Pittsburgh Cultural Trust http://wesa.fm en Pittsburgh’s Children’s Festival Returns for 28th Year http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-s-children-s-festival-returns-28th-year <p>The Cultural Trust’s Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival is making a “leap” from Oakland to Downtown May 14-18.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>28<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual frog-themed festival is moving to help fulfill the Trust’s mission to make Downtown a “vibrant and inviting place.”</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:44:06 +0000 Jessica Nath 25807 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh’s Children’s Festival Returns for 28th Year 90.5 WESA Giveaway-Experience Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/905-wesa-giveaway-experience-pittsburgh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you give now you will be automatically entered to win our </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Experience Pittsburgh Package</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - a night for two on the town including a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Braddock’s American Brasserie, a weekend night’s stay at The Renaissance Hotel, and a $150 gift certificate for the tickets purchased through Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:08:45 +0000 Tammy Terwelp 23975 at http://wesa.fm 90.5 WESA Giveaway-Experience Pittsburgh Ice Sculptors Carve 300-Block Ice Labyrinth for First Night Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/ice-sculptors-carve-300-block-ice-labyrinth-first-night-pittsburgh <p></p><p>The Cultural Trust is inviting Pittsburghers to spend the last few hours of 2013 getting lost in a 90,000-pound ice labyrinth.</p><p>“In honor of the 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary, we are building this fantastic ice labyrinth,” Darcy Kucenic, Director of First Night Pittsburgh, said.&nbsp; “It is a 30 by 40 maze made of blocks of ice, it is five feet tall and the walls will eventually be lit up with LED lights.”</p><p>Rich Bubin of Ice Creations in Churchill and his 12-person team are carving and assembling the labyrinth’s 300 blocks.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:46:39 +0000 Jessica Nath 22111 at http://wesa.fm Ice Sculptors Carve 300-Block Ice Labyrinth for First Night Pittsburgh After More Than 1 Million Visitors, Pittsburgh Duck To Leave Its Nest Sunday http://wesa.fm/post/after-more-1-million-visitors-pittsburgh-duck-leave-its-nest-sunday <p></p><p>Despite an online petition with more than 4,636 signatures (as of this story being published), the Rubber Duck Project will leave Pittsburgh on Sunday night.</p><p>“From the beginning we always said October 20<sup>th</sup> is its date,” said Paul Organisak, vice president for programming at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “The work of art has always been, was meant to be, a temporary installation. The power of it is the concentrated period of time to bring people together knowing that they must get down to see it.”</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:42:07 +0000 Deanna Garcia 18368 at http://wesa.fm After More Than 1 Million Visitors, Pittsburgh Duck To Leave Its Nest Sunday Just How Big is that Giant Floating Rubber Duck? http://wesa.fm/post/just-how-big-giant-floating-rubber-duck <p>Artist Florentijn Hofman&#39;s <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/four-story-duck-headed-pittsburgh">Rubber Duck Project</a> will float down the Ohio and Allegheny Rivers Friday, kicking off Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Festival of Firsts.</p><p>The duck has been on display all over the world, with stops in Amsterdam, Lommel (Belgium), Osaka, Sydney Harbour, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong. It&#39;s also spawned some <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/rubber-ducky-youre-not-one-hong-kong-quacker-spawns-others">counterfeit quackers</a>.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:31:18 +0000 Reid Carter 16993 at http://wesa.fm Just How Big is that Giant Floating Rubber Duck? Giant Rubber Duck Poised to 'Change Pittsburgh for a Bit' http://wesa.fm/post/giant-rubber-duck-poised-change-pittsburgh-bit <p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:25:42 +0000 Deanna Garcia 17140 at http://wesa.fm Giant Rubber Duck Poised to 'Change Pittsburgh for a Bit' A Wide World of Art Coming to Pittsburgh This Fall http://wesa.fm/post/wide-world-art-coming-pittsburgh-fall <p>There are many exciting arts events coming to Pittsburgh this fall. From the 35th anniversary of the Mattress Factory to feminist punk rock and of course, a big ‘ol rubber ducky.</p><p>Bill O'Driscoll, Arts &amp; Entertainment Editor for the Pittsburgh City Paper says installations from the Mattress Factory's <a href="http://www.mattress.org/index.cfm?event=ShowEvent&amp;id=357">Detroit in Residence</a> exhibit use found objects to their advantage.</p><p>"It was opportunity rather than devastation."</p><p>He found the basement exhibit from <a href="http://www.mattress.org/index.cfm?event=ShowArtist&amp;eid=116&amp;id=578&amp;c=Current">Scott Hocking </a>especially notable. It utilizes the imagery of the Carrie Furnace in Rankin and salvaged figures from a bible theme park for "a mediation on post-industrial society." Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:40:25 +0000 Heather McClain 16778 at http://wesa.fm A Wide World of Art Coming to Pittsburgh This Fall Autism-Friendly Production of 'The Lion King' Comes to Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/autism-friendly-production-lion-king-comes-pittsburgh <p>Adults and children on the autism spectrum will soon be able to enjoy a special performance of the musical version of Disney’s "The Lion King." It’s is the highest grossing Broadway show in history, but with bright lights and loud noises, the performance is not ideal for theater-lovers with autism.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:45:42 +0000 Liz Reid 15911 at http://wesa.fm The Moth Mainstage: How to Tell a Compelling Story http://wesa.fm/post/moth-mainstage-how-tell-compelling-story <p><a href="http://pittsburghlectures.culturaldistrict.org/production/38206/the-moth-mainstage">The Moth Mainstage</a> returns to Pittsburgh tomorrow at the Byham Theater. Participants share a ten-minute story onstage centered on the theme “balancing acts.”</p><p>Producer Kate Tellers says The Moth StorySlams, <a href="http://themoth.org/">Radio Hour</a> and Mainstage have experienced huge success in Pittsburgh over the past few years.</p><p>She coaches storytellers before they perform and worked with <a href="http://www.sproutfund.org/2013/03/28/the-shadow-lounge-legacy-igniting-a-cultural-scene/">Justin Strong</a>, owner of Shadow Lounge and AVA, in crafting a story. Tellers says truly effective stories are able to reach to the lowest point in someone’s life and illustrate a turning point that defines them. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:52:29 +0000 Katie Blackley 15224 at http://wesa.fm The Moth Mainstage: How to Tell a Compelling Story Four-Story Duck Headed to Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/four-story-duck-headed-pittsburgh <p>The task of making Pittsburgh stand out as an international city has fallen on the shoulders of a floating rubber duck.</p><p>The four-story duck is part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s International Festival of Firsts.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cultural Trust CEO and President Kevin McMahon said the purpose of this festival is not solely to bring money to Pittsburgh.</span></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:12:45 +0000 Jessica Nath 10688 at http://wesa.fm Four-Story Duck Headed to Pittsburgh 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 Gallery Crawl, Night Market to Feature Arts and More in Pittsburgh Tonight http://wesa.fm/post/gallery-crawl-night-market-feature-arts-and-more-pittsburgh-tonight <p>Pittsburghers venturing downtown on Friday night have at least two opportunities to experience the arts.<br><br>The <a href="http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/event/2522/gallery-crawl-in-the-cultural-district">Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Spring Gallery Crawl</a> takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m., while the <a href="http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/">Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's Night Market IV </a>runs from 6 to 11 p.m.<br> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:01:13 +0000 Charlee Song 8530 at http://wesa.fm