Three Rivers Arts Festival http://wesa.fm en Three Rivers Arts Festival Begins http://wesa.fm/post/three-rivers-arts-festival-begins <p>The reopening of the iconic fountain, the refurbished Point State Park and the annual Three Rivers Arts Festival are converging in Pittsburgh today.</p><p>The ten day arts festival usually attracts about 200,000 people each year and has featured more than 12,000 artists through the years.</p><p>Veronica Corpuz, director of Festival Management and Special Projects for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, said the festival is for everyone.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:07:20 +0000 Michael Lynch 11013 at http://wesa.fm Previewing the Three Rivers Arts Festival With Rosemary Welsch http://wesa.fm/post/previewing-three-rivers-arts-festival-rosemary-welsch <p>The 54th annual <a href="http://www.3riversartsfest.org/">Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival</a> opens Downtown this Friday, at an exciting time. The Point State Park fountain will be up and running again for the first time in 4 years, serving as a backdrop for the bands, visual artists and vendors. Festival media sponsor, <a href="http://www.wyep.org/">91.3 WYEP</a> will be broadcasting live from the Point on Friday afternoon as the fountain starts up again and the first act starts to play the main stage.</p><p>WYEP Afternoon Mix Host, <strong>Rosemary Welsch </strong>will host the kickoff show and previews the <a href="http://www.wyep.org/three-rivers-arts-festival-lineup">most anticipated acts</a> coming to the Three Rivers Arts Festival, including <a href="http://edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.com/">Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros</a>, as well as local favorite, <a href="http://www.donoramusic.com/">Donora</a>.</p><p>http://youtu.be/4306i99LMXo Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:55:13 +0000 Heather McClain 10846 at http://wesa.fm Previewing the Three Rivers Arts Festival With Rosemary Welsch What to Know for Friday's Point State Park Fountain Unveiling http://wesa.fm/post/what-know-fridays-point-state-park-fountain-unveiling <p>After four years, the Point State Park fountain is ready to flow again, but some Pittsburghers won’t be getting as close as they had hoped.</p><p>The Great Lawn, located on the fountain side of the Portal Bridge, will be fenced off and closed to the public Friday night during the celebration at the <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/2013-three-rivers-arts-festival-marks-return-point-state-park-fountain">opening of the Three Rivers Arts Festival</a>.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:33:55 +0000 Michael Lynch 10753 at http://wesa.fm What to Know for Friday's Point State Park Fountain Unveiling Pittsburgh Kicks Off Summer With Two Weeks of Festivities http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-kicks-summer-two-weeks-festivities <p></p><p>Look alive, Pittsburgh — two of the year's busiest weeks are upon us.</p><p>On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Wow! Partnership, a collaboration between some the city’s most prominent cultural, business and civic entities, announced a two-week bonanza of events meant to highlight and contribute to the city’s vibrancy.</p><p>Taking place from June 7 to June 16, events include rededicating the Point State Park fountain, playing host to the Three Rivers Arts Festival, commemorating the completion of the Great Allegheny Passage and cheering on the Pirates at a string of home games.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 20:06:58 +0000 Margaret J. Krauss 10088 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Kicks Off Summer With Two Weeks of Festivities 2013 Three Rivers Arts Festival Marks Return of Point State Park Fountain http://wesa.fm/post/2013-three-rivers-arts-festival-marks-return-point-state-park-fountain <p>The 2013 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off in early June with a splash.</p><p>On June 7, after years of reconstruction, the fountain at the Point will be turned back on permanently.</p><p>“Point State Park has been rebuilt from top to bottom over the last five years thanks to the efforts of one of the most extensive public-private partnerships in our history,” said Riverlife President and CEO Lisa Schroeder. “Planning for this massive project began in 2001 and is the largest park project ever undertaken in the commonwealth.”</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:16:08 +0000 Deanna Garcia 8686 at http://wesa.fm