Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Department of Education and Community Engagement heats up Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District with the free and exhilarating Gallery Crawl on Friday, January 28, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. This lively arts open house showcases an array of activities throughout the Cultural District with an eclectic mix of visual art, dance, music and more.
“There’s no better opportunity to explore the artistic side of Downtown Pittsburgh than during a Gallery Crawl. The Cultural District is the place for bringing people together for socializing and sharing an interest in the arts,” said Kathryn J. Heidemann, Senior Manager of Education and Community Engagement, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
All Gallery Crawl events are free and open to the public. For more information and a map of the Gallery Crawl events, visit or call 412-456-6666. The Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is sponsored by First Commonwealth with media support from City Paper and 91.3fm WYEP.
The following is a line-up of Gallery Crawl highlights and happenings:
Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street
White Light – Black Light
Installations by Finnbogi Petursson and Jan Tichy. U.S. debut of ephemeral installations that contrast digital light projections and ‘natural phenomenology’ over two floors of gallery space.
812 Liberty Avenue
Invites a group of 8+ artists and designers to disseminate innovations in the use of low cost, efficient, or highly durable
approaches to making and living. Guest Curator: Ally Reeves
Music by DJ Slinky
Tito and Exchange Way
Cell Phone Disco
A surface that visualizes the electromagnetic field of an active mobile phone. Several thousand lights illuminate when you make or receive a phone call in the vicinity of the installation.
Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue
Lower Level (Peirce Studio):
Flamenco performance featuring Mir Ali, Jon Bañuelos, Jim Bond, Barbara York, Anjali Soi and Carolina Loyola-Garcia. Special appearance by Phat Man Dee.
2nd FLOOR (Movement Room):
Club Dance Classes w/ Jame’ Elis
Saturday Light Brigade New Year’s Storyboxes
Voices of children as they share hopes for the New Year contained within an original work of art
Tango Experience by Cuidado Tango 
Pittsburgh’s most dangerous tango band, fusing backgrounds in tango, classical and jazz music to create a fresh and unique sound.
Artists Image Resource Archive Exhibition
Archives of prints from print-related projects with professional artists.
Pittsburgh Sketch Crawl: Cheryl Ceol
Sketches created by illustrator Cheryl Ceol during the Pittsburgh Sketch Crawl, a six-hour drawing marathon in Downtown’s scenic plazas.
929 Liberty
Handmade Arcade Craft Night!
Learn how to upcycle some of your old tees into something purposeful, or create your very own unique button.
Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh Filmmakers presents short films by local filmmakers looping throughout the evening.
Shaw Galleries
805 Liberty Avenue
Keepsake from the Cloud
Eight reproductions from the collection housed in The British Library.
707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue
Transmission: Work by Ian Brill
An immersive environment that relies on light and sound to remark on the recursive relationship we share with technology, while in pursuit or avoidance of enlightenment.
709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue

After the Sky Has Fallen
A site-specific installation by Jill Larson, artist and founder of Fe Gallery. 
Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts
808 Liberty Avenue
Culinary Sculptures
Various sugar and tallow sculpture pieces created by PCI faculty. Hot food and beverages prepared by PCI students available for $1-$1.50
937 Liberty Avenue
Unexpected Materiality
A series of interactive table surfaces built with obtainable materials and technologies. Thoughtful integration of material properties and a variety of sensing and actuation mechanisms creates unexpected material experiences.
3rd FLOOR:
Pittsburgh Gospel / Roots
Work of Hill District artist & Octogenarian Lula Smith on display, plus an indigenous sacred musical encore performance collaboration between Deryck Tines of Pittsburgh Gospel and Elie Kihonia of Afrika Yetu at 8pm.
Liberty (Window)
Moxie dada: Boundless
Beginnings and first steps, impressions for a lifetime
971 Liberty (2nd floor gallery space)
Moraccan Magic
Featuring ‘Organic Mixed Media’ paintings by Jill Lena Ford, created using natural materials and inspiration gathered on a recent trip to Morocco. 
August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Avenue
In My Father’s House, Sculptures by Thaddeus G. Mosley; Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix; Bridging the Blood: Your Blood Line is Mine and other exhibitions on display
Future Tenant
819 Penn Avenue
Acid Rain: A Plague Upon the Waves
Curated by Jerstin Crosby, a group show of video artists who have been featured on Crosby’s cable access show entitled Acid Rain
Northside Urban Pathways Gallery
914 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh Portraits
Student self portraits inspired by famous Pittsburgh artists with visiting artist Leslie Ansley, made possible by a grant from Pittsburgh Council on the Arts.  
Music by Sounds of Steel
Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 Gallery
111 Ninth St.
Recent artwork by Pittsburgh CAPA visual art department students.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200
Work by Pittsburgh-based artists. Come enjoy light refreshments, see the art, and meet the artist(s) up close and personal.
Katz Plaza
655 Penn Avenue
First Commonwealth Hospitality Spot
Complimentary glow sticks, Starbucks refreshments and more courtesy of First Commonwealth
Live music by Joy Ike 5:30-7:30
Katz Plaza
7th St. and Penn Avenue
Steel Town Fire
Pittsburgh’s premier Fire Art performance group will wow the crowd with their graceful dancing & intricate moves on poi, snakes, swords & other burning props. 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm
Arthur Murray Dance Studio**
136 Sixth Street
Ballroom Dance Lessons
7:30 Cha Cha, 8:00 Tango, 8:30 Swing
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Lead Sponsor: First Commonwealth, Other Sponsors: City Paper, WYEP 91.3 FM, Kreider Printing
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All locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted.