Penn Ave Arts in Motion collides with the Pittsburgh Art Car Festival to bring Garfield a day of free art and community fun.
September 27, 2014 -12PM TO 8PM
5022 Penn Ave, PGH PA 15224
(Corner of Penn Ave & Winebiddle)
Music and Dance Performances, Live Art Battles, Art & Craft Vendors, Face Painting, Kids Activities, & a Mobile Masterpiece Round Up are just some of the days planned activities. The event is sponsored by Bloomfield-Garfield Corp., Most Wanted Fine Art, Carl’s TV, Spak Brothers Pizza, & BOOM Concepts.
This is the 3rd year that Pittsburgh Art Car has exhibited creative modes of transportation including what has become the largest gathering of street legal art cars in Pittsburgh. Jason Sauer, Co-owner of Most Wanted Fine Art organizes the event, which is located on Penn Ave. The event bloomed out of Jason Sauer’s love of the southern tradition of Art Cars. Art Cars are a decorated road ready vehicles which is popular in southern states especially Texas, where inspection laws allow for things to be glued to the surface of cars. Since 1995 Sauer has painted a car & wrecked it in the Demolition Derby. Afterwards the wreck is presented as art & taken on tour. The “most wanted” themed art builds with travel as it’s decorated with mug shots of people encountered.
After his first tour with his art project, Jason Sauer, brought the car home to Penn Ave and celebrated with the first Pittsburgh Art Car festival. The second year the festival brought in nationally known Art Cars from Ohio and DC. “This year we hope to expand and have more altered bicycles and more community groups participating”, said Jason Sauer. To ensure the longevity and inclusivity of the festival, Sauer has teamed up with D.S Kinsel co founder/operator of BOOM Concepts. BOOM Concepts is the newest gallery on Penn Ave and is a community organization created for the expansion of activity for artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs who have common interest. Together they have combined the Pittsburgh Art Car event with the Penn Ave Arts in Motion festival, which had its inaugural launch in June of 2013. “The Penn Ave Arts in Motion festival is the natural next step in the growth of the corridor. This festival will help solidify Penn Ave arts district as a true destination where artists can share with audiences and community”, said D.S Kinsel.
It’s completely free for vendors and vehicles (cars, motorcycles, or bicycles) to be part of the outdoor community event. Get out there and get involved! To reserve a spot or more info please call 4125086782 or email [email protected]