About the Festival

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.