Brews, art & music, food & the vendor market were flowing heavily at Barrel and Flow Fest 2022 with more than 150 vendors. While sipping and discovering small businesses, here are just a few amazing, creative minds to keep an eye out for after Barrel and Flow:

Ashanté Joséy

Live art commenced during the busy Barrel and Flow activities and Ashanté Joséy shined bright with colorful masterpieces. In 2018, Ashanté became a full-time visual artist in Pittsburgh after attending Penn State. She has also participated in public projects with GetGo, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, The University of Pittsburgh and The Pittsburgh International Airport. Her work and collections can be found on her website with mediums ranging from digital art, spray paint and more notably with precision and self-expression on acrylic and oil paints. Be sure to check out merchandise and availability for commissions here.

Marlon Gist

Located in Aliquippa, The Marlon Gist Studio & Gallery also does purposeful art projects around Pittsburgh, including an Ambridge crosswalk and other exhibitions as they come. Be sure to stay up to date on his Instagram page for future pop-ups! His pieces range from creative, color-blasted artworks to historical highlights of black excellence. With a multi-talented hand, you’ll be sure to find a unique, local piece that makes a statement in your space.

Black Girl on Tap

Black Girl on Tap can be the perfect occasion for a corporate function or backyard soiree, and anything in between with owners Adena Brewington-Brown and Michael Brown. The traveling mobile beverage trailer can travel directly to you between the following states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. Taste something new, curate your selection on tap and have a grand time drinking with a purpose! Contact Black Girl on Tap today for any occasion.

Goudelock & The 3 Bears Publishing

Committed to sharing diverse characters and stories about families of different backgrounds, woman-owned, POC-founded Goudelock & The 3 Bears Publishing can make the perfect gift for little ones and families with books of all kinds. The publishing company partners with creators and authors and works with schools and libraries to empower underrepresented children. Shop their books online and grab a great children’s read that highlights female protagonists, children of color and other characters from nontraditional communities.

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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