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
The Office of Public Art is hosting Artist Portfolio Reviews to give artists the chance to receive feedback on their work from local artists, curators, and arts administrators. The sessions will be held online, via Zoom. Artists can reserve up to TWO 25-minute time slots with the reviewer(s) of their choice.
The Office of Public Art, working on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), seeks a visual artist or artist team to design a sculptural relief artwork that will be incorporated into concrete sound barrier panels as part of a highway reconstruction project.
The Office of Public Art and Neighborhood Allies, in collaboration with the Borough of Millvale, Millvale Community Library, and Triboro Ecodistrict, seek four artists or artist teams for the Public Art and Communities (PAC) program. PAC seeks four artists or artist teams to develop temporary works of public art through collaboration with community-based organizational partners.
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.