Multiple venues
April 19 – 29
Various times

Where can you cruise the Mon in a beer barge, eat treats from a donut truck, learn the art of embroidery, woodworking and screenwriting and so much more — all in a span of 10 days?

Pittsburgh’s homegrown FULLTIME Festival returns bigger than ever with 20-plus (and counting) distinct events and experiences hosted by the city’s creative entrepreneurs.

From Homewood to Sharpsburg to Allentown — and points in between — artists will swing open the doors to their studios, shops, galleries and warehouses, inviting the public to participate in the creative process firsthand.

Interested in learning a new skill, art form or trade? Ready to try something new and connect with like-minded makers? From an exhibit of rejected logos and a zine-making workshop, to a design date night and a sketchbook hangout, this crowd-sourced fest has an event for everyone.

Sit for your own tintype portrait, be the first to see the 3 Rivers Outdoor Co. shop, build a wooden triangle shelf and attend a talk by Seattle-based illustrator Pam Wishbow. You’ll leave inspired by the DIY vision of Pittsburgh creatives, makers, designers and small business owners.

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Jennifer Baron

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...