Award #81: Giant Puppet Dance Party

When puppeteer Cheryl Capezzuti starts a project, she usually goes big, and by big, we mean giant. So it comes as no surprise that her next big idea involved 10 foot tall puppets. Capezzuti says it’s her latest experiment in community connection, laughter and delight. Best known for her work as creative director and master…

Award #35: Iron Garden Walk

Our 35th awardee celebrates the partnership of the Penn State Master Gardener Program, local Pittsburgh artists, and Rivers of Steel. The Iron Garden Walk interprets the interplay between wild gardens and a living laboratory, and explores the ideas of sustainability at the Carrie Furnaces, located in Rankin, PA. The partners have created interpretive cast iron…

Announcing Winner #17: Share Closet™

Bringing the culture of sharing that she learned in Botswana, Share Closet’s co-founder Andrea Wetherald created a social media platform that facilitates the process of sharing clothing, shoes, and accessories among friends. The early-stage startup is led by two female entrepreneurs determined to grow their business in Pittsburgh. “Sharing is a more sustainable way to…