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!

Holiday "Crafter" Market

BGC Activity Center
113 N. Pacific Ave
15224 Pittsburgh, PA
See map: Google Maps

On Small Business Saturday (11/28) the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation will be hosting a Holiday "Crafter" Market in our Activity Center (113 N. Pacific Ave in Garfield) from 11am-4pm. This event is open to anyone who sells "things" (they do not necessarily have to be made by you). Pre-packaged food items are also welcome.

Call for Small Manufacturers Seeking Innovation: Design House Innovation Jam

Call for Small Manufacturers Seeking Innovation: Design House Innovation Jam

Are you a small manufacturer in the Pittsburgh or surrounding region, looking for new ways to innovate? If so, submit now to become a Design House Innovation Jam recipient!

Submissions due by 9/9

Graffiti Removal!

This morning a man who identified himself as a Verizon contractor was seen removing graffiti from the Verizon box across from the BGC office. Remember, if you find graffiti on your property you must report it to 311 in order to begin the process of having it removed (for free!) by the city. Here's a link to more info.

Progress on Penn!

Spotted some construction workers installing the cross-walk signal this morning at Penn and Evaline.

Penn Ave Arts in Motion Festival is Coming!

The Penn Ave Arts in Motion Festival is currently seeking artists, vendors, and performers who are interested in participating. Please visit the web site for more info!

Community Volunteering Opportunity

Rachel Headrick at Latham St. Commons (30 Latham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) is seeking volunteers to help deliver plants and produce to Garfield and Friendship residents on the following dates an times.

Tuesday, July 7th: 11a-1p
Wednesday, July 8th: 11a-1p and 3p-5p
Thursday, July 9th: 3p-5p
Friday, July 10th: 11a-1p and 3p-5p

If you'd like to learn more or want to sign up to deliver plants with the Latham St. Commons you can reach Rachel at 605-261-0251 or

Maker Faire Info Session on 7/7!

Hello Artists, Makers, Technologists, Foodies, Creators!
Maker Faire is happening this year! We would love to have you present! There are some info sessions coming up, even one at Assemble on Tuesday July 6th at 6:30pm. There will be beer, candy, and PIZZA at the info sessions. AKA it's a petite party.

Here is the Eventbrite for you to sign up for the event. It is free but we need to know how much pizza and beer to get!

Tour de Penn Featured Businesses (Feb 1 - Feb 7)

The featured business for Tour de Penn for 2/1 - 2/7 are Modern Formations, Most Wanted Fine Art, and That's Sharp Boutique! Visit them and make a purchase of $5 or more and get an extra stamp on your passport. So treat yourself or ask about gift certificates for a friend!

Remember that once you get 10 or more stamps, you can mail your passport into the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation to be entered into a drawing for $25 or $50 in Penn Bucks!