If the current weather holds out, the name of this event will certainly prove to be very apropos, and really we weren’t taking a huge gamble on that scheduling this event in late July in Pittsburgh, were we?
So far our 10th anniversary celebrations have been amazing. We kicked it off with the 10th fundraiser Art on Fire Celebration & Auction in October of 2010 raising over $100,000 in one night to support the artistic and educational programs that we offer throughout the year. Then, we followed up with some Xtreme class offerings, and number “10” themed exhibitions. If you haven’t yet seen the current 10x10x10 exhibition featuring 220 artists, it’s really not to be missed. If you can’t make it in to see it in person, there is a digital catalog showcasing all the work thanks to our favorite local photographer Nathan J. Shaulis.
It’s all been building up to this big birthday BBQ on July 23 called Hot & Sticky!
Some of the exciting elements of this killer party are:
Corn lollipops, bourbon shrimp, finger lickin’ ribs, pulled pork and more from 2 Brothers BBQ
Sweet treats from Dave & Andy’s Homemade Ice Cream
Your favorite microbrews and mine from East End Brewing
Caffeine to keep you going all night long from Voluto Coffee
Burnt Asphalt Family invites you to eat food from spinning towers of fire, poured glass grills, and hot glass sculpture!
Fiery feats by Andrew the Impaled
Rhythm and beats to dance the night away from The Allegheny Rhythm Rangers
And well, that’s just not all!
Don’t forget with a VIP ticket (limited to 100) you get private access to the Verde Lounge a cool space overlooking the party where you’ll get to be the first to sample the creations from our soon to be neighbor Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina and their exciting chef, as well as private demos, and a special Hot & Sticky gift!
We can’t even begin to thank all of our supporters over our first 10 years or express how excited we are to be able to commemorate this occasion with such a unique and fun party. The best anniversary present ever would be for you all to come have a great time helping us celebrate and looking forward to the next years!
There is an amazing number of people who go into creating and executing an event like this. While many are mentioned above, the complete (so far) list follows. Please remember the people and businesses and support them as they have supported us!
Dollar Bank, Sampson Morris Group, Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina, Karen & Daniel Johnese, Lea Simonds, Violet Soffer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Songwhale, FUZE Beverage, WYEP, Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka, East End Brewing Company, Whole Foods, Nerds Behind the Lens, La Dorita Dulce de Leche, KNOTdance, Pittsburgh Marshmallow Factory, Voluto Coffee, The Yoga Hive, Richard Parsakian, Laurie Moser, Brian Supler