10 days of free music + art

Pittsburgh, PAJune 3-12, 2016

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Because the People Want Art!

DSCF2895.JPGOn June 5, Three Rivers Arts Festival begins its 50th run in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.

Over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to pore over programs from Festival’s past and lots has changed. Back in 1960, the American Wind Symphony performed on a barge for the evening’s entertainment. This year we have The Black Keys.

But as much as things have changed, much has stayed the same. Three Rivers Arts Festival’s commitment to bringing quality art (for free!) to Pittsburgh in the form of visual art exhibitions, performances and film screenings, activities for families and kids, live music, and the Artists Market remains unchanged.

Here are the numbers: 10 days. More than 100 individual events and performances. Over 500 artists. Fun and entertainment on a level that cannot be quantified.

And how could I forget – we’re back in Point State Park! After a long hiatus, we’ve returned to the Park. The Dollar Bank Stage will be there, as will the Artists Market (on the weekends) and the ever-popular Children’s Area.

There’s too much going on this year for me to cover in one post, but be sure to explore the rest of this website. We’ve posted all the event information so that you can start planning your Festival experience now. And with all this programming, you just might have to!