Exhibitions + Events



"Down on Paper" Exhibiton

Opening Reception at 6:00 PM

More than any other object in history, an empty sheet of paper has taken people to places of endless imagination, design, and creativity. Paper has played a major role in the development of our world, the rise of civilizations, and in the lives of the people that have impacted it.
Join Vestige Concept Gallery for a month-long exploration of art on paper; through March 19th. Featuring selected works of Sophie Brenneman and Dan Ivec. Graphite, pen, ink, charcoal, pastels, printmaking, paper craft, collage, colored pencil, gouache, watercolor, and more from a curated selection of national artists!



"After Hours" Exhibiton

Opening Reception at 6:00 PM

The holidays are over and it’s time to unwind to the smooth stylings of “After Hours,” the newest exhibition from VCG in 2023. Let local and national artists take you on a long night’s journey from the stockroom to the A-Train, and up to the penthouse for a nightcap. It’s sexy, boozy, delirious, and cool; but remember–keep it classy!
Opening Reception Saturday 1/7
+ A special popup cocktail cart will be on hand from Lawrenceville Distilling Company



"A Very Vestige Christmas" Exhibition & Holiday Market

Opening Reception at 6:00 PM

It’s the most wonderful time of year! The holidays are just around the corner and Vestige Concept Gallery loves to celebrate with style, beauty, and ART.  A Very Vestige Christmas exhibition opens on Saturday, November 19th. Artworks in this showcase are contemporary, bold, slick, stylized, and absolutely giftable! Along with fine-art, the gallery also offers artist-made greeting cards, crafts, trinkets, prints and other small one-of-a-kind gifts all season long.  



Performance | Sagisaka Duo, Cornelius Boots, The Jakarta Method

Doors at 7:00 PM, show at 7:30 PM

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 5th at 7:30 PM for an evening of music by Sagisaka Duo (traditional Japanese music), Cornelius Boots (bass shakuhachi, original compositions) and Risky Sasono’s “The Jakarta Method!” We’re asking for $15 suggested donation at the door to be split amongst the performers.



Exhibition | Primal Disposition II: Dual Dilemma

Opening Reception Saturday, October 8th | 6PM

Following the ancient axiom: “As Above So Shall It Be Below,” Primal Disposition II: Dual Dilemma exhibition showcases artworks dealing with the concept of Duality that are raw, dark, religious, emotive, primitive, sexual, sensory, confrontational, and instinctual. Join us for for our opening reception on Saturday, October 8th to be among the first to view our fall collection! Limited Refreshments will be provided.



Performance | Silenus & St. Christopher w/ The Crystal Boys

Doors at 7:30 PM | BYOB

Experience a one-time performance of “Eulogy for the Man of The Hole” live onstage. This collaboration of experimental/avant-garde jazz features percussion, horns, keys, and ambient sounds, set to theatrics and the backdrop of the art exhibition. Suggested donation: $10, additional wine table or byob. *Starts after the nearby Etna Art Tour!



Exhibition | F**KING IT UP

Opening Reception Saturday, Aug 20th | 6PM

What the F**K are these curators thinking? “F**KING IT UP” exhibition is a celebration of perseverance, ingenuity, and embracing imperfections. This display features artworks of varying mediums that are accidental, experimental, or (un)intended…that somehow, still turned out great!
Featuring art from national and local artists: Sam Tippet, Amber Aguirre, Janet Braun-Reinitz, Aspen Golan, Noah Emhurt, Bob Freyer, and more! Join us and celebrate the strange and unconventional art of F**KING IT UP, Saturday August 20th. Our opening reception starts at 6pm!
F**KING IT UP Exhibition Flyer



Exhibition | "Backroads: Further On Ahead"

Opening Reception Saturday, July 9th | 6PM

“Backroads: Further On Ahead” exhibit showcases works of art that venture off the beaten path, especially with regard to travel. Artwork includes places or experiences involving hidden gems, special or unusual places, serene/unique landscapes, wanderings, odd travel, Americana/folk art, strange encounters, and/or lost and fading places. The exhibit features works of art from local and national artists working with varying mediums.

Join us for our opening reception on July 9th. This event runs in collaboration with the 2022 Lawrenceville Art Crawl, Produced by Redfishbowl. The Art Crawl unifies the neighborhood for a day with vibrant culture, which in turn creates a platform for artists to further their career, for local shops to have a sell out day, and it fosters new relationships between the public, small businesses, and artists alike. Don’t miss this exciting weekend in our neighborhood!



Exhibition | "On Neutral Ground"

Opening Reception Saturday, June 4th | 6PM

Neutrality and the middle way: in a world of increasing polarization and conflict, those who do not choose sides are left to wonder where to stand.  “On Neutral Ground” creates a zone of peace by displaying works of art that are free from heavy sensory output. Works in this exhibit show a softness, harmony, balance, and sense of meditation. 

Featuring works of varying mediums by local and national artists including: Anna Guarneri, Laura Ahola-Young, Kevin Clancey, Lauren Scavo-Fulk, Egor ShokoladovMaria Stracke and many more! Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, June 4th, at 6 PM. 




Exhibition | New Appalachia w/ Kyle Houser

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th | 6PM

We are excited to team up with Kyle Houser (E.D., PCA&M) yet again for our annual Spring showcase: “New Appalachia.” You won’t want to miss this vibrant display of modern, contemporary, and innovative artworks from artists surrounding the Appalachia region and beyond. Join us on April 30th for our opening reception, featuring special guest DJ Joziah Council!

This show includes works of local and national artists including: Evan Boggess, Kristin Letts Kovak, Kalin Gregg, Alexandria Farber, Kevin Clancy, Grue Shackleford, Darrin Simmons, and many more!



Exhibition | "Rustbelt: Redux"

Opening Reception Saturday, March 26th | 6PM

We are “redux-ing” one of our favorite exhibitions from last year! Rustbelt: Redux is the sequel to our much beloved exhibition “Post-Rustbelt: Living Between America.”  For this year’s celebration of our region we are getting rustier than ever! Artworks in this exhibition depict the culture and landscape that define the rustbelt states: industry decline; the disappearance of main street; and juxtapositions of old and new. Join us for our opening reception on Saturday, March 26th!

Featuring the art of local and national artist: Jeff Drake, Jason Cytaki, Kelly Booze, Hannah Duggan, Lily Johnson, Jaci Rice, Roger Boulay, and many more!



Performance | Howling Mob

Live Performance Saturday, March 18th | 7PM

Vestige Concept Gallery is thrilled to welcome Howling Mob back for another musical performance! Join us for a night of mountain music with subversive themes and gorgeous, gritty harmonies.

This Pittsburgh-based band is led by Hannah Standiford (of Rumput): a certified music therapist and singer-guitarist trained in jazz and classical music, with a lifelong interest in Americana. Hannah has studied keroncong under a Darmasiswa scholarship in 2014, and a Fulbright Grant in 2017 and is currently pursuing a PhD in Ethnomusicology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Howling Mob is…
Hannah Standiford (guitar/banjo/vocal)
Art Lindsay (guitar/vocal)
Eli Namay (bass)
Mark Micchelli (accordion)

Refreshments provided w/ donation
Doors @ 7




Exhibition | "Stripped Down"

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, February 19th | 6PM

Join us for the opening reception of “Stripped Down;” a bold display of fine art from all mediums celebrating the nude form, sexuality, & body positivity. Featuring works from both local and national artists including: Natalie Obermaier, Akintayo Akintobi, Ben Dinino, Annick Duvivier, Jack Puglisi, Krista LaBella, Mattie Sterling, Trevor Coopersmith, and many more! The show opens on Saturday, February 19th and runs until March 20th.



Exhibition | "Like Clockwork"

OPENING RECEPTION: January 8th, 2022 | 6PM

“Like Clockwork” is our first exhibition of 2022 and the opening reception will be held on January 8th. From birth, to our daily routines, anxieties on aging, death, and rebirth; artworks in this group exhibition represent how the forms of time give shape to the human experience. Join us for our opening reception on January 8th at 6PM. This national group exhibition runs through February 12th.




"Imagine" (1988) Free Film Screening

December 8, 1980, the world lost beloved musician and artist John Lennon to a senseless act of gun violence. 40 years later, guns are more than ever glorified by our culture, media, and society. In the wake of an increasing number of shooting tragedies, the question always raised is “WHY?”

To honor John’s legacy of Peace and to all victims of gun violence, VCG will be screening “Imagine” (1hr 46min, 1988) for free on Friday, Dec 10th

Doors: 7:00 PM
Start: 7:30 PM

Wine Provided (Donation or BYOB)




"But Once A Year" Holiday Art Market


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Vestige Concept Gallery is transforming! Throughout the holiday season shop small, local, and artist-made at our “But Once A Year” Holiday Art Market. Items on display include small-to-mid sized, and affordable items and artwork such as: ceramics, photography,  greeting cards, prints, jewelry, sculptures, and paintings.

Items part of the “But Once A Year” Holiday Art Market will also be shoppable online. Check back throughout the season for new arrivals!



Schereeya: Prayers & Pixies Book Release Party

Join us for a special event, celebrating the release of Pittsburgh author Schereeya’s poetry book “Prayers & Pixies:” a collection of poems exploring identity, nature, and our connection to the mysteries of the universe. Schereeya will be performing a live poetry reading and copies will be available for purchase.

“The poems in this collection that were not commissioned were my true and sincere prayers direct from my prayer journal. 2019-2021 have been difficult years for me in deep, incalculable ways. Every single one of these poems helped me make a bit of sense of the pain, grief, and search for hope and joy that I have been experiencing. I hope they can in some small way do the same for you.”

-from the introduction of Prayers & Pixies

Start Time: 6PM
Free Admission

For more on Schereeya:
Interview w/ The Midwest Black Speculative Alliance



Performance | OKM - Songs and Compositions by Mai Khoi, Mark Micchelli, and Devon Osamu Tipp

OKM (Osamu, Khoi, Mark) is a new Pittsburgh based project of electroacoustic songs and improvisation. Composed of shakuhachi player Devon Osamu Tipp, vocalist, composer, and activist Mai Khoi, and keyboardist/electronic musician Mark Micchelli. Join us on November 12th for this unique band’s presentation of fearless new songs and works.

Doors open: 6:00 PM
Performance starts: 7:00 PM

BYOB | $5-10 donation



Exhibition | Primal Disposition


VCG’s only Fall Exhibition showcasing works that are primitive, earthen, sexual, sensory… confrontational, instinctual, raw,  foundational,  elemental, and heavy-bodied.    

The exhibit will feature National sculptural works from Anthony Heinz May, Audrey Zahraa Franklin, and Bryna McCann.   2D work including painting, assemblage, intaglio, and drawings from Jay Michael Del Greco, Kevin Haran, Bat St. Chip, Juliette Manolié, Eriko Hattori, and more!