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Knit the Bridge Wins Mayor’s 2014 Public Art Award at GPAC’s Annual Meeting

Thanks to all of Knit the Bridge’s many participants and supporters! Here’s Amanda’s acceptance speech she gave at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’ annual meeting: Knit the Bridge was no ordinary public art project.   Beyond being the largest yarn bomb in the world ever, Knit the Bridge cultivated a sense of community and was about […]

With Panels Practically All Delivered, Railings and Tower Pieces Get a Second Life

It’s been over a month since Knit the Bridge came down.  My, how time flies!  We wanted to share with a quick update of how your lovingly hand-stitched panels and railings are enjoying life after the bridge. The panels had a quick turn around time and were laundered the Sunday and Monday after the installation […]

A Final Look at the Maps

As those of you who’ve been following the Knit the Bridge adventures know, we’ve had a goal of 100% participation from each and every Pittsburgh neighborhood and Allegheny County municipality… and, we got pretty darn close! We use the term “participation” broadly.  Part of the design of KtB included having many different ways that folks […]

Fabulous Celebration

Thanks to everyone for coming out and celebrating our community effort!  We had a fabulous turnout – Over 3,000 fiber artists, friends, and fans came out for the Knit the Bridge community party. A big thanks to our sponsors for the Community Celebration – the Alcoa Foundation and the Cultural Trust!  Thanks for helping to […]

Community Celebration Today! 3-7pm

Today we’re going to party like it’s 2013 and we created the largest yarnbomb on a bridge, ever! Please join us today, Sunday, August 25th from 3-7 pm on the Andy Warhol/7th Street Bridge for a ginormous Art Party to celebrate this amazing accomplishment and to acknowledge the hard work of Knit the Bridge’s many […]

Meet the KtB Team: Rich Fitzgerald

Knit the Bridge is a large-scale public art project.  Alongside all the makers, we worked closely with the Allegheny County Executive’s Office to ensure a safe, secure, and fabulous project.  Meet Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive and key team member of Knit the Bridge, without whom the project would not have been possible. 1. What […]

Time to Celebrate!

You’ve put in the hours, now it’s time to celebrate your work and our community’s accomplishment at Knit the Bridge’s biggest community meet up. Join us August 25th from 3-7pm on the Warhol/7th Street Bridge. The Art Party is open to the public and there is no entry fee.  Come to meet the makers, celebrate […]