Forget your preconception of a typical music or arts festival. This is anything but ordinary. Here are just a few reasons why you need to mark your calendar for the 58th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 2-11, 2017, an iconic celebration of the arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
IT’S FREE. Yes, free, as in no tickets are required. As one of the largest and most-celebrated FREE arts festivals in the world, we welcome you for 10 days of free music, theater, dance, public art installations, gallery exhibitions, a visual artist market, creative activities, food, and more. How is this possible? The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, non-profit producer of the event, is supported by a growing community of individuals, foundations, and corporations who believe in the arts and this iconic Pittsburgh celebration. Help us to keep the Festival free!
IT’S IN PITTSBURGH. If you’ve never been to our city, then we might need to shatter your preconception of it, too. We’re proud to soak up international recognition and honors these days after a remarkable transformation over the last 30 years. Get a feel for what it’s like in Pittsburgh and see a list of our myriad of honors here. Then, explore our city and countryside further with our friends at VisitPITTSBURGH. What better time is there to explore one of America’s most exciting destinations than during a free 10-day celebration of music and art? Join us in historic Point State Park at the confluence of our famed three rivers, our world-renowned Cultural District, and the picturesque Gateway Center.
IT’S THE REAL DEAL. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust strives to deliver top-notch performing and visual art – both from our region’s thriving arts community and from around the globe. Can’t believe it? Relive the past by checking out who’s who in the rich history of this time-honored tradition – from Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles to Wilco and the Black Keys, Allen Ginsberg and Spalding Gray to Lar Lubovitch and Arnie Zane, and Otto Piene and Louise Nevelson to Keith Haring and Nam June Paik, #TRAF has been delivering world-class visual and performing art since 1960.