What to see at Three Rivers Arts Festival

Following is a guide to art exhibits and installations at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. Exhibitions are open noon to 8 p.m. daily unless otherwise noted.

A free public reception for the “Juried Visual Art Exhibition” and “The China Express” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Trust Arts Education Center, 805 Liberty Ave. and also at “Portraits of Air,” 709 Penn Gallery, 709 Penn Ave.

Artist Market

Artists, vendors preparing for Arts Festival

Artists and vendors are preparing for Friday's opening of the Three Rivers Arts Festival. (Video by Nate guidry; 6/4/2014)

More than 300 artists selling original, handmade, fine art and crafts, Gateway Center and Point State Park. The artists change several times during the festival run.

‘Juried Visual Art Exhibition’

Fifty-three local artists selected by jurors John Carson, professor and head of the School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University; Nicholas Chambers, curator, The Andy Warhol Museum; and Rachel Delphia, curator, Carnegie Museum of Art; Trust Arts Education Center.

‘The China Express’

Photojournalist Carlan Tapp follows the coal trains from a pit mine in Wyoming to a potential port in Washington state, Trust Arts Education Center. Mr. Tapp will give a free public talk about his work at 1 p.m. Saturday.

‘No Limits’

Sculptures by Alexandre Arrechea that explore the dialogue between art and architecture, part of a series shown in New York recently, Gateway Center (noon to 9 p.m.)


Rose Clancy looks at the ways compostables enter residential waste streams, Point State Park (noon to 6 p.m.)

‘People’s Clothing Archive and Library Initiative No 1: o:ne:ka’ ’

Edith Abeyta explores collectivity, opportunity and labor in her installation using repurposed materials, Portal Bridge Point State Park (noon to 9 p.m.)

‘Before I Die’

Candy Chang asks viewers to think about life and personal aspirations in this global interactive project, Katz Plaza (noon to 9 p.m.).

‘The Occasional Market’

Artist and puppeteer Tom Sarver puts a new spin on the exhibition experience, 707 Penn Gallery, 707 Penn Ave.

‘Portraits of Air’

Susan Goethel Campbell presents the results of 100 air filters handed out during the 2013 festival and exposed throughout the region since then, 709 Penn Gallery, 709 Penn Ave.

‘Complaints Pittsburgh’

The Complaints n’at Choir will perform at several locations throughout the festival beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at the Gateway T Station. Pittsburgh’s inaugural Complaint Choir is part of an international project, Complaint Choirs of the World.

Giant Eagle Creativity Zone

A full schedule of hands-on activities and performance for families and children of all ages in Point State Park. The exhibition “Chutz-Pow! Superheroes of the Holocaust,” organized by the Holocaust Center and Toonseum, premieres here and continues through June 15 (noon to 6 p.m.).


Award-winning poets and educators Jim Daniels and Nancy Krygowski will share their writings from 5:30 to 6 p.m. June 14, Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park. Detroit native Daniels has published 14 books of poems and teaches at CMU. Ms. Krygowski is an instructor at Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council and she teaches poetry workshops in Carlow University’s Madwomen in the Attic writing program.

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