Public Art Walking Tours
New Edition! Downtown Public Art Self Guided Walking Tour
No matter where you are Downtown, you are steps away from experiencing a work of art in public places. This guidebook features tours of three Downtown neighborhoods, the North Shore and the Northside. They all feature remarkable artworks by locally, 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 100 works of art, as well as notes about select buildings, landscapes, and bridges. Each tour takes 80 - 120 minutes. You can obtain a free copy of the book by visiting our offices at 810 Penn Avenue, Suite 600, or you can buy a book online here. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. If you'd like to pick up a copy on the weekend, please visit the Visit Pittsburgh Welcome Center at 120 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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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.