Why You Should Become an AWAACC Member

The AWAACC is your home for African American arts and arts of the African Diaspora and is a dynamic home for unique and inspiring arts and culture that transforms our way of thinking about the world. When you donate to the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, you help strengthen our impact on the community and the world around us.

9th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival June 20-23

PITTSBURGH – On June 20-23, 2019, the 9th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF), presented by Citizens Bank, will be held at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) located on Liberty Avenue. This event is a signature event of the AWAACC and will be headlined by Patti LaBelle. Curated and directed by Janis Burley Wilson, the President & CEO of the AWAACC, since its founding in 2011, the PIJF is a combination of ticketed shows inside of the AWAACC and free outdoor concerts. 2019 Jazz Festival Will Explore the Different Forms of Funk According to Burley Wilson, the … Learn More

A Guide to AWAACC Venue Rentals

If you are looking for a unique and functional facility for your next event, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center is a great option! We have put together a comprehensive guide to help make your venue rental experience smooth and stress-free. AWAACC Rental Policies: Types of Events Permitted At the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, we have specific policies for our facility, which includes what types of events our facility is available for. It is our policy to reserve our facility for community and artistic enrichment purposes only. Our facility is not available for events such as religious … Learn More

Reasons to Give Back to Your Community

When you give back to your community, you have the opportunity to make an impact on the people around you by helping to further important endeavors such as art, education, and community development. At the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, we serve the Pittsburgh community by providing a place of cultural excellence with world-class art exhibitions, renowned art performances, educational opportunities, and more! We have put together a list of the top reasons you should consider giving back to your community.

Making a Difference With The August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Giving back to your community is a positive experience that not only makes you feel good but also makes a positive impact on your community. One way you can help give back to your community and help further the mission of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center is by donating and becoming an AWAACC Vision Partner. At the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, we are dedicated to serving the Pittsburgh area as a place of cultural excellence in the global arts community by offering world-class art exhibitions, renowned art performances, and more! How Your Donations Help the August … Learn More

Coming Soon – Summer Visual Arts Exhibition

Coming Soon to AWAACC Summer Visual Arts Exhibition, Race and Revolution: Still Separate- Still Unequal Start the spring season by visiting the August Wilson African American Cultural Center to experience our new Summer Visual Arts Exhibition. Beginning April 27 – July 21, 2019, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center will feature a new art exhibition, Race and Revolution: Still Separate- Still Unequal, examining the ongoing racial and economic disparity in the U.S. public school system.

5 Reasons to Visit The August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Featuring world-class art exhibitions, musical, dance, and theatre performances by national and internationally-recognized artists and more, the August Wilson Cultural Center is a place for the arts, storytelling, learning, and exchange around the African American experience and the rich culture of the African diaspora. Visiting the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh provides you abundant opportunities for artistic exploration, education, and community connection. Below are 5 reasons to visit the August Wilson Cultural Center.

Upcoming Cultural Events in Pittsburgh

With January coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about your plans for February! With so many exciting events and performances coming up at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh will be buzzing with activity. Become part of the experience and learn more about our upcoming events: Dapline! – February 1 @ 8:00 pm This collaboration between André M. Zachery and visual artist LaMont Hamilton is a dance and visual art installation that examines the origins and continued practice of “the DAP” or dapping. Dapping refers to the intricate handshakes that serve as greetings usually between … Learn More

Free Things to do in Pittsburgh

Exploring Pittsburgh’s culture has never been easier. With a range of free things to do, from art galleries to parks, Pittsburgh is filled with many ways to experience the beauty and culture of the city without breaking the bank! At the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh, we have put together a list of free things to do in the city that are not only free but are educational and provide you with the opportunity to get active and enjoy the beautiful sights the city has to offer. Free Art exhibitions Pittsburgh August Wilson African American Cultural Center … Learn More