Soup N’at Returns to the ‘Burgh
Last May, Pittsburgh’s Soup N’at reluctantly announced their hiatus due to a “massive collision of random pressing things”, according to their website. Now, the art-and-soup liaison is kicking off 2015 by gracing the PGH art scene with their return!
On Jan. 11, Soup N’at will host their first event since 2013 at Union Project in Highland Park from 6-8:30PM. This Sunday’s Soup N’at event will cost patrons $10 in exchange for a bowl of soup, live music and art, and a ballot. If soup’s not your thing, rumor has it there is a ton of additional donated food. Feel free to BYOB, as well!
As funds are collected from these donations, artists perform and pitch ideas to attendees in hopes of receiving their ballot at the end of the night. The largely unique thing about Soup N’at is their immediate turnaround — at the end of the event, the winning artist walks away, cash in hand, ready to begin the project they pitched. Grants awarded typically range from $500-$1000 based on attendance.
Whether you’re an artist looking for inspiration, a lover of art, or simply a community member, Soup N’at is a diverse and distinctive experience that flourishes Pittsburgh’s luminescent art scene. To find out more about the event and the organization, you can visit Soup N’at’s website, or sundaysoup.org.