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

Dream of a Black Planet at PCC Gallery

Friday, July 15 – Saturday August 6, 2022

Dream of a Black Planet is an exhibition of new works by artist Shori Sims. The Pittsburgh Creative Corps Gallery is located at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s pop-up park, the Backyard at 8th and Penn.

FEATURED EVENT

Rumbón de la Calle

Sunday, August 28, 2022 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Artist-in-residence Christiane Dolores hosts a series of free acoustic musical performances in collaboration with musician, Geña.

FEATURED EVENT

CONFLUX

Saturday, September 10, 2022 | 7 – 8:30 PM & Sunday, September 11, 2022 | 2 – 3:30 PM

CONFLUX is an immersive art experience created by Pittsburgh Creative Corps artists Celeste Neuhaus and Heidi Wiren Bartlett. There will be two performances of CONFLUX.

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

July 7, 2022 in News, Press Releases

Pittsburgh Creative Corps Activates Public Space With FLOW: Rhythms on the Rivers

The Pittsburgh Creative Corps has announced new in-person programs that will take place at various locations throughout Pittsburgh.
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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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News from the Field

July 28, 2022 in News, News from the Field

Black-led Community Spotlight: Dominique Chestand, Office for Public Art

Dani Janae spoke with Dominique Chestand about her consulting work with the Office for Public Art.
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