Celebrating Pittsburgh Murals

Join The Sprout Fund this Friday, September 30th, to kick off a great weekend full of art activity with the dedication of the Downtown Sprout Public Art mural, The Two Andys, and the opening of the Static Free art showcase.

The mural dedication begins at 5:30pm at the corner of Strawberry Way and Smithfield Street, above Weiner World downtown.

Join community partner Steel City Media and enjoy live music from singer/songwriter Quilla. Listen to words from local leaders and remarks from the artists themselves, Thomas Mosser and Sara Zeffiro, on the impact of this landmark mural.

See map of all murals around Pittsburgh.

For more information about Sprout Public Art, including the schedule of other dedication events, please visit www.publicart.sproutfund.org.

After taking in the new mural, walk a quick block to SPACE Gallery to revel in the sights of Static Free, a contemporary fine art event showcasing the best and most renowned international and regional artists whose works have been directly influenced by urban street culture. See artwork from Calma, Stephen Powers, Tim Kaulen, Other, Delta, Jerry "Joker" Inscoe, Maya Hayuk, Michael D. Walsh, Seak M.A.C., Henry Chalfont, Pablo Aravena, Kwest, Dan Bergeron, Nicholas Ganz, and more.

Opening night will feature performances by Bobbito aka DJ Cucumberslice (Host of ESPN2's "It's the Shoes", VIBE Magazine, Bounce Magazine) and Miguel's Mariachi Fiesta. Throughout the month of October, Static Free will also feature an exhibition of regional artists at Future Tenant Gallery, a symposium of urban-influenced speakers and filmmakers, and a live mural painting on The Eliza Furnace Trail. Visit www.static-free.com for a complete events schedule and information.

Stay late in the Cultural District with the Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl until 9:00pm featuring 16 galleries and locations. More information on these free events can be found at www.pgharts.org.

This Friday night is just the beginning of an exciting fall season for The Sprout Fund! We look forward to seeing you taking part in this incredible weekend of public art, urban street culture, and cultural happenings for young people.
Support for Sprout Public Art and Static Free

The 2005 season of Sprout Public Art is funded in part through the generous support of the Laurel Foundation, The PNC Foundation, Citizens Bank Foundation, Henry L. Hillman Foundation, Multicultural Arts Initiative (MCAI), Novum Pharmaceutical Research Services, PPG Industries Foundation, Henry J. Simonds Foundation, and Juliet Lea H. Simonds Foundation. Support for the Static Free gallery exhibition was provided in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund. Other leading supporters and sponsors of Static Free include the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the A.W. Mellon Trust of the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Multicultural Arts Initiative, Scion, Pabst Brewing Company, and the American Eagle Outfitters Foundation.

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