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Grand Opening Gala

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Grand Opening Gala 2020

Come Celebrate where art comes to Lawrenceville, to street creativity, to craft, and to life.

Grand Opening Gala, the first gala in Contemporary Craft’s new, permanent home in Upper Lawrenceville, will be Pittsburgh’s ultimate hands-on creative experience this spring. Come dressed in Butler Street Chic: from boutique fashions and urban couture to historically alternative steam-punk garb, come as you imagine the essence of Butler Street in Lawrenceville!

Mark your calendar on Saturday, April 18, 2020!

Get ready for our inaugural exhibition featuring an internationally-acclaimed street artist – The Heart Lives through the Hands, tour Contemporary Craft’s new home, sample festive fare and craft cocktails, get inspired by art making activities and artist demonstrations, fun music, and to support bold art in action through a silent auction of handcrafted artworks and leisure experiences.

Honorary Chairs
Cathy Raphael
Alexandra Raphael
Thaddeus Mosley
Grand Opening Gala Co-chairs
Sylvia Hill Field and Fred Fields
Gretchen givens Generett and Bill Generett
Gala Planning Committee Chair
Lisa Krieg

Invite you to get creative with us! Plan to be here to have a fantastic time while supporting Contemporary Craft’s free art exhibitions, education programs, and community events for all ages.

Grand Opening Gala Ticket Levels

$350 VIP Ticket ($275 tax deductible)
* 1 VIP Grand Opening Gala Ticket
* Invitation to exclusive Patron Preview Party on March 26

$200 Individual Ticket ($140 tax deductible)
* 1 Grand Opening Gala ticket

Buy your tickets now before they sell out! Get yours today:

* Purchase online here
* By phone at 412.261.7003 Ext. 1635
* Email Liz Lenthe at donorsupport@contemporarycraft.org

More event details coming soon!

“Thank You!” to our generous Grand Opening Gala Presenting Sponsor

Jendoco Construction Corporation

Grand Opening Gala Corporate Sponsors

Silversmith Sponsors ($5,000)

GBBN Architects

UMPC Health Plan

SNAG 50 Event

Coppersmith Sponsors ($2,500)

Fragasso Financial Advisors

Lugaila Mechanical, Inc.


Blacksmith Sponsors ($1,000)
ALCO Parking
Bridgeway Capital
CorCom, Inc.
Dunham reGroup, LLC
Guardian Protection
Independent Mechanical
Point Bridge Realty Advisors, LLC
Sitko Bruno, LLC
Wagner Agency, Inc.


April 18
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Contemporary Craft
5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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