Re:NEW Festival

  • Visual arts
  • Pittsburgh
  • Fri, September 09 —
    Sun, October 09, 2016
Re:NEW Festival

A month-long celebration of creative recycling, transformation and sustainability in Pittsburgh, featuring an international Drap-Art exhibition.

As Pittsburgh experiences a resurgence and addresses continuous, equitable improvement, this collaborative new festival reflects the city’s forward thinking arts and culture, creative industries, and sustainable technologies.

Festival visitors will witness the North American premiere of Drap-Art, the International Festival of Recycling Art, held annually in Barcelona, Spain. This premiere in the PPG Wintergarden will set the stage for diverse programs all month long: exhibits in alternative venues, music showcases, eco-tours, markets featuring upcycled goods, hands-on workshops, education, films, performances, and environmental exhibits.

About Drap-Art

Drap-Art, based in Barcelona, showcases accomplished international artists who create provocative and compelling art from reused materials. Having exhibited across multiple continents for 20 years, Drap-Art will host its North American premiere at the Re:NEW festival in Pittsburgh.

Featuring group exhibitions of art and design made from repurposed materials; interventions in public spaces; discussions and panels; an artists’ market; hands-on workshops; and performances, Drap-Art Pittsburgh will be a month-long celebration in the PPG Wintergarden in Downtown Pittsburgh, opening September 9, 2016.

Drap-Art’s recent Barcelona showcase attracted 10,000 visitors to experience artists, musicians, educators and designers –all promoting environmental and sustainability ideas through artistic expression.

Spanish artists at Re:NEW Festival

Marcel.lí Antúnez

  • PGG Winter Garden Exposition.
  • Presented work: Alsaxi.

Starting September 5th, Marcel.lí will be painting an 8 meter-long mural inspired by the city of Pittsburgh. In addition, during the week of September 12-17, he will present this exhibition with 30 students of the CAPA Visual Arts Department featuring a work created with plastic cartons and other city litter.

Dolo Navas

  • PGG Winter Garden Exposition.
  • Presented work: Birds.

Starting September 2nd, Dolo Navas and 15 students of the CAPA Visual Arts Department will present a work comprised of waste materials from the city. On September 10th, the students will go on a procession through the streets of Pittsburgh and present the dress collection with broken umbrellas.

Karol Bergeret

  • PGG Winter Garden Exposition.
  • Presented work: Santas Amas de Casa, Species in Extinction.

Starting September 2nd, Karol Bergeret will present her work Ama de casa Pittsburgh comprised of objects she found throughout the city. The work will form part of her exhibition Santas Amas de Casa, Species in Extinction.


Venue map

PPG Wintergarten, 1 PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

More information

Re:NEW Festival


The Re:NEW Festival is a collaborative effort of a multi-sector group of civic leaders instrumental in the city’s resurgence: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Resources Council, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, VisitPITTSBURGH, and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. With the support of SPAIN arts & culture. Image by Tono Carbajo.



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