Penn Ave Adopt-A-Tree Program

The BGC is currently looking for people interested in participating in a Penn Ave Adopt-A-Tree program. The details have not yet been outlined. However, if you are interested in learning more, please email

2016 Best of the Creative Industries

Congratulations to GA/GI Fest and Assemble for being honored as the 2016 Best of the Creative Industries!

Re:NEW Festival Call for Artists!

The Re:NEW Festival is currently accepting applications for artists interested in participating. The deadline to apply is 5/31. For the application process and more info, please visit

PGH Lab is Accepting Applications!

PGH Lab is a pilot program designed to connect local startup companies with the City of Pittsburgh, to explore new ways to use technology and new services to make municipal government more efficient, transparent, sustainable and inclusive. Through the program, local startup companies will be connected with various City departments to test new technologies and services for a period of three months. The pilot project will run from June 2016 to September 2016.

Summer Youth Employment Program Applications!

If you know any 14-21 year olds who want a job this summer, please encourage them to apply for the Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program. The application is online and can be found at The deadline to apply is May 9th.

Re:NEW Festival Call for Artists

Juried Exhibition: We are seeking painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and installation from Southwestern PA artists. Deadline to apply is May 31, or whenever 300 entry limit is reached. The jurors for the exhibit are Eric Crosby, Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art; DS Kinsel, Artist / Co-Founder of BOOM Concepts; and Kilolo Luckett, Art Historian + Cultural Producer.

Job Opportunities!

Check out our new employment opportunities!

January 1st Unblurred!

In case you were wondering, YES! Unblurred will still be taking place this Friday as scheduled. Check out the Unblurred event listings HERE.

Small Business Saturday Celebrates the Penn Ave Businesses!

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 11:00am to 7:00pm

On Small Business Saturday, come take a stroll down Penn Ave to see what our shops, galleries, and restaurants have to offer! With the holidays right around the corner, this is the perfect time to find that perfect gift for someone special...including you!