The Art Commission works to improve the aesthetic quality of the City's public spaces. The Commission comprises of nine members appointed by the Mayor, and each member represents a various discipline in the arts.
The Art Commission is mandated to review the urban design, architectural, and landscape features of structures which are erected on or above land owned by the City. These are structures or lanscapes which are within the public realm and under its control and in which City funds are invested; this includes parks and bridges. The Art Commission administers the review process, which includes preliminary and final approvals.
The Art Commission is also mandated to review all works of art owned by the City of Pittsburgh and also art works proposed to be acquired by the City.
The Art Commission is now paperless! Applications must be submitted electronically. Download the submission guidelines below for detailed instructions on how to apply. Then, download the application to get started.
Remember, a full application package as described above must be received by 4:00PM on the first Wednesday of the month, three weeks prior to an upcoming Commission meeting, in order to be included on the next agenda.