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Primary Pittsburgh Project – Women in The Arts

Primary Pittsburgh Project – Women in The Arts

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There is some serendipity to blogging and my life. Today I spent some time working on the Primary Pittsburgh Project www.PrimaryPittsburgh.com which is a cross blogging project to highlight some of the great things about Pittsburgh, the stories about what is happening here that is exciting and good and bringing people to Pittsburgh. This project is running for the 5 days leading up to the Pennsylvania Presidential Primary election. Pittsburgh is receiving a ton of media attention around the election and this project is to use the blogs to get the other primary story about Pittsburgh out there.

I was not planning on writing abouther post about this symposium but as I sit here listening to this panel discussion about women in the arts in Pittsburgh the discussion is a great example of why Pittsburgh. An important part of community building is quality of life. At least 2 of the women on this panel came to Pittsburgh from other cities. They are sitting here talking about how Pittsburgh is a community where women in the arts can feel supported and are supported by other women. The arts community is just one small part of what is happening in Pittsburgh that is drawing artists to live here. The arts scene here really is not only the arts like the opera and ballet but artists on all levels. The increase in artists is an addition to thr economy. But this also contributes to making Pittsburgh a vibrant place to live. Look at events like Handmade arcade to the increase in art galleries in Lawrenceville. The quarterly gallery crawl is another great example of an arts event that is giving people a reason to spend a Friday evening downtown. While downtown Pittsburgh is not the vibrant 24 hour community the arts community in Pittsburgh is a big part of and example of why this is a great place to live.

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