backyard and 8th and penn sponsored by the giant eagle foundation

July 1 - Sept. 4, 2023

Wed, Thu, Fri — 5-10 pm
Sat, Sun — 12-10 pm

The Backyard at 8th & Penn, sponsored by the Giant Eagle Foundation, is a summer-long destination in the Cultural District that brings art to the outdoors in a laid-back, family-friendly environment. Stop by the Backyard during all open hours for a chance to relax in the beer garden. Guests can expect classic outdoor patio furniture, landscaping featuring EcoGrass, and a variety of artistic installations—all setting the scene for laid-back, comfortable gatherings with neighbors, friends, and family.

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Beer Garden

Refresh, revive & imbibe with some of Pittsburgh's finest

Trace Brewing logo Necromancer Brewing logo Pittsburgh Mobile Bars logo

Breweries in residence Necromancer Brewing and Trace Brewing are pouring beers all summer long in the Cultural District alongside refreshing cocktail and mocktail offerings from Pittsburgh Mobile Bars and local faire from Franktuary. The Backyard at 8th & Penn sponsored by the Giant Eagle Foundation is also Pittsburgh's summer home for the breathtaking and immersive artistic spectacle from the UK — Architects of Air: Daedalum.

Entry to the Beer Garden is free and open to everyone. Leashed pets are welcome.

Tickets are required for entry to Architects of Air: Daedalum. Get tickets now at or join the first-come, first-served walk-up line on-site.

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Architects of Air: Daedalum

From the UK-based company Architects of Air and its founder, Alan Parkinson, the Backyard at 8th & Penn welcomes the innovative and otherworldly Daedalum this summer to the Cultural District.

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Sparkly Clean by Naomi Chambers

Sparkly Clean is a mural by artist Naomi Chambers, designed to bring fun and familiar comforts to the Backyard at 8th & Penn. The artist's inspiration – bubbles – can be irregularly shaped or round, tiny or as big as our heads. According to Chambers, it takes all shapes and sizes to create the ideal bubble bath, just like it takes diverse people and ideas to make an ideal city.

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