Meet with others who share your interests, who want to collaborate, who want to have fun! Friend from SQUONK (pictured) will perform their Pneumatica show at 6PM. Following the performance, members of the SQUONK group will give a behind the scenes STEAM learning tour for kids interested in how the magic is made.


Black sheep (or BLK SHP) is an international collective of artists, executives, pop culture figures, authors, educators, and entrepreneurs who strive to unlock artistry and creativity in themselves and in their communities. We gather to play, to learn, to grow, and to tackle problems in our neighborhoods and cities. Sometimes, we have bigger, non-local impacts. No matter what, we have a helluva fun time.

The Burgh

Visiting black sheep will be in Pittsburgh from May 6th to May 8th. We want to visit with new friends while we connect with old ones. If you feel like a black sheep, or if you’re curious to learn more about our group, we hope to see you at Federal Galley on May 7th for good music, good food, and good times. All ages welcome.

Our Bus Tour

This spring, black sheep are driving an old Willie Nelson bus to explore the meaning of the “A” in STEAM based approaches to learning. We want to learn what’s happening in the classroom, what’s taking place in out-of-school learning environments, and what’s going on in the artistic and entrepreneurial collaboratories of future-focused, community-connected small businesses and nonprofits. From May 3rd to 18th, we will meet and story-make with partners and friends in Huntington (WV), Pittsburgh (PA), Holmes County (OH), Detroit (MI), Kokomo (IN), Chicago (IL), and Milwaukee (WI).

BLK SHP Partners

Black sheep representing the following local and national partners have made our Spring 2018 tour possible through their generous support and collaboration: Remake Learning Network, Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Grable Foundation, SQUONK, Girls Driving for a Difference, X (formerly Google X), Pixar Animation Studios, IDEO Chicago, KIVA,, New America Foundation, Social Works, Grace Weber’s Music Lab, SHAK Makerspace, Marshall University, Save On Meats Radio, Ponyride, Slows BBQ, Give Merit, and Teen Hype.