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A Fair in the Park

Today's chat is brought to you by The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

A Fair in the Park is the yearly celebration of visual art, craft, and making from Southwestern PA creators. Everything from wearables, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, wood, two dimensional work, leather, and metal are on display in a series of tents nestled cozily in Mellon Park—tucked in the shade of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. This event is more intimate than the Three River's Arts Festival. The park and adjacent gardens are nestled into the picturesque and residential Shadyside neighborhood. It's effortless to wind through the paved paths past a variety of artists lined up under grand and graceful trees. The following interviews are a selection of four vendors representing different types of craft offered at this year's Fair.

For the 46th annual event, they've organized a silent auction, activities for children (face painting and crafts optimized for little hands), and a great line up of musicial guests including Cello Fury and Mahajibee Blues—so there's something for everyone.

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