Three artists launch artworks that seek to catalyze change in the Pittsburgh region on the topics of water pollution, air pollution, and lead toxicity in the soil.
We are agents and advocates for public art.
Njaimeh Njie, The Village, part of Homecoming: Hill District, USA, 2016–2019.
Projects & Programs
Artist projects address the evolving Covid-19 crisis by building pathways to rest, companionship and connection within communities most affected by the pandemic.
We believe art builds community and increases social connection.
Events & Opportunities
Join the Office of Public Art (OPA) for a panel-style discussion with three artists making work about Pittsburgh’s environmental health crises. Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Aaron Henderson, and Mary Tremonte are collaborating with Pittsburgh-area organizations to create works of temporary public art which address several issues of environmental health.
Naomi Chambers takes over the OPA Instagram account for OPA Live! on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM. This session, with Pittsburgh artist Naomi Chambers and St. Louis based artist Dail Chambers, will focus on the topic of Artmaking as a Family Business.
We work at the convergence of public art and civic design.
Add Value Add Art
This guide outlines various project types and best practices for artist selection, budgeting, contracts, and more, and is a valuable resource for both public and private entities.
Temporary Public Art and Placemaking Report
In 2015,OPA and Neighborhood Allies launched a new partnership that resulted in the creation of the Temporary Public Art and Placemaking initiative.
Artist Residency Resource Guide
For organizations that would like to develop an artist in the public realm residency, as well as for artists who are interested in initiating their own collaborative projects in the public realm.
Pittsburgh Artists Working in Community
This case study explores how we have used the Aesthetic Perspectives framework to develop and evaluate our Artist Residencies and Civic Engagement Programs.