From national treasures in our galleries and award-winning artists on stage, the August Wilson Center is alive with activity.
The African American Cultural Center is pleased to present the first Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival on September 28-30 at the August Wilson Center and outdoors on Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh. Poised to attract regional and national audiences, the Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival will feature music, workshops, lectures, free concerts by local and emerging artists, plus ticketed performances featuring nationally and internationally renowned blues artists.Learn More
Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities is a group exhibition of contemporary artists and will feature regional, national and international artists that will be on view throughout the August Wilson Center from October 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019. This exhibition will draw from themes that question society’s obsession with tradition, policing, consumption, and indulgence. The featured artists create spaces of joy, safety, healing, and care for humanity and the environment.Learn More
The August Wilson Center - African American Cultural Center celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday as it kicks off it’s first poetry slam with nationally acclaimed poets, artists and lyricists from NYC, LA, DC & Pittsburgh.Learn More
From age-old classics to contemporary work, the second annual Black Bottom Film Festival will illuminate and celebrate African American cinema and unique Black people. The festival will showcase movies that converge on the recurring themes of spirituality, race, family conflict, honor, duty and working-class struggle, themes ever-present in August Wilson’s The Pittsburgh Cycle plays. In particular, the festival will celebrate African-American filmmaking pioneers of recent decades. The BBFF fosters an examination of how Black filmmakers use art to inspire, challenge, confront, and influence American culture.Learn More
The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank is a labor of love for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. We invite people from around the world, speaking different languages, sharing a common bond and love for this music to spend the third weekend of June in Pittsburgh. PIJF is committed to celebrating cultures of the world and connecting the notes that make us ONE.Learn More
The August Wilson Center is pleased to announce SOUL SESSIONS, a series of intimate concerts featuring some of the most talented, award-winning bands and vocalists today. The intimate setting of the August Wilson Center is the perfect venue to enjoy these soulful performances.Learn More