Pittsburgh Art Places is a project of The Office of Public Art. The Office of Public Art is a partnership between the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning. Pittsburgh Art Places was first developed in 2013 with the support of the Colcom Foundation and Hillman Foundation. Colcom Foundation provided additional support in 2014 to develop content and commission writers to create tours for the site.
Our region needs a comprehensive resource for arts venues and work of art in public places to create more visibility for the arts. Pittsburgh Art Places encourages visitors and residents to visit arts venues and artworks. It also enables artists to find out about how to connect with local venues.
Who can join Pittsburgh Art Places?
Pittsburgh Art Places is open to all arts venues and works of art in public places in these counties: Allegheny, Armstong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Washington, and Westmoreland.
Can venues make their own profiles?
Yes! Venues have unlimited access to develop and post information on the site. After creating an account, venues can populate their profile with any information they choose. Visitors to the website can search for venues by discipline, location, and more. Venues are in charge of maintaining and updating their profile information.
Can artists join?
No. But, they can join the Pittsburgh Artist Registry! This website is a place for artists to create profiles about their work. It is where arts professionals and visitors can find all local artists in one place, rather than seeking each out individually. As an artist, you can create a free, searchable profile of your work. Please visit pittsburghartistregistry.org for more information.
A venue that I really like is not listed on Pittsburgh Art Places. Can I create a profile for that venue?
We are glad you love a particular venue, but we kindly ask that you do not create profiles for venues that you are not directly involved with. Venue owners, employees, and board members can create the profile for their venue. Please get in touch with the venue that you love and encourage them to create a profile or seek their permission to do so!
The Office of Public Art reserves the right to remove any profile that appears to not be created by an owner or authorized employee or board members, as well as to remove duplicated venue profiles.
How do I list a work of art in a public place?
The Office of Public Art staff creates and maintains the public artwork profiles. If you have a favorite work you'd like to see added, please contact us. We will research the artwork and add available information.
Is it really free?
Yes! This project is generously funded by the Colcom Foundation and the Hillman Foundation.