14 studios in Lawrenceville
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Known for being the art and design hub of Pittsburgh nabes, Lawrenceville boasts its own Rock All Night Tour, Garden Tour and even its own Cookie Tour.
On Saturday, November 8th, the prolific and diverse collective of artists, that has helped to shape the neighborhood’s recent creative and community growth, is opening its doors to the public. You have likely strolled past countless Lawrenceville spaces where art happens every day (and late into the night), but now, you’re invited to go behind the scenes with some of the neighborhood’s leading makers.
Free and open to the public, the 10th annual Lawrenceville Artists’ Studio Tour runs on Saturday, November 8th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the eclectic neighborhood. Pittsburgh’s largest artist tour, the 10th annual installment features 14 studios housing 31 artists.
Visitors of all ages are invited to watch artist demonstrations, view works-in-progress, purchase local artwork, and experience the very environments that are energizing Lawrenceville’s expanding creative culture. Step into the work spaces of furniture designers, textile artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, metal workers, glass artists, videographers, printmakers, and more, meet and mingle with local makers, and discover a variety of creative techniques and methods. Swinging open their studio doors to the public, participating artists will share firsthand insights about their creative process, lead engaging hands-on demos and talk about their disciplines and backgrounds.
Step into Ron Copeland’s Blackbird Building-based studio to discover where he constructs art using found and recycled materials, get a sneak peek at his most recent works and join a lively conversation about the past, present and future of typography and signage. Meet Atticus Adams, who creates abstract pieces and installations out of mesh that resemble flowers, clouds and other natural phenomena, and also see Garry Pyles’ intuitive approach to creating sculpture with wire, metal and wax.
Head to Lawrencevlle’s Radiant Hall building to visit the studios of 15 painters, sculptors, photographers and filmmakers working in one of Pittsburgh’s newly formed artist communities on Plummer Street. While there, explore abstracted paint pours created by Braddock-born artist Ramon Riley, who is currently working on an exhibition focusing on his hometown.
Visit Gerbe Glass to see glass being blown right in a Butler Street storefront window. Watch as Bernadette Gerbe uses a torch, rods and tubes of glass to create beads, sculptures, wine stoppers, figurines and vessels featuring bold color combinations. Continue down Butler Street to be dazzled by the stained glass works of Catherine Beard over at Prism Stained Glass, where she will share work in progress, stained glass restorations and some of her latest designs.