Local Artists present Dream City Art Walk in Wilkinsburg

Published On June 24, 2016 | By Cassie Majewski | The Arts

dreamcityThis July, Wilkinsburg will share its best local artwork with the public in a day-long, free art walk. After a successful inaugural festival in 2015, over 40 new and returning artists are excited to share their work throughout the art-centric community.

Currently, the festival is confirmed to take place at 12 different sites, all within walking distance, and attendees will be provided with a detailed map.

Dream City Art participant Dee Briggs describes the Wilkinsburg festival as “completely artist driven.” Her studio, a converted 1911 firehouse, is among the sites.

Below are a few more must-see artists at this year’s Dream City Art:

Bob Zillerziller

Ziller has spearheaded many collaborative art projects across the city, fondly named “painting parties.” Some of his previous works include “Field of Warhol Flowers”—a mural painted by thousands of Pittsburgh residents—and his current project, “A Blues for The Block,” which will take up the entire 800 block of Penn Avenue with painted wooden boards on vacant storefronts.

theperfecteggBrittany DeNigris

DeNigris plays experimentally with ephemeral sculptures, demonstrations/actions, and video, focusing on the idea of place and location as active participants in her art. An example of her work from the last year is “The Perfect Egg,” which you can check out here.

 

Carin Mincemoyermincemoyer

Mincemoyer is a sculptor and installation artist utilizing unconventional materials in her work. “I am particularly interested in the contrasting set of desires that we often expect the ‘natural,’ or non-human, world to fulfill,” Mincemoyer writes in her artist’s statement. She has previously worked with Styrofoam and plastic packaging, among other projects in the area.

For a full list of participating artists, be sure to check out the website.

Named in honor of ‘Dream City,’ an early 1900s amusement park in Wilkinsburg, Dream City Art is bound to be a one-of-a-kind experience.

In addition to the exhibits, there will be live performances by local musicians at the Village at Pennwood; flash fiction; poetry readings at 801 Rebecca Avenue; and, for when you get hungry, food trucks scattered throughout the Borough.

Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, full day of art, happening Saturday, July 16 from 12-5PM!

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