Steps We Take West End: Scavenger Hunt & Fashion Show

Explore the stairs of the West End while participating in a fashion scavenger hunt! Lead by scavenger hunt clues, participants will explore the West End, traveling by steps while looking for mannequins dressed in locally designed and created fashions.

Lights! Camera! Action! A spectacular fashion show will take over the Sanctus Streets Stairs in the West End on Saturday afternoon. The fashion show will feature six Pittsburgh area fashion designers. This project is lead by Bradford Mumpower, in collaboration with BikePGH, The Office of Public Art, and the West End Community Group.

Click here for the scavenger hunt clues!

  • Bradford Mumpower – FInding inspiration from the bold colors and prints found in dutch wax print fabrics, Bradford explores combining prints and colors to create fun and playful looks for people of all ages and sizes. 
  • Richard Ramirez-Matzus – Creator of Richard Saenz, an ‘avant-garde’ brand that suggests finding beauty in imperfections. Taking discarded clothing and reworking them into something new, finding creative ways to reuse textiles. Challenging established norms through continuous experimentation and deconstruction. Wearable art.
  • Stephen D Kuhn – Makes his debut as a Pittsburgh designer with a line of women’s and men’s clothing made from upcycled garments.  His designs focus on recycling superior fabrics such as wools and silks. Ties become tunics and wool jackets turn into trendy menswear.  Stephen’s major goal is to provide the skill of a seasoned tailor in all of his clothes.
  • Oona Natesan -Re-Interpreted tradition in a contemporary style is what drives the collection! Minimalist , modern clothing, using highlights of embroidery. Focuses on interpreting global style with locally sourced fabric from India.
  • Lauria Pascuzzi – A contemporary brand for the feminine, modern woman on the cutting edge of fashion. Her designs are inspired by different social and economic issues while providing a luxury, high fashion look for the independent woman.
  • Jennifer Mendicino –  Focusing on exceptional clothing options for women of all shapes and sizes, Jennifer’s line features her very own hybrid-design bodysuit that functions as shape wear with a blouse look. She specializes in comfortable, affordable and chic fun fashion!

Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 5th, 2019
(12:00 – 3:00pm) -Fashion Scavenger Hunt on the Stairs
(12:00 – 6:30pm) – Fashion Market Place and Food Trucks

(4:00 – 6:00pm) – Fashion Show on the Sanctus Street Steps
RSVP: Click here to RSVP!

Getting There

  • Location: S Main St & Alexander St. Pittsburgh, PA 15220, USA
  • Where to park: Parking Lot Across from Artifacts 110 S Main St Pittsburgh, PA 15220
  • Where to park (Offsite overflow parking): PAT Park and Ride Lot across from 2637 Chartiers Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15204 and take shuttle to West End Village
  • Bus: G2 Outbound (O) West Busway-All Stops to Carnegie. STOP West Busway at Sheraden Station A and take shuttle to West End Village
  • Bus: 26 Outbound 0 (OA) Chartiers-Allendale Crafton-Ingram Shopping Center. STOP Stueben Street opposite Sanctus Street
  • Bus: 31 Outbound (O) Bridgeville-Washington Avenue to South Fayette Park-And-Ride. STOP S Main St at Sanctus Street
  • The fashion show will be ADA accessible

Join BikePGH and the Office of Public Art for a new event series to celebrate city steps and walkable neighborhood connections. Learn more at This program is generously supported by the Hillman Foundation.


about the Artist: Bradford Mumpower

Fashion is Art.

Shirts, pants, shorts, dresses and skirts are all like paints on a artist’s palette.  Some days we dress more like a “paint by number” while other days we dress ourselves like the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. As a fashion designer, or fashion artist, I paint bodies in the colors and textures that inspire me. I can explore gender, power, class and status when I create clothing.  Empowering others drives my work, Whether it’s someone who wants to add a creation of mine to their own wardrobe or encourages them to create their own combinations of textures, patterns and colors to better express themselves and let their inner artist shine.



Pittsburgh has approximately 800 sets of steps – more public staircases than any other city in the United States. The steps are an important and under-resourced connection between communities, which thousands of residents rely on to get around. Nearly two-thirds of the steps are in low- or moderate-income areas and many are located in the City’s hilliest neighborhoods. Many of these neighborhoods also lack strong public transit resources. Here are some ways that you can get involved.


Contact the City’s 311 system to report problems, fixes, and issues with the steps to the City’s 311 Response Center. The easiest methods to contact them are by:

Tweeting @PGH311
Calling 3-1-1 (Between 8am-6pm, Monday- Friday )
Outside of Pittsburgh, call 412-255-2621
Download the MyBurgh app
Visit the website:


Your council person is there to serve you, their constituents and advocate at the City on your behalf. Reach out to them with your concerns for the steps and let them know what the steps mean to you. The easiest way to contact them is to email or call their offices

Contact Information for the West End:
District 2
Councilwoman Theresa Kail Smith


“Repairing or replacing an on-structure staircase is a logistical, design, and construction undertaking comparable to a small bridge project. As a result, the City has taken on only a few staircase projects in the last few years. There is a need to prioritize these investments to make the most impact for people walking in Pittsburgh’s hilliest neighborhoods.” Learn more about the Steps plan:


Join your neighborhood’s Community Group to get involved with neighborhood issues, fixing the stairs, and making sure that walking and biking concerns are heard in the community.

West End Community Group
Community Meetings: Every second month, 1st Wednesday, 6:30-8:00pm at the West End Carnegie Library

West Pittsburgh Bike/Ped Committee
Email to join their email list: