Art Activity Day at LESLIE Park Pool

An action-packed community event in Lawrenceville

By Posted on August 13, 2012

Pittsburgh is commonly referred to as the biggest small town – with its 80+ neighborhoods, there is always something happening and it’s easy to miss out on any number of events due to shear quantity.  Here is a look at an upcoming community event that Columns thought may be of interest to you…. And if you know of others, please let us know!

The LESLIE Collective has been producing unusual, family-friendly events in empty LESLIE Park Pool for over 3 years to re-imagine a use for a decommissioned CitiParks pool in Lawrenceville.  They’ve done it again! Art Activity Day on Sunday August 19th, 12pm-5pm, kicks off “Project: Lido,” a curated art installation that uses this gorgeous urban ruin as inspiration.  Programming at Art Activity Day includes a free Plein Air Painting Workshop led by artists and teachers Martha Ressler and Gail Beem with all materials provided. There will also be free make-and-take activities for all ages presented by The Mattress Factory and Assemble, a sneak preview of submissions to the 2012 Land Art Generator Project design competition, and the chance to watch and talk to participating artists as they install their work. Opening reception for “Project: Lido” is August 30th at LESLIE Park Pool with dj Edgar Um.

Captions: Kids and adults can explore unusual spaces and artful experiences at LESLIE Park Pool just by "popping up" in the Mattress Factory Art Museum's mobile fabric installation tent. Photo courtesy of the Mattress Factory Art Museum.

Project: Lido" artist Cara Erskine installing "Court", a re-mixed basketball floor the full size of her studio space.

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