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Visual arts abound at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. daily unless otherwise noted. Here's where you can find it. For more details and full schedule, go to

Artist Market

More than 300 fine art and fine craft artists will exhibit in Gateway Center and Point State Park daily, with additional booths added along Penn Avenue Saturdays and Sundays. New artists will arrive Friday and Saturday of this weekend and June 12, 14, and 15 for varying lengths of stays.

Juried Visual Art Exhibition

Three jurors selected 50 works by 38 regional artists in a range of media. Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Ave., 4th floor (accessible).

Flight School Visual Art Exhibition

Work by 35 participants in the Pittsburgh Flight School Fellowship. Education Center, 3rd floor.

'Confluence: New Works'

Member show by the 78-year old Pittsburgh organization Society of Sculptors. 937 Liberty Ave., 2nd floor, accessible.

Abstract Jazz Works

Abstract expressionist paintings made while artist Al Bright listened to jazz. The artist will be at the gallery, 709 Penn Ave., at noon Saturday.

Giant Eagle Creativity Zone

Fun and creative immersion for all ages with craft demonstrations, art making activities and performance.

The Creativity Stage features child-geared performance Saturdays and Sundays ranging from puppets to hip-hop and step routine.

This weekend the Union Project demonstrates wheel-thrown pottery from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Pittsburgh Glass Center demos flameworking from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Try your hand at glass or tile mosaics, body art, and nature crafts (hours and days vary).

Learn about "yarn bombing" and the Knit the Bridge project with Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, or renew recyclables with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, noon to 6 p.m. daily. Build a boat from recycled materials and enter it in a contest with Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

From noon to 6 p.m. join in a Mouth Music performance with vocalist and beatboxer Mike Why (Saturday), or a communal artwork with Alison Zapata and Christina Muzzie (Sunday).

And don't skip the bike-themed Dream Cycle Tent where from noon to 6 p.m. daily you can take your bike to a photo booth then cover it with sticker art by Ferocious Ostrich Helmets, learn about bike science from the Carnegie Science Center, and check out bike-inspired photography. Also this weekend make spin art with a bike and create bookmarks and buttons (hours vary).


Check the new daily theme and respond with a 140-character poem or observation using hashtag #TRAFPT. The festival will retweet the best, from noon to 9 p.m. daily.

Guided Walking Tours

Tours of Cultural District public art will be given at 2 p.m. daily and also at 4 p.m. weekends. Meet at festival Information Tent, Gateway Center. A tour of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center public art will be given at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Meet in the East Lobby.


Post-Gazette art critic Mary Thomas: or 412-263-1925.


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