Tag Archives: pittsburgh public art

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 […]

How We Finished Knitting the Bridge

(Guest Post by Christina Papp) I heard about Knit the Bridge last summer from my friend, Kitty Spangler. What a cool project! I wanted to get involved, but, as often happens, life got in the way. I finished my colorful panel in the nick of time. Then, just before the big installation weekend, my schedule […]

Community Documented Images of the Install

Knit the Bridge has been an awesome journey of collaboration.  Just as we’ve collaborated to put it up, so too are many different individuals and groups working on documenting the process.  Enjoy this collection of images from a variety of photographers and vantage points. Want to see more?  Check out recent media coverage: POP City […]

Support Knit the Bridge

Knit the Bridge has officially launched our indiegogo campaign…  and folks are wondering what in the world that is… Indiegogo is an online fundraising campaign (you may be familiar with Kickstarter) that uses a fundraising strategy called crowd sourcing.  It’s a way for us to raise funds just like we’ve created Knit the Bridge.  Everyone […]

Installation Time! (August 10th and 11th)

Are you ready to make history? Because we are.  Knit the Bridge is getting ready for the Installation, Monitoring, and Removal of this historic piece of artwork and we need you to help put it up, keep it safe, and bring it down. While the upper installation will be done by professional riggers, the ground […]

June 1st Panel and Pieces Deadline

June 1st is the deadline for Panels and Partial Panels.  We have enough folks signed up, but now we need you to follow through and bring us your works of art.   You can drop off your knit and crochet items at any one of our Drop-Off Points.  Please remember to attach a label (you can […]

Meet the KtB Team: Norman Beck!

Introducing Norman Beck, Technical Advisor for the Upper Level Installation!  While you might not have seen Norman knitting for the bridge, he has played a crucial role working behind the scenes with riggers, engineers, public works, and machine knitters. Often, you can find Norman at Knit the Bridge functions spreading the word and using the […]

KtB at GA/GI Tomorrow Night!

Looking for something to do tomorrow?  Want to enjoy nice spring weather (finally) and celebrate arts, sustainability, and innovation? Then join Knit the Bridge for GA/GI tomorrow 6-9pm at 5110 Penn Ave.  Come knit, crochet, or learn how.  We’ll be there to answer questions, receive your completed panels, and confirm that you’re signed up for […]

June 1st Deadline for Panels

There are many rumors swirling around out there about when panels, parts, and railings are due.  Let’s clear up the confusion. We now have a June 1st deadline for panels, pieces, and railings. (For those of you who thought they were due in April, no worries – we’ll take them early!) Follow this step-by-step guide […]