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Preview: Gallery Crawl In The Cultural District

April 23, 2012 6:00 AM

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dutchfestival Preview: Gallery Crawl In The Cultural District

(credit: dutchfestival.pgharts.org)

Need an excuse to stick around downtown after work on a Friday? Look no further than the next Gallery Crawl on April 27th from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the Cultural District.

What exactly is the Gallery Crawl?
Darcy Kucenic, Manager of Education and Operations for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, gave some insight into this month’s event.

“We do one gallery crawl each season, with usually over twenty gallery ‘stops’ during each crawl that participants can walk to,” Kucenic said. “This crawl will be even bigger with 28 stops, and all of the art is different for each event we organize.”

“There’s no specific route we suggest, but we do post a map of the crawl on our website that can be downloaded. Maps will also be available at each stop throughout the district.”

Kucenic said that each event has a few thousand participants and even the previous Gallery Crawl on January 27th had a high turnout due to the unseasonably warm winter temperatures.

This crawl will take place during the opening night one of Pittsburgh’s Dutch Festival events, so this crawl will feature the performing and visual arts that play a substantial role in the Dutch Festival. The Wood Street, Space and 707 and 709 galleries will be the main locations of the Dutch Festival events. Check them out during the crawl.

woodstreetgalleries Preview: Gallery Crawl In The Cultural District

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Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District – Distinctively Dutch Festival
Locations throughout the Cultural District
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 456-6666
dutchfestival.trustarts.org

Dates: Friday, April 27
Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Free

Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-5605
woodstreetgalleries.org

Space Gallery
812 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 325-7723
spacepittsburgh.org

707galleries Preview: Gallery Crawl In The Cultural District

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707 Penn Gallery and 709 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Ave and 709 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 325-7017
trustarts.org/707-and-709-galleries

After checking out the visual and performing arts offerings of the Dutch Festival at the aforementioned galleries, head over to Katz Plaza at 7th Street and Penn Avenue, where live music by The Color Fleet will be performing throughout the night.

Related: Pittsburgh’s Best Local Art Galleries

Pittsburgh Public Schools All-City Music and Visual Arts Showcase
Trust Arts Education Center
Peirce Studio – Lower Level, 3rd and 4th floors
805 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-6079
trustarts.org/trust-arts-education-center

Completely new to the Gallery Crawl is the Pittsburgh Public Schools All-City Music and Visual Arts Showcase. This curated event features art and music by K-12 students who attend Pittsburgh public schools. According to Kucenic, the art and music is created and practiced during the students’ art and music classes throughout the school day, and then submitted to the curator for acceptance into the showcase. This is the first time the showcase will be at an official gallery instead of one of the public schools around the city. Ensure this gallery serves as one of the stops on your crawl, as the Gallery Crawl coincides with the closing reception for this student-created show.

jacobtv Preview: Gallery Crawl In The Cultural District

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“The News” by Jacob TV
Byham Theatre
101 6th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 456-6666
trustarts.org/byham

If you’re not ready to call it a night after the event wraps up at 9 p.m., stick around for the world premiere of “The News” by JacobTV at the Byham Theater. As an inclusion of the Dutch Festival, Jacob TV’s event is a mixed-media performance art opera featuring spoken word, music and video. Discounted tickets for the event are available at trustarts.culturaldistrict.org using discount code: GALLERY.

Related: Hot Art In The Cultural District

Be sure to visit the Gallery Crawl website for a full schedule of events, the downloadable map and more information about each artist and event.

Sally Turkovich Wright lives in her beloved city of Pittsburgh with her husband, Jason and German Shepherd, Zeus. She is a policy analyst by training, an eyewear stylist by trade and an amateur healthy-living advocate by choice. She also writes a column for Twoday Magazine. Catch up with her there at twodaymag.com.

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