Looks from Kiya Tomlin's Spring/Summer 2021 line. Photo courtesy of Kiya Tomlin.

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Gluten Free Goat relaunches business with new approach

Goats are known to eat just about anything, but Gluten Free Goat is more selective. Specializing in gluten-free baked goods, the bakery closed its physical location in Garfield last year but the business is reopening with a new approach and new ownership. While there won’t be a storefront, customers can place orders for delivery or pickup on Tuesdays and Fridays. Gluten Free Goat goods will also be found at Adda Coffee & Tea House, Mediterra Bakehouse and the Speckled Egg, with more coffee shops, breweries and restaurants to follow. Pastry chef Selina Progar, formerly of Altius on Mt. Washington and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, developed the new menu. On April 16, the relaunch will be celebrated during an outdoor pop-up event at Adda Bazaar from 4 to 8 p.m.

Kiya Tomlin teams up with Macy’s

Clothing designer Kiya Tomlin is launching an exclusive line at Macy’s at Ross Park Mall starting April 10th. The collection features eight interchangeable pieces designed for women’s busy lifestyles. The event will be broadcast live via Tomlin’s Instagram and Facebook pages. Her Spring/Summer 2021 collection also debuted this month.

Call for artists in Wilkinsburg

The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) is looking for two visual artists to participate in a public art project along the Wood Street commercial corridor. Interested? Fill out a Request For Qualifications via Google forms here. The deadline to apply is May 1. For more information, contact Marina Balko, WCDC’s director of economic development.

Sensory-Friendly Days at the Heinz History Center

The Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District will host its first-ever Sensory-Friendly Days on April 18 and 19 in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. Admission is free for individuals with ASD or sensory-processing differences, plus one caregiver. Advance registration is encouraged.

Image courtesy of The Neighborhood Flea.

The Neighborhood Flea returns to the Strip District on Mother’s Day

The Neighborhood Flea, an outdoor pop-up shop featuring independent vendors vintage wares and handmade goods, is back starting Sunday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Business owners will set up their booths at 3 Crossings, located at 26th and Railroad streets in the Strip District. Flea shoppers can park at The Hub for $3. The Neighborhood Flea is also scheduled for the following Sundays: June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12 and Oct. 10.

SouthSide Works hosting mid-week markets this summer

In partnership with Buy Fresh Buy Local Western PA and I Made It! Market, SouthSide Works will host Midweek Markets in its Town Square from 3 to 7 p.m. every other Wednesday beginning July 21 until October. Vendors will sell everything from handmade jewelry and art to prepared foods. Shoppers can also enjoy live music during market hours. Food purveyors who would like to participate can email Carla Clipper at Buy Fresh Buy Local of Western PA. Artisans can apply online.

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.