Downtown’s SPACE Gallery is not just for visual art anymore.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust kicked off a new live music series at the Liberty Ave. gallery on May 30th. Featuring concerts held on the last Friday of each month, the all-ages performances invite audiences to experience local music alongside the visual art exhibitions on view.
On Friday, October 24th, Music SPACE will welcome two prolific Pittsburgh-based singer-songwriters, Brooke Annibale and Shani Banerjee.
On view during the fall series is Public Record—a nine-person multimedia exhibition that explores love, absurdity, surveillance, gaming and identity. Featured Pittsburgh-based artists include: Rafael Abreu-Canedo, Matthew Biederman (with Aljosa Abrahamsberg, Marko Peljhan, and Brian Springer), Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Paolo Pedercini, Caroline Record, Paul Rosenblatt, Martha Rial, Susanne Slavick and Two Girls Working.
Developed by Amy Wellock Staggs, curatorial assistant at Wood Street Galleries, along with Andy Mulkerin, music editor at Pittsburgh City Paper, Music SPACE aims to both spotlight local musicians and augment the gallery’s rotating exhibitions of visual art. Attracting more diverse audiences to The Cultural District and producing vibrant new programming for Downtown residents are also goals.
Tickets for Music SPACE are $5 at the door. Shows are open to all ages.