. Kasimu Harris.
707 Penn Avenue
A solo exhibition by Centa Schumacher that looks at order, chaos, and that which subdues them.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, #600
Past, Present, Future
“Past, Present, Future” celebrates the past 10 years of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s exhibition program, Art on the Walls (AOW). What began as a biannual, solo exhibition opportunity for Pittsburgh-based artists has grown to display artwork in six corporate locations and garnered more than $70,000 in art sales for its participating artists. In “Past, Present, Future,” all past exhibiting artists have been invited to participate and features visual art, photography, and sculptural work. As is true for all AOW exhibits, all art will be available for purchase. Local artists and collectives such as Women of Visions, Seth Clark, and Ramon Riley are just a few of the more than 140 artists who have been involved in the Art on the Walls program since 2010. Today, the program aims to connect businesses to the arts, cultivate new arts patrons, and help businesses build lasting collections. Come for the art, stay for the cookie table!
Urban Pathways 6-12 Charter School Gallery
914 Penn Avenue
Sounds of Steel: Student Steel Pan Performance (5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)
Winter Art Show
Join Urban Pathways Charter School for a brand new year of student art and performance. Students of Urban Pathways Charter School present artworks from both class and submitted art. The Sounds of Steel pan band will play until 8:00 pm, with short breaks. There will be art materials available for families to come make art with some of the students.
Emmanuel Fine Art Photography Gallery
100 7th Street
Interact with new work captured by one of Pittsburgh's premiere photographers. Experience Emmanuel’s stunning outdoor images, collected in the course of his travels across the United States and his native Greece - currently on view “Discover Greece.” During your visit, stop by the collage station where you can craft you own souvenir to bring home with you!
Performances, Activities, Artisan Market Highlights
Tito Way (between 719 Liberty and 801 Liberty Avenue)
Food truck vendors La Palapa and Mac & Gold will be selling a variety of refreshments throughout the evening of the Crawl.
Preview the next generation of performers in the Cultural District as talented students from high schools throughout Allegheny County perform excerpts from their upcoming high school musical productions.
Dreams of Hope, the region's only LGBTQIA+ youth performance ensemble, will be presenting snippets of new work for Gallery Crawl audience members. DOH youth are multi-talented performers and visual artists who will be showcasing what they have been working on through song, performance, and other creative outlets. Dreams of Hope is also involved with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s as part of the artists in residence at the Trust Arts Education Center.
For ages 18+
Back by popular demand! Dance to the beat of our featured DJs at the Silent Disco party. Silent Disco lets you choose who to jam to with a simple flick of a switch. The blue, red, or green light on each headset shows which DJ other party goers are listening to. Sway along to the same song as your friends or tap into your own tune – the possibilities are endless.
809 Liberty Avenue
Stop by the theater during Crawl hours and explore some artistic and film themed happenings!
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s historic Harris Theater is one of the most active arts facilities in the region showing art films nearly every day of the year. Programmed by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the theater brings the best independent, foreign, and art house cinema to the Cultural District. In 2020, a new series launched at the Harris Theater-SONIC CINEMA!. This ongoing, monthly series, will explore the exciting world of music, providing theater guests with intimate, backstage looks into how concerts, films and live events are created, plus much more is being planned in this New Year!
811 Liberty Avenue
House magicians from Liberty Magic will delight Crawl visitors of all ages with world-class illusions. Marvel at the miraculous, wonder at the other worldly, and experience the exciting world of close up magic at Pittsburgh's own hub of the magic community. Liberty Magic's front of house magicians will be performing their most incredible sleights, from millisecond miracles and complex card manipulations to mind-blowing mentalism.
Arcade Comedy Theater
943 Liberty Avenue
Improv Comedy Shows (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Short improv comedy shows every half hour. Stop in for a quick, family-friendly comedy show inspired by your ideas! Audiences will get to see fast and hilarious improv games performed by some of Arcade Comedy Theater's talented actors.
Night Market presented by Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
925 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents a winter edition Night Market in the lobby of 925 Liberty Ave. Join us for an evening filled with jewelry, apparel, photography, art, accessories, home decor, sweets, and more from some of Pittsburgh’s best local independent vendors. PDP's Night Markets will return to Market Square every Saturday and select Fridays from May through October 2020.
655 Penn Avenue
Located in the heart of the Cultural District, Theater Square is home to a centralized box office, 790-space parking garage, the Greer Cabaret Theater, the Backstage Bar, and Meat and Potatoes restaurant.
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Live Music Fridays
Featuring Jeff Bush and music ensemble
Apollo, PA native Jeff Bush will be performing jazz selections on the trombone, with music ensemble. Jeff has traveled the world with great jazz artists of the times during his freelance career which continues to flourish today. Jeff has been popularly featured many times with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s BNY Mellon Presents JazzLive series.
Greer Cabaret Theater
*Salsa Fridays (CRAWL AFTER DARK event)
10:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
$5 at the door/free with same-night Cultural District ticket stub. Dance the night away!
10:00-10:30 p.m.: free dance lessons with Jeff Shirey/Salsa Pittsburgh; 10:30 – 1:30 a.m.: Dancing to DJ music.
Prismatica is an enormous, interactive modern ice palace made up of giant prisms, that came to Pittsburgh from the Quartier de Spectacles Partnership in Montreal, and made its premiere here during Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2020 on December 31, 2019. The prisms create a beautiful kaleidoscope of colors and light after sunset, sure to amaze Crawl attendees. The piece will remain on view at Trust Oasis until March of 2020.
In support of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s mission to develop and promote Pittsburgh’s vibrant Cultural District, Trust Oasis is a pop-up arts experience featuring temporary installations designed to enliven your visit to Downtown and contribute to our city’s tradition of infusing art into everyday living. Trust Oasis opened in the Cultural District in September 2019.
Eighth Street & Penn Avenue
Artist: Erwin Redl
Curator: Trek Development / Q Development
SQR is a permanent light installation with acrylic, glass and programmable RGB-LEDs. The building’s bridge exterior is transformed into a living, breathing skin. The light permeates the architecture and places people at the center of the spatial event. The installation opened on September 27, 2019.
Artist Erwin Redl also designed the current public art light installation located on the façade of the Wood Street T-station facing Liberty Avenue, that was commissioned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.