You can’t spell party without art, but you can enjoy both at the upcoming Carnegie Museum of Art Block Party. The event takes place this Thursday, because it’s literally called Third Thursday Block Party. Easy to remember! The party features a bunch of different and cool things to do—from creating your own art to meeting local artists to pounding away on steelpan drums! The event might happen outside in the courtyard, weather permitting. No more rain, fingers crossed!

Third Thursday Carnegie Block Party
Image via cmoa.org

Create Art

Get your creative juices flowing and make your own custom designed tote bag. This is all happening thanks to Meshwork Press, an artist run print shop in Wilkinsburg. Take your tote bag home and show off your work because you know it’s going to look awesome. Supplies are limited!

Make a mural!

Check out the artwork of the Wilkinsburg farmers market with still-life drawing sessions and collaborative mural making. It’s all about joining together for a wild and fun spirited painting with all kinds of cool art. Different ideas from a group of people will make for a very interesting mural.

Connect with local artists

This is a good opportunity to meet the local creators from Wilkinsburg. Say hi and connect, creating a stronger bond with artists and the community. You’ll also get to enjoy late night access to the museum galleries.

Pound some drums

There’s going to be a live steelpan performance from Barrels to Beethoven. Join in if you want! Their mission is to develop a youth steel band program in Wilkinsburg. Move to the beat, feel the rhythm, and maybe find your hidden talent as a steelpan performer, or at least have fun doing something you might not normally do.

Stroll and Dance!

Monet’s famous Waterloo Bridge series will be on display for the event, which features paintings that focus on industry in art. And for those that just want to dance, DJGSmuvee will be kicking out the jams.

When: June 20

Where: Carnegie Museum of Art

Time: 8pm-11pm

Adults- $10 ($15 at door), Students $5 ($10 at door) Members Free. 18+

Get your tickets here!

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

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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