The whole family can enjoy some art and culture when the 17th Annual Shadyside…The Art Festival on Walnut Street returns to Shadyside this weekend. This delightful event, which started out as a humble street fair, has become the prevailing summer art event at Shadyside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It’s this Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd and 24th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and taking place along Walnut Street, between South Aiken Avenue and South Negley Avenue. The public can easily stroll through the exhibits and meet the artists. Explore unique works of art at this fun outdoor art festival, hosted by the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free and open to the public.

Luisa Velasquez GiveawayLuisa Velasquez, the Featured Artist of the event, will be giving away an original mixed media 3D canvas painting. This stunning piece, titled “Flor Roja” (Red Flower), measures 24” x 24” and is valued at $580. It incorporates a Fresco technique with patina layered on for a naturally aged effect. Each Flor is cured to a glass-like finish. In describing her unique style, Luisa states, “I try to connect aesthetics in people’s environment—whether man made, naturally occurring, or in a state of flux where one is devouring the other. My paintings are studies in color, movement, texture, and emotion.” Stop by her booth to register for the art giveaway. No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival. To learn more about Luisa and her art, visit her website.

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Presenting Sponsor Clementine BridgeThe Lincoln Motor Company Offers Test-Drives & Art

Lincoln will be offering festival patrons an opportunity to experience a test-drive of the new 2015 Lincoln lineup. Participants will also receive a complimentary art piece, the “Clementine Bridge” by Pittsburgh Artist, Charlie Barton. There’s no fee or purchase required to participate.

Show Sponsor Uber Offers $20 Off Your First Ride

Howard Alan Events is partnering with the mobile app, Uber, to provide transportation to and from the event. Simply schedule a ride on the app and someone comes to pick you up. New users of the app get a free ride (up to $20) on their first ride by using the promotional code ShadysideArts14.  Payment is billed to your card on file (with no tip required) and you receive notification on your Smartphone when your driver arrives.

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Educational & Cultural Fun For The Whole Family

While in Pittsburgh, find out why Pittsburgh has been dubbed “Kidsburgh” for its wealth of family friendly attractions. The Carnegie Museums of  Natural History offers toddlers to teenagers activities like digging for bones in Bonehunters Quarry, viewing dinosaurs and hands-on art making. At The Carnegie Science Center kids can check out a weightlessness simulation, robotics exhibit, laser shows and a planetarium. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a wildlife oasis only eight miles from downtown, home to more than 2,000 animals, including 31 threatened or endangered species.

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Whatever your weekend events entail, check in with us and leave us a selfie with #ShadysideArtFest on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest! For more info about future art festivals, please visit the website. See you at the show!

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