Public Art Walking Tours
Downtown Public Art Self Guided Walking Tour
The Office of Public Art published an exciting guide to art in public places in Downtown Pittsburgh in 2008. No matter where you are downtown, you are steps away from experiencing a work of art. By taking this tour of four downtown neighborhoods, residents and visitors will experience remarkable artwork by nationally and internationally recognized artists. Since many of the artists were inspired by our region when they created their pieces, the tour is also a great way to learn about Pittsburgh’s place in history. The tour includes photographs and descriptions of over 70 works of art, as well as notes about select Downtown buildings and landscapes. Each complete walking tour takes 75 to 120 minutes.
Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood conceived as a cultural center in the 1890s with grand buildings and broad avenues, continues today as a hub for culture, universities and medical institutions. The Oakland walking tour was published in 2006 in partnership with the Carnegie Museum of Art. It offers photographs and descriptions of 35 works of public art with architectural notes for select Oakland buildings. The complete tour takes approximately 75 to 120 minutes.
Curious about art in public places? Want to explore a neighborhood from an artistic point of view? Need to recharge your brain and take a walk? Spend an hour with expert guides on an Office of Public Art walking tour. Learn about the artists, how the works were made, and why the artworks call Pittsburgh home. Click here for more details and to find out how to register.
Have 2 wheels? Take the Public Art Bike Tour of Pittsburgh's Northside neighborhood. This three mile trek takes cyclists to six public art destinations.