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ArtWalk on the Allegheny

Commissioned large-scale public artwork and inclusive community spaces will create a riverfront "artwalk" with three new gateways to the Allegheny River.

Grantee

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

 

Grant Amount

$330,000

 

Project

ArtWalk on the Allegheny will artistically reimagine two miles of trails, industrial infrastructure, and access points along the Allegheny River from Point State Park through the Cultural District and up to the Strip District. Commissioned public artwork of varying scales implemented in public spaces along this section of the Allegheny will create a riverfront "artwalk" experience, beginning with a western gateway under the Fort Duquesne Bridge from Point State Park. Over the coming years, additional destinations and activations will be added to create an engaging, welcoming riverfront experience to draw more pedestrians, cyclists, and other visitors to Pittsburgh's world-class riverfronts.

 

Progress

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PCT) has implemented two art projects on the riverfront. The first is “Invisible Ecologies,” a series of decorative, urban bird houses. The second is a mural called “Black Flowers” which showcases colorful portraits of local Black faces of ‘excellence, greatness, and inspiration.’ A third display of art is in progress, pending local development projects in the Strip District. This third piece will be funded by Riverlife, Oxford Development, and PCT.

 

 

Partners

 

Press

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - June 3, 2021