I am really excited to write about Flux. I had a really hard time deciding on a subject for this post. Here are some of the titles that didn’t make it:
- Saturday Night, Alright Alright (I am really not an Elton John Fan)
- One Big Ball of Pittsburgh Fun (I didn’t want you think that Flux requires you to wear a ball gown)
- Flux is Fun (Sounds too much like a promo for the Children’s museum, Flux is was more fun than the Children’s museum).
What is Flux?
A great big party/art show/concert that highlights a neighborhood in Pittsburgh.
This Saturday (June16, 2007) Flux is Downtown. I have attended some of the previous Flux events of years past and I also attended the most recent Flux in Braddock was awesome. Tons of amazing people, art, music, conversation – everything from sculpture to film.
If you are one of those people who feels like Pittsburgh is always the same (if you read IheartPGH occasionally I hope you still donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think like that) then you must attend this event.
FLUX is going Green!
FLUX is making the investment to go Ã¢â‚¬Å“greenÃ¢â‚¬Â? and has contracted with Restorative Events to make the events the Ã¢â‚¬Å“greenestÃ¢â‚¬Â? in Pittsburgh. To kick-off the initiative at FLUX 15, Restorative Events has ensured that every waste related item used at FLUX is recycledÃ¢â‚¬â€?every cup and bottle, as well as some of the installations, will be collected and taken to a recycling center. Wristbands and paper products are made from 100% recycled paper and soy-based inks were used for marketing materials. As always, FLUX supplies locally made beer from Penn Brewery and has historically been a champion of adaptive re-use Ã¢â‚¬â€?creatively using old structures for new purposes. In addition, FLUX encourages attendees to use alternate and public transportation and is sponsoring a bike valet service hosted by Bike Pittsburgh for FLUX 15.
Free Bike Valet / partnership with Bike Pittsburgh
FLUX is sponsoring Bike Valet service that will be managed by Bike Pittsburgh and will allow attendees to ride their bike and park it in a safe, secure, monitored in-door space for the evening. The Bike Valet will be located on Smithfield, just across the street from the event entrance, at the former site of the Barnes & Noble. The service is FREE to all FLUX attendees.
Spatial design by local architecture + design firm SO-AD
FLUX has teamed up with local architects and designers David Burns and Jason Morris of SO-AD to develop an interior space plan, improve the visitor experience and enhance the architectural uniqueness of the event location.
New wine sponsor!
In addition to yummy beer from Penn Brewery, red & white wine will now be available at FLUX from Barefoot Wines via a sponsorship with the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Beer will be $2 a bottle. Wine $3 dollars a cup.