Save the Date, everyone! June 6th and 7th, in East Liberty, the Penn Avenue Arts District and Lawrenceville will be Art Cubed! This will be a celebration of Arts & Culture, music, community pride and neighborhood collaboration!

Beginning the afternoon of Friday, June 6th and running until Saturday night, enjoy the many shops, boutiques, restaurants and more of Lawrenceville with a sidewalk sale stretching Butler and Penn Ave! Also, the Penn Avenue Art District (stretching through Friendship and Garfield) will be opening their many art galleries and studios and offering interactive programming for Unblurred. Come to the Shadow Lounge Friday night for the Unblurred After Party.

Beginning Saturday at noon, East Liberty will be hosting Proud Hood, a celebration of East Liberty’s Arts & Culture, diversity, history, and community connections. History shows us East Liberty is a community of strong character, resilience and soul. After the hardships that East Liberty has gone through in the past, we have reason to be proud that we can come together as a community and share our vibrant, unique cultures. Join residents and patrons for the festivities in East Liberty’s Town Square, surrounding East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC) on Whitfield St, between Penn Ave and Baum Blvd.

Proud Hood Happenings!
From Noon to Four pm.

Social Hall, East Liberty Presbyterian Church
– Youth Talent Showcase, including the Union Project, the Parental Stress Center’s Youth Performing Arts Collective, Visionary Performing Arts Academy, the Lighthouse Project, NAKA Fitness, students and youth from Peabody, CAPA and many more youth performance troops!
– Local Organization and Service Provider Fair offering information and giveaways
Kelly Strayhorn Theater Lobby
– History Showcase (Local Historical Artifacts displayed by the East Liberty Quarter Chamber of Commerce and the East Liberty Historical Society
– Jazz Band performing the music of Mary Lou Williams, local jazz composer and artist
– Viewing of “East Liberty: Mapping Invisible Lines” a film by Trisha Chicka
– “I remember when…” East Liberty video memory log
– Biographies from East Liberty native celebrities
Penn and Whitfield Avenue
– Street Performers including Soloman Steel Pan steel drum band, a sidewalk chalk artist (and space for children to participate), painting and drumming performance art (Chassity Cheatham and company),
– Musical performances from the Gene Stovall Trio and Between Liberties
– Community mural project with the MGR Foundation
– Face painting, balloon figures and caricatures
– City of Pittsburgh’s Roaming Art Cart
– “Lint Puppets” from Cheryl Capezzuti
– Local food and business vendors
– Debut of 206 Project, communication resource for local youth, made by local youth
Former YMCA Building
– Local art display
– Model apartment tour for up-coming Y Lofts
– Hors d’oeuvres
Whole Foods Market
– Free samples of healthy grilling
– Kids’ Craft
– Live or DJ music

From five to seven p.m., enjoy Happy Hour and Dinner specials from participating local restaurants in East Liberty. Also, definitely don’t miss Running Man at the Shadow Lounge Saturday night, the Official Art-Cubed After Party!!

For more information, a map and full listings, visit the website and print out a map!

Art-Cubed is made possible by participation and sponsorship from: Mainstreets Pittsburgh, Penn Avenue Arts Initiative, Lawrenceville Corp, PPND, ELDI, Image Box, Citi Paper, Coldwell Banker, Whole Foods, PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, the Port Authority, Scion, Naktural and Seriendipitty. Thanks for all of the hard work and support!!