Know Before You Go: Vaccination and Masking Protocols for Cultural District Events

ramp it up: the gala in the garage


Wednesday, September 22, 2021



This Gala is a celebration of everything we love about Pittsburgh and our patrons. Our collective appreciation for arts and culture helped us navigate the rough road we’ve been on for a year and a half. We now have the green light to gather again to experience the art that enriches our lives.

We will spend a uniquely and simply designed evening at our home base, Theater Square Garage, to enjoy cocktails, delectable food, and entertainers that will shift the celebration into high gear. Imagine it as a convertible style, urban alfresco drinks and supper party that finishes off with sugar in your tank desserts.

Join us as we Ramp it Up



6:00 p.m.
Arrivals, registration and cocktails

7:15 p.m.
Seated Dinner

9:00 p.m.

For dietary restriction or accessibility assistance, please contact Karyme Garzon-Mahmud at 412-930-8051 or


Comfortable cocktail


Theater Square Garage

Please download and print the pass linked below and place it in a visible location on your dashboard prior to entry into the garage

Download Parking Pass



For tickets or sponsorships please contact Karyme Garzon-Mahmud at 412-930-8051 or


We're committed to putting the safety of our guests, artists, and staff first. The safest way to enjoy the gala, and other Cultural District events, is to be vaccinated.

Masks are welcome in the Cultural District; guests should feel comfortable to wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status. For the gala and other outdoor events, vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask and non-vaccinated individuals are required to mask up.

By virtue of entering the gala, guests are acknowledging that all of the statements below are true the day they visit. If any of the statements are NOT true, guest should not attend.

  • I have not tested positive for COVID-19 through a diagnostic test in the past ten (10) days.
  • I am not and have not recently experienced (within the last 48 hours) any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19
  • I have not had close contact or proximate contact with any person(s) confirmed with a diagnostic test or suspected based on symptoms, to have Covid-19 within the past ten (10) days.

Lead Sponsor

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield logo



Supporting Sponsors

Heinz Endowments logo         PPG logo         UPMC/UPMC Health Plan logo



Producing Sponsors

Hefren-Tillotson logo      Koppers logo        PNC logo        Pittsburgh Foundation logo        Schneider Downs logo

Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation | Vivian and Bill Benter | Stephanie Bozic | Gabriela and David Porges | Sharon and Jim Rohr



Directing Sponsors

Babst Calland logo      CMU logo      eat'n park hospitality group logo      Ernst & Young logo      First National Bank logo

Howard Hanna logo      KeyBank logo      KPMG logo      Oxford logo      tristate capital logo      University of Pittsburgh logo

Laurie Adams | Eden Hall Foundation