Are you a ‘buy local’ person? Did you ditch the big box stores and shop small for this holiday season? If so, then you get a gold star! Buying local is investing in your community. It’s taking your hard-earned cash and giving it to your neighbor. That transfer of money doesn’t go out of town; it stays right here in Pittsburgh.
But, shopping small is not be the only way to support your favorite local business. There is now a way to ‘invest local!’
We spoke with Ken Martin, Co-founder of Honeycomb Credit, to learn about the struggles small businesses… Read the rest
Pittsburgh artist Alexi Morrisey is in the final 2 weeks of funding for his Kickstarter project for “Have You Seen Me? A Memorial to Slavery.” One of the reasons I think this project is worth a look is that it brings together several different types of story telling medias – milk bottles, advertising, oral history – to tell a story.
One of the many interesting things about this project is that it uses the 1980’s “kid on the milk carton” to create a memorial to slavery:
By putting the faces of real slaves on hand-crafted, archival, milk bottles, we are… Read the rest
Looking for something to do this weekend? Our friends at Treading Art are recommending the Obscure/Reveal Opening at James Street Gallery.
The space is amazing, the people are great and the work is contemporary. Learn up close what it means to be an encaustic painter (hint: hot wax is involved) by viewing the work of ten dynamic artists.
James Gallery @ 413 S Main St – West End
6-9pm // FREE
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Treading Art has been putting together an amazing list of weekend events around Pittsburgh. Each week we will highlight one of those events here on IheartPGH and link you back over to Treading Art’s weekly events post.
This weeks Treader’s Choice event:
Saturday, June 15th
Penn Avenue Arts in Motion
Celebrate the East End and all the changes the Penn Avenue Arts District has made and those to come! Learn about current Penn Ave dwellers, what’s in store and explore some music, art and “I Made It! Market.”
Penn Ave Arts District @ 4800-5500 Penn Ave – Garfield
12-6pm//FREE, but… Read the rest
Just wanted to share this beacuse it is beautiful and cool.
Karen M. Oleary has created this amazing handcut map of Pittsburgh – available in the StudioKMO Esty shop for $500.
While $500 is a little out of our price range, she also has a nice print of Pittsburgh here.
The blog A Little Etsy Love has a contest running right now – leave a comment with your favorite item from the StudioKMO Etsy shop and you can win a city print. Check out the contest here (enter before Jan 12, 2012).… Read the rest