Art Commission

The Art Commission works to improve the aesthetic quality of the City's public spaces. The Commission is comprised of seven members appointed by the Mayor, with each member representing a discipline in the arts or design field.

The Art Commission is mandated to review the urban design, architectural, and landscape features of structures that are erected on or above land owned by the City. These are structures or landscapes within the public realm, under its' control, and in which City funds are invested (including 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 works proposed to be acquired by the City. For more information about the Art Commission, please contact the Public Art and Civic Design Division at


  • Andrew Moss, Vice-Chair/Secretary
  • Sarika Goulatia 
  • Richard Parsakian
  • Peter Quintanilla
  • *Open Position
  • *Open Position
  • *Open Position

Ex-Officio Members

  • Marcelle Newman
  • Karina Ricks

For more information about the Art Commission, please see the Art Commission FAQ.

Art Commission Hearings are open to the public. Community members are welcome to provide in-person (live in virtual meetings) or written statements about items on the Art Commission agenda each month. To send written statements, write to Art Commission, c/o The Department of City Planning, 200 Ross Street, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or email