Bloomfield mural. Photo by Tracy Certo


There's no better time to hit Bloomfield than during the annual Little Italy Days which is happening this week, from Thursday through Sunday. Known worldwide as "Pittsburgh's Little Italy," with roots spanning five generations, Bloomfield's ethnic heritage runs deep. Generations who came to work in the railroad and steel industries also included German, Irish and Polish laborers, early urban pioneers who laid the foundation for area churches, schools, ethnic organizations, and popular community celebrations such as the lively street fest that occurs during Little Italy Days.

Photo of the week by @artteach18

If you missed the Save the Carrie Deer event on August 16th at Carrie Furnaces, you can get a sense of the scale and majesty of this massive work of public art thanks to this week's featured photo by Pittsburgh Instagrammer @artteach18.