Pittsburgh Issues Call for Artists for City Parks

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 25, 2018) The City of Pittsburgh is pleased to present Art in Parks.

The Public Art and Civic Design Division (PA+CD) of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning, on behalf of the Department of Public Works and CitiParks, invites artists to apply for the Art in Parks program. This pilot for this revolving program will consist of seven small-scale artistic interventions in parks around the City.

Pittsburgh has long been home to a community of artists and artisans whose work has added to the aesthetics and feel of the city. It has also nurtured the talents of artists who went on to develop international reputations. This call hopes to support the work of artists while building on Pittsburgh’s creative and artistic heritage.  

Public Art is a tool that can enhance the built environment, reinforce neighborhood character, unify and activate spaces, and create landmarks, as well as generate dialogue and promote better understanding of current issues. Therefore, as Pittsburgh builds its present and envisions for its future, the City is committed to public art being an integral component of Pittsburghers’ way of life.

For the call, artists are asked to submit complete design proposals for specific sites – one each in Schenley, Riverview, Emerald View, Mellon, and Highland parks, and two sites Frick Park. The chosen artworks will be created and will be installed by the end of summer.

One of the goals of the Art in Parks program is to engage the local community and activate these spaces with artistic works that utilize themes such as health, play, active learning, and/or neighborhood identity.

Artists of all experience levels are encouraged to apply.

Complete information for this call for artists can be found at


Yesica Guerra

Public Art and Civic Design Manager

City of Pittsburgh

Department of City Planning

200 Ross St. 4th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

[p] 412.255.8996


Tony Cavalline

Arts, Culture, and History Specialist

City of Pittsburgh

Department of City Planning

200 Ross St., 4th FloorPittsburgh, PA 15219

[p] 412.255.8996