The lights are back in the cultural district after nearly 18 months – WPXI


PITTSBURGH – They’ve been in the dark for 18 months, but today the lights are shining brightly in the Cultural Quarter as shows are underway.

From this weekend, the streets will come alive with art lovers from all over the region.

“Seeing more people around would be really great. It’s like we’re trying to get back to normal. We’re starting to do it, ”said Connor Powers.

The Cultural Quarter will celebrate the return to normal with a three-day “Lights On” event.

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This free and special celebration will feature live performances throughout the city and take place on the mobile stage of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Trust Oasis and Overlook Park.

“It’s been a horrible 18 months, and being able to bring the arts back into the community, bringing this orchestra back in force is truly remarkable,” said Melia Tourangea, member of the Pittsburgh Orchestra.

A total of 30 artistic organizations will come together to light up the neighborhood with this event.

Lights On is the official kickoff of Radical Days, an annual thank you to the public of the Allegheny Regional Asset District, which runs through October 9.

You can attend shows throughout this evening in the Cultural Quarter.

The mask is compulsory for the unvaccinated.

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