Sunday Marks Last Neighborhood Flea for the Season

The free event in the Strip District features handmade goods, food, art, music and more. Plus, La Roche College hosts a design dialogue at the Pittsburgh Opera.


photos courtesy of the neighborhood flea

 

Yes, the Steelers are playing at the same time, but if your Sunday isn’t consumed by football, head down to Pittsburgh’s Strip District to catch the last Neighborhood Flea of the season.

The eclectic urban marketplace — which pops up the second Sunday of each month May through October — hosts an array of handmade goods, art, housewares, natural bath and body products, jewelry, workshops, coffee, food and more from local sellers.

The Flea’s last hurrah until next year takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 in the parking lot on 23rd Street between Smallman Street and Penn Avenue.

As usual, the event will have a roundup of food trucks — including the Mac and Gold Truck, Randita’s Vegan Café and Happy Camp Cakes — plus several hands-on workshops led by an expert in the field.

Sunday’s classes, which last 60 to 90 minutes, feature a yarn wreath workshop with Pop Craft, a brush lettering workshop with Gardner Ann’s and a fresh herb wreath workshop with Pisarcik Greenhouses and Flower Farm.

Perhaps in a nod to the season (hello, Halloween!) this month’s market spotlight is on Vasalisa the Witch. The crafty self-proclaimed witch is a collage artist, tarot reader, photographer, and jewelry-maker.

There also will be tunes spun at the event by DJ EZ Lou. For more information, including a full list of vendors, visit neighborhoodflea.com.

La Roche College Hosts Design Dialogue

Who says interior design can’t be life altering?

The Interior Design Advisory Board at La Roche College will present “Inspiring Lives with Design: Influencing Interiors through Purpose,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Pittsburgh Opera House.

Speaker Lisa Robison, founder of Dwell with Dignity — a nonprofit dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty — will explore the value of interior design, and how when interior designers design with purpose, the results are life changing.

Attendees also will learn how Robison, who travels nationally to advocate the nonprofit, is inspiring change through designing purposeful environments for her clients. Since 2009, Dwell with Dignity, which is based in Atlanta and Dallas, has provided services to more than 70 families.

The event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with a reception hosted by La Roche alumni. Tickets cost $35 for general admission, $25 for La Roche alumni and $10 for students. Tickets are available on eventbrite.com. For more information, call 412-536-1024 or email iddept@laroche.edu.
 

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