FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
SPRING GALLERY CRAWL
IN THE CULTURAL DISTRICT
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019
PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the spring Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District takes place on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This free event encompasses 21 venues and more than 30 events. A complete schedule is available .
The Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District has been a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for 15 years with quarterly iterations celebrating the constant evolution of art and creatives in the city. The evening’s happenings offer something for everyone including; visual art, music, food trucks, pop-up retail, public art, and more. Nearly 30,000 visitors enjoy this open house in Pittsburgh’s renowned Cultural District, free and open to the public since 2004. The Gallery Crawl is founded in community partnerships with Cultural District neighbors, artists, and organizations throughout the city.
“Our partners bring an abundance of new artistic offerings that make each Crawl unique. We continue to see this event bring people together from all around the region and beyond for an evening of inspiration, exploration, and shared experiences,” comments Terri Bell, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Spring Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District Highlights
Locher + Locher
SPACE and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents LOCHER + LOCHER, an exhibition of over 80 works and hours of unseen VHS videos from siblings Brandon Locher and Olivia Locher.
The Locher siblings were born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Olivia has had her colorful studio photographs that are confrontational and often hilarious while raising a more serious point about politics and social conventions featured in Vogue, BuzzFeed, Glamour, and many more. While Brandon's monochromatic drawings are a striking contrast with each display being a unique approach and
convolution in their intricacies. The Locher siblings bring opposite works into a harmonious exhibit within the SPACE gallery.
Wood Street Galleries
“The artworks in Invisible Man involve the audience through active and implied participation. They invite our bodies to move through environments and installations, completing the incomplete and transforming the abstract into concrete form and experience.” – Murray Horne, curator. The exhibition features work from Jacob Kirkegaard, Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer, Pascal Dombis, RobotLab, Samuel Bianchini, and United Visual Artists.
We Are All Related
Pittsburgh photographer Andrea London presents compelling messages of relatedness and connectivity in her new exhibition. “We Are All Related” is a multimedia exhibition that celebrates the commonalities we all share. London pairs her striking black and white portraits of Western Pennsylvania residents with subjects’ stories, including text narratives and audiovisual recordings. Each portrait tells a story, and she began to see how important these subjects’ stories are - with their similar threads of struggle, triumph, love and loss - and how important it is to tell their stories in today’s climate. We Are All Related strives to bring viewers together by helping us to see that no matter our race, religion, birthplace, gender identity, age or ability, we all belong to the circle of a shared emotional humanity.
707 Penn Gallery
Surprising, playful and provocative, the exhibition will highlight a unique selection of non-objective works by Group A Members. Using color, shape, size, scale, and, in some cases, the process itself, the featured artists share a language—both deeply personal and universal—grounded in the abstract.
Trust Arts Education Center
All-City Visual Arts Showcase and Alt-City Performances
Students from Pittsburgh Public Schools have created original works of art, and then exhibit and perform those works in arts disciplines that typically are referred to as an alternative or on the fringe.
SURPRISE! It’s Your Birthday.
It's Future Tenant's 15th birthday and all are welcome to join the celebration. Future Tenant has put a spin on classic birthday party games and traditions and invites guests to take part in commemorating its past exhibitions while looking towards the gallery's future.
Eight Pittsburgh-based artists have gathered the cutoff and scrap materials leftover from their various projects; the resulting exhibition elevates these materials from their usual place on the studio floor to the gallery environment. This material waste embodies the separation between an unfinished piece and a work of art.
Forbidden Fruit is an evening of classic exploitation films from the 1930's and 40's, many of which actually played at the Harris Theater when it was known as the Art Cinema. In their time, these films brazenly depicted many subjects that were taboo in mainstream Hollywood films (primarily sex, drugs and childbirth). Sometimes vulgar by design, and technically poor in execution, these films still can surprise the viewer with moments of emotional resonance and a wonder at the disregard for standard film conventions!
The first outdoor Night Market of 2019 is in Market Square with music from Mr. Smalls Theatre. The Market features Pittsburgh’s most creative independent vendors, giant games, music, and more. Artist talks will be ongoing during the event as an opportunity for artists to connect with the community.
Since 2004, the quarterly Gallery Crawls, presented by 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 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 Penn Gallery and 937 Liberty 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.