The Re:NEW Festival: a month-long celebration of Creative Reuse, Sustainability, and Transformation happening September 9–October 9, 2016.

As Pittsburgh experiences a resurgence and addresses continuous, equitable improvement, we present the Re:NEW Festival, a collaborative, brand new endeavor, bringing together the city’s diverse and forward-thinking arts and culture, creative industries, and sustainable technologies.

Festival visitors will witness the North American premiere of Drap-Art, the International Festival of Recycling Art, held annually in Barcelona. This premiere in the PPG Wintergarden will set the stage for diverse programs all month long: exhibits in alternative venues, music showcases, eco-tours, markets featuring upcycled goods, hands-on workshops, education, films, performances, and environmental exhibits.

The Re:NEW Festival is a collaborative effort of a multi-sector group of civic leaders instrumental in the city’s resurgence: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Resources Council, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, VisitPITTSBURGH, and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

Get Involved

Re:NEW Festival programming includes art exhibitions, markets of artwork and goods made of upcycled materials, workshops, performances, talks and tours, vendor markets, and satellite programs at diverse organizations around the city. Artists may apply to exhibit work or be a market vendor, organizations may apply to present programming or may become a festival sponsor, and the festival is looking for volunteers.

In addition to these opportunities, organizations and artists have the option to submit a community event for possible inclusion on the Re:NEW Festival calendar of events.


The Re:NEW Festival seeks submissions from artists, performers, craftspeople and organizations that explore the themes of creative reuse, transformation and sustainability in thoughtful, engaging, and diverse ways. We have two Calls for Artists and one Call for Organizations, and a Market Vendor Application.

Artists & Performers

Submit a Community Event

If you or your organization has an event, workshop, lecture, educational program, or other activity occurring September 9 – October 9, 2016 that incorporates themes of creative reuse, sustainability, or transformation, you can submit your event for possible inclusion on the Re:NEW Festival calendar of events. Note that all event submissions are subject to staff review.


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