17th Annual Shadyside Arts Festival on Walnut Street August 23rd & 24th, 2014
Saturday 10am - 7pm & Sunday 10am - 5pm
This will be a great opportunity to spend a weekend afternoon in a relaxing atmosphere at one of our region's signature festivals. We'll walk around a bit while checking out booths featuring local artists as well as a wide range of artists from around the country working in different mediums (painting, sculpture, etc.).
We'll have a chance to visit various Shadyside boutiques, shops and galleries mingled with national retailers in a neighborhood of tree-lined streets and historic homes, and distinctive restaurants.
Depending on the interests of the group, we'll also have plenty of time to take some breaks for ice cream, cool drinks, and perhaps even a lunch or dinner.
The Shadyside Arts Festival involves hundreds of artists/activities along Walnut Street -- centered primarily between the intersections with S. Aiken and Ivy. What started out as a neighborhood street fair, is now regarded as one of the top shows in our region
For more information on the visual artists exhibiting at the festival, please visit http://blog.artfestival.com/category/artists-2/
For more information on the crafters (jewelry, leather, etc) exhibiting at the festival, please visit http://blog.artfestival.com/category/crafters-2/
For more information on the entire festival, please visit http://www.artfestival.com/Festivals/Shadyside_The_Art_Festival_on_Walnut_Street_Pittsburgh_Pennsylvania_August.ASPX
This event has been posted for Sunday afternoon ... but if people would rather get together for Saturday afternoon/early evening, please post some comments when you RSVP.
As always, it is also fine if people prefer to check out the festival on their own (with family/friends) or in smaller groups.
When you RSVP, please indicate if you might also like to consider a lunch/dinner at a local Shadyside restaurant so we may be able to adjust the meeting times.
We'll post some specific locations/times so members have a chance to meet/mingle depending on when they arrive and how long they decide to stay at the festival.
Meeting Times & Locations From 1:20-1:50 PM, we'll begin at one end of the festival -- specifically in front of the Bruegger's (806 S. Aiken) which is across from where Walnut Street begins. At Bruegger's, people can meet/mingle and also get an iced coffee/tea/lemonade/etc before we walk around.
There are over 150 festival participants (artist booths, etc.) to check out plus galleries/boutiques, so it should be a great afternoon.
Another gathering spot will be at the other end of the festival at the corner of Ivy & Walnut from 4-4:15 PM. This would be a good time for people to meet and decide what booths they'd like to look at some more -- or possibly buy some things before the festival ends -- and also decide if they'd like to also have dinner/drink before heading home.
Parking While there is a Pittsburgh Parking Authority garage in Shadyside which charges fairly reasonable rates ($3-$10 depending on how long one stays), the garage may be busy and thus many people visiting Shadyside Arts Festival opt for street parking and then just walk as there are many side streets in this neighborhood. But if you want to try swinging by the garage, it is located at 714 Bellefonte Street (a short distance off Walnut Street) or call[masked] or visit their website http://www.pittsburghparking.com/shadyside-garage
There is also plenty of public transportation that serves this neighborhood with stops within 2 blocks of the festival (64, 71B, 71D, 75) and 3-5 blocks of the festival (P1, 71A, 71C, 82, 86)
Stay tuned for updates!