We are both disappointed and excited to make the following two announcements. We are disappointed to tell you that Pyrotopia 2013, which was to take place on October 12th, is being postponed. We are excited to tell you that we have not given up and are planning to hold Pyrotopia in the spring of 2014.
As you may have guessed, coordinating a fire arts festival is - to put it in simple terms - "pretty darn hard." Figuring out logistics, funding, insurance and all those other little details and making them come together on one date that doesn't have 20 other events going on means that this fall is not going to work.
We Pyrotopians remain undaunted, though. We're regrouping, rethinking and replanning for the spring. We will therefore also be renaming it from "Pittsburgh's Annual Festival of Fire Arts" to "Pittsburgh's As Often As Humanly Possible Festival of Fire Arts."
So, please stay excited as we descend back into the secret fire-proof Pyrotopia Planning Vault, and stay tuned for announcements about Spring 2014 Pyrotopia.
Founded by artist Eric Singer, PYROTOPIA is Pittsburgh's first-ever festival dedicated entirely to fire arts. Over 4000 people attended the first event in April 2012. They saw fire dancers, spinners and hoopers; played interactive fire games; learned about the science of fire; watched blacksmiths and glass artists at work; and more.
Want to be a part of PYROTOPIA? We're looking for talented performers and installation artists who work with fire, LEDs, el-wire and electricity. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westfield Park is located behind the Munhall Boro Building at 1900 West Street. From Squirrel Hill, take the Homestead Grays Bridge, cross 8th Avenue and continue up the hill for a half mile, then follow the signs to the festival parking lot. The 53 Homestead bus stops nearby.
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Providing a safe, fun experience for everyone is our top priority. For this reason, NO dogs, alcohol, smoking, open flames or uncontracted fire performances will be allowed on the festival grounds. First aid, law enforcement and emergency responders will be on-site to handle any situations.
Reach a diverse audience of artists and families by sponsoring PYROTOPIA. Many different sponsorship opportunities are available — please contact email@example.com for more information.
What fun is a festival without great food? We're looking for creative purveyors of delicious edibles, from food trucks to local restaurants and festival vendors. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note, this is an alcohol-free event.)