Tickets & Events

Abolitionist Expressions

KST Presents

Let’s Get Free’s Permanent Collection

Thursday, February 29 – Saturday, June 8, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 29 at 6:00pm

Kelly Strayhorn Theater | 5941 Penn Ave.
Pay What Moves You: $0 – $25

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This exhibition draws from the Let’s Get Free permanent collection featuring art made by people in prison as well as artists in solidarity from outside of prison. It chronicles the current moment of abolitionists through drawings, paintings, prints, cross-stitch, banners, and poetry, exploring personal stories that express political yearnings and aspirations for the future. Let’s Get Free has collaborated with artists in prison for ten years and started building the permanent collection five years ago.

Let’s Get Free is a Pittsburgh based organization working to end perpetual punishment, and shift to a culture of transformative justice.

The event will include complimentary wine and snacks, plus brief remarks by the curators!

Abolitionist Expressions is on view at KST’s lobby gallery. The gallery is open to the public during and one hour before every KST Presents event. Arrive early and take a look!

Art Work by Mark Loughney


AND DON’T MISS…

Welcome Dinner & Artist Talk
with Edisa Weeks

Monday, April 22
6:00pm – 8:00pm

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.
Pay What Moves You: $0 – $25

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DELIRIOUS Dances / Edisa Weeks
3 RITES: Liberty 

Friday & Saturday, April 26* – 27*, 2024 | with discussion
7:30pm – 9:00pm
(including discussion)

Kelly Strayhorn Theater | 5941 Penn Ave.
Pay What Moves You: $15 – $35

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Let’s Get Free (LGF) is a Pittsburgh based organization working to end perpetual punishment, build a pathway out of the prisons back to our communities through commutation reform, support successful possibilities for people formerly and currently incarcerated, and shift to a culture of transformative justice.

LGF’s Creative Resistance committee works on the annual art show, public service announcements, social media graphics, films, Daughters magazines and newsletters and all things creative. Let’s Get Free has used art as an organizing tool since its inception, raising awareness about excessive sentencing while prioritizing the voices of women and trans people in prison.