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AWCommunity Day: Holiday Edition

December 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
980 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States


It’s holiday time and we invite all families to come to our Holiday Community Day at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center on December 16, 2023, from 11 a.m. –2 p.m. This event would not be possible without our sponsors and supporters, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, Pittsburgh International Airport, RAD, and Duolingo. Come and see what is in store with local vendors selling jewelry, art, clothing, and more, live performances that include Alumni Theater Company, Flow Band, and Kwanzaa dancer and drummers. Families will be able to learn about Kwanzaa, engage in hands-on activities, and take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Performances in the Multipurpose Studio

11:15 am – 12:00 pm Alumni Theater Company
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Black Nativity
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Kwanzaa Dancers and Drummers
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm The Flow Band

Gallery Activities

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Explore all gallery exhibits
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Onna Bugeisha: Warriors of Light Tour and Activity

Join us for a close looking and creative writing activity inspired by Tim Okamura’s large scale figurative paintings in Onna Bugeisha: Warriors of Light. Through close looking exercises, discussion, and reflective writing prompts, participants are encouraged to express themselves through poetry in the form of a Haiku. This is a free gallery activity open to visitors ages 18 and younger, registration is required. Sign up here.

Presented in conjunction with AWCommunity Day and the exhibition Onna Bugeisha: Warriors of Light, on view from November 9, 2023 – February 18, 2024.