This year’s Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Fest comes home to you, because yes, it’s all virtual! Enjoy 10 days of free art and music, which runs June 5th-14th. The special event spotlights 500 artists through artists markets, digital stages, visual & interactive art, creative activities and food! The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has made this celebration one of the most unique and memorable in the festival’s 61 year history. Here’s all the info!

Artist Market

Virtual Three Rivers Arts Festival 2020
Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The virtual showcase features 350+ artists for all 10 days. For the first time ever each artist will have their own web page which includes photos, descriptions of their work, and contact info to purchase the art. It’s never been easier to support local art!

Digital Stages

Virtual Three Rivers Arts Festival 2020
Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The Dollar Bank Digital Main Stage will showcase live-streamed performances every night, from bands to dance to magic. You can also enjoy additional performances any time during the festival. Performances start each night at 7:30, here’s the livestream calendar.

  • 6/5 Josh Verbanets & Rick Sebak with special guests
  • 6/6 91.3 WYEP presents Buffalo Rose & Inez
  • 6/7 Dance Battle 5 with DJ Inception
  • 6/8 holding pattern by slowdanger 
  • 6/9 Thomas Wendt Quintet 
  • 6/10 Social Justice Disco with Liz Berlin & Phat Man Dee featuring Deryck Tines, Hollyhood, and more!
  • 6/11 Byron Nash & Brittney Chantele
  • 6/12 Liberty Magic @ home: Derek Hughes & Nathan Christopher
  • 6/13 PHILLTER Music Showcase: Live-Loopers, One-Human Bands, and more
  • 6/14 Meeting of Important People  

Visual & Interactive Art

Virtual Three Rivers Arts Festival 2020
Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

You can check out very cool interactive art experiences! Compass Roses: Maps By Artists, features a variety of maps created by 20 visual, literary, and performing artists. Transverse: the Juried Visual Art Exhibition includes 51 works from 40 artists which “explore ideas about altered realities, utopias, and challenging the status quo.” The Anthropology of Motherhood: Culture of Care, explores the visual, emotional experiences of motherhood. And keeping to the tradition, there will be free public streaming of films throughout the festival.

Creative Activities & Festival Food

The online event will have hands-on activities and artist demonstrations for kids and adults. Plans are being made to bring awesome food to festival fans with support from our region’s creative food community! 

Join the fest! #TRAF20

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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