Three Rivers Arts Festival leaves The Point for Pittsburgh’s Cultural District

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival leaves Point State Park and moves entirely into Pittsburgh’s cultural district.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced that due to new rules and regulations for park use issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the site is no longer available for the annual 10-day celebration of the arts. .

Scheduled from June 3 to 12, the 63rd annual festival will be centered around a pop-up park and stage at Eighth Street and Penn Avenue.

“While we will miss the iconic setting of Point State Park, we are also thrilled to further showcase our beautiful, world-renowned Cultural District,” said Kevin McMahon, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

The location change provides an opportunity to introduce visitors to the city center and benefit local merchants, he added.

“Pittsburgh is the best example of a city coming back — in 35 years, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has shown how the arts can be used as a tool for urban revitalization,” McMahon said. “Our return to in-person arts events last year after an 18-month closure has helped this revitalization.”

The festival will remain free to visitors and its signature components will remain intact, including 10 musical headliners from the Dollar Bank Mainstage, the Artists’ Market with over 300 artistic shops and vendors, food, vendors, public art exhibits, and exhibits in four visual arts from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. galleries.

More than 400 local, regional and national artists will present works in various forms.

“Our neighbors in the Cultural Quarter will be open and presenting events throughout the festival,” said Sarah Aziz, Director of Festival Management at the Trust.

The musical headliners will be announced on April 20, and the remaining roster of local and regional artists will be unveiled in May. For information, visit trustarts.org or connect with @CulturalTrust on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Shirley McMarlin is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@triblive.com or via Twitter .

James C. Tibbs