The Three Rivers Arts Festival returns to the Cultural District and Point State Park plus more activities can be enjoyed online from home in this year’s Hybrid Model. The Arts Festival Runs from June 4th through June 13th.
There are two ways to enjoy the Three Rivers Arts Festival:
Perennial Pittsburgh favorite The Three Rivers Arts Festival will be open to the public from 1200PM through 800PM every day June 4th through June 13th. The Arts Festival’s main footprint will be in the Cultural District with activities expanding to Point State Park on the weekends. (There will not be any events in Point State Park Mondays through Thursdays.)
The Festival will feature the popular Artist’s Market, both in-person and virtual, the Dollar Bank Main Stage, the Riverside Stage, Indoor Galleries, and Outdoor Art Installations plus Harris @ Home, and Creative Activities.
Under CDC Guidelines people attending the Arts Festival are asked to mask up if they have not been vaccinated (or if you are more comfortable wearing a mask) or to get vaccinated so you do not have to wear a mask. All Arts Festival Staff and Volunteers will be masked regardless of their vaccine status.
The Artist’s Market will have 150 artists on-site plus more virtually. The on-site artists will be at three locations in the Cultural District. The Artist Market locations will be at the Benedum Lot (Penn Avenue & 7th Street), at Trust Oasis (133 7th Street), and at the Allegheny Overlook Pop-up Park (Ft. Duquesne Blvd between 6th & 7th Street). There will be two sessions with new artists in all locations. The first session runs June 4-8. The second session runs June 9-13. Fifty artists will be filling the tents in each session with new artists coming in for the second session. There will be a fourth Artist Market location in Point State Park. It will only be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. There will be two sessions at this location as well. Thirty artists will be in the tents during the first session June 4-6. Thirty new artists will be in the tents for the second session June 11-13. For a list of Artists, check it out here: https://traf.trustarts.org/markets
The Dollar Bank Main Stage will feature performers on June 4-6 and June 11-13. Celisse will be playing the Main Stage on June 4 from 730-900PM. Bassel and the Supernaturals will be playing the Main Stage on June 5 from 730-900PM. Rayland Baxter will be playing the Main Stage on June 6th from 730-900PM. Sugaray Rayford will be playing the Main Stage on June 11 from 730-900PM. Slam Band and Sam will be playing the Main Stage on June 12 from 300-400PM. Caroline Rose will be on the Main Stage on June 12 from 730-900PM. Son Little will be on the Main Stage on June 13 from 730-900PM.
The Riverside Stage is located at the Pop-Up Park on Fort Duquesne Boulevard between Stanwix Street and 7th Street. Concerts will happen 2-3 times a day featuring local artists. There is limited seating plus extra standing room only behind the seating. Social distancing guidelines are in place.
The Indoor Art Gallery Exhibitions are in the Cultural District on Penn and Liberty Avenues. The Wood Street Gallery is at 601 Wood St. The SPACE Gallery is at 812 Liberty Ave, 820 Liberty, 937 Liberty, and 707 Penn with open hours between 12-8 pm daily.
Outdoor Art Installations include Pathways to Joy at the Riverside Stage and Sculptures by Thaddeus Mosley at the EQT Plaza.
Kids Activities will be at the Giant Eagle Creativity Zone at 625 Liberty Avenue. The Zone will host the Sweetwater Center for the Arts on Friday June 4th from 1200-600PM. They will have a take-home watercolor kit. Kidsburgh will be at the Zone Saturday June 5 and Sunday June 6 from 1200-600PM. They will have information and a take home recycled flower art kit. The Sunburst School of Music will be at the Zone on Monday June 7th 1200-600PM. They will have a pre-packaged craft and information about music lessons. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will be in the Zone on Tuesday June 8 from 1200-600PM. They will have dance exhibitions and a take home craft. The Union Project will be in the Zone on Thursday June 10 from 1200-600PM. They will have a take home project based on their “Bugs and Blooms” project. UniSound will be at the Zone on Saturday June 12 from 1200-600PM. They will have a take home “make your own musical instrument from a box” activity. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History will be at the Creativity Zone on Sunday June 13 from 1200-600PM. They will have a creative activity based on science to take home.
Children’s Activities will also be at the EQT Plaza at 625 Liberty Avenue. Buzzword will have a “Discover the Words around You” activity June 5 and June 12 from 100-400PM. The Trust Arts Education Department will have three performing arts events. “Max Found Two Sticks” will be on June 5 from 100-130PM. “Flying Free with Birds” will be on June 12 form 100-130PM. “Giraffes Can Dance” will be on June 12 from 300-330PM.
The Virtual Arts Festival can be enjoyed online and on WYEP (91.3FM).
The Virtual Artists Market will be online at https://traf.trustarts.org/markets . Shop 350 local and national artists via the Virtual Artists Market. Browse through the Market from the safety of your own home. You can preview the artists prior to the Festival. The Virtual Market will live online June 4 at 1200PM through June 13.
Headliner concerts on the Dollar Bank Mainstage can be heard on WYEP at 91.3 FM. Concerts are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 730PM.
The Harris @ Home Film Festival can be viewed on https://traf.trustarts.org/areas/virtual-festival . Films being screened are “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami”, “Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango”, and “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts”. All of the films will be available online June 4 – June 13.
Virtual Kid’s Activities can be found at https://traf.trustarts.org/areas/virtual-festival . The Andy Warhol Museum will have a series of “Making It” videos with online instruction on art and craft projects. Family+FunPittsburgh favorite The Center for Creative Reuse will have a recycled collage project online throughout the Festival. The Center operates a unique art supply store in the Wilkinsburg/Point Breeze section of the City. They sell reused and recycled products artists can use on their artwork. The Queen’s Gambit Chess Institute will be teaching people of all ages how to play chess. All of these events will be available online starting on June 4th at 1200PM. Family+FunPittsburgh highly recommends all of these activities for your Family+Fun.
The Three Rivers Arts Festival runs from June 4th through June 13th. All events are FREE.
Current CoViD Guidelines are: All Staff and Volunteers will be masked regardless of their vaccine status. Unvaccinated Guests must be masked. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated Guests. All guests are asked to respect other guests and maintain social distancing.
The main footprint of the Arts Festival this year is in the Cultural District. The Dollar Bank Main Stage will be at Point State Park. There are NO activities in Point State Park on Mondays through Thursdays.
Guests can also enjoy the Arts Festival at Home with a Virtual experience.