Transformative social change through the presentation of arts

Transformative social change through the presentation of arts

Transformative social change through the presentation of artsTransformative social change through the presentation of artsTransformative social change through the presentation of arts

About Us

Our Mission

Atypical Arts was organized to operate exclusively for the provision of creative and performing arts events to the general public in pursuit of opportunities for transformative social change. We feature a diverse artistic pallet which crosses many genres and styles. We present artists in both recreational and educational setting to foster needed cultural exchanges within our community.  

Variety of Events

We present and showcase culturally diverse music-based media performing arts in recreational and educational settings to foster cultural exchange. 

Community Focus

Originally established 2009 , curating events to support our mission to advance the needs of musical and artistic culture in our Pittsburgh community with special focus to highlight African Americans artist's health wellbeing.

Past Events

Recent events produced/sponsored by Atypical Arts.

October 13, 2019

The Yung Mulatto Project

August Wilson African American Cultural Center-Pittsburgh, PA

Event Details

October 13, 2019

The Yung Mulatto Project

The Yung Mulatto Project was a free event commemorating the work of the late Pittsburgh artist, Miles Saal, also known as Yung Mulatto. This event also showcased live performances by local African American artists with whom he collaborated, while also promoting advocacy for mental health awareness in the Pittsburgh African American arts community. This event also included a collaborative art mural workshop and an open discussion forum on mental health awareness. 

August Wilson African American Cultural Center-Pittsburgh, PA

August 2, 2919

Stew & Heidi Rodewald: Live in Pittsburgh

Alumni Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

Event Details

August 2, 2919

Stew & Heidi Rodewald: Live in Pittsburgh

STEW and HEIDI RODEWALD are the Tony award winning and nominated co-creators of the acclaimed Broadway rock musical (and Spike Lee film), PASSING STRANGE. For this special concert event, Stew and Heidi performed intimate versions of the songs they wrote for this critically acclaimed show—while telling never-before-heard stories about the wild and unlikely road that took them from LA's dive bars with their critically acclaimed band THE NEGRO PROBLEM to NYC's Broadway.  

Alumni Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

June 1, 2019

Cellogram (Dave Eggar & Chuck Palmer) featuring Valerie Ghent

Bryan-Gooding Planetarium at Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville, FL

Event Details

June 1, 2019

Cellogram (Dave Eggar & Chuck Palmer) featuring Valerie Ghent

After performing with rock royalty last year on two wildly successful US tours (first arranging and directing the string orchestra for Foreigner's 40th anniversary tour, followed by opening for and also playing with another legendary rock group, Evanescence), world renowned cellist Dave Eggar returned to the Jacksonville Museum of Science  & History (MOSH) with his musical partner Chuck Palmer as the grammy-nominated duo CELLOGRAM. For this event they were accompanied by acclaimed vocalist Valerie Ghent for a truly unique multimedia concert event inside MOSH's Bryan-Gooding Planetarium.

What happens when you combine Paleo Beats and Spectral Strings with larger than life storytelling? You'll find out on this exciting multimedia musical journey through a fantastical time!

In a program specially created in celebration of the debut of MOSH's travelling exhibit "Expedition: Dinosaur!" MUSIC FOR DINOSAURS AND OTHER FANTASTIC BEASTS took the sold out audience on a visual and musical adventure for the whole family! This world debut event was created specially in coordination with the Planetarium's leadership team. 

Bryan-Gooding Planetarium at Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville, FL

February 17, 2018

MEKLIT-Live in Concert: When the People Move the Music Moves Too!

Museum of Science & History (MOSH), Jacksonville, FL

Event Details

February 17, 2018

MEKLIT-Live in Concert: When the People Move the Music Moves Too!

Atypical Arts Presents once again partnered with the Jacksonville Museum of Science
& History (MOSH) to present a unique, world class live music event. Our featured artist, in addition to being a critically acclaimed musical talent, is also a TED Senior Fellow whose TED Talk "The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Sounds" has been watched by more than 1.2 million people.

Prior to that evening's sold-out rooftop concert, Meklit led a discussion at a crowded museum function in conjunction with the local TEDxJacksonville organization. 

Museum of Science & History (MOSH), Jacksonville, FL

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Atypical Arts LLC

Atypical Arts LLC, Pittsburgh, PA