Three Rivers Arts Festival

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Three Rivers Arts Festival
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Chris Hillman performing at the Three Rivers Arts Festival on June 16, 2004.
Genreall types
DatesJune
Location(s) Flag of the United States.svg Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Years activeSince 1959
Founded byThe Women's Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art in cooperation with a cross section of Pittsburgh business and cultural leaders.
Website Three Rivers Arts Festival homepage

Three Rivers Arts Festival is an outdoor music and arts festival held each June in the Downtown district of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. [1] The festival features live music and performance art, as well as visual art and vendors who sell their wares. The event is centered in Point State Park.

Founded in 1960 by the Women's Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art, the festival has presented more than 10,000 visual and performing artists. Stage performances have included Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Phillip Glass, Steven Reich, Smokey Robinson as well as literary legends Allen Ginsberg and Spalding Gray. [2]

Since 2015, the CREATE festival has been part of the Three Rivers Arts Festival. [3]

Most outdoor events were cancelled in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and some have gone virtual.

The Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, located at 937 Liberty Avenue, is a year-round extension of the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

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References

  1. "Three Rivers Arts Festival: A timeline" . Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  2. "ImaginePittsburgh.com : Explore : Three Rivers Arts Festival". imaginepittsburgh.com. Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  3. "Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Arts Festival announces lineup, new features". Pittsburgh City Paper. Retrieved 2016-05-24.