Unblurred Exhibits is an art walk that invites current participants, alumni and local artists to showcase their work. Unblurred takes place between the 4800 and 5500 blocks of Penn Avenue on the first Friday of each month.
Visual or performing artists and several business owners in the area open their doors to the nearly 500 people who attend each Unblurred event. Photography, dance, painting, sculpture, music and spoken word performances make Unblurred an eclectic array of art expression.
Rebecca Dyck, a Marketing and Outreach Associate at PULSE, says the organization participates in Unblurred to make better connections with the community. “It’s a great way to be involved in our community, get to know our neighbors, and also introduce people to PULSE who otherwise wouldn’t know about us.”
She added that Unblurred events provide a great opportunity for PULSE alumni and fellows to showcase their work.
Unblurred came out of the Penn Avenue Arts Initiative to give community members a place to come together and share their love of art. Penn Avenue has been revitalized by transforming some of the older, unused buildings into spaces for these imaginative events.
A regularly updated list of Unblurred dates with featured artists can be found here.
PULSE, Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience, was established in 1994 to cultivate a community of young leaders to transform Pittsburgh through volunteerism and service.
Recent university graduates are encouraged to apply for participation for a year of service with a nonprofit partner and join in the mission to continue improving the city.
Participants volunteer 35 hours per week with a nonprofit partner that meets the participant’s goals and interests, allowing them to gain valuable skills and experience. Seminars, retreats, and mentoring relationships provide personal and professional development opportunities to support participants as they move through the program.