Chic Outdoor Picnics

There’s nothing like summertime in one of America’s Most Livable Cities – clear skies, outdoor festivals and live entertainment- and nothing signals summer in the ‘Burgh like Three Rivers Arts Fest! This weekend officially marks the start of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, which will run through June 14th . The festival includes tons of fun filled activities that make our city a unique place to live, such as live entertainment, one-of a kind artwork and gourmet bites.

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“All anyone really wanted was a little outdoor art show near Carnegie Institute, some paintings, perhaps, scattered along the mall among the trees outside Carnegie Library…” – From the 1979 Three Rivers Arts Festival program

What once started off as a “little outdoor art show” has grown to be a 10-day, nationally-ranked artist market, that features endless visual art, performing art and culinary treats. This year’s Three Rivers Arts Fest will include traditional attractions such as artist market, music stages, gourmet food booths, as well as a few surprises planned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. For a complete list of scheduled events, visit Three Rivers Arts Fest.

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Three Rivers Arts Festival 2014, Visit Pittsburgh

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Three Rivers Art Festival, WYEP

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Emerging Artist Profile: John Lee, Three Rivers Arts Festival; photo by Emily O’Donnell

Get inspired by the Three Rivers Arts Festival and take your next event outdoors! Imagine a chic picnic amid clear summer skies with plenty of delectable bites and live entertainment. Set the scene with colorful Mosaic linens and creative décor. Add tons of artistic flair to your event by layering a few different fabrics and let your imagination run wild with the table scape. Include an eclectic arrangement of candle holders within the same color scheme to create a cohesive look. Give your guests the all-star treatment by incorporating a unique assortment of chairs and chair backs with the same look and feel. Keep things fun and light with live entertainment and festival-inspired dishes like Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Rosemary-Orange Dressing and an adult version of lemonade.

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Linen: Mosaic, Floral: BCP, Photographer: Danielle Perelman Photography, Tableware: All Occasions

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Linen: Mosaic, Floral: BCP, Photographer: Danielle Perelman Photography, Tableware: All Occasions

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Linen: Mosaic, Floral: BCP, Photographer: Danielle Perelman Photography, Tableware: All Occasions

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Vodka Thyme Lemonade from Food & Wine

 

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