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Arts on the Porch for AWCommunity Day

Free, Family-Friendly Arts Celebration with Live Performances, Art Demonstrations, Crafts, & More!

About this event

Join the August Wilson African American Center and Hazelwood Local on RIDC’s Mill 19 South Porch for a FREE day celebrating the Arts.

AWCommunity Day is a family-friendly event that features local vendors, artisans, performers, bites & sips, and community camaraderie. Come join them in this unique space to enjoy live music, theater, art, and more!

October’s event will include performances by:

  • 12:00 PM: YMCA Lighthouse Project Alum
  • 1:00 PM: DeMaskus Theater Company
  • 2:00 PM: Yoga with Quest the Yogi
  • 2:30 PM: Savannah Shantell
  • 3:15 PM: FLOW Band
  • 12:00pm – 4:00 PM: “Live Painting” with Cue Perry & Tunes from DJ KB

*Accessibility considerations: ASL interpreter provided. The performance area of the event is concrete and wheelchair accessible. The vendor and food spaces are packed gravel and grass.

Live art demonstrations and hands-on activities:

Food and Retail Vendors:

  • Rashod X. Brown – painter
  • Celeta Hickman – jewelry, cards, & more
  • Donna Lee McCallum – custom cards
  • Cherish La’More – jewelry, candles, sage, & herbal teas
  • Off Route Art – paintings & prints
  • Ashtree Meadows Art – wood burns & dried flowers
  • White Whale Bookstore – books & prints
  • All Hail the Hips – clothing
  • Desi Wiley Art – resin & clay art
  • Sheila Squillante – paintings
  • Foxy Frans Food Truck
  • Sips Mobile Bar
  • Hazel Grove Brewery
  • Community Kitchen PGH

Free street and lot parking is available at Hazelwood Green. There is also a PRT stop, but be sure to confirm the weekend schedule from and to your location.

AWCommunity Day is a quarterly event that is proudly sponsored by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan. Sponsor partners of AWCommunity Day Fall Edition include Duolingo and Dollar Bank.

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, October 1, 2022, 12:00 - 4:00 pm


RIDC's Mill 19 South Porch

4501 Lytle St

Pittsburgh, PA 15207

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