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Artist Produces Sacred Spaces Tour for October

 

Artist Jennifer Chenoweth is organizing a Sacred Spaces Tour on October 13 from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. to celebrate community and highlight Wilkinsburg’s historic architecture and arts programming. This family-friendly event will include a tour of historic churches, mosques, historic buildings and feature music and arts programming at each stop. Participants can visit each of the locations throughout the day. Volunteer docents will answer questions and assist with navigating the tour. A free shuttle will travel between locations. Information will be available at each tour stop. A reception will be held from 6–8 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Urban Christian School Auditorium located at 809 Center Street. The Sacred Spaces Tour is part of Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play, Chenoweth’s temporary public art project begun in 2017 in collaboration with the Wilkinsburg Arts Commission and the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation. This tour is a result of the Temporary Public Art and Placemaking Program by the Office of Public Art and Neighborhood Allies, funded by the Hillman Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. “There are over 40 churches in Wilkinsburg, with 21 of them located in historic buildings. Within two square miles, there are hidden gems that include remarkable stained glass, pipe organs, carved wood, intricate stone detailing, and handcrafted details on every surface,” said Chenoweth.

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