Visual Art: January 20, 2017, Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District





Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the next Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, Downtown Pittsburgh, will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017, from 5:30pm to 10:00pm.  CrawlAfterDark events begin at 10:00 p.m. at venues throughout the Cultural District.

Now in its 13th year, the Gallery Crawl presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust takes place quarterly and is free and open to the public.  The Crawls showcase exhibit openings at various locations, continuing exhibits, and a variety of other free happenings of music and dance performances, comedy and more.  Indoor locations will keep everyone warm and the footprint within the Cultural District is just a quick walk from place to place.

For more information and a map of the Gallery Crawl events, visit or call 412-456-6666.

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District events for Friday, January 20, 2017 include:

Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street
Permutations of Light, by David Spriggs and Matthijs Munnik
Wood Street Galleries welcomes US debuts of light Installations by the young Canadian artist David Spriggs and Amsterdam based Matthijs Munnik. Dramatic, immersive, and contemplative, both installations are newly commissioned works specifically for Wood Street Galleries.

The Lantern Building
600 Liberty Avenue
Luminous / Weightless, work by Hannah Altman
Luminous / Weightless is a series of photographic and installation work that celebrates the female form. The pieces are created to let physical light exhale from the body, celebrating the light that exists within the soul of a woman.

812 Liberty Avenue
The Domesticity of Abandonment, curated by Carolina Loyola-Garcia
The Domesticity of Abandonment is an international exhibition exploring the idea of abandonment from a broad socio/political and economical context and how it is represented in domestic ways, meaning how it impacts regular people in their everyday lives in various parts of the world. What happens to civilians caught in civil war, occupations, genocide? How do families get displaced due to industries being moved to foreign countries? How does it look when whole communities have to leave their homes to become environmental or political refugees? These are some of the questions being explored through this multimedia exhibition.

The show is guest curated by Carolina Loyola-Garcia.  Artists: Aysu Arsoy, Joey Behrens, Nicholas Childers, Rose Clancy, Dragana Crnjak, T. Foley, Stephen Grebinski, Christine Holtz, Deborah Hosking, Bashar Alhroub , Oualid Khelifi, Maritza Mosquera, Cigdem Slankard, Susanne Slavick, Hyla Willi

Shaw Galleries
805 Liberty Avenue
A Monk’s Numiosum
The spiritual and surreal works of Fr. Robert Keffer OSB.

Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue
3rd Floor
Trust Arts Education: A Year in Review
The Trust Arts Education Department has had a successful year of integrating arts into classrooms around the Pittsburgh region and providing arts education programs throughout the Cultural District. This interactive gallery exhibit will highlight some of the inspiring arts experiences in a photographic journey of programs. Join in the fun with engaging art-making activities for all ages as you explore the impact of the Trust Arts Education Department on the community.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Friends
The Library wants you to know that we are a place to try new things! So, at the Gallery Crawl, you can play with our Makey Makey, make yourself a keepsake button to take home, or buy a book to call your own! All proceeds from sales go to Friends of the Downtown and Business branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Arcade Comedy Theater
811 Liberty Avenue
Laugh and play along with some of the best improvisers in the city at Arcade Comedy Theater. The theater’s talented cast takes audience suggestions and uses them for inspiration in hilarious games and scenes. Shows every half-hour, 5:30pm-10:00pm.

Winter Night Market
925 Liberty Avenue
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents the 2017 Winter Night Market – an indoor market featuring some of Pittsburgh’s most creative independent vendors. Warm up with hot beverages, treats, jewelry, crafts, music, and more!

Catholic Charities
212 9th Street
Street Photography
High school student photography from Xyza Cruz Bacani workshop.

Urban Pathways Charter School
914 Penn Avenue
Steel Pan Performance and Gallery Exhibit
Urban Pathways 6-12 Charter School is pleased to present our student artwork and performance by our Sounds of Steel steel pan band. Family-friendly art activities will be provided.

Pittsburgh CAPA School
111 9th Street
Visual Art Gallery, grades 6-12
Partners in Print: An exhibition of prints by Creative Citizen Studio artists after a residency at Artists Image Resource

Future Tenant
819 Penn Avenue
For, Fore, Four, curated by Jamie Earnest

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue
Parallel Mutation
How do you transition comics from a commodity form to a community form? How do you facilitate the growth of the medium past the needs of the market?  This exhibition will show how a community of interconnected creators is doing just that through the Pittsburgh Comics Salon.

ColorPerfect Printing
804 Penn Avenue
Window Display: Present Day
A collaborative window installation by Brad Bianchi and Megan Shalonis.

709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue
Bougainvillea: A Botanic Permutation, by Don Dugal
This showy bit of flora, overlooked by artists, is examined by Dugal in compositions that reference perceptual color theory and psychological states as well as symphonic music.

707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue
Off Road, work by Sarah Keeling
Image making that diverts boundaries and follows an associative thought process, Off-Road describes themes within the work and the spirit in which it is made. Images and hand-made objects explore subtext within the representation of landscape scenes. Playful photographs bring the outdoors into a portrait studio and images borrow from classic portrayals of idealism and nature in relation to the female figure. The work addresses landscape as a timeless place where solutions are sought and asks, is it misguided to look? Off-Road presents a creative process that parallels a search at the heart of landscape imagery.

Backstage Bar at Theater Square
655 Penn Avenue
Daryl Shawn, 5:00pm-7:30pm
Daryl Shawn plays world-infused, dynamic solo acoustic guitar.
Exhibit: Behind it

142 6th Street
bombyx collective, Passage
Children can play in a free flow of imagination and in-the-moment interactions. As we grow into adults, we often harden into our roles and live more in the past and future than the present. Who are we when we return to that unfettered flow of childhood? Does the path lead us back to the same adult that we were before?

Outdoor Installations/Public Art
Along the way to various indoor Crawl locations, be sure to stop and see some outdoor public art installations:

Water Cube
Penn Avenue at 8th Street
The Water Cube is an artist-designed water fountain that dispenses both still and sparkling water. Located at the parklet of the 8th Street block of Penn Avenue, this new permanent installation opened during the 2016 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival and adds to the functional public art work presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust throughout the Cultural District. The Water Cube was designed through a collaboration of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and GBBN Architects / EdgeStudio with generous support by Colcom Foundation.

Art Bike Racks
various locations: Cultural District
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust installed 16 artist-designed bike racks between 2014 and 2015. The project was produced in collaboration with Bike Pittsburgh, and the Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Pittsburgh. The Cultural District Public Art Bike Racks have been made possible through the generous support of the Colcom Foundation.

Magnolias for Pittsburgh
Penn Avenue at 7th Street

Agnes R. Katz Plaza
Penn Avenue at 7th Street

Tito Way
Cell Phone Disco

Memento Mori

Haas Mural
Ft. Duquesne Blvd., between 6th Street and 7th Street


Arcade Comedy Theater
811 Liberty Avenue
Comedy Royale (ticketed event: $12 general admission; $7 students)
Four talented performers are pitted against one another in a series of quick improv games. Points are awarded by audience judges and one player emerges victorious.

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Avenue
Jarrod Lawson
9pm-11:00pm (ticketed event, tickets start at $25)
Portland-based soul singer, songwriter and pianist, Jarrod Lawson will make his Pittsburgh debut. Lawson’s original material is expressive, sophisticated and soulful. JazzFM in London named Lawson “Soul Artist of the Year” in 2015, commenting that whether he plays funk, folk, R&B, rock or jazz, everything he touches turns to soul.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is committed to making our performances and facilities available to all of our guests.  All locations participating in the Gallery Crawl are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted.  For more information, visit or call 412-456-6666.

All Gallery Crawl locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted.

Car Free Fridays
Walk, bike, bus or carpool to the Gallery Crawl and celebrate another Car Free Friday with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Port Authority and BikePGH.

All official Gallery Crawl locations will be marked with a Cultural District Stop sidewalk sign.

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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust thanks the following sponsors: City Paper, WYEP 91.3 FM and Kreider Printing.  

All information and locations are subject to change.
For updates and information, visit

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
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 Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit

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