Press Release: The Fallingwater Soirée is Back!
Pittsburgh, Pa.— June 13, 2022—After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites the public back to enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Fayette County during a special fundraising event, the Fallingwater Soirée, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, from 6-9 p.m.
As the sun sets over Bear Run Nature Reserve and Fallingwater, attendees will enjoy wine and signature cocktails crafted with local spirits, dine on cuisine curated by Chef Kate Romane of Black Radish Kitchen, and experience self-guided tours of the house, where live music will be provided by MCG Jazz.
The Fallingwater Soirée, sponsored by Huntington Bank, provides a rare opportunity to experience the architecture and natural landscape of Fallingwater at twilight, says Justin Gunther, Conservancy vice president and director of Fallingwater.
“We’re so pleased to welcome guests back to Fallingwater for this very special event to enjoy great food and wonderful jazz as the sun sets over the Laurel Highlands,” says Gunther. “We’re grateful to Huntington Bank who has previously sponsored this event and similar Fallingwater events for years. They truly help make this elegant evening of food, music and nature possible.”
Tickets are on sale now, priced at $300 per person for non-members and $250 per person for members; non-members can purchase tickets on the Fallingwater website at Fallingwater.org/Soiree. Conservancy and Friends of Fallingwater members are asked to call Fallingwater Visitor Services at 724-329-8501 to purchase their specially priced member tickets.
Proceeds from the event support the ongoing preservation of Fallingwater, which opened for public tours in 1964, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and was voted the most important building of the 20th century by the American Institute of Architects.
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) owns, operates and preserves Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which is one of the renowned American architect’s most widely acclaimed works. Fallingwater was designed by Wright in 1935 as a private residence for the Kaufmann family, owners of Pittsburgh’s largest department store. Fallingwater best exemplifies Wright’s philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature. Fallingwater was entrusted to WPC in 1963 and opened to the public as a house museum in 1964. It is surrounded by WPC’s Bear Run Nature Reserve, a 5,100-acre wilderness of forests, streams and trails. Fallingwater is designated as a National Historic Landmark and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Treasure, and was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2019. Fallingwater is located in the Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands in Mill Run, Pa., Fayette County, about 90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped establish 11 state parks, conserved more than a quarter million acres of natural lands, protected or restored more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams, and assessed hundreds of wildlife species and their habitats. The Conservancy owns and operates Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 130 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of more than 7,000 volunteers. The work of the Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 10,000 members.
Director of Communications, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Senior Administrator of Special Projects, Fallingwater