Unblurred First Friday Art Crawl is Back in Person!!!

Painted cars, performances, mixed media in windows, neon lights, giant paintings, fiber arts, photography and more! May brings the return of in real life Unblurred First Friday Art Crawl. Spring back into things with some outdoor and socially distance indoor art experiences. Irma Freeman Center for Imagination will have the Fiber Arts Guild from 6:30-9:30 and will be open for walk ins as will The International Children’s Art Gallery. Most Wanted Car Club will be on the Corner of Winebiddle with Art Cars. Spak & Taquitos will both be open for munching. Moving on down you can catch artwork in the windows of multiple locations including Boom Concepts! The Opportunity Fund hosts a curious alien who wants to learn what it means to be an Earth Human. 

FULL LISTING: https://www.pennavenue.org/unblurred


Still not ready to venture out into public? That’s ok you can experience Unblurred online and see performances with the help of this year’s Pittsburgh Fringe! Pittsburgh Glass Center will have a virtual Hot Jams which are an important part of PGC’s history and 20th anniversary celebration.

May 6-9, the Pittsburgh Fringe, one of the first fringes worldwide to go virtual because of COVID last year, is back again for Spring 2021, and still virtual.  This year’s Pittsburgh Fringe will be showcasing over 50 different shows: some local and some from all over the world.  The international flavor this year in part stems from being entirely online, which means artists don’t have to worry about visas and expensive travel.  This means the Pittsburgh Fringe has been able to book many more international shows. This will be an interesting opportunity to see local Pittsburgh artists right alongside shows from around the world.

The virtual performances will be on a wide variety of platforms: Zoom, Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, and even Twitch.  Some performances will be live and interactive through platforms like Zoom, and only happen a few times during the festival; other shows are pre-recorded, and can be watched at any time over Pittsburgh Fringe weekend. A select their prices, so there are free shows, suggested donation shows, and charged shows (mostly $5 and $10, but one $25).  This year none of the artist’s money is going through Pittsburgh Fringe, but it is going STRAIGHT to the artists immediately through their own payment systems.