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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

GA/GI 7, 2016 is UNDERWAY!!! Click on the GA/GI7 logo to see 2016 Blog

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

GA/GI 7 is making PROGRESS

Details will come soon on our newest GA/GI.......Can't wait?
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

GA/GI 6 Is MAy, 1, 2015

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Friday, April 12, 2013

GA/GI FEST BLOG/ Link to 2013

Since becoming Southwestern Pennsylvania's first eco, tech and arts festival in 2010, the Geek Art / Green Innovator's Festival has won an award from the Pittsburgh Technology Council, been part of the international year of science, floated new technology at consumer level for a number of organizations, highlighted major universities like Carnegie Mellon, Pitt, and Duquesne University, and supported new businesses in our county like TechShop. We've also supported a host of artists and eco companies. See what makes GA/GI Fest one of Pittsburgh's most talked about events! Click here for our newest GA/GI...2013


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Monday, January 10, 2011


CLICK HERE! And you'll be on your way to the hottest 411 on GA/GI for 2011. Our new blog will be featuring more videos, interviews, and information on going green and being techy; and giving you a weekly scoop on all the awesome GA/GI plans! Don't miss a step....and Don't miss GA/GI 11! Just follow the yellow "green" blog!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

WE'RE BACK for 2011

GA/GI is hosting the first Think Tank meeting for 2011 this upcoming week at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts! We'll keep you posted on plans for second year on our new blog at a site soon to be announced!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Good, The Bad, The GA/GI!

Photo shown: GA/GI Archives

GA/GI boasted no shortage of photographers, many who are just now rolling film from their cameras. We feel truly blessed on this score. Some took advantage of our "Live! Laugh! and Upload" system created by Deeplocal to send images as they happened. Others caught images on the fly from one venue to the next trying to find food that was quickly being devoured; swarms of students like Adam Keene from Mpowered at Duquesne University, hung in for our belated but astonishing fashion show; he met us at the end of the evening nodding and patting his back pack. In our last post, You met Spike from VivoLive, who experimented with an awesome live stream of GA/GI Activities, the busy battery going out moments before our first model hit the runway. GA/GI Fest was a-whirl with showcases, show stoppers, first-year surprises and happy paparazzi snapping away. It is these images that will best tell our story, and some of the most compelling photographs of the Geek Art/ Green Innovator's event have been captured by Heather Mull. A photographer of considerable talent, Mull shot the March 31st City Paper cover featuring Bill O'Driscoll's GA/GI Festival story. And recently through artist Randie Snow (who's work is still on exhibit at Voluto Coffee), we discovered Mull's images in the blog "Keystone Edge." They are amazingly beautiful! Mull captured some of our finest festival moments, so while we work to put together our comprehensive Media Review, this retrospective of some of the evening's delights, is a feast that will surely curb any post event anticipation! Click the link below view and enjoy.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

THANKS ALL!!! GA/GI Sweeps the Media and Steals Your Hearts!

GA/GI made PA history and cemented Penn Avenue as a Pittsburgh arts icon thanks to the thousands of you who attended! We have tons of media footage to filter through, art to return, hand shaking to do with our sponsors and partners and post meetings to plan. But we will soon be letting you see how it all played out and will showcase our best GA/GI videos and images soon! Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your participation in this amazing event and keep watching our blog for updates! In the meantime... Do you have comments or images you'd like to share for our GA/GI Media Review... ideas for GA/GI 2011? Please e-mail us:

A special thanks to Dave Edwards and Art Energy Design for the generous use of the "Power Flower" brand!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Can't Be THERE? Watch GA/GI on VIvoLIVE!

Spike Katora director of Product Development @ Vivo Live caught us between bouts of festival madness and offered to broadcast us Live! Looks like another festival first as we live-stream our activities during Unblurred on Penn from 5 to ?

Katora began his company a year ago when his aunt was getting married. Her husband-to-be parent's couldn't make the wedding, so Spike sprung into action creating a live stream and making it happen with one computer and one camera! One year and one "Innovation Works" grant later , and he's taking on GA/GI, excited about the cool people and projects we've pulled together for the evening. He'll be roaming our 4 clusters with one small camera and only a back pack for back up!

It going to be one grand experiment within our experiment, and we'll all be holding our collective breaths for the moment we go LIVE!

Watch GA/GI LIVE! Tonight!

Monday, March 29, 2010

What's LIVE @ GA/GI

A sampling of performances! Dilworth School World Beat Drummers, Life In Balance, and Cello Fury (Formerly Cellofourte)

World Beat Drummers performing @ GA/GI Day 10 am to Noon @ Union Project 801 N. Negley Avenue in Highland Park for the first segment...
Then for GA/GI Night 5-11 pm @ 4800-6100 Penn Avenue...Life In Balance. Cello Fury, (also shown in video). Also The Rusty Nails Bag Piper---Brett Boye, DJ Stevey B. of iParty; then to round out the evening---DJ James Gyre @ our 9:30 pm fashion show "Pedal to the Metal!"
Also $7 for a special 7 pm performance "Tap into the Possibilities" @ the Dance Alloy Theater!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Banner Week on Penn Avenue!

Pick up Penn--a community clean-up campaign--organized by Festival Associate and FDA Intern, Meaghan Maher; valiantly executed by Matt Galluzzo, Art District Manager and Jason Sauer of Most Wanted Fine Art with a crew of eager volunteers, topped off a banner week on Penn Avenue! The Penn Avenue Arts Initiative put some steam behind the festival all last week hosting City Paper and On Q for interviews with FDA Staff and Festival Partners; then Sunday, Rust Belt Radio caught us to get some words in about the upcoming event. Listen and watch for everything to come out this week in the media as we start the countdown to GA/GI!

Shown here, Ryder Henry, a local artist working on one of our GA/GI banners. They are recycled discards from the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Thanks Paula Weiner! Also thanks to Nancy Schuster and Mable Bozeman and family for their participation. And a ^5 to Bob Ziller, who let us use his space and Warholesque poppy patterns to get this task done and done beautifully! Colors from Westmoreland Paint in the Strip District. Also Shown, Mega Photographer Heather Mull, shooting @ the Pittsburgh Glass Center for City Paper.