Future Tenant Art Space Celebrates Decade of Pushing Boundaries With Fundraiser on March 30

PITTSBURGH—Future Tenant, an experimental downtown Pittsburgh art space managed by Carnegie Mellon University students, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a fundraiser 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30 that expands its own boundaries to Bakery Square.

Located in the midst of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District at 819 Penn Avenue, Future Tenant has provided a setting for more than 100 emerging artists and performers to explore the limits of the creative expression, presentation and interpretation of various art forms. Future Tenant also offers a guest curator program, performance events, a residency series and several partnerships with local schools and colleges.

Founded in 2002, Future Tenant is a joint project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Carnegie Mellon’s College of Fine Arts, and the Master of Arts Management program at Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College.

Future Tenant is partnering with Bakery Square and CMU’s School of Art to hold Future Tenant’s 10th Birthday Party in the first floor of the Bakery Square complex. First- and second-year Master’s of Fine Arts students will exhibit their creative art works in an exhibition titled “Extra Fancy.” This is the second year that Bakery Square has been the fundraiser and MFA exhibition venue, which allows the artists exposure to a larger and more varied audience.

For more information about Future Tenant’s 10th Birthday Party on March 30 at Bakery Square, 6245 Penn Ave. visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/228493

Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for the public; $20 for students and $30 for the public at the door.

Some of the work that will be exhibited includes:

“Extra Fancy,” March 23 – April 4

First and second-year CMU Master of Fine Arts students will occupy vacant space in the Bakery Square from March 23 through April 4. The artists include Scott Andrew, Carl Bajandas, Elizabeth Buschmann, Felipe Castelblanco, Oreen Cohen, Craig Fahner, Steve Gurysh, YunMi Her, Luke Loeffler, Holli McEntegart, Dan Wilcox and Erin Womack.

Hours for the exhibition are 5-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 2-9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Artist question and answer sessions will take place from 6-9 p.m. on April 3 and 5. The exhibit and talks are free and open to the pubilc.

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