Calling all music and art lovers! The Three Rivers Arts Festival is just around the corner and will offer ten days of tunes, exhibitions, and activities in its 59th year. Hosted by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the free festival runs from June 1st to the 10th and celebrates the expressive minds of local and globally-renowned creatives.
Offering theater, dance, craft, and design, this year's event will display a medley of creative mediums in nearby Downtown Pittsburgh. Guests can get interactive with live demonstrations and also walk away with a new, unique piece for their Lot 24 apartment. With ten days of action, there's plenty to look forward to. Here are a few highlights:
An assortment of eclectic and well-known artists will be hitting the stage. Kicking off the series is Mavis Staples, a legendary blues and gospel singer and civil rights activist. On June 8th,Valerie June will be performing. Known for her eclectic sound that span across various genres, her music encompasses a mixture of folk, soul, gospel, blues, country, and bluegrass. With a one-of-a-kind voice and range of acoustics, June puts on a show unlike any other. On June 9th, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will be serving their signature country flair and bluegrass twang. On June 10th, The Mavericks, a truly unique musical group, will be performing their signature mix of Tex-Mex, country, Latin, and rockabilly sounds.
There will be a variety of art and handmade goods on display and for sale. From paintings to ceramics to jewelry, craftsmanship abounds. Offering functional and ornamental ceramics, Keith Hershberger's signature style impresses with intricate brushwork and glossy finishes. If you're in the market for a new painting, Hiromi Katayama is known for his traditional Japanese style and floral compositions. Then, be sure to check out Dee Briggs' latest piece, "Six Plates for Annabelle and Maggie," her third sculpture from a series of large-scale installations.
Macular - Cycles
Amongst all the sights and activities, be sure to pencil in time for the sensory and immersive experience at Cycles. Located at Wood Street Galleries, the Dutch art collective Macular will be showcasing four rooms of kinetic light installations. Exploring light and sound, the spaces deal with the concepts of earth, sun, and the passage of time.
These are just a few of the exciting happenings taking place at this year's Three Rivers Arts Festival. Click here to find more events and performances.
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