The Cathedral of Learning, all lit up


PHCA was forwarded these wonderful images by one of our members, Susan Atkinson. It looks like it was a spectacular display. What a wonderful way to celebrate Pittsburgh’s 250th birthday! More information is available on their website.

From the press release for Pittsburgh 250 Festival of Lights —

Introduced in 2007 and back by popular demand, building facades will once again be transformed into unique works of art created by some of the most accomplished international lighting designers working with cutting edge technology and illumination techniques during the Pittsburgh 250 Festival of Lights.

With more than 20 lighting installation sites throughout the Pittsburgh area, this will be the largest light event of its kind in the United States. Once again, all lighting installations will be free-to-the public and positioned to encourage visitors to explore surrounding neighborhood assets – restaurants, retail, performance art, architecture and revitalized residential opportunities.

Lighting designs rotate at various locations, and outdoor stages and dance floors will be set-up in Downtown and Oakland adjacent to lighting installations to showcase a wide variety of local performance artists, encourage audience participation and create a festival atmosphere. Walking maps will once again be distributed at lighting sites and available for download via the website,, and new this year, Just Ducky Tours and Molly’s Trolleys will conduct tours to visit lighting installations.

Pittsburgh 250 Festival of Lights is powered by Duquesne Light and is made possible through generous
support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, The Grable Foundation and Audrey Hillman Fisher