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Pop Filter Hot Pick: (Gallery) Crawl into art, before and after dark

On Friday, January 24th, the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District goes late-night, marking 10 years of arts programming Downtown and launching CrawlAfterDark to promote the city's late-night cultural scene.

New styles hit Lawrenceville housing market

New styles of houses are springing up all over Lawrenceville, featuring everything from corrugated metal siding to wedge-shaped patios. The classic Pittsburgh brick house may be great, but now residents of this trendy neighborhood have fresh alternatives.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 9th annual Lawrenceville Artists' Studio Tour hosts largest event to date

With 42 artists and 17 studios on its daylong itinerary–from iron workers to printmakers–the annual Lawrenceville Artists’ Studio Tour is back with its biggest event to date.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 4th annual VIA Music & New Media Festival remixes Pittsburgh

The 4th annual VIA Music & New Media Festival is popping up all around town, producing its most expansive event to date, including new collaborations with the Carnegie International and TechShop. Experience performances by top international musicians and visual artists, try out the latest in 3D scanning technologies and become avatars during live showcases.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Downtown rocks with Magenta Pop, Gallery Crawl, Int'l Festival of Firsts

Downtown is an arts mecca this week, with an outdoor photography exhibit popping up in Triangle Park, the launch of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, a bridge bash, and 29 venues open for the Gallery Crawl. And it all kicks off with the much quacked about arrival of artist Florentijn Hofman's floating, four-story-high Rubber Duck.

Turning trash into treasure: How creative reuse is boosting local economies

As part of an ongoing series about what's driving change in our country, we take a look at the creative reuse movement, from the Pittsburgh Creative Reuse Center to centers in other cities, and how it's enriching all of us.

The City of Play and the playful guy behind it

What began as a friendly pastime became a profound exercise in community-building. Adam Nelson is the force behind the City of Play which brings to town The Best New Games in the World this Saturday.

Photo slide show: The yarnbombing of the Warhol Bridge

In an amazing feat of collaboration, persistence and fiber art, artist Amanda Gross and group of 1,847 volunteers created the largest yarnbombing project ever, covering the Andy Warhol Bridge with bright, multi-colored panels. See it here and then get downtown and gawk for yourself.

Why you should care about the design of our schools

First we shape the building and then the building shapes us. School design matters. A lot. Just ask these Pittsburgh architects and designers of K-12 education from the ground up.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: RAW Pittsburgh spotlights local artists at monthly showcases

The first Thursday of the month is your cue to head to RAW Pittsburgh, a new showcase of up-and-coming artists of all ilks—from street fashion to fine art photography. Equal parts art showcase and networking party, RAW's August edition brings "En Masse" to Strip District-based Cavo.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Gallery Crawl, Night Market & Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh

On Friday, July 12th, make The Cultural District your destination du jour, for a triple-header of programming featuring the Summer Gallery Crawl, Night Market V and Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh. Ready to blast off?

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Three Rivers Arts Festival & Riverlights at The Point

400 performers, 300 artist-vendors, public art installations, and one very important fountain. This Friday, June 7th, Three Rivers Arts Festival and Riverlights at The Point join forces to kick off summer in the city with a historic convergence of creativity and civic pride.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Toonseum hosts city's first Comic Arts Festival and Block Party

Hundreds of world-renowned cartoonists are descending on Downtown, as Pittsburgh welcomes the National Cartoonists Society Conference for the first time. To celebrate, Toonseum is hosting its own first: Pittsburgh's inaugural Comic Arts Festival and Block Party, and you're invited.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District

Spring into art this Friday at the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, a free and festive night of immersive art and performance with 36 stops, not to mention pop-up shopping.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Fiberart International 2013 opens at PCA and Contemporary Craft

Featuring established and emerging artists from around the globe, the Fiberart International 2013 opens on Friday at Contemporary Craft and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, showcasing its most diverse selection of works and artists to date.
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