We are agents and advocates for public art.

Njaimeh Njie, The Village, part of Homecoming: Hill District, USA, 2016–2019.

Projects & Programs

FEATURED PROJECT

JADED

This public programming series by artist Lena Chen and the Jaded Collective celebrates the art and culture of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

FEATURED PROJECT

Songs From the Stone Hoop

This CD of original ceremonial music composed by artist, musician, and spiritual leader Miguel Sagué Jr. of the Taíno tribe serves as the foundation for sacred Indigenous ceremonies worldwide.

FEATURED PROJECT

Nine Mile Run Viewfinder

A portal for seeing, hearing, and smelling the waterway beneath our feet, this artwork by Ginger Brooks Takahashi brings attention to the connections between Nine Mile Run, the stormwater and sewer systems, the Monongahela River, and the water we drink.

We believe art builds community and increases social connection.

Events & Opportunities

FEATURED EVENT

Visual Discrepancies in Documentative Art & Journalism

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET

On the next OPA Live! host Julie Lee and her guest Selina Lee discuss breaking down racialized and exoticized visual tropes in documentative media and artists working beyond stereotypical depictions.

FEATURED EVENT

PGH Tango Connection at Allegheny Landing

Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Join PGH Tango Connection for this outdoor, all-levels class that will introduce participants to tango basics.

FEATURED EVENT

Yoga for Creativity at Allegheny Landing

Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Alecia Dawn of YOGAMOTIF leads this all-levels outdoor practice, combining gentle yoga, a reflective drawing prompt, and a guided meditation.

We work at the convergence of public art and civic design.

Featured Publications

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.

News

OPA News

May 4, 2022 in News, Press Releases

Office for Public Art Announces Election of Inaugural Board of Directors

Office for Public Art is pleased to announce the election of its inaugural Board of Directors, as well as a name change and new a new office location.
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April 27, 2022 in News, Press Releases

Pittsburgh Creative Corps Announces Community Programs at Allegheny Landing

Office for Public Art and Riverlife initiative continues artist-led riverfront activation for 2022.
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News from the Field

September 3, 2021 in News, News from the Field

Would you talk about the Allegheny River with researchers from the future?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer, Tyler Dague spent time with artist Lindsey Peck Scherloum during her artist residency at the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio. Article from July 21, 2021.
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