a photo of a person standing in front of one of Mythologies' light installations

Summer Gallery Crawl: Beat the Heat with this Suggested Schedule

Mon, Jul 8, 2019

Written by: Jessie Hoffman

In between finalizing plans for your summer vacation and getting the kids ready for back-to-school season, make sure to stop by the Cultural District on Friday, July 12 for our summer Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan. Have some fun in the sun and participate in live painting demonstrations, view public art around the District, visit any of our renowned art galleries, listen to live music, and more. We’ve cultivated a schedule with our featured events and some fun things that you won’t want to miss. After all, your tan may fade, but make some memories on July 12 that will last long after the summer has gone.

a photo of a person standing in front of one of Mythologies' light installations


5:30 pm: MYTHOLOGIES at Wood Street Galleries

This visual creation, spread over two floors of the gallery, is anything but traditional. Step into a cosmic void with Timée, located on the second floor of Wood Street Galleries. The creator of MYTHOLOGIES, artist Guillaume Marmin, worked alongside musician Philippe Gordiani to illustrate one of Plato’s most riveting theories: the idea that each planet in our solar system carries a different tone based on its individual orbital revolution, suggesting that the entire solar system would compose a perfect musical score. Pretty cool, right? If you agree, then take a trip up to the third floor to experience Anger & Hope. Watch as these inescapable, human emotions come alive as images and sound merge and shift all around you.

a photo of a person standing on a ladder painting a mural on a wall


6:00 pm: The Art Trap: Paint Night at the Trust Arts Education Center

Join the fun and paint your own masterpiece with the help of artists from BOOM Concepts or add your own personal flare to a community canvas. Paint as you hang out with friends and listen to your favorite rap, trap, and R&B hits. Painting sessions are offered on a first come first served basis from 6 – 7 p.m. and 8 – 9 p.m. They’ll go fast, so make sure to plan accordingly!

a photo of a person standing in front of a large collection of colorful puppets


7:00 pm: Burghers by American Society of Media Photographers + DJ Inception at the Trust Arts Education Center

This exhibition, made possible by the American Society of Media Photographers: Pittsburgh, will introduce you to some of the people who call the Steel City home. Aptly named, Burghers the exhibit showcases what makes this city great – the people. This photo series celebrates what it means to be a citizen in this region. Every picture is accompanied by a story of the individual(s) photographed, so come and get to know your neighbors and fellow Burghers.

a photo of plaster molds of bones


8:00 pm: What We Don’t Talk About at 937 Liberty

Life surely imitates art, but what remains when we’re gone? What We Don’t Talk About explores mortality and the ways Western societies choose to ignore it. Death and the symbolism chosen to represent it, like skulls, hourglasses, and clocks, were popular features in artwork for centuries, but in recent decades, this dark topic has become a theme that’s been pushed aside. This exhibition doesn’t shy away from death, and instead, invites visitors to experience the way art can be used to celebrate and memorialize.

a photo of a vendor interacting with a customer


9:00 pm: Night Market presented by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership at Market Square

Spend the evening at the Night Market presented by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. With entertainment programmed by the City Paper, you won’t want to go home. Independent vendors, live music, food, giant games, and more wait for you every Saturday in Market Square through October 26.

a photo of last year's footwork dance party


10:00 pm: Footwork: Crawl After Dark Party at the Trust Arts Education Center
Presented by UPMC, UPMC Health Plan, and Southwest Airlines

Keep your evening going and drink, dance, and move your way towards Footwork – the official after-party of the July Gallery Crawl. The party runs from 9:00 pm – 12:00 am, with all other exhibits closing at 10:00 pm, so those 21 and older are welcome to attend a night full of music, drinks, and dancing. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Check out the full listing of events and plan a great night out in the Cultural District.

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