a photo of unbrella sky project, a canopy of colorful umbrellas displayed at the 2017 three rivers arts festival

Ten Cultural District Scenes to Beautify Your Next Zoom Call

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Written by: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Team

Dear Pittsburgh: we miss you. We miss you filling our theater’s seats. We miss you exploring our visual arts galleries. We miss you walking the streets of the Cultural District. And we miss you loving the arts… in person, that is.

Because, of course, despite all the challenges facing our world, love for the arts persists. And — seeing as our newfound reality is one of near-constant video calls, live chats, and online meetings — we wanted to bring just a little bit of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust magic back into your everyday lives.

With that we present to you our official pack of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust video chat backgrounds. A curated selection of Cultural District scenes to make every conference call or family hangout feel like a night out at the theater or a warm day at a festival.

These backgrounds work best for those using the now widely-popular Zoom service. If you’re unsure of how to change your background, Zoom has a handy guide. Your mileage may vary with other video chat services.

Oh, and we’d love to see these used out in the wild! Tag @CulturalTrust on any screenshots so we can see how far and wide our Cultural District really reaches.

Stay safe and healthy, Pittsburgh. We’ll see you after intermission.

Right click on a photo and save it to your computer for use as a custom background

a zoom background of a canopy of colorful umbrellas from a past three rivers arts festival


Umbrella Sky Project, 2017 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

a zoom background of a packed benedum center auditorium


The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

a zoom background of the byham theater marquee


The Byham Theater

a zoom background of liberty avenue in front of the trustarts education center. a school bus with kids unloading is out front.


The Trust Arts Education Center, Liberty Avenue

a zoom background of wood street galleries. a crowd of people watch a diamond-shaped light installation in the center of the room.


Nonotak at Wood Street Galleries, 2018

a zoom background of a wood paneled wall from the liberty magic theater


A wood-panel wall from the Liberty Magic theater

a zoom background of the magnolias public art installation


Magnolias for Pittsburgh, 7th and Penn Parklet

a zoom background of the cell phone disco public art installation


Cell Phone Disco, Tito Way

a zoom background of agnes katz plaza and its central fountain


Agnes R. Katz Plaza

a zoom background of beyond, an audio-visual installation from the 2018 pittsburgh international festival of firsts


Beyond, 2018 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

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