Diana Roth, Senior Communications Manager, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Roth@TrustArs.org / 412-471-8717
Complete programming schedule, visit: TrustArts.org/TRAF
2017 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
Point State Park / Gateway Center/ Cultural District
HIGHLIGHTS: MUSIC, ART, PERFORMANCE
Hippo Campus (+ Pet Clinic),
Las Cafeteras (+ Meeting of Important People), (91.3 WYEP Day)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra ,
Sean Rowe, + Birds of Chicago,
Beats + Bars featuring Choo Jackson, HollyHood, Billy Pilgrim, Pirate Gang, Track Meet, Hubbs, + DJ Selecta,
Dawes (+ The Accidentals),
Sarah Jarosz + Fruition (), (Also part of Bluegrass Day supported by Colcom Foundation)
St. Paul and the Broken Bones (+ The Commonheart),
Performances will be held
Opening weekend will feature an event unlike anything seen before in Pittsburgh with Blue Lapis Light. The aerial dance company will extend boundaries and defy edges in their Pittsburgh premiere dance performance, presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Dance Council. This site-specific performance will be a completely original piece choreographed specifically for the Fifth Avenue Place façade. The spectacle is free to attend, with performances taking place at on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd.
|The Light Princess|
A performance showcasing dancers from Boston and Pittsburgh in a mosaic of dance styles. Featuring artists based in Pittsburgh and Boston, Tracks // where will dance take you? provides a platform for esteemed dance artists to share a mosaic of dance styles including modern, contemporary, street, ballet, and dance theater. Tracks provides a path for growth outside of home cities and is designed to support dance makers and presenters in various stages of career development - in turn, celebrating some of the industries freshest works and stakeholders. Tracks is a sister city collaboration between Green Street Studios of Cambridge, MA and artist manager Jessica Marino (JAMpress management) of Pittsburgh, PA.
from The returning TRAF Dance Battle will include two competition formats in 2017. There will be 1v1 All Styles (open to any dance style) and 1v1 Breaking (Bboys and Bgirls only). Open cyphers and registration will take place from . All Styles prelims will begin at and Breaking Prelims will begin at .
Funded by Colcom and Laurel Foundation“Coloring life and making people smile,” the Umbrella Sky Project was born in Águeda, Portugal in 2012, developed by the creative agency Sextafeira Produções. The sky of floating umbrellas is the strong element of this project--a simple idea that brings life and protection to public spaces and events.
Point State Park, OverlookTidal is a geofeedback installation that bridges the gap between waterbodies outside and inside us. Find yourself underneath a suspended storm of metal and fabric clouds, illuminated with hundreds of LEDs. In the center stands a bowl full of clear water, reacting gently to the flow of the river. The lights within the installation mimic the motion of Pittsburgh's three rivers in realtime, pulling from tidal data and creating an enchanting sense of union to the watercycle, but trace your fingers inside the bowl of water and watch as you start to stir up a storm. The LEDs react to the flow of water created by your movement.
Allegheny River Walk
Allegheny River WalkTake a Seat! is an interactive installation of movable chairs on the riverfront and the latest chapter in Riverlife's 'to be determined' series under the Fort Duquesne Bridge. Twenty-five lightweight movable chairs are equipped with a GPS locator to record their locations and movements under the bridge and into Point State Park. Find a chair, move it to your favorite riverfront spot during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, take a seat, and enjoy the view! Snap a pic and tag it online with #TakeaSeatPGH and track the chairs' journey at RiverlifePGH.org.
Established in 2002, the Emerging Artist Scholarship Program of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festivalprovides individuals with little to no experience exhibiting in festivals the opportunity to take an important first step towards a future in fine art and craft shows. The program supports the growth and longevity of fine arts and fine crafts in the Pittsburgh region with a special devotion to introducing new art forms to the Festival and new audiences to emerging artists. Applications will begin again in the fall 2017, for the 2018 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. Festival goers will have an opportunity to meet the 2017 Emerging Artists and see their works on display within the Artist Market locations. One of the Festival’s Emerging Artist’s from last year’s Scholarship Program was Nathan Doverspike. Nathan returns this year to the Festival as one of the artist participants with works on view at 937 Liberty Avenue.