Each month, the Office of Public Art (OPA) highlights local opportunities for artists in their newsletter. The newsletter is just one means by which OPA enables artist to engage with communities, and also includes offering technical assistance, educational programs, commissions, and residencies. OPA is a public private partnership between the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh's Department of City Planning.
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council -- via a generous grant from the Hillman Foundation -- has a new grant program for artists and organizations to create unique projects meant to "help propel artistic careers to the next level." The Council will award $5,000 to $20,000 Lift Grants twice annually to artists, organizations, nonprofits, and artistic collaborations within Southwestern Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland counties).
PITTSBURGH, PA (June 12, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County today announced that a victory parade for the 2017 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will take place in downtown on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
PITTSBURGH, PA (May 30, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh Penguins and iHeartMedia, will host a Penguins Playoff Rally in Market Square Wednesday afternoon to cheer on the Penguins before they host the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final series at PPG Paints Arena Wednesday night.
The Clemente Museum will hold an Open House on Saturday, May 27th from Noon until 4:00 p.m. The museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of “The Great One.” Roberto Clemente’s sports achievements, his personal life, and his humanitarian efforts are celebrated in the world’s largest exhibited collection of Clemente photographs and artifacts. The Open House will have a special exhibit of Clemente Family memorabilia. As seen in the Post-Gazette, the Clemente Family is set to auction off their collection of memorabilia this July at the All-Star FanFest during Major League Baseball’s All-Star week in Miami.
PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2017) Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today on the death of Steelers Chairman and former U.S Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney...
Still looking for something special to do with your special someone today? Citiparks and UPMC Health Plan present Valentines on Ice this evening at the Schenley Park Skating Rink.
Girls Write Pittsburgh -- recently launched in Brookline -- is the city’s only program designed to empower teen girls through the creative expression of writing. This is a free program for girls age 13 to 18 who have a desire to learn the craft of writing. Through this, Girls Write Pittsburgh aims to benefit these teens in areas such as "personal accountability, personal growth and development, critical thinking, communication, leadership, public speaking, social and interpersonal relationship skills development, and rhetoric."
PITTSBURGH – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto will host a Community Gathering on Monday, January 16, 2017 as the county and city celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The event, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, will be a celebration of our community being built upon our differences, and a recommitment from leaders in this region that it will continue to be a community for everyone.
Liz Berlin, Scott Blasey, Jeff Garrison, Danny Gochnour, Joe Grushecky, Johnny Grushecky, Donnie Iris, Abby Krizner, Joffo Simmons, Rick Witkowski, and YOU can all see Mayor Bill Peduto kick off his 2017 re-election tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14th. Join us at this fun, festive event and show your support for Our Mayor!