How To Make Your Own Coronavirus Face Mask

The COVID-19 DIY Masks initiative is a way for our communities to assist during these unprecedented times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued guidance approving the use of cloth masks in certain settings.

When it comes to tips for wearing them, the World Health Organization recommends cleaning your hands before putting on a mask and making sure that there are no gaps between your face and the mask. 

We’ve rounded up a variety of mask tutorials, from medical professionals to crafters, from no-sew to advanced, so that you can make your own mask when you absolutely must leave the house.

How to make a pleated mask — no sewing involved

A doctor explains how to make the safest face mask

List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, we have created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.

If you have a resource to add, please leave  a comment with the information.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund
Artists and creative workers living in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Lawrence, Indiana, Greene, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties are eligible to request up to $500.

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Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Relief Grant

This special grant allows women-identifying artists to apply for up to $2,500 for financial hardships from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the crisis. The application opens April 6.

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Artist Relief Project

Artists in any discipline who has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for assistance from this relief fund.

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Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

This emergency fund can provide up to $200 for people of color that are either working artist or art administration and are affected by COVID-19.

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The Blues Foundation HART Fund

The Blues Foundation Handy Artists Relief Trust Fund is available to Blues musicians and their families who are in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.

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The Creator Fund

ConvertKit has established a fund to help creators in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have already received more applications than they have funding, but encourage creators to still apply.

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.

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The Photographer Fund

Format has put together a $25,000 relief fund designed to help photographers facing financial difficulties during the outbreak. The fund offers $500 per person.

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Art Interrupted Emergency Arts Fund

Twenty Summer has launched an emergency fund for artists and arts organizations suffering from unexpected and unmanageable financial loss as a result of the COVID-19. Artists can receive up to $500, while arts organizations can receive up to $1,000.

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Holiday Shopping Guide 2019

Holiday Shopping Guide 2019

Christmas is right around the corner and we want to help your gift giving and buying a little easier. Check out these stylish Pittsburgh based gems.

Renee Piatt Collection

Renee Piatt Collection Shop wearable art, boho chic and rocker chic jewelry for women and men, agate, amethyst stalactite slices, crystals, gold, silver, rose gold, and more. The inspiration for Renee Piatt Collection, is pulled from the designer’s love of stones and beads, adornments that look like or literally came from the earth, ocean or sky; elements that reflect nature but feel rich and elegant.

Felt Happiness

Felt Happiness Milliner Juliane Gorman creates wearable art hats that are useful, comfortable and flattering. Once upon a time, hats were worn because of custom. Now, you make your own traditions. You don’t need a wedding or a derby as an excuse to wear a hat. All of her handcrafted, felted hats are made in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. Wear a vibrant, sculptural hat and tap into your inner beauty.

Style Exchange Boutique If you hate paying full price and love a designer deal on a dollar, you must check out Style Exchange Boutique. From J Crew to Jimmy Choo, special occasion gowns to Louis Vuitton and MCM handbags, experience the thrill of the find at a fraction of retail prices every day! This Louis Vuitton Galleria is $1400 and retails at $1800. Shop online or visit the store at 4211 Saw Mill Run Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227.

Daily Bread

Daily Bread is a lifestyle brand founded by Bill Niels of Mac Miller’s Most Dope crew in 2009. Homegrown and deeply rooted in the realms of skateboarding, graffiti, and hip-hop, they represent a new generation of hustlers and creatives from all walks of life. Shop online or in store at 5450 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

Holographic Coin/Beauty Bag

Clarissa Clirsa Boutique’s mission is to inspire women to love and be comfortable in their own skin via fashion while discovering their own stylimony, no matter how eclectic it may be.

2nd Ave Boutique Located in Elizabeth, PA, 2nd Avenue Boutique offers a variety of ready to wear womenswear garments and accessories. Owner and fashion designer, Leesa Kassler also designs custom clothing and offers alteration/repair services. 2nd Ave Boutique is located at 206 S 2nd Ave, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 15037.

Refresh PGH is Pittsburgh’s 1st Sneaker Consignment/Buy & Sell Boutique offering a wide selection of rare sneakers, sneaker products, clothing and apparel. Shop online or in store at 5450 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

Afar Clothing Company offers an exclusive line of limited edition streetwear apparel for the fashion conscious. Their motto is: “Life Is A Journey, Travel The Distance.” They are currently running a sale for 50% of all online merchandise while supplies last.

Third Day Soaps is a holistic skin and body care company founded by Cynthia Hill. You can purchase therapeutic herbal bath and body products, soaps, lotions, creams, body scrubs, facial products for men and women, herbal teas, and more.

Meet the 2017 #IAMSTYLE Influencers

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In the Photo: Style Week Pittsburgh’s Founder-Wadria Taylor, Lana Neumeyer, Suzanne Mauro, J Barlow, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Gerry Florida, Dr. Patricia Sheahan Sarah Jane Sindler, David Alan, Maria Caruso, Valeria Green, Bear Brandegee Erin Drischler, Brett Staggs © Chelsea Alberti

Style Week Pittsburgh has once again recognized a diverse and remarkable group of innovators for its annual #IAMSTYLE campaign which brings together a collective of exceptional individuals who are making strides in the arts, philanthropy and business. This year’s #IAMSTYLE campaign featured 19 influencers and was Photographed by Chelsea Alberti, Directed by J Daniel Barlow and set in Sarah Zeffiro’s, Studio ZART.

MEET THE INFLUENCERS

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Lana Neumeyer

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Suzanne Mauro

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J Barlow

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Gisele Barreto Fetterman

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Gerry Florida

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Dr. Patricia Sheahan

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Sarah Jane Sindler

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David Alan

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Maria Caruso

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Eric D’Ambrogio

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Valeria Green

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Bear Brandegee

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Erin Drischler and Jordan Tomb

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J.D. Douglas

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Brett Staggs

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Kelauni Cook

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Richard DeShantz

Join Style Week Pittsburgh on Friday, July 13th for a Happy Hour Mixer hosted by First Lady Gisele Barreto Fetterman to celebrate the 19 innovators and influencers selected for the #IAMSTYLE campaign. As part of the campaign, we invite you to get to know these outstanding members of our community and learn more about what they do, why they do it and what they’re doing next. The special location will be announced shortly. Tickets for Style Week Pittsburgh N°5 are on sale here.