Office for Public Art

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The Office for Public Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, envisions a region in which the creative practices of artists are fully engaged to collaboratively shape the public realm and catalyze community-led change. OPA builds capacity for this work through civically engaged public art, artist resources, public programming, and technical assistance.

Our work is informed by four guiding principles:

  • Artists are agents of social, civic, and cultural change. We support them to work with communities.
  • Community members are highly valued collaborators with expertise in their neighborhoods. We build capacity for them to engage with artists.
  • Equity and social justice are the foundation of our work. We center equitable and just practices through staff commitments as well as in our programs, partnerships, and collaborations.
  • A successful public art landscape depends upon a thriving network of public art practitioners. We build tools and systems to support the public art ecosystem in the region.

To learn more about our projects and programs, please visit our website at

Office for Public Art