Three Rivers Arts Festival

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

January 10 
10 – 11:30 a.m.

June in Pittsburgh is synonymous with the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival (TRAF). For 55 years and counting, the iconic locally produced event has animated Point State Park, Gateway Center and the Cultural District with world-class arts programming that draws hundreds of thousands of patrons.

So how can you be a part of it? Calling all artists to a special information session and mixer that will highlight new opportunities for getting involved in TRAF.

Join staff from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust—producers of TRAF—for a unique mixer and discussion session taking place at the Greater Pittsburgh Art Council.

Meet the TRAF team, learn about the many new opportunities for individual artists during the upcoming 2015 festival and mingle with fellow artists and arts professionals. Find out what’s in store for TRAF’s 56th installment, how you can showcase and sell your original artwork and get up to speed on the festival’s approaching deadline for visual and performing artists.

This year, TRAF’s Artist Market, Juried Art Exhibition and Special Projects will take inspiration from the theme of UNSEEN/UNHEARD. Exploring and validating narratives and voices that are often not heard, or that are marginalized, TRAF programming will include topics such as historical and colonial narratives, social justice issues, homelessness, mental illness and emerging art.

Open to visual and performing artists of all backgrounds and disciplines, the interactive information session will also include refreshments. The event is free, but registration is strongly recommended, as space is limited. The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council is located at 810 Penn Avenue, on the 7th floor.

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.