Made in Pittsburgh: Gandy Bars

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A Gandy Bar, is definitely not a candy bar - but is a whole lot of fun.  A Gandy bar is a three stringed instrument that is a cross between a dulcimer and a guitar.  Each gandy bar is made by hand by Gad and Andy right here in Pittsburgh. You can purchase a complete  Gandy Bar or a kit to make your own Gandy Bar at home. Visit www.GandyBar.com to purchase or stop my the IMadeIt Market today (Saturday, May 24, 2014 - apologies to our email readers who might not see this post till the … [Read more...]

Polish Hill’s Annual Arts Festival this Sunday

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What could be a better way to beat the Sunday blues than heading over to Polish Hill for its annual arts festival? Started in 2008, the festival features crafters, food trucks, and live music. There will be over 30 vendors present, and these aren’t your rinky-dink, run of the mill crafts. Polish Hill Arts Festival posted “previews” of the some vendors, and they are selling truly unique and beautiful art (including the previously featured John the Craftist). From wall art to silver jewelry, the … [Read more...]

Cultural District’s Gallery Crawl Tonight

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Looking for something to do tonight? Want to do something free? Want to culture yourself? Impress your friends with newfound knowledge of artistry? (Maybe that last part’s just me.) Come join other partons of the arts at the Cultural District’s free quarterly Gallery Crawl. The crawl runs tonight, Friday, July 12th, from 5:30-9 p.m., and participants can start from any of the many locations. There is so much going on at the crawl tonight, but I’ll include some unique highlights here. There’s … [Read more...]

Knit the Bridge is still looking for neighborhoods! Are you one of them?

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Knit the Bridge has been hard at work prepping to yarn bomb the Andy Warhol Bridge starting August 10th until September 8th. According to their website, “Knit the Bridge is a vision for a grassroots, community-led arts project that would bring the many diverse communities of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania together to create a large-scale, aesthetically stunning, fiberarts installation on a bridge in downtown Pittsburgh.” As of right now, Pittsburgh neighborhoods are at 80% … [Read more...]

Steel of the Week: Yinzer Bingo

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This week’s featured Steel of the Week is Yinzer Bingo by John the Craftist. Seen at Boutique 208, you are sure to get a kick out of this unique bingo card if you are from the Pittsburgh area. All the spaces on the card are relevant to the area, such as “Road Work”, “Pothole”, “Terrible Towel”, “Big Ben Jersey”, with some of the more culturally unique ones being ”Pgh Left”, “Jean Shorts”, “Confusing Intersection”, “80s Bangs”, and “Jagoff". John the Craftist’s products mostly consist of … [Read more...]