Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Citing financial distress, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is taking control of the Three Rivers Arts Festival ahead of the event's 50th anniversary next year. Betsy Momich, Director of Communications for the museums says they've already eliminated the festival's top two administrative positions and will be conducting a review of its finances. Momich is not sure what this means for the festival's independence from the museums in the future. Over the past two years the event has struggled to find a venue as its traditional home at Point State Park has been under construction.