Get to know Garfield and discover this distinct Pittsburgh neighborhood- from the bustling Penn Ave Business District, “along Pittsburgh’s oldest east-west thoroughfare”, to the lively Garfield Heights. Kick off the 3rd official “Next 3 Days” neighborhood celebration + showcase featuring Garfield– then catch the famous Garfield Gators Alumni Charity Game!
Start your weekend adventure in Garfield at Alloy Studios for a Block Party that is also the official Garfield Gators Tailgate event! Featuring live music and dance performances, food from Garfield eateries, brews + cocktails, local art projects, Garfield neighborhood photography, block party games with City of Play and more. While you’re there, get your Garfield Gators merch and make some signs with local artists to support the home team for the big game! Hop the FREE shuttle to the game at Fort Pitt Field in Garfield Heights.
Friday Art + Fun
Pittsburgh Glass Center
5472 Penn Avenue – Pittsburgh 15206 | (412) 365-2145
Pittsburgh Glass Center is a school, gallery and state-of-the-art glass studio. World-renowned artists come here to make studio glass art. People interested in learning more about glass come here to take a class, explore the contemporary gallery and watch live hot glass demonstrations. One of the top glass art facilities in the U.S., Pittsburgh Glass Center is a hidden gem in Pittsburgh that bridges the City’s rich history in glass with its creative future.
Experience DS Kinsel’s LIVE artworks at the N3D Block Party.
About DS Kinsel
D.S. Kinsel is an award winning creative entrepreneur and cultural agitator. He expresses his creativity through the mediums of painting, window display, installation, curating, Action-Painting, Non-Traditional Performance And #HASHTAGS. Kinsel’s Work Puts Focus On Themes Of Space Keeping, Urban Tradition, Hip-hop, Informalism And Cultural Re-Appropriation.
D.S. is the co-founder Of Boom Concepts, A Creative Hub dedicated to the advancement of black and brown artists representing marginalized communities. BOOM Concepts is located in Pittsburgh and is funded by The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation. BOOM Concepts focuses on youth, Community Artists, neighborhood partners to identify contemporary expressions Of social justice through drama, dance, music, visual art, and technology.
The definition of public art and who sanctions a piece within a community has always fueled my work. I was born in Pittsburgh and draw inspiration from my neighborhood of Garfield. I grew up writing graffiti and would say that’s the primary influence for my artwork. I use spray cans and bucket paint to paint on top of a variety of surfaces (brick, wood, tile, metal, concrete, stone, glass, canvass) and always taking the work to an existence outside of the gallery. This happens in both the commercial and community level.
Get into the spirit of Garfield with Tarot readings and gorgeous henna tattoos courtesy of LOCAL 412. Gain some perspective and personal insight with Tarot by Nick Noir and adorn yourself with one-of a kind henna designs by Jamilah Lahijuddin.
About Local 412 + Arts & Crafts
(Love Our City A Lot) A hip hop retail, gallery, and performance space.
LOCAL 412 is an urban art gallery featuring works from various artists around the Pittsburgh region. One of the main goals of LOCAL 412 is to display “affordable” pieces in an effort to bring art into the homes of the everyday person. LOCAL 412 also housse Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts is a botanica and occult shop that offers products used in a number of spiritual practices such as special ingredients and tools to help with a variety of ailments, issues, and overall wellness. Arts & Crafts also has products for everyday living such as jewelry, soaps, candles, incense, and oils. Tarot readings, henna designs, and other services can be scheduled by appointment.
Facebook: LOCAL 412 PGH
Representing LOCAL 412
Jamilah had her beginnings amidst a community teeming with various cultures in the beautiful state of California. At the age of 14, her artistic skills were recognized by a Moroccan woman in the community. This was the beginning of her journey into the world of Henna. From the age of 14 she has studied diligently to cultivate her skills; all the while being groomed by experienced individuals from other countries with their diverse styles of Henna. After launching her professional Henna career in 2012, she discovered Jagua body art and has since incorporated it into her repertoire.
Jamilah continues to captivate, cultivate and educate her community and clientele with her fluid and original designs.
Tarot Readings- Nick Noir,The Eyes of the Oracle
Representing LOCAL 412
The Eyes of the Oracle is a cultivated artistic expression that has been envisioned by spirit! Nick Noir is a vessel for which spirit comes through with a message and is a 3rd generation spiritualist & tarot reader.
5139 Penn Avenue – Pittsburgh 15224
Special Thanks to BOOM Concepts for connecting local artists and musicians to Next 3 Days!
About BOOM Concepts
BOOM Concepts is a community organization created for the expansion of activity for artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs who have common interest.
Purchase your $3 bracelet for the 8:30 Charity Alumni Game to Follow the N3D Block Party at the Garfield Gators’ table. Grab some Gators merch while you’re there to support the team!
DIY School + Event Space
5122 Penn Avenue – Pittsburgh 15224
Workshop PGH will be celebrating with DIY Fun for everyone at the N3D Block Party.
About Workshop PGH
Drink Beer + Make Stuff! Lo-fi, fun DIY classes to get you inspired and get your hands dirty.
A Community Space for Arts + Technology
4824 Penn Avenue – Pittsburgh 15224
Get creative with Assemble and make team spirit signs for the Gators Alumni Charity Game!
Assemble is an open physical space in an urban neighborhood in Pittsburgh. We unite artists, technologists, and makers with our neighbors of all demographics. Assemble provides a platform for experiential learning, opening creative processes, and building confidence through making.
Assemble is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Nina Marie Barbuto dedicated to fostering learning and creativity. We connect artists, technologists, and makers with curious adults and kids of all ages through interactive gallery shows, community talkbacks, learning parties, and workshops focused on teaching STEAM principles (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Assemble hosts these activities at our space in Garfield’s Penn Avenue arts district and at events throughout Pittsburgh.
Come play Games in Garfield at the Friday Block Party! City of Play joins N3D with customized Garfield community games throughout the weekend.
About City of Play
City of Play is a creative agency that designs novel interactions and builds real-world games for businesses and communities. City of Play also supports opportunities for public play throughout the region.
Keep on snapping! Document your time at N3D Hilltop and use the hashtags #GarfieldPGH and #n3dpgh in your Instagram posts and winners will be selected at random to receive prizes from Garfield businesses. Your photo could also be selected to be featured in NEXTpittsburgh’s N3D Garfield Photo Recap of the weekend.