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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.
Named for the city’s 90 unique and diverse neighborhoods, the program has pushed local artists into the spotlight and empowered them to paint parking chairs for a CHAIR-ity – the Teaching Artists Initiative. The infamous Pittsburgh parking chair, which is sometimes used to save neighborhood parking spots, is one of many chairs featured in the Pull Up a Chair campaign. Pittsburghers have latched onto the regional tie-in, embraced the campaign’s message and emerged as the city’s best advocates.
All 90+ chairs are now up for auction through OneCause™ mobile bidding. The auction will close on April 3 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
One special chair created is the 8ft. Pittsburgh Parking Chair. Unveiled at the 2019 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, this “giant chair” promotes the marketing campaign while creating unique photo opportunities for locals and visitors. The chair has been featured on Good Morning America and spotted at various locations in Pittsburgh.