Watch the flames come to life at Westfield Park in Munhall — just up the hill from the Waterfront and a short drive from the city and the South Hills. Bleacher seating and two stages will make this year's event bigger and better. Featuring artist demonstrations, fun daytime events for kids and dazzling performances after dark, PYROTOPIA showcases the majesty of fire and electricity in the arts.
Founded by artist Eric Singer, PYROTOPIA is Pittsburgh's first-ever festival dedicated entirely to fire arts. Some 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. The 2013 schedule will be announced this summer. In the meantime, check out these highlights from 2012:
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 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.)