✓ The RE:NE W Festival opening weekend, Sept.
9–11, features a reception at the Wintergarden,
a showcase of bands in U.S. Steel Tower Plaza,
workshops, talks by exhibiting Drap artists, and
more. Check renewfestival.com for locations and
✓ Author Sebastian Junger, No. 1 New York Times
Bestseller, will give a talk on Sept. 15 at the
Carnegie Lecture Hall on his latest book, Tribe.
✓ Art Olympics will take place on Sept. 17 at 623
Smithfield St., featuring teams of artists making art
in competition with objects donated from Goodwill.
✓ Part of a four-part Re:NEW Festival film series,
Pennsylvania Resources Council and Allegheny
Clean Ways will host the Wild And Scenic Film
Festival at the Harris Theater on Sept. 22. Also in
the series: Kirsi Jansa will screen Sustainability
Pioneers on Sept. 15; David Bernabo will screen
Food Systems, Ch. 4 on Sept. 29; and Alisha
Wormsley will showcase videos from Afronauta
✓ Sept. 24 in the afternoon will feature diverse
local TEDx speakers, on festival themes.
✓ 412 Food Rescue and Six x Ate dinner series
will prepare and serve a meal made entirely from
rescued produce, hosting six artists talking about
their work over a shared dinner.
✓ International Sculpture Center, hosting its
annual conference in Pittsburgh this October, will
host panel discussion led by Eric Crosby, curator of
contemporary art at the Carnegie Museum of Art,
with panelists Edith Abeyta, Vanessa German and
Steven Siegel, Sept. 25 at the Carnegie Museum
✓ Re:NEW Festival Tours, such as the Green Arts
Tour, will take visitors throughout the city to explore
green initiatives in our communities, explore native
trees in the Downtown footprint, public art on the
North Side and green spaces in the Hill District.
✓ 709 Gallery will feature the fiber sculptures of
New York artist Jacqueline Metheny while local
artist Ian Brill will install a light installation in a
hollow wall adjacent to the U.S. Steel Tower Plaza.
✓ Public workshops by the Pittsburgh Cultural
Trust, Assemble, Fiberarts Guild, Children’s
Museum, and Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
will take place on Saturdays at 623 Smithfield St.
✓ Markets of upcycled goods, performances and
music will be featured in the 623 Smithfield St.
space each Friday night and Saturday.
The Re:NEW Festival reflects a unique, multi-sector
collaboration of civic leaders who share a similar
spirit of creativity and forward-thinking vision as
those from Pittsburgh’s past who set the stage for this
City’s transformation and renewal: Greater Pittsburgh
Arts Council, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership,
Sustainable Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Resources
Council, The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum
of Art, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, VisitPI TTSBURGH,
and the Allegheny Conference on Community
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Centered on the themes of creative reuse, sustainability and transformation, the Re:NEW Festival will host
a month of opportunities for Pittsburghers to learn more about environmental
initiatives through international art exhibits, films, art happenings in a vacant
building, music showcases, workshops for families, public art, tours, public talks
and markets of upcycled goods.
From creating art using debris cleaned from Pittsburgh’s riverfronts, to
walking and bicycling tours of Pittsburgh’s neighborhood green efforts and
public art, this month of programs present much more than a typical arts festival.
Re:NEW Festival reflects Pittsburgh’s commitment to arts and culture, and
its forward-thinking creative industries and sustainable technologies. Perhaps
the most notable example of this is the North American premiere of Drap-Art,
the international festival of recycling art from Barcelona, known the world over
yet never before showcased in North America. Comprised of approximately
80 artworks from more than 40 artists, Drap-Art will be showcased in the PPG
Wintergarden, Philip Johnson’s architectural masterpiece. Pittsburgh represents
the perfect place for Drap-Art, with the Re:NEW Festival embodying the
passion and pride of Pittsburgh’s continuing environmental transformation and
In addition to Drap-Art, a juried exhibition of art based on the festival themes
of creative reuse, sustainability, and transformation will take place with 30
artworks by more than 20 regional artists at 623 Smithfield Street, a vacant store
Visitors may stop by the Re:NEW Festival Visitor’s Center at the corner of
Market Street and Liberty Avenue for a map, schedule and information. Visit
renewfestival.com for complete event and exhibition listings.
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