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Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates 60 years

Artwork on display at the Three Rivers Art Festival.

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.

Taco lovers lose their minds at Highmark Stadium

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)

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 the weekend of May 20, a mass of Pittsburgh’s most famous Mexican food descended upon Highmark Stadium near...

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

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)

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 momentarily famous. Greenawalt and Emily Starr, both residents of Lawrenceville, came out to a Friday...

Fast Films: UPTV hosts 24-hour film festival

Senior Caleb Porto and a few other UPTV members create an alternative history of Lewis and Clark's expedition in their short film, titled,

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 into the woods. When he arrives in the past, he appears in the woods and inadvertently becomes the tar...

Thrival revival: fall music fest returns to Pittsburgh

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

By Dieer Hu and Luke Stambaugh / For The Pitt News

October 2, 2017

“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 and award-winning rapper performed as headliner of the 2017 Thrival Innovation + Music Festival this week...

GALLERY: Summer in Pictures

More than 40,000 runners overtook the Pittsburgh streets in the 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon Sunday. The route came right through Pitt's 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)

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. ...

GALLERY: Three Rivers Arts Festival

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)

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. ...

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. The VIA festival, now in its fourth year, is an embodiment of a playfully creative spirit that cou...

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