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Break Time

We’re taking another break. If you’ve noticed we haven’t been posting regularly lately so we’ve decided to just officially take a break for a while. We’ ll be back when life slows down a little more. We’ll keep Tweeting as usual, but no blogging for a while. You can follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/citycreative). Stay creative Pittsburgh! Continue reading

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South Side Works Exposed

Be sure to check out a full weekend of local crafters & artisans at ‘I Made It Market’ happening outside on 27th St in South Side Works. Pittsburgh Magazine just included ‘I Made It Market’ in their ‘Best of the Burgh 2011′ as the most easygoing craft fair.There’s a full lineup of other family friendly activities and live music going on as well…schedule here. Starts tonight at 5pm!

Friday, July 15th : 5 – 10 pm
Saturday, July 16th : 12 – 10 pm
Sunday, July 17th : 12 – 5 pm

We’ll be vending our furniture & wood home goods all weekend (Cenzo Design), so stop by and say hi! You can check out the full list of the other awesome vendors here. Continue reading

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RECHARGEABLE : Jorge Luis Santana

‘RECHARGEABLE’, the personal exhibition of visiting Cuban artist Jorge Luis Santana will be having its opening reception on Friday July 22nd at the Brew House Space 101 Gallery in the South Side, from 6pm to 9:30pm. The exhibition will feature installations, video, paintings and photos from the artist.

The official press release:

With RECHARGABLE, the Camagüeyan artist closes a cycle of work for more than 20 years of creation. The exhibition brings together a set of very current ideas and projects, together with others that Santana has been in process of during his artistic career, casting in about 25 pieces, including installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video art, giving it a unique generic and technical feel. Here the artist focuses more attention on the effectiveness of the materials, finishing and cleaning in the execution of the works, giving more value to the conceptual and offering a sharper look the its recurrent, but always original sociological concerns, on the influence of context on the behavior of the individual, the environment and its relation to the cultural fabric of society and the Soliloquy of the interior of the human being with different choices of destination, the history and time.

In this regard, we will notice how Santana is interested more and more by the approach of the everyday and the problem of the image and its contents. Iconographies and purposes outlined in various creative periods converge, revealing the relationship as a whole, a cultural statement, visually in a way that is characteristic and representative of the artist.

Santana gives great importance to the creative process, the final selection, multiple solutions to internalize and investigate, as well as linkages with other materials and techniques often outside the artistic practice. This allows you to establish a kind of feedback which incorporates his work contents and knowledge by way of support where the speech is based.

Opening reception is Friday July 22nd : 6-9:30pm.
Weekly Gallery hours through August 13th:
Wednesdays & Thursdays : 6-9pm
Saturdays: 12-6pm

The Brew House Space 101 Gallery is located at 2100 Mary St in the South Side (15203). Continue reading

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Bikefest is coming! The schedule is out! We’ll remind you when the date draws closer, but for now you can start planning your schedule around the events list. Check out all the goings’on right here at Bike Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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Can’t Stop The Serenity

Can’t Stop the Serenity is a worldwide event which organizes screenings of Joss Whedon’s movie, Serenity, to raise funds and awareness to support Equality Now in their work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. This is the sixth year of the event, and you can find out more about it at http://wwwcantstoptheserenity.com. The Pittsburgh event will take place on July 8, 2011 at the Orpheus Singing Society (6301 Butler Street, Pittsburgh) at 5:00 p.m. In addition to the screening, there will be raffles, activities such as a nerf gun shooting range, origami, and trivia, as well as a vendor marketplace. Find out more at http://cstspgh.webs.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158662484193240. Continue reading

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Bastille Day in the Burgh

The Alliance Française de Pittsburgh will host a celebration of the French national holiday, Bastille Day at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, on Thursday, July 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., which will include food, art, entertainment, and a silent auction.

Cost is $75 per adult and $35 per child (12 and under). All proceeds will directly benefit The Alliance Française de Pittsburgh. Registration is being taken online at http://www.afpitt.org or, by calling 412.578.2477. Attire is “chic casual.” Continue reading

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No Parking

Just got back from a walk around the South Side and realized that half of the photos I snapped had to do with ‘No Parking’. And while ‘No Parking’ is a hassle for Pittsburgh suburbanites flooding the South Side on the weekends, it’s a way of life for us residents. We deal. Continue reading

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Want it? Have It!

We’re always looking for new and exciting arts happenings to post…not always the usual big museum stuff (which we still love)…and this event fits perfectly into our line of thinking. ‘Want It? HaveIt!’ is happening this weekend in White Oak.

“The borough of White Oak will be turned into a pop-up gallery on the weekend of June 18 & 19.* Creative works of all sorts will be on display at various random outdoor locations — if you see a piece you like, keep it! All works on display are free for the taking.”

What a great idea! Based on the works of some of the submitting artists..i.e. Stephanie Towell (www.stephanie-towell.com) and Brad Towell http://www.modestoprints.com, there is some awesome artwork to scavenge. Continue reading

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The Distillery Program at the Brew House is looking for new applicants for D6…the next iteration of the artistic and professional development incubator is having a call for artists. The applications are up and emerging artists are wanted. Only a very limited number of applicants are selected (6-10) so apply now!

What you get:
-8 Months of artistic and professional development
-Common Studio Space provided for artists: size dependant on the needs
of participating artists, modest subsidized rental fee on space
provided (cost to be determined by size)
-Weekly critiques, artist talks & studio visits
-A final exhibition show

Your credentials:
-Artists working in any visual media (not open to students)
-Must be able to attend all scheduled sessions
-Applications will be reviewed by quality of work, and potential
impact of program on artistic career

To Apply:
1. 10 images: 150 dpi jpegs with image list information emailed to
2. Current CV + 2 references
3. 1-2 paragraph statement explaining how participation in this
program could enhance your artistic practice
4. Current artist statement (limit 1 page)

Complete Application Online at http://distillery6.com/
If you have questions or if you are unable to complete the online
applications please contact distillerysix@gmail.com.
Deadline: July 15th, 2011 for Fall Session!
facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Distillery-6-Arts-Residency/206774659360193?sk=wall Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Noir

I am absolutely in love with the poster art from ‘Speaking of…Noir’, which is happening June 18th at the New Hazlett Theater. It looks like a great evening of spoken word and music.

The official press release:

‘Speaking of…’, an arts series based onPittsburgh’s Northshore, is partnering with Akashic Books, publishers of the legendary ‘Noir’ series, to present a night of mystery stories, dubstep/ballet/break dance fusion, soul and jazz, and the spoken word: ‘Speaking of…Noir!’ June 18th at8:00 PM at the New Hazlett Theater.

The evening features the stories of National Book Award Winner Terrance Hayes, Paul Lee, and local legend K.C. Constantine alongside the music of Dreamjob and the dance choreography of Hannah Galvin and Randall Miller, along with a finale number choreographed by Evolve Productions.

‘Speaking of…’, founded in November 2010 as an event that showcased spoken word alongside fiction and poetry in a welcoming, open atmosphere at Amani Coffeehouse. is bringing the same motif to this event.

Beyond the absurd talents of the writers and musicians and dancers, ‘Speaking of…Noir’ will also feature not one but two Cave Canem fellows, Laura Yes Yes and Mahogany Browne.

Tickets for the June 18th event can be purchased online at speakingofpittsburgh.com for 8$, and willalso be available for 10$ at the door. Follow ‘Speaking of’ on Twitter @speakingofpgh and on Facebook (Speaking of…) or check out the website for more information and updates.

I also found their great promo video for the event: Continue reading

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NOLA on the Square

So, I’ve been depressed all week by the fact that we didn’t make it down to New Orleans this year for our annual pilgrimage to Jazz Fest, going on last week and this week. It’s the first time in 3 years we … Continue reading

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Sundae Market

Sundae Market is happening over on the North Side on May 15th, which happens to be the same day as the Pittsburgh Marathon. So those of you, like me, who aren’t running 25 miles that afternoon should go check it … Continue reading

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Super Crafty Saturday

I don’t know if Pittsburgh can handle this much craftiness. Two huge craft shows, one day…this Saturday the 16th. Make it a ‘Super Crafty Saturday’ and hit up both shows to support all the amazing independent artists/crafters in the Burgh!

I Made It! Market is happening from 12-7pm at the old Ann Taylor Loft space on 27th St. in South Side Works. This pop-up handmade marketplace will be featuring over 50 indie artists/crafters and is in conjunction with the Chili w/the Works ‘Arts + Chili Festival’ (which features a chili contest, live music and kids activities and runs from 2-8pm). We will be there (Cenzo Design) selling our wares, so stop by and say hi (and eat some chili)!

Handmade Arcade is happening from 11-7pm at the Convention Center downtown. Featuring over 100 artists/crafters, Pittsburgh’s largest indie craft fair returns after a year off to expand into a bigger venue. Earlie Birdie Passes are available online or at Wildcard in Lawrenceville for $15 for early access from 10am to 11am.

Don’t miss either of these great events! Make a day of it! Continue reading

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ReadyMade Burgh

I just started reading through my new ReadyMade magazine that arrived in the mail yesterday and lo and behold, there is a whole page piece on page 28 about Pittsburgh (complete with the illustration above). The short piece, written by ex-pat Casey Barber sums up her favorite spots in her hometown. Pick up the new ReadyMade and check it out.

*ReadyMade just informed us that the article is now online! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/fm7Las Continue reading

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SuperMoon 2011

Just got back inside from checking out the SuperMoon hanging over Pittsburgh right now. Yeah..it’s pretty darn full. Gorgeous. I took some photos and I’m still seeing the moon in my vision. It’s like staring into a spotlight. Continue reading

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