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Artwork on display at the Three Rivers Art Festival.

Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates 60 years

By Sarah Connor, Senior Staff Writer July 5, 2019
Three multicolored giraffe statues stand at the center of the Wyndham Lawn in Gateway Center Plaza downtown, covered in sporadically placed patches of pink, turquoise, yellow, purple and green. These giraffes are pieces of an art project called Ocean Sole Africa — one of the many major attractions for the 2019 Three Rivers Arts Festival.
After an afternoon shower at the Highmark Stadium in Station Square, a rainbow stretches across the second annual Pittsburgh Taco Festival. (Photo by Delilah Bourque | Staff Writer)

Taco lovers lose their minds at Highmark Stadium

By Delilah Bourque | Staff Writer May 30, 2018

Think of your favorite food, the most versatile and delicious thing you think you could eat for every meal. Maybe for you, it’s pizza, pasta or sandwiches. For some, that food is tacos. Over...

Row House Cinema debuted “Pittsburgh’s Pretty Kitties” — a feature-length film composed of 160 cat videos submitted by local cat owners — during the City’s first-ever Cat Film Festival. (Photo courtesy of Casey Taylor)

Cats come into the spotlight at Pittsburgh’s first cat film festival

By Prachi Patel / Staff Writer November 14, 2017

Laura Greenawalt tossed a handful of popcorn into her mouth and eagerly glanced up at the blank movie theater screen, waiting for the lights to dim, the film to begin and for her cat, Schuster, to become...

Senior Caleb Porto and a few other UPTV members create an alternative history of Lewis and Clarks expedition in their short film, titled, Lewis. (Photo courtesy of Cassidy Fischer)

Fast Films: UPTV hosts 24-hour film festival

By Siddhi Shockey / For The Pitt News October 3, 2017

The screen fades to black after the character of Meriwether Lewis gets impaled — by his future self. Lewis uses a power strip as a makeshift time machine and travels back to when he launched a knife...

Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa returns to the area to perform at Thrival Festival in Swissvale, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

Thrival revival: fall music fest returns to Pittsburgh

“Here’s to my city!” Wiz Khalifa said to thousands of elated festivalgoers as the melody of his Pittsburgh Steelers-inspired anthem “Black and Yellow” began to play. The Pittsburgh native...

More than 40,000 runners overtook the Pittsburgh streets in the 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon Sunday. The route came right through Pitts campus, with the half-way point of the course located on Forbes in front of the Carnegie Museum of Art. (Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief)

GALLERY: Summer in Pictures

By Pitt News Staff August 21, 2017

In case you missed it this summer, a lot of things have happened in Pittsburgh. These are some of our favorite photos from the past few months.

Several members of 4th River Music Collective, a street folk group, perform in front of the Wyndham Hotel at the Three Rivers Arts Festival on Saturday. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

GALLERY: Three Rivers Arts Festival

By The Pitt News Staff June 4, 2017

The annual Three Rivers Arts Festival is a free 10-day arts festival downtown which features a variety of food and art vendors as well as an eclectic selection of musical performers.

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By TNS May 19, 2015

In its 4th year, VIA continues to evolve

In its 4th year, VIA continues to evolve

By Jeff Ihaza / Staff Writer September 30, 2013

Artistically, Pittsburgh is one of the country’s burgeoning centers for innovation. The birthplace of Andy Warhol lends itself to creative types’ continued exploration of ways to engage their world....

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