The Tree River Circus is an event that is meant to pull together local artists, writers and activists to celebrate Pittsburgh's unique history, culture and environmental struggle.
It will be happening in the Allegheny Commons in the North Side on Sunday, July 24th.
At this time, we are looking for a variety of people to join us:
Artists: The Circus is putting together a gallery of local artwork depicting Pittsburgh in her various forms and the environment she calls home. For information on how to submit artwork to our gallery, visit the 'Submitting Artwork' page.
Vendors: Tree River Circus has partnered with Sundae Market, an urban flea market. They offer local crafters, artists, and anyone looking to sell things a space to set up booths. While any vendor is welcome to join Sundae Market, we at the Circus are looking for local crafters and businesses that have an environmental or Pittsburgh theme to their merchandise. These vendors will be specially listed as Circus Vendors on the website and in the Circus' event brochure.
To learn how to set up a vendor booth, visit the 'Becoming a Vendor' page.
Environmental know-hows: Because this event is about Pittsburgh and the environment, we want to make sure that we offer space for learning about our local environment. It is our hope to include information booths about the environment that Pittsburgh is surrounded by. This is not meant to be a place for protest or advocacy, but rather a place where knowledge can be shared others. We want to inspire love and a sense of wonder for this fantastic city, and we are looking for people to help us do just that.
If you, or someone you know, would like to set up an environmental information booth, please e-mail Athena KitchenFlint.
Clowns and Circus Acts: Environmental issues often become hot topics that can be quite overwhelming and emotionally exhausting. We at the Circus want to ensure that our event is in no way a doom and gloom occasion, but rather a celebration. We want to be a circus, and what is a circus without a few clowns and fun for all? We are looking for fun clowns, balloon artists, jugglers, etc to join our circus. If you are interested in showing off your skills at clowning around, e-mail Athena KitchenFlint
Volunteers: Are you looking for a fun project this summer, but don't feel like you have any of the skills listed so far to offer? Well, we'd like you to join us anyway! The Circus is going to need plenty of helping hands to get off the ground this year. We will need help with a multitude of tasks: anything from hanging up posters around town to setting up and tearing down tents the day of the circus. If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please e-mail Athena KitchenFlint.
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