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Art in Parks

Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh's RADical ImPAct project encourages people to reimagine the way they interact with and enjoy public art in parks.

Grantees

Allegheny County Parks and City of Pittsburgh Parks

 

Grant Amount

$1,500,000

 

Project

Allegheny County Parks and the City of Pittsburgh Parks join forces to highlight the symbiotic relationship between art and parks. Their project, Art in Parks, will encourage the public to reimagine the way they interact with and enjoy public art in park spaces.

Allegheny County will enhance Hartwood Acres Park through the creation of a sculpture garden near the Hartwood Acres Mansion grounds.

The City of Pittsburgh will solicit proposals for monumental signature large-scale interactive public works of art in each of the five RAD parks within the city.

 

Progress

County Parks

January 2021 Update: The conservation of Ring Series #5 by sculptor Fletcher Benton is underway at McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. in Ohio. But unlike the other sculptures that have been conserved by these experts for placement in the Sculpture Garden at Hartwood Acres, this piece is posing a particular challenge.

Taking the sculpture off site for conservation required the piece to be removed from its original foundation which was installed in the 1980s. Part of the conservation process has been to design and construct a whole new anchoring system on the bottom of the piece so it can be reinstalled into a brand new foundation. Look for Ring Series #5 to be transported back to Hartwood Acres and permanently installed in its new location in the spring.

 

City Parks

The City of Pittsburgh is requesting artist qualifications for the creation of new large-scale works in each of the five Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) parks (Frick, Schenley, Riverview, Emerald View, and Highland). Artists interested in this opportunity are encouraged to participate in one of the City's three artist info webinars (Monday, Mar 8, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Monday, Mar 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Wednesday, Mar 17, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM) Click here for more information.

 

Press

Pittsburgh City Paper - February 24, 2021

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - November 6, 2020