Pittstarter – A Gentle Demolition of The House of Gold

house of gold before and afer

Update 9/24 – Just 24 hours left til the Kickstarter deadline and the artist needs to raise $12,000.  Click here to go directly to the Kickstarter page for the House of Gold. I learned about the House of Gold project over the summer and I wanted to share this Kicstarter project that only has a […]

Pitt-starter – Meet Pittsburgh Artist Robert Qualters

Robert Qualters - Penn Station Rotunda, 2006, acrylic and collage on canvas, 42x48"

Pitt-starter is our occasional series of posts about Kickstarer and other crowdfunding projects that are of interest to the Pittsburgh community. You can check out previous Pitt-starter posts here. I am very excited to share this Kickstarter project with you.  First, because I think this is a great chance to learn about a Pittsburgh artist […]

A Souper Pitt-Starter: Warhol’s Soup Cans in the Nude


While this project wasn’t created by a Pittsburgher, it is certainly a very Pittsburgh project.  I came across this project on the Kickstarter tumblr blog last week. The artist Lindsey Wholman is from Boulder, Colorado but she has a thing for Andy Warhol’s soup cans.  She has already met her fundraising goal but the video […]

Pitt-starter: Steel Town – A Film About the Homestead Steel Strike

“Captain Heinde emerges from the barge and steps onto the gangplank.” –pg. 17 of Steel Town

I love this Kickstarter project and I hope you will take a minute to watch their intro video.  Steel Town is a film about the Homestead Steel strike in 1892.  This strike led to a violent battle and in the end 12 people were killed.  The Homestead Steel strike had major implications for the labor movement […]

Four Awesome Pittsburgh Projects That Need Your Support


Here are three amazingly awesome crowd-funding projects by some of my favorite Pittsburghers and my current project that are looking for some crowd-funded support.  I know each of these projects creators personally and I think all of these are great projects for Pittsburgh.  Check out some of  the great thank-you perks for supporting each projects. […]