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Feb 01

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Announces Black History Month Programming

Pittsburgh’s Black Art Scene: Past, Present & Future, a retrospective on Pittsburgh’s role in the cultural lexicon and a celebration of the city’s historic arts scene presented as part of the…


Nov 23

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Launches Aw Studio Sessions Monthly Virtual Music Series

New Series Features Orrin Evans, Leela James, Roger Humphries, Gerald Veasely and Carol Riddick, Lyndsey Morgan Smith & more November 23, 2020 – Pittsburgh, PA – The August Wilson African…

Jul 31
Apr 01

The Latest on New Event Dates and Online Initiatives

Dear Friends, Like many of you, I am looking forward to brighter days. As we continue to practice social distancing, the most important step we can collectively take to protect…

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Feb 25

Inspire Black

For most people, there has been an individual or two that influenced them—who inspire them to take a chance and to try and reach their dreams. From leaders like Malcolm…

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Feb 18


Oct 16

Ben Jones and Amani Lewis at AWAACC

Pittsburgh had the pleasure of welcoming two new art exhibits, Resurgence—Rise Again: The art of Ben Jones, and Amani Lewis: Subjective Nature, on September 13th at the August Wilson African American…

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Aug 08

Ben Jones Art Exhibition Coming this September

From September 13 – December 15, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center will have on view the art exhibition Resurgence – Rise Again:  The art of Ben Jones. Featuring large-scale artwork that brings awareness to…

Jul 17

9th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival June 20-23

PITTSBURGH – On June 20-23, 2019, the 9th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF), presented by Citizens Bank, will be held at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC)…

Jul 15

Why You Should Become an AWAACC Member

The AWAACC is your home for African American arts and arts of the African Diaspora and is a dynamic home for unique and inspiring arts and culture that transforms our…

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Jun 14

A Guide to AWAACC Venue Rentals

If you are looking for a unique and functional facility for your next event, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center is a great option! We have put together a…

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May 30

Reasons to Give Back to Your Community

When you give back to your community, you have the opportunity to make an impact on the people around you by helping to further important endeavors such as art, education,…

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Apr 29

Making a Difference With the August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Giving back to your community is a positive experience that not only makes you feel good but also makes a positive impact on your community. One way you can help…

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Mar 27

Coming Soon – Summer Visual Arts Exhibition

Coming Soon to AWAACC Summer Visual Arts Exhibition, Race and Revolution: Still Separate- Still Unequal Start the spring season by visiting the August Wilson African American Cultural Center to experience…

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Feb 22

5 Reasons to Visit The August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Featuring world-class art exhibitions, musical, dance, and theatre performances by national and internationally-recognized artists and more, the August Wilson Cultural Center is a place for the arts, storytelling, learning, and…

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Jan 28

Upcoming Cultural Events in Pittsburgh

With January coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about your plans for February! With so many exciting events and performances coming up at the August Wilson African…

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Dec 28

Free Things to do in Pittsburgh

Exploring Pittsburgh’s culture has never been easier. With a range of free things to do, from art galleries to parks, Pittsburgh is filled with many ways to experience the beauty…

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Feb 22