Tuesday, September 7, 2010

PARK(ing) Day Pittsburgh September 17th, 2010

PARK(ing) Day Pittsburgh

September 17th, 2010

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What is Park(ing) Day?

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day, international event in which artists, designers, activists and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces.

The event is an opportunity to have people think about how important public spaces are and how parks improve our communities. These park installations aim to transform urban environments designed for vehicle use into a communal space for public use.

PARK(ing) spaces come in all sizes and styles. It could be an art installation, interactive demonstration, place to sit, or showcase for urban farming and gardening. A park bench, tree and grass works too! There are countless of imaginative ways to transform a metered parking space. For inspiration, you can view images of previous-year spots at http://parkingday.org/.


South Side Local Development Company
AIA Pittsburgh
Western PA Conservancy
Cultural District
Bloomfield Development Corporation
Lawrenceville United
Whole Foods
East Liberty Development, Inc.
Friends of the Pgh Urban Forest
CMU Architecture Studio
Bike Pittsburgh
Allegheny Commons Initiative
Mattress Factory
The Andy Warhol Museum
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
ARTica Gallery
EDGE Studio
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
Children's Museum
Penn State University
Shaler Elementary School
Chatham University ASLA Club
Washington and Jefferson College
Brandon Ciampaglia
The ToonSeum
Lili Coffee Shop
The Urban Gypsy
Commonwealth Press
Animal Friends
Carnegie Science Center
Chalk for Peace
Artist Image Resource
L'ville Dog Park
Dance on Water: Story Dancing
Nina Marie Barbuto
Gabe Felice
Christina Miller
Suzanne Trenney
Monika Gibson

Another cool thing that's happening this year: two organizations are raising the bar on our PARK(ing) Day events. Come one, come all to the following events where Pittsburgh will celebrate another great day of PARK(ing)...

Kelly Strayhorn Theater After Party Extravaganza, 5PM – 7PM
Get your kicks en route to the Kelly Strayhorn Theater for the PARK(ing) Day After Party Extravaganza! Eat, drink, and play games with Obscure Games Pittsburgh outside and in the theater. If you feel the spirit move, then move with the sweet sound of music that fills the theater. Put the breaks on life and enjoy yourself and the company of others at KST!

Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave, 15206 in East Liberty

Over the Bar (OTB) Bicycle Café Late Night Extravaganza, 7PM – 12AM
Join the folks at OTB and check out their Reduced, Reused and Recycled Bike-Friendly Pedestrian Park. The park will be interactive and fun, featuring creative installations such as bike racks made from recycled bicycle parts, interactive Bikerators (bicycle-powered generators) from Kova Enterprises, as well as several other recycled installations and a bicycle/pedestrian safety educational component. From 5 pm to 12 am, OTB will be offering the Bike Pittsburgh burger, The Bicycle Advocate, for $5 and East End Brewing’s Pedal Pale Ale for $3.

Over the Bar Bicycle Café, 2518 East Carson Street, 15203, in Pittsburgh’s South Side


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The Pittsburgh Art Blog features selected pittsburgh artists and upcoming exhibits with photos from the artists and galleries. since the major press outlets do not go beyond a directory listing of exhibits, blogs are needed to promote pittsburgh artists and their work. the blog also calls attention to the inferiority complex of pittsburgh art and how it's perpetuated by the major players in town. Started on August 20, 2007.pittsburgh area galleries and art venues are listed at the sister site www.PghGalleries.com.the blog and website are volunteer projects from fine art photographer and pittsburgh art advocate rick byerly, www.RickByerly.com.

1 comment:

  1. Polish Hill Park(ing) Day. (this) Friday September 17th, 5-10pm Park yourself, not your car, at 3138 Dobson Street, home of Lili Coffee Shop, Copacetic Comics Company and Mind Cure Records in the heart of Polish Hill. This location will be the one day/night campsite of The Caravan Collective and Lili’s ’67 Safari and featuring musical performances, grub, drinks, art and crazytalk.