Dahntahn from mrdestructicity’s photostream; Circular from David Bennett’s photostream; Maxo Vanka Murals, Millvale – 4 from the justified sinner’s photostream; and …Wigle Whiskey from imadeitpgh’s photostream — all images displayed under a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0)

Treading Art is a Pittsburgh-based business and online cultural resource which provides a curated guide to our city. Their “Discover Pittsburgh” is a free and open to the public program of events that highlight our region’s cultural resurgence. From October 3rd through October 7th, you can take their lead and discover the many treasures to be found in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Downtown, East Liberty and Lawrenceville, and in Millvale, PA.

Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, October 3rd, 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Pop-Up Lounge
Where: Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood Street, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (map)
What: Experience locally-made artisan furniture, DJ tunes, artist video installations, and cocktails and dessert.

Saturday, October 5th, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
East Liberty Round-Up
Where: Start at intersection of Penn Ave & Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (map) Itinerary & full map here.
What: Meet some entrepreneurs who are bringing new vibrancy to the neighborhood while enjoying live Rustbelt Americana music, a whole pig roast, glass blowing demonstrations, drum circles, olive oil tastings, plus many, many other community performances and events.

Sunday, October 6th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open Artist Studios Brunch
Where: Radiant Hall, 4514 Plummer Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (map)
What: Mingle with some of Pittsburgh’s most talented artists in the East End’s creative neighborhood of Lawrenceville. Includes light fare, afternoon sangria, acoustic music, and the opportunity to purchase art.

Monday, October 7th, 10:00 am & 11:30 am
Tour of the Maxo Vanka Murals
Where: St. Nicholas Croatian Cathloic Church, 24 Maryland Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209 (map)
What: Explore a truly unique slice of Pittsburgh history and learn about the devoted artist responsible for the landmark Millvale murals. The works are acclaimed for their technique, unusual subject matter for a church commission, modern restoration, and relevance to today’s political and social climate.

For detailed information, please visit Treading Art’s website here and get out and Discover Pittsburgh!


DSC_0688, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Thomas Marks’photostream


Nuns and Steelworkers, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from SchultzLabs’photostream