Arne Hansen

Artists’ Gallery
ast Friday & Saturday of every month
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Penn Avenue has Unblurred, Downtown has the Gallery Crawl, and now there’s a new way to experience the creative side of Bellevue. Get to know the cozy borough—which sits along the Ohio River about 6 miles northwest of downtown Pittsburgh—when one locally run Artists’ Gallery kicks off its new “Weekend Events Series” on Friday, March 18th.


Free and open to the public, and running on the last Friday and Saturday nights of every month during 2016, each installment will showcase unique pairings of established and emerging artists during exhibitions, opening receptions and special programming all free and open to the public. Featured will be new multimedia works by burgeoning and veteran visual artists, live performances by professional musicians and music students from area colleges, a variety of both published and unpublished poetry and readings by local authors.

Friday’s launch event will feature manipulated and composite images as well as hand-drawn digital paintings by Arne Hansen, along with photography by Gordon Sarti. Attendees will be treated to readings by local comedian, actor and author Tristan Reid, who recently performed at the Moth Grandslam and is currently producing a new performance series featuring local playwrights and screenwriters.

Arne Hansen
Arne Hansen

Head back to the gallery on Saturday, March 19th for readings by multidisciplinary artist, musician and poet Nick Romeo, whose works have been published in The Brentwood Anthology, Uppagus, StreetCake Magazine, Eye Contact and others.

On both nights, the Dante Romito Band will perform live jazz music, and will debut their first instrumental rock single dubbed “Guardian Angel.” Gallery-goers will also meet and mingle with all of the artists, writers and performers, purchase artwork on view and enjoy refreshments.

Located at 31 N. Balph Avenue in Bellevue, the Artists’ Gallery is run by entrepreneur Pamela Russell, who is also founder of the PJR Photography and Studio and works as a business and technology consultant.

Looking for more events? Read our 12 Pittsburgh events not to miss in March feature.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.