Kim Beck

Kayak Pittsburgh North Shore
June 24 (sold-out)
5—7 p.m.

Pittsburgh has been touted as a top outdoor adventure destination by everyone from National Geographic to Outside Magazine, and the city’s “massive public art presence” was recently showcased in The Washington Post.

This Saturday the two will come together during a unique public program co-hosted by the Office of Public Art and Venture Outdoors.

Enjoy a late afternoon paddle along Pittsburgh’s scenic rivers and celebrate the first weekend of summer as you experience outstanding works of public art from a brand new vantage point.

Paddle downstream to Carnegie Science Center to see R.M. Fischer’s Langley Observatory Clock, and along the way, check out Kim Beck’s mural, Adjutant, located below the Fort Duquesne Bridge.

The tour concludes at Andrea Polli’s breathtaking installation, Energy Flow, which illuminates the Rachel Carson Bridge with 27,000 wind-powered LED lights. Commissioned to celebrate the 2016 Pittsburgh Bicentennial, the innovative work of environmental art uses vertical wind turbines and an energy microgrid to power the dazzling and dynamic patterns of light.

Open to all ages, the tour starts at Kayak Pittsburgh next to PNC Park.

Please note: As of June 22, this event is sold-out. To be added to the waiting list, please call 412-391-2060 x237.

For more events, go here.

Jennifer BaronEvents & Jobs Editor

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.