Known for his “FREE” art drops throughout Pittsburgh by posting to his Instagram (@baron_batch), and those who love to discover his wall murals flourishing with blasts of bold color around the city, people can now find Baron Batch connecting with the community on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, from 12-4 p.m. In partnership with SouthSide Works and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, this interactive art activation is fittingly imagined, “The Huddle.”

“The Huddle,” a term meaning “group of penguins,” will come to a vision of vibrancy by Baron Batch working alongside children and families served by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. Thanks to Mayhem Metalz, six large, 6-foot steel penguin sculptures will be colorfully tuxedoed by participator’s paint brushes to get the creativity flowing for a family-friendly afternoon of fun. Plus, fans of Baron Batch will also have an opportunity to paint their own penguin with the artist as a part of the day’s activities. The community paint event will take place at SouthSide Works Property on Tunnel Boulevard in the lawn area directly in front of the American Eagle headquarters.

The penguins in “The Huddle” installation will also be available for adoption, too. To come full circle in penguin harmony, 100% of the proceeds of each sponsored penguin will benefit The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. Individuals and/or corporations can fill out the interest form to adopt a penguin here. This comes on a first-come, first-serve basis, and sponsors will be able to name their adopted penguin, which will be distinguished on a commemorative plaque located at the base of the statue. 

So don’t wait and waddle, head over promptly to start painting this Saturday! Be sure to follow The Residency on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for information regarding participation.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Colin Parrish

Colin is a Pittsburgh born and raised, daydreamer, restaurant foodie addict whose passions include running, thrifting, camping, and having a healthy amount of coffee or Malbec (depending on the time of day) . As a typical jagoff, you can catch him shopping in the Strip, running in Highland Park, or finding the best hiking views just outside of the city. He is a content manager for YaJagoff Media LLC and currently lives in Etna, PA.

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