You might remember the last time the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
held a Night Market — it took place on a bridge and happened to coincide with the arrival of a particularly beloved specimen of water fowl.
Granted, Night Market VII won’t clog the Clemente Bridge, nor will it occur simultaneously with the arrival of the bird that spurred a million Facebook photos. But it will be warm, intimate and tailored to the season when it runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 131 7th
Street this Friday.
“Were going to have about 20 different vendors in the space,” says the PDP’s Leigh White. “We’ve kind of curated it to include some people’s favorite vendors. It feels like each night market takes on its own special vibe.”
This incarnation of Nigh Market will be a stop on the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
’s first gallery crawl of 2014. Accordingly, the Toonseum is decorating the building’s front windows with comic-themed art.
In addition to vendors offering art, jewelry, crafts, food (Burgh Bites
will be on hand with Cuban sandwiches) and warm drinks (including teas from Healcrest Urban Farms
and coffee from Zeke's
), the market will include music from local singer-songwriter Tori Plack. Oh, and there’ll be soup.
“Last year, we did it in the same space, and that’s one ofd the things we like about the night market — we can adapt it to the seasons,” White says.
For a complete list of vendors, see the event’s website
Writer: Matthew Wein
Source: Leigh White