Monday, June 22, 2009

Roof Top Party Held by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Contact: Veronica Corpuz, 412-471-6082

Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh 2009
Rooftop Party Celebrates the Impact of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust on the Downtown Landscape for 25 years
Friday, July 17, 2009, 9:00 pm – Midnight (VIP Party beginning at 8:00 pm)
Rooftop of Theater Square, in the Heart of the Cultural District
PITTSBURGH – Everything you need to mix up a spectacular night takes place high above the city streets in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. Enjoy a beautiful summer evening while celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and its impact on the Downtown landscape, at Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Partners Board presents the third annual summer party on top of the Theater Square Garage (Seventh Street and Penn Avenue in the heart of the Cultural District, downtown) from 9:00 pm until midnight, immediately following the Trust’s summer Gallery Crawl held from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm. “This is a wonderful evening to celebrate what the arts mean to Pittsburgh, the vitality of the Cultural District, and this important milestone in The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s history,” says Lisa Newman, Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh 2009 Chair.
Tickets for Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh are now on sale. Prices are $35 for Trust members, $50 for non-members who will also receive a one-year Partners Membership with the purchase of a ticket and $100 for access to the VIP reception, beginning at 8 pm. VIP ticket holders will enjoy exclusive pre-party festivities featuring special entertainment, food by Eleven and complimentary parking at the Theater Square Garage.
Guests will enjoy a unique evening with a celestial ambiance conceptualized by artist and event architect, Thommy Conroy. Back by popular demand is Bricolage Production Company with their sensorial journey Mission: Delight. Art to create and explore, cosmic readings, dancing and music delivered by DJ Edgar Um are some of the evening’s entertainment. Refreshments will be provided by Absolut, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, August Henry’s City Saloon, Backstage Bar, Barefoot Wines, Bossa Nova, CafĂ© Zao, The Capital Grille, Dozen, F. Tambellini’s Ristorante, Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company and MolsonCoors Brewing Company, GIVE Water & GIVE Energy, Mahoney’s Restaurant, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, Melange Bistro Bar, Palazzo Ristorante, Seviche and Sonoma Grille.
Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh is also the part of a 25-week celebration of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 25th Anniversary. Founded in 1984, the Trust has led the way for the creation and ongoing development of Pittsburgh’s award-winning Cultural District. Utilizing the arts as a means for transforming a formerly blighted downtown area, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust today welcomes over a million visitors annually to thousands of performances, gallery exhibitions and community events.
In addition to Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh, the Trust presents the PNC Broadway Across America – Pittsburgh series; Pittsburgh Dance Council; Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater; First Night Pittsburgh and Three Rivers Arts Festival among other events. Additionally, the Trust owns and operates Theater Square and the Cabaret at Theater Square; the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts; Byham, O’Reilly, and Harris Theaters; Wood Street Galleries; SPACE, a visual arts gallery at 812 Liberty Avenue; 707 and 709 Penn Galleries; and 937 Liberty, a multipurpose performance and exhibit space, among other downtown arts facilities.
Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh is presented with generous support from sponsors UPMC,, ALCO Parking Corporation and McCory & McDowell, LLC.
For a more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit or call the Box Office at Theater Square at 412-456-6666.

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