Thursday, May 30, 2013

Showcase Noir: Artist and Designer Market

Today's date: May 30, 2013
Media Contacts:  Shaunda Miles, / 412-471-1578
                                Diana Roth, / 412-471-8717

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents

Showcase Noir: Artist and Designer Market
June 8 & 9, 2013
Corner of 8th Street & Penn Avenue
Downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District

Pittsburgh, PA:  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Showcase Noir is an exhibit that celebrates the works of artists and designers of the African Diaspora. 2013 marks the 10th year the Cultural Trust has presented this exhibit showcasing works for sale: paintings, sculptures, photographs, fiber art, jewelry, pottery and art in various mediums, from some of most talented emerging and established artists, both local and national.

The exhibit will be located under a spacious tent at the corner of 8th Street and Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.  Exhibit hours are Saturday, June 8: Noon to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 9: Noon to 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information visit:

 “We are proud to bring Showcase Noir artisans and their fine works, both local and national, to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.  Artists are traveling from New York, Nashville, South Carolina and other cities across the US.  New this year to the Showcase exhibit is featured artist in residence, Al Bright who will have his work on display at 709 Penn Gallery.  The show is titled Abstract Jazz Works.  Art and music will provide an exciting blend of visuals and activity for visitors to enjoy”, comments Janis Burley-Wilson, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement and Director of Jazz Programs with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  The opening reception for Abstract Jazz Works is  May 31st from 6-8pm at 709 Penn Gallery.  There will be an artist talk on Sunday, June 9 at Noon, 709 Penn Gallery.

Showcase Noir will be complimented both days with live entertainment from the stages of the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival.  For a complete schedule visit

Showcase Noir and  Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival are presented in conjunction with theDollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival (June 7-16).

Showcase Noir, Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival and Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival are projects of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  For more information, visit, or call 412-456-6666.

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