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Three Rivers Arts Festival brings Pittsburghers together digitally

The Three Rivers Art Festival will occur entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, For The Pitt News

June 9, 2020

Now in its 61st year, the Three Rivers Arts Festival normally brings about 500,000 people to the Cultural District, Gateway Center and Point State Park. But this year’s festival looks a little different from what most Pittsburghers have seen in the past.

“Liberty Magic @ Home” dazzles audiences from a distance

Magicians stream shows live Friday nights as part of “Liberty Magic @ Home.”

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

May 12, 2020

Robert Ramirez balances a bucket on a keyboard in his living room, mixing and magically unmixing brightly colored liquids while bantering with audiences via webcam. This setup may seem humble, but it’s the new reality for Ramirez and his fellow magician, Siegfried Tieber.

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.

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

Actor Austin Scott (center) takes the titular role of Alexander Hamilton in the musical Hamilton.

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News

January 6, 2019

The musical “Hamilton” is easily the most popular Broadway musical at the moment, with every show of the Pittsburgh stop on its tour sold out.

Annual Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off downtown

A variety of musical groups, including folk and soul performers, take to the main stage during Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh’s annual free ten-day arts festival. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

By Zachary Donovan | Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

The City of Pittsburgh’s North Side was filled with the sound of country music and the sight of about 25 tons of trash this past weekend as the Kenny Chesney concert took over Heinz Field and the surrounding parking lots for tailgates. But across the river from the hard-partying country fans, a different crowd...

Fun in the Sun: Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off with worry-free whirlwind

Fun in the Sun: Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off with worry-free whirlwind

By Brady Langmann / Staff Writer

June 9, 2015

With a chaotic weekend that included a Taylor Swift concert at Heinz Field, PrideFest and the Three Rivers Arts Festival, there’s plenty that could’ve gone wrong.Thankfully, the Arts Festival’s featured public installation — New York City artist Rudy Shepherd’s “Black Rock Negative Energy Abso...

To the Point: Three Rivers Arts Festival gives students a taste of the artistic side of Pittsburgh

To the Point: Three Rivers Arts Festival gives students a taste of the artistic side of Pittsburgh

By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

Next month, Downtown Pittsburgh will transform from a bustling metropolis into a world-class festival and celebration of the arts.Sponsored by Dollar Bank and produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Three Rivers Arts Festival will take place downtown at Point State Park, Gateway Center and in th...

Pittsburgh’s riverfront plays host to giant rubber duck

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer

September 26, 2013

Pittsburgh’s early autumn days are among its best. The leaves turn into gorgeous myriad colors and the river seems even more pristine than usual. This weekend will surely be no different as pedestrians walking across the bridges downtown this Friday will have a multitude of stunningly beautiful vi...

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