Notes: On Winter Walks

A Pittsburgh winter makes us wonder whether change is inevitable

Last week, with cracked fingers, I opened a 2009 article from The New York Times: Is Cold Air Cleaner Than Warm Air? by C Claiborne Ray. I didn’t need a definitive answer; I wasn’t sure they’d have one. I really only wanted to believe the colder air out there was better for me—that the sting was worth enduring. At the very least, it felt so …

The Carnegie Museum of Art’s “Locally Sourced” Exhibition Spotlights Pittsburgh’s Growing Artisan Industry

Talented, independent designers and makers working in traditional mediums and emerging categories

Hosted in the Charity Randall Gallery through 27 March 2022, The Carnegie Museum of Art‘s Locally Sourced exhibition showcases the talents of a new group of independent, Pittsburgh-based makers and designers. Not only do these producers possess a mastery of their given medium, they also have a knack for business. Specifically, they’ve transformed their respective cottage crafts into formidable, money-earning operations. Exhibition organizer and curatorial assistant …

Word Mouth: Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville + Strip District Neighborhoods

Coffee shops, a spacious art studio, a sourdough pizza spot and more in the runway to downtown proper

Pittsburgh’s Point State Park sits at the top corner of a triangle that houses the city’s downtown. Two rivers, the Allegheny and the Monongahela, serve as the two downward borders. On the Allegheny’s edge, you’ll find the Strip District and Lawrenceville neighborhoods. They’re separated by a steep hill and a handful of intersections, but the former neighborhood’s thoroughfares flow into the latter. Bustling on the …