Thursday, June 2, 2011

2011 Three Rivers Arts Festival

The Three Rivers Arts Festival begins tomorrow at Point State Park downtown, running through Sunday, June 12.

The entirely free annual event combines visual arts exhibitions and sales with musical performances and artistic interactions.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Festival Coordinator Marguerite Jarrett Marks says the Pittsburgh Symphony will be playing at the Festival for the first time in 34 years on Sunday night. Other notable musicians playing at the festival include the Blind Boys of Alabama, Tom Tom Club, and James McMurtry.

Some visual artists in attendance include James Grashow, who works exclusively with corrugated cardboard, and Showcase Noir, an exhibition and sale of artwork by African American artists and designers.

Marks says the festival has also achieved a LEED Gold certification for its green endeavors.

A complete list of events and installations can be found at the Three Rivers Arts Festival website.

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