Since that time, no other community art and technology event outside of downtown Pittsburgh has hosted more scientists, environmentalists, green vendors, fashion designers, video designers, architects, art galleries and artists, local businesses, DIY'ers, universities or students in all levels of education in the city of Pittsburgh. The festival's dedication of purpose was recognized and rewarded by the Pittsburgh Technology Council in 2012.
This year, the event's fifth Anniversary program is entitled "Earth, Wind & Fire,"--a tribute to three of nature's greatest element-- just a few weeks before the 43rd international Earth Day. GA/GI 5 will be held on April 4, 2014, in the Bloomfield/Garfield/Friendship business district primarily between 4800 and 5500 Penn Avenue as part of the community's regular "Unblurred" First Fridays on Penn (art crawl) click here.
GA/GI Festival is produced by Passports Art Diversity Project in collaboration with the Bloomfield/Garfield Corporation and Friendship Development Associates who collectively form the Penn Avenue Arts Initiative.