With all of the opportunities to observe art in Pittsburgh, it’s no wonder that Pittsburgh was named one of the five best places for the creative class (read more here).
Starting June 6th, the Three Rivers Arts Festival will descend onto the streets of downtown Pittsburgh. Apparently, they didn’t hear that there is a shortage of shipping containers in the United States right now. They have purchased ten used shipping containers to drop onto the streets of Pittsburgh during the festival to create makeshift art galleries – allowing patrons to enjoy the art exhibits rain or shine. Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
There’s a lot that you can do with a container!
The Three Rivers Arts Festival (which will once again be forced from its traditional location because of the Point State Park construction) will not be the only major art festival to call Pittsburgh home this year. For 16 days in October, the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts will be making another appearance (the first Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts was in 2004) to celebrate contemporary art which hasn’t been previously exhibited in the United States. Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.