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Why "Pull Up A Chair"?
On Tuesday April 23, VisitPITTSBURGH announces a national campaign that we are launching entitled, “Pull Up A Chair.”
The goal of the campaign is to showcase the inclusive, welcoming, and friendly nature of Pittsburgh residents in a creative way. It is inspired by the simple but friendly act of pulling out a chair and offering it to your friend, family member, or neighbor; a universal sign of hospitality.
Pittsburghers are friendly people. That's one of the first things visitors learn about us, and what will stick with them after they leave. Locals love Pittsburgh and want everyone else to, too! Learn more about the Pull Up A Chair campaign.
Campaign Showcases Local Artists
VisitPITTSBURGH, along with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, announced the creation of the 90 Painted Chairs program, which will allow local artists to paint parking chairs that will be auctioned for a local charity. This follows the unveiling of the 8-foot parking chair at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. Both events are intended to help promote the marketing campaign that is built around Pittsburgh as a welcoming city and the act of offering someone a chair – a sign of hospitality. The infamous Pittsburgh parking chair had a starring role in the campaign video, as it was shown as a symbol of inclusiveness.
While the name of the program comes from Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods, the number of chairs that will go up for auction can far exceed that number. The auction will be held at an event in early 2020.
One chair that will not be painted is the 8-foot parking chair that will make additional appearances at various events throughout the city.
Are you an artist who wants to paint a chair? Contact Kylie McCracken, Marketing Manager to get more information and be added to the list!