Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District, Penn Ave from Mathilda St to Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, United States
#unblurred: Sept First Friday Art Crawl
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn is a monthly art and entertainment crawl organized by the Penn Avenue Arts Initiative and sponsored by The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation. Bringing you Arts on the Ave since 1998!
Each month, people from all over the region stroll Penn Avenue between the 4800 and 5500 blocks to meet with artists and local business owners. Visitors can expect to see everyone and everything. Families, singles, workers, students, long-time residents and first-time visitors alike can bask in Penn Avenue's creative energy – experiencing a mix of photography, dance, painting, sculpture, music and spoken word performances. If you take any cool pics during your visit to Unblurred, please feel free to share them on your social media sites with the hashtags #proudtobepenn #unblurred #pennavenue412 #openonpenn
We are back IRL! Come on down to Penn Ave and see some Art in Person!!!!
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About The Host: Welcome to the second best arts district in the City of Pittsburgh! Who claims the title of first best? Who cares! This is the greatest thing to happen to Pittsburgh since yinz beloved Stillers first took the field on September 20, 1933! Art, music, dance, potholes-- we've got it all along Penn Avenue.
The Penn Avenue Arts Initiative was created in 1998 as a joint strategy of Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation & Friendship Development Associates to support artists in the renovation of blighted, formerly vacant buildings & in turn create an artist niche along the Penn Avenue Corridor, 4800-5500 Penn Avenue.
Each month, Penn Avenue Arts Initiative hosts Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn, a monthly cultural happening where various galleries in the Penn Avenue Arts District open their doors and showcase a variety of artwork and performances across a wide range of mediums. Guests will experience new art and meet the most eclectic array of art makers, old and young, modern and classical, famous and amateur, emerging and veteran, all within walking distance of each other.
The evening brings people of all backgrounds together to socialize, mingle and enjoy the art and entertainment around them. Unblurred is not your ordinary art walk. In the Penn Avenue Arts District, people not only get to enjoy art, they get to witness art being created first hand and speak to the artists who produced it. And, we're just fine being second best!
The mission of PAAI is to revitalize the Penn Avenue Corridor, 4800-5500 Penn Avenues, by using the arts to enhance public perception of the district, instill pride in the neighborhood, foster inter and intra community ties, and establish an artist's niche. PAAI has been designed to act as a springboard for attracting and enticing artists to live and work in the neighborhoods along the Penn Avenue Corridor.
Website Link: http://www.pennavenue.org
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