We are agents and advocates for public art.

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

Projects & Programs

FEATURED PROJECT

What is Black? Mixcast

Part podcast, part zine, and part multimedia mixtape, the What is Black? Mixcast by Jason McKoy breaks down what it means to be a Black creative and defies the myth of a Black monolith through fresh conversations with featured guests. The guest questionnaire is open now for those interested in being a guest on the podcast.

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

Portfolio Reviews Fall 2021

OPA will host an evening of portfolio reviews via Zoom to give artists the chance to receive feedback on their work from national and local artists, curators, and arts administrators.

FEATURED EVENT

Yoga Paint Party @ home

Join Alecia Dawn of YOGAMOTIF for this three-part at-home yoga and art series. This is a twist on YOGAMOTIF’s signature workshop that mixes movement and making in a playful atmosphere of process art.

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

November 10, 2021 in News, Press Releases

Office of Public Art supports Miguel Sagué Jr.’s new album Songs From the Stone Hoop

The Office of Public Art (OPA) is pleased to support the release of Miguel Sagué Jr.’s album, "Songs From the Stone Hoop". Miguel Sagué Jr. is one of the artists…
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November 8, 2021 in News, Press Releases, Uncategorized

Online events for artists and community

Office of Public Art announces online programming for November and December, designed to bring artists and community together in digital space as activities move indoors for the colder months.
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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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