ART, HISTORY, AND RESTORATION: A COLLABORATIVE EVENT SERIES

11.2.21

Please join us in supporting the NOH’s incredible mission by attending our opening reception and ongoing art installation series, purchasing Buildings By Shane prints created exclusively for the NOH, and donating directly.

ART INSTALLATION SERIES

Help support the National Opera House!

UPCOMING: SQUIRREL HILL

JOIN US FOR A POPUP MARKET!

 

When: 4/9/2022

 

Where: Commonplace Coffee Squirrel Hill
(5827 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217)

 

What: Original art installation and prints by Buildings By Shane
Meet and greet with the National Opera House team
Disfrutar Vegan Mexican Food
1 Fly Chicken Stained Glass & Crafts
MF Bags handmade totes
Brad Yoder live music
The Grimm Botanist houseplants
Riverstone Books curated reading list

 

And all your favorite Commonplace Coffee beverages!

 

Installation and prints were previously available, January and Feburary 2022.

PREVIOUS: POINT BREEZE

POPUP MARKET

 

When:  2/12/2022

 

Where: Commonplace Coffee Point Breeze
(6736 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA)

 

What: Original art installation and prints by Buildings By Shane
Meet and greet with the National Opera House team
MF Bags Popup
Catchfly Gardens Popup
And all your favorite Commonplace Coffee beverages!

 

Installation and prints were previously available, January and Feburary 2022.

PREVIOUS: VOLUTO

We appreciate everyone who joined us at the reception, held on November 6, 2021!

 

Special thanks to Brad Yoder for the live music and Personal Day Seltzer for the complimentary hard seltzer!

 

Installation and prints were previously available, November and December 2021.

PREVIOUS: MWS

We appreciate everyone who joined us at the reception, held on September 3, 2021!

 

Installation and prints were previously available, September and October 2021.

THE STORY

The National Opera House is a nonprofit organization working to restore a historic Homewood building at 7101 Apple Street to its original splendor while also transforming it into a museum and artistic hub for the community.

 

The house on Apple Street is a place of enormous cultural and historical significance, both for the Pittsburgh region and the nation. The house was built in 1894 and became a center of Black community life when William “Woogie” Harris, one of Pittsburgh’s first black millionaires, bought the property in 1930. The building served as a safe house for locals and visitors who were not welcome at hotels and apartments due to housing discrimination.

 

Great musicians, such as Cab Calloway, Lena Horne, and Duke Ellington as well as visiting athletes, such as Joe Louis and Pittsburgh’s own Roberto Clemente, visited or stayed there. The house rose to national significance in 1941, when Mary Cardwell Dawson, a celebrated musician and educator, rented the third floor as an office and rehearsal space for the National Negro Opera Company, the first permanent African American Opera company in the nation.

 

Today, the Queen Anne-style building has deteriorated from years of neglect and is in imminent danger of collapse. In 2020, the National Trust for Historic Preservation added the building to its annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. NOH Operations Manager Carly Otte told us, “Once restored, this house will again be a gathering place and arts district for the community, offering programs designed to serve every age, race, and background. Creating access, opportunity, and a path to the main stage.”

 

Please join us in supporting the NOH’s incredible mission by attending our opening reception and ongoing art installation series, purchasing Buildings By Shane prints created exclusively for the NOH, and donating directly.

SUPPORT THE NOH!

Love the collaborative installation series and want to help us do more?

 

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