art uptown

Artists Market 2016ARTISTS’ MARKET Beautiful items of leather, sculpture and glass. Handcrafted jewelry, wood, ceramics and fiber. Music, food and demonstrations. Activities for kids and even a collection for the Wallace Food Bank. It’s all part of Mt. Lebanon’s annual Artists’ Market, Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25, in the Academy Avenue parking lot. The juried festival will feature 60 to 80 booths of the region’s best art, as well as  demonstrations from Touchstone Center for Crafts in the Laurel Highlands and Hewlett Anderson’s original, modern, classic rock and pop tunes. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday  and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Jurors are artists Mark Bender, Melissa Fabian and Charlene Langer. Info at

A cheerful color on a rainy day from Addie Young.
A cheerful color on a rainy day from Addie Young.

STREET SCENES Despite a little rain, the Mt. Lebanon Partnership’s Plein Air Kids Paint-Out on Washington Road drew a lot of aspiring artists. Open to elementary- and middle school-aged children, the Paint-Out gave the young artists two hours to capture an Uptown scene. The winning paintings were put on display at the municipal building.

Paint-out winners:

Age group 10-12

First place: Kate Borza

Chase Clipper contemplates an outside scene.
Chase Clipper contemplates an outside scene.

Second place: Lily Connell

Third place: Ava Kelly

Age group 7-9

First place: Mia Barnick

Second place: Chase Clipper

Third place: Addie Young

Age group 3-6

First place: Sarah Berdyek

Second place: Tatiana Perilman

Third place: Arlie Bosco

The Partnership is holding a Paint-Out for adults on Saturday, September 24, in conjunction with that weekend’s Artists’ Market. Watch for more information at the Mt. Lebanon Partnership website:

Artists’ Market photo – Jacqueline Radin, Paint Out photos – Sam Oshlag