Six x Ate, an organization providing a dinner/lecture series for a wide variety of art and food enthusiasts, kicked-off their season with Fiat Lux, a hybrid showcase that welcomed six art presenters, two of which were high school students, who spoke about the creative fields within the region and abroad. The event was held at the Manchester Craftmen’s Guild, a school offering urban students the opportunity to create art in all mediums out of a world-class facility. Six x Ate is one of the most intentionally relevant art series I’ve seen, as they provide real-world conversations, solutions, and direction for attendees.
The evening was especially charged because of the inclusion of MCG Youth, who are radically changing the conversation about art in Pittsburgh through an environmental shift of opportunities being provided to them.
The atmosphere is one of exuberant education and true love fro creativity. There are two reasons for that, #1 People buy tickets, so there’s value. The Pittsburgh art community is notorious for sucking down free food and drinks and not truly supporting the scene. #2 People are there to learn and get in tune with the arts.
The second component of Six x Ate events is the food. For Fiat Lux, Sprezzatura, a heritage-inspired catering service creating hand-made Italian fare.
Overall, the evening was full of poignant dialogue, exceptional art, and delectable food. It’s by far one of the most unique events Pittsburgh has to offer. A must-attend for anyone looking to expand their perspective on the arts. For more information, visit Six x Ate online.
Photos by Julie Kahlbaugh