Visual Arts: Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District | Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Visual Arts: Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District




A Community Event for All Ages
Showcasing Free Visual Arts Premieres, Performances and More!

Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the next Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, downtown Pittsburgh, will take place on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.mCrawlAfterDark events begin at 10:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted, at select venues throughout the Cultural District.  The Gallery Crawl, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, takes place quarterly and is free and open to the public.  Bring your family, a friend, or come to the Crawl on your own and join up with hundreds of folks who will be enjoying all of the free offerings taking place that evening.  All ages are welcome!

The Gallery Crawl is well-known for its visual arts premieres by award-winning local, national and international artists, outdoor public art, as well as live music, comedy and dance performances.  Now in its 13th year, the Cultural Trust’s free Gallery Crawl is an evening where everyone in the community can experience artistic expression first-hand and close-up through cultural exchanges across visual art and performance genres.  Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is home to a variety of exhibition galleries where visual art can be seen year-round. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is unique in the arts industry for its commitment to providing high-quality, contemporary visual and public art along with a robust performing arts schedule.

We are excited to present the popular summer Gallery Crawl and welcome everyone in the community, and visitors alike, to spend a leisurely evening together in the Cultural District while celebrating summer in our city.  The Crawl is an essential part of the Cultural Trust’s mission and programming goals for the community.  We encourage attendees to meet the artists and to enjoy the offerings that make each Crawl unique – just several great reasons to come for the first time or return to – again and again.  An important aspect of the Gallery Crawls are collaborations between artists and the opportunity to experience many genres of Art in one night.”  shares Janis Burley Wilson, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement, for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Sarah Gilmer, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Program Coordinator also notes, “A few highlights not to miss include the public art opening of FLOW on the Wood Street-T Station, a performance by local folk rock group, Devin Moses & The Saved and definitely the Night Market in Market Square!”

Friday July 7, 2017 Gallery Crawl Schedule

For more information, visit: or call 412-456-6666 

812 Liberty Avenue
Wall Paintings: Storytellers | Guest Curated by Robert Raczka

On the day of the Crawl, from 1 – 9 pm, SPACE will be open to the public as 12 artists or collaborative teams each create a large painting directly on the gallery walls. This live art event will culminate with an evening reception during which the artists will complete their paintings. The art will then remain on view for the duration of the exhibit.

“Wall Paintings: Storytellers” brings together a broad cross section of artists whose work incorporates elements of narrative or storytelling. Acknowledging the attention and respect given to art forms that fall outside of the traditionally-defined arts, this exhibit brings together a broad range of Pittsburgh artists including those working in comics, illustration, & graphic design. The exhibition encourages artists to continue working in their current direction while pushing their boundaries, as each artist is assigned a large wall and invited to work at a scale of up to 12 x 12 feet, with the art itself being temporary and ephemeral–the artwork will be painted over at the end of the exhibition period. Artists: Caitlin Rose Boyle, M.L. Walker, Ashley Cecil, Mike Budai, Genevieve E. T. Barbee-Turner, Jessica Heberle, Alphonso Sloan & Baron Batch, Ryder Henry, Renee Ickes, Nils Balls Hanczar, Ann Rosenthal & Lisa Rasmussen, and Paulette Poullet.
Through September 3

Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street

“bios [bible]” & “the big picture”

robotlab works with industrial robots in public spaces. It explores the relationship between man and machine by means of installations and performances. robotlab was founded in 2000 by Matthias Gommel, Martina Haitz and Jan Zappe.

“bios [bible]”

An industrial robot writes down the bible on rolls of paper. The machine draws the calligraphic lines with high precision. Like a monk in the monastery it creates the text step by step. “bios [bible]” is focusing on the questions of faith and technical progress. The installation correlates two cultural systems which are fundamental for societies today – religion and scientific rationalism.

“the big picture”

A creative process that goes beyond the limits of human possibilities. In a months-long, uninterrupted working process, the robot artist fabricates a single large-sized drawing. With an inimitable technique it creates a unique artwork with a high level of detail and precision.
Through September 3

FLOW, 2017
Wood Street “T” station building on Liberty Avenue
Light Installation with 40,128
Animated Red LEDs
Artist: Erwin Redl

Flow has been made possible through generous support from The Fine Foundation and the David Nimick Family Foundation.

Social Status
717 Liberty Avenue
The 5 Hottest Women in Streetwear
Photography by Sarah Bader

Social Status Boutique will host photographer Sarah Bader and her exhibition The Top 5 Hottest Women in Streetwear. The title itself is a play on the marketing traditionally utilized by the male-dominated streetwear industry, and popular culture. Female streetwear models often fit a very specific archetype; we rarely see diverse imagery, or imagery that celebrates women of color, or full figured women. Women in general are not marketed to within this industry, despite buying into and popularizing certain brands, while defying gender norms with the ‘menswear as womenswear’ trend. Sarah aims to recognize these women and their value, and challenge brands to broaden their range.

Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue

Peirce Studio

Collaborative Visual Art with Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Teaching Artists
Join teaching artists from the Trust Arts Education Department for a collaborative visual art making experience.

3rd Floor

Drap-Art is an association of artists who use trash as their material and/or conceptual resource. Drap-Art promotes a new trend in visual art that has its origins in the movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Last year, Drap-Art had its premiere in the US at the Re:NEW Festival in Pittsburgh and is again present in the city. It was recently featured as part of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.

4th Floor

Pittsburgh Chapter of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers)
Current photography work from members of the Pittsburgh chapter of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) will be on display.

Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue

Shorts by Pittsburgh Filmmakers Members
presented by PF/PCA
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Stop by the Harris Theater for shorts by Filmmakers Members with hands-on activities from Filmmakers School. 

Arcade Comedy Theater
811 Liberty Avenue

Arcade Comedy Theater creates comedy out of thin air (and audience suggestions)! Stop by Pittsburgh’s favorite spot for comedy and catch quick and hilarious improv shows every half-hour. Featuring an all-star cast of the theater’s performers, every show is different. Admission is free and all Gallery Crawl shows are family-friendly.

Catholic Charities
212 9th Street
Susan Zubik Welcome Center

Artwork created by high-school students from the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild digital arts studio.

937 Liberty Avenue

Opening, 5:30 – 10 pm (open through August 25:
Fridays 12 – 7 pm, Saturdays 12 – 5 pm)

Do you know where your art comes from? Casey Droege Cultural Productions launches its new gallery with “CSA PGH Remix,” showcasing past CSA PGH editioned artwork along with new work from selected alum. CSA PGH creates “shares” of art to feed the public’s cultural appetite. Each season, CSA PGH commissions local artists to produce editioned work, which are collate into shares available for purchase by the public. CSA PGH is part of a national artist-driven movement inspired by agricultural CSAs.

The ToonSeum
945 Liberty Avenue

The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, is one of the very few museums of its kind in the country. Its current exhibit, “Play Time: The Comic Art of Games and Puzzles,” features nearly 100 examples of original comic strip art, plus games and puzzles, featuring well-know and forgotten comic strip characters. During the Gallery Crawl, the ToonSeum will host a book signing by nationally syndicated cartoonist Joe Wos, who will sign copies of his book “A-Maze-ing Animals: 50 Mazes for Kids.” The book features over 150 different animals illustrated within 50 different mazes for all ages. Joe’s work is a unique hybrid puzzle and cartoon illustration. His newspaper feature MazeToons is distributed by Creators Syndicate.

Urban Pathways Charter School
914 Penn Avenue

6 – 12 Gallery

Annual Summer Y-Art Sale
Our annual summer Y-art sale! Come make art, decorate ceramic pieces and more! 

Future Tenant
819 Penn Avenue

Night Fever | Curated by Emily Colucci
Night Fever examines the aesthetic legacy of disco through a diverse multi-generational group of local and national contemporary artists who engage with the bygone era of mirror balls, disco divas, and transformative nights of dancing. While disco and its cultural impact have often been brushed off as too artificial, too commercial and too kitsch, Night Fever will emphasize Alice Echol’s assertion from Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture that “disco…broadened the contours of blackness, femininity and male homosexuality.” The artists in Night Fever use disco to create a rich dialogue about the communities, performances, and self-fashioned identities that emerged through the music and clubs. Artists: Scott Andrew, Androxx, Hilary Harp and Suzie Silver, Gabriel Martinez, Adam Milner, Devan Shimoyama, Pacifico Silano, and Bradley Wester.

Opening Reception, 5:30 – 10 pm
Through August 13, 2017

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue

An ART Show
See historical style line drawings created with the express purpose of evoking funny emotions. The Rev. Daisher Rocket, the Good Leader at The Church Of Daisherology, is a pretty nice guy.

Cafe 808
808 Penn Avenue

Anthony Jager
Anthony Jager is a professional photographer based in Pittsburgh, PA. Having developed a love for the craft at a young age his style blends the designs found in nature and those created by design professionals allowing the viewer of the images a place to contemplate how beauty surrounds us no matter the place or time.

ColorPerfect Printing
804 Penn Avenue

Smoking Joe Perry | Hippie Speedball
Perry’s stylistic approach deviates from tangible figures or structured narratives in favor of a purely visual and sensory experience. A saturated focus on vivid, often hypnotic tones, repeating geometric forms, variegated patterns and symmetry form a template for his works. Although these pieces may elicit a feeling of spontaneousness and playfulness, Perry’s use of design is not haphazard but rather, intuitive – employed with precision skill and calculation, with care that the austerity is tempered with intimacy.

709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue

This Isn’t About You
work by Natasha Neira
An immersive bedroom scene with talking furniture and a ringing phone that turns patrons into voyeurs as they sift through belongings during a period of heartbreak and uncertainty.
Artist talk July 21 – 6pm
Through August 27

707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue

Body in the Landscape of the Mind
work by Angela Biederman
Ceramic, clay, and mixed media sculptures referencing the body and mind depict personal and natural landscapes, and the internal and external self.
Artist talk July 28 – 6pm
Through August 27

Agnes R. Katz Plaza
Penn Avenue & 7th Street

Carnegie Library and Friends!
You can make keepsake buttons. You can take a spin on the prize wheel. You can purchase excellent books from our Friends to benefit the Downtown Library. Please stop by!

Devin Moses & The Saved
Devin Moses released his first album, The Lawrenceville Sessions in the summer of 2014 in Pittsburgh. After that, Devin began to put together the band now known as The Saved. It includes Nino Albanese on lead guitar, Scott Mervick on drums, Chris Trepagnier on bass, Derek January on rhythm guitar and Julie Shepard on violin and backup vocals. The band released its first LP, Hit to Hurt, in the summer of 2015.  The group had a release show at James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, Saturday, June 10, 2017, where they released their second album, a five-track self-titled EP.

Backstage Bar
655 Penn Avenue

Boxes by Kathleen Kase Burk
Boxes is a series of still life drawings using cardboard and common objects as design elements in complex compositions.

142 6th Street

bombyx collective presents
Another Other
8:30 – 9 pm; 9:30 – 10 pm

Aerial meditations on the lines we draw that create the shape of self and the ways we relate to and treat everyone outside.

the Lantern
600 Liberty Avenue

Sometimes I Just Don’t Know How to Be In The World | work by John Peña
Artist Statement: For the Lantern, I am creating a series of three dimensional word balloons that will be suspended off the ground with two-by-fours. The audience will be encouraged to physically navigate the space of the gallery in order to investigate the individual sentiments written on each object. I want to continue exploring how the act of speech has the capacity to carry a significant intellectual and emotional weight. In addition to the word balloons, I will be exhibiting selected drawings from my on-going project titled, “Daily Geology.” For this project, I have made a drawing every day for the last seven years in which I have recorded a memorable moment from my day. I also publish years collections of the drawings in book form. Both the drawings and books will be available for sale during the exhibition.
Through August 31.

Revel + Roost
242 Forbes Avenue

Nathan Henry
7 – 11 pm
As part of a citywide music initiative to support local musicians and bands, Revel + Roost is proud to present Friday Night Live, a free live music series featuring local artists EVERY Friday. Nathan Henry will set up street level at Revel and provide free entertainment for music enthusiasts in downtown Pittsburgh.

Market Square
Forbes Avenue & Market Street

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s
Night Market (5:30pm to 11:00pm)
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents the Night Market in Market Square. The pop-up festival features Pittsburgh’s most creative independent vendors, food, drinks, music, art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, games and more! Be sure to check out the expanded series of Night Markets that run every Saturday evening through October 28 in Market Square.

Long-Term Public Art
Learn about the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s outdoor public works of art, parks, and beautification projects at

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

Cultural District – Late Night – Laugh – Watch!

CrawlAfterDark cover charges may apply, as noted. 

Arcade Comedy Theater
811 Liberty Avenue 

CrawlSpace: Art + Comedy with Carnegie Museum of Art
Join Carnegie Museum of Art and Arcade Comedy Theater after the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District for CRAWLSPACE, an improv comedy show based on art and audience suggestions. CMOA offers up works of art from its 30,000-plus collection to serve as inspiration for hilarious short form improv comedy. Featuring voice-dubbing of characters from famous paintings, quick vignettes driven by scenic landscapes, and faux curator lectures, CRAWLSPACE is the perfect way to round out your evening of downtown culture.
Tickets: $7 (10:00 p.m.)   

Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue 

A Film by Julian Rosefeldt starring Cate Blanchett presented by PF/PCA.  From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, MANIFESTO features two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before. Rosefeldt weaves together history’s most impassioned artistic statements in this stunning and contemporary call to action.
Tickets: $8 gen admission, $7 students/members/seniors (10:00 p.m.)

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Save the Date! The next Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District takes place on Friday, September 22, 2017, 5:30pm -10:00pm.  For information, visit

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.
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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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