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Fall Equinox Festival and Carnegie Painted IV


Bill Vrscak's 2003 winning entry in Carnegie Painted III Several Carnegie businesses have agreed to donate proceeds from their Fall Equinox Festival Sept. 17-19 to a Community Challenge benefiting The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall fundraising campaign.

Events planned by Third Street Yoga and the 3rd Street Art Gallery -- include meditation, yoga, Pilates, Singing Bowl Chakra meditation, holographic re-patterning, feng shui, sound and mudra healing, reiki healing and use of essential oils.

"The Equinox Festival celebrates how important balance is in our lives. We can help make people aware of the through our open house showcasing a diverse sampling of wellness, healing and spiritual arts for novices and experienced practitioners alike," state Third Street Yoga owner Joanne VandenHengel. "And balance includes being part of a community. We're reaching up to help our neighbor on the hill."

Thirds Street Yoga's Fall Equinox Festival activities are free and open to the public. Offerings will be donated to the Community Challenge to restore the library and music hall.

On Saturday, September 18 from 7-9, 3rd Street Art Gallery is hosting a party for the ACFL&MH; around its "Carnegie Painted Show." Wine and hors d'ouevres will be served, and 20% of sales will be donated to the Community Challenge. Admission is $10.00. "Carnegie Painted" presents images and impressions of Carnegie, PA created by regional artists ranging from the familiar to the unexpected, the representational to the abstract. "'Carnegie Painted' captures the essence of Carnegie - a wonderful community interpreted through artists' eyes. Being part of this community is why we're reaching out to the help the library and music hall - Carnegie is us," declares 3rd Street Gallery owner Jean Salvato. The 3rd Street Gallery is at 220 Third Street in Carnegie.

Funds raised at the Fall Equinox Festival will be donated to our $8.6 million capital campaign - the library and music hall's first major capital fund-raising effort in its 103-year history. The funds will go directly toward a $500,000 Community Challenge grant from an anonymous donor. With just over a month to go until the deadline, the campaign has raised $440,416 toward the challenge. If the campaign can raise the remaining $60,000 by Sept. 30, the donor will match that $500,000 dollar-for-dollar.

Co-chaired by Charles R. Goetz and William E. Manby along with Honorary Chair Morgan K. O'Brien of Duquesne Light, the ACFL&MH; fundraising campaign to date has raised $2.3 million - or 28 percent of its overall goal -- to restore, renovate and revitalize the historic landmark. Click here for additional information on the Capital Campaign.

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