LOCAL TREADERS: FLEETING MOMENTS

Fall seems to definitely be having its moment. Finally the masses have caught on and it seems to be everyones favorite season. I love the crisp air combined with still sunny, summer-reminiscent days paired with bursts of fall color that flee all too soon. These local treaders have the right idea: relish this wonderful season and do so outdoors before the bitter cold takes us into hibernation. 

photographs compliments of Tyler Banash. 

WEEKEND TREADINGS: OCTOBER 16TH-19TH

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The full Weekend Treadings Events Listing can be found here.

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Share your good times with us by tagging your photographs #weekendtreadings. Or, if you are interested in submitting an event or press release, we would love to hear from you at info@treadingart.com. 

Happy Treading! ~CRS

BUGGIES IN THE DRIVEWAY

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Here at Treading Art we are all about the tours. Organized tours that offer an opportunity to experience something unique and noteworthy about a region. This fondness most likely stems from being in the business and encountering the positive effect of cultural education.

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It was to my intrigue when I received an invitation from Pittsburgh Tours & More to take part in one of their outings. As a supplement to the Pittsburgh Transportation Group, Tours & More is a newer endeavor with such a diverse collection of treks they can please any member of your picky, recreationally-diverse family.

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I chose to participate in The Amish Experience (little known fact: I am exceptionally intrigued by the Amish) that took place on a Saturday from morning until late afternoon. From the moment I joined the others on the shuttle it was clear that details are a key component in the experiences they curate. Ice water at our disposal to help us awake and homemade granola bars (still dreaming of these) to tease our palettes for the day ahead, full of goodies and treats.  

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After a beautiful fall drive north towards Grove City we exited the freeway for a scenic route towards more rural country. I am somewhat familiar with this area from antique hunting so it was interesting to become privy to new venues. Our day continued with a visit from a vibrant woman who left the Amish community when she was a young teenager. She provided us with a unique look into this culture that would have otherwise been unavailable. The day then continued with several other stops where we soaked in the Amish style of life, surrounding countryside and the residents that have settled in around them.

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If lately you have been yearning for different weekend activities or will be hosting friends and family over the winter season I would look into Pittsburgh Tours & More. They have taken a broad look at the greater Pittsburgh area and put together a round-up of tours that helps define this part of the Rust Belt.

 Here’s to adventurous treading ~Christine 

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WEEKEND TREADINGS: OCTOBER 9th-12th

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The full Weekend Treadings Events Listing can be found here.

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Share your good times with us by tagging your photographs #weekendtreadings. Or, if you are interested in submitting an event or press release, we would love to hear from you at info@treadingart.com. 

Happy Treading! ~CRS 

GIVEAWAY: 2 TOON TIME EVENT TICKETS

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Treading Art is excited to partner with Steel City Secret Cinema for a giveaway of two tickets to their upcoming event, Toon Time. Get treated like royalty at this event and find out why they are notorious for their events. Rightfully so with lineup that features a secret screening, tasty spread of grub, live entertainment, local beer, and an animated film-themed popup art gallery. To top off the event’s allure the proceeds will benefit The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Pittsburgh and The Hollywood Theater.

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Steel City Secret Cinema has such a great track record with their happenings that they are already in their sixth rendition after being around for only two years. Success like this is how they’ve partnered with screenprinter big wig, Rich Kelly. His limited edition 18x24” screen-printed poster will be revealed after the film.  

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When: Friday, 10/17 - Doors at 7pm, Screening at 9pm

Where: The Hollywood Theater @ 1449 Potomac Ave - Dormont

a Rafflecopter giveaway

WEEKEND TREADINGS: OCTOBER 2ND-5TH

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The full Weekend Treadings Events Listing can be found here.

Please sign up for Treading Art’s newsletter to have it delivered directly to your email inbox every Thursday morning. 

Share your good times with us by tagging your photographs #weekendtreadings. Or, if you are interested in submitting an event or press release, we would love to hear from you at info@treadingart.com. 

Happy Treading! ~CRS 

LOCAL TREADERS: Reshuffling the Rule Book

Those with an eclectic flair mix and match like pros. It’s all about putting together those unique finds that strike your fancy in a way that compliments you. Whether that is flamboyant or subdued, luxe or modest or an honest combination of them all - we like your style! 

photographs compliments of Rebecca Lessner and Tyler Banash 

WEEKEND TREADINGS: SEPTEMBER 25TH-28TH

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The Weekend Treadings Events Listing can be found here.

Please sign up for Treading Art’s newsletter to have it delivered directly to your email inbox every Thursday morning. 

If you’re interested in submitting an event or press release, we would love to hear from you at info@treadingart.com! 

Happy Treading! ~CRS 

ARTS DAY OF GIVING - THURSDAY, 10/2

It’s almost here! The day where us proud Pittsburghers near and far have an 18-hour opportunity to make a charitable donation to our favorite art non-profits. Arts Day of Giving or ArtDOG is sponsored by the passionate Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) and The Pittsburgh Foundation with the intention to honor organizations that bring together residents from eight different surrounding counties. Mark your calendar for next Thursday, October 2nd!!

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Unlike normal charity gifts - each and every donation from $15-1,000 made during ArtDOG will be partially matched by The Heinz Endowments. This advantage allows each of our donations to go even further than our own generosity. And this may allow some of us to contribute more than one gift, spreading the love to several organizations. To peruse the list of marvelous participants, head over here.

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New to the program this year is a fund that will give directly to five artists. Sponsored by GPAC, the Unleashed Artists Fund celebrates these five that were randomly chosen during the Artist Party + Dog Fashion Show held earlier this month. A contribution to Unleashed is unique because not only will it support what GPAC does, it will also help these working artists to expand upon their practice. Get excited and check out the work of the lucky winners - Mike McSorley, Sherri Roberts, Shaunda Miles, Lorraine Vullo and Brian Sesack!

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In the meantime, when you find yourself craving a fun take on an American treat - head over to Franktuary for an actual ArtDOG. For $5 you get one of their delicious franks served on an artists palette featuring an assortment of condiments to both season and decorate your dog. $1 from each frankfurter will go to the Unleased Artists Fund.

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The arts are a very important component to all of our communities! They provide a genuine environment where people come together for inspiration, expression, camaraderie, and intention. Opportunities like ArtDOG help organizations that promote these qualities to continue their outstanding programming that is available to EVERYONE in our area.

Whether your gift is large or small, dedicated to one organization or split between several, each and every donation is 100% tax deductible (which sweetens the deal alongside the partially matched bonus!).

Your donation furthers the advantage of Pittsburgh as a home, industry incubator and playground. Last ArtDOG nearly $1.9 million was raised! What can we do together this year?

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P.S. Any fun-loving individuals or families looking for a sweet canine companion, Mr. Theo, from Animal Friends and the campaigns mascot, is up for adoption and ready to join you in life’s adventures!!

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