Market Square http://wesa.fm en Travel Channel Stars Sculpt 5-Ton Pile Of Sand In Market Square http://wesa.fm/post/travel-channel-stars-sculpt-5-ton-pile-sand-market-square <p>Pittsburgh might not have its own beach, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a giant sandcastle.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sculptors Rusty Croft and Kirk </span>Rademaker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the Travel Channel’s show Sand Masters transformed a five-ton pile of sand into a work of art in Market Square Thursday.</span></p><p>The artists co-own the business Sand Guys and have been professionally sculpting sand since 1997.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:42:55 +0000 Jessica Nath 30808 at http://wesa.fm Travel Channel Stars Sculpt 5-Ton Pile Of Sand In Market Square MAP: Pittsburgh's Farmers Market Season Is Back In Swing http://wesa.fm/post/map-pittsburghs-farmers-market-season-back-swing <p>Bust out the reusable shopping bags and prepare to buy some organic goat cheese, because Farmers Market season is back in swing.</p><p>This year Pittsburgh will be home to at least 14 different farmers markets from downtown to Lawrenceville.</p><p>This Thursday marks the start of the Market Square Farmers Market, which is one of the biggest in Pittsburgh with more than 30 vendors and live music every week.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Jess Lasky 29147 at http://wesa.fm 'Congregation' To Light Up Market Square http://wesa.fm/post/congregation-light-market-square <p>Pittsburgh’s Market Square is going to get brighter with the help of an interactive light, video and sound art installation.</p><p>The piece, entitled “Congregation,” will be in the city Feb. 21–March 16 and is part of the Market Square Public Art Program.</p><p>Created by Kit Monkman and Tom Wexler, the installation will be played on a 50 ft. projection screen and will run on a 25-minute loop. Lights will shine on the Market Square courtyard and visitors will be able to interact and manipulate the show simply by walking through it.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:37:51 +0000 Michael Lynch 23659 at http://wesa.fm Public Art Program To Liven Up Market Square http://wesa.fm/post/public-art-program-liven-market-square <p>One Pittsburgh group is trying to bring a little more life to the downtown area during the winter months.</p><p>The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, in conjunction with the city of Pittsburgh, will begin a three-year project to bring temporary public art to the city’s Market Square.</p><p>Artists are being asked to submit proposals for existing works of art to be displayed in the public plaza, or submit their qualifications to create new works.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 14796 at http://wesa.fm