Looking for One-of-a-Kind Art? Head to Mt. Lebanon This Weekend

The Mt. Lebanon's Artists' market features 69 booths filled with a wide variety of art.

artist gathering

If your walls or shelves are looking a little bare, think about heading over to the Mt. Lebanon’s Artists’ Market this weekend to pick up some one-of-a-kind accent pieces.

Sponsored by the nonprofit Mt. Lebanon Partnership, the juried art show includes 69 booths featuring a variety of arts, among them painting, jewelry, wood, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fibers and much more.

Touchstone, a nationally recognized craft center in the Laurel Highlands, also will be on the scene to host demonstrations of various art media.

Oh, and there will be food — including Arancini House, Family Farm Creameries and Pittsburgh Crepes — at the market as well as entertainment.   
(10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27,mtlebopartnership.org)
 

design inspiration

An interior designer at Desmone Architects — where she’s the Lawrenceville-based firm’s “go-to” person for residential projects — Nancy Policicchio transformed this formerly moldy, low-ceilinged basement into a climate-controlled dream of a wine cellar.

The underground space, which houses the client’s private collection, is separated into two distinct areas, including room for more than 3,000 bottles of wine and an area for glasses, liquor, a humidor and other beverages.

Policicchio says a local artisan handcrafted the custom mahogany cabinets and bottle racks as well as the table, humidor and all doors.

The cellar’s floors are made out of cork, while the walls were painted stucco and include some areas of natural terra cotta stone veneer. The light fixtures have a copper finish, which complements the room’s hammered copper sink and slate countertop.

“All of this natural material playing in harmony adds warmth to the project,” Policicchio says.
 

news + events

Don’t forget, tours of Pittsburgh Magazine’s luxurious, multimillion-dollar Ultimate House, presented by Peoples Natural Gas, continue Sept. 25-27. Tickets are $20, and all proceeds benefit The Free Care Fund at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. (For tickets, or to see photos of the home, visit pittsburghmagazine.com/ultimate)
 
The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation hosts the third annual Wilkinsburg House and Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. This year’s tour features the Blackridge neighborhood. (Day-of tickets are available at the check-in location, Eastridge Center, 1900 Graham Blvd., Wilkinsburg)
 

Ethan Allen has moved from its location on Perry Highway in Wexford to a new home at McCandless Crossing on McKnight Road. The 83-year-old brand’s new location opened Sept. 12. (900 Covenant Ave., McCandless; ethanallen.com)
 
The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, including the ‘Smiths Shop and Koolkat Café, have opened in Mt. Lebanon. Representing local artists, The Artsmiths include an eclectic mix of handcrafted works. (1635 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/341-2299, artsmithspgh.com)
 

 

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