The Union Project

January 11
6 – 8:30 p.m.

Community, cooking and creativity will converge when SOUP N’AT returns to host its 13th quarterly installment in Pittsburgh.

Ready to eat good food and support local art? The slogan Soup is Good Food will take on new meaning at this inventive—and delicious—fundraiser taking place this Sunday in Highland Park. Turning The Union Project into a community meal for a great local cause, SOUP N’AT celebrates homemade cooking and handmade art.

How does it work? Attendees (arrive hungry!) donate $10 and receive a tasty meal of fresh homemade soups, and a ballot to vote for the top art project presented during the event. Diners will sample soups, enjoy live music by Keith Devries/KMFD and review proposals by six different artists before casting a vote for the best project.

The winning proposal is funded directly from proceeds raised at the door. Grants awarded at SOUP N’AT typically range from $500 to $1,000. Documentation of past SOUP N’AT grantees, funded artwork and projects in progress will be on display at the event and online. Past winners include Literacy Arts Boom!, Digital Salad, Bunker Projects, Urban Urchins, Guerrilla Gardening and more.

Funding artists and feeding Pittsburghers one bowl at a time, SOUP N’AT serves as a unique vehicle for raising unrestricted funds for the city’s working artists. With all proceeds benefitting local art, SOUP N’AT also nurtures an engaged community of artists and arts patrons via the age-old and timeless traditions of breaking bread and making conversation.

The Union Project is located at the corner of Stanton and S. Negley Aves. in Highland Park. The event is BYOB. Beer will be available with an additional donation.

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.