The City’s Arts in the Park program is made possible by the RADical ImPAct Grant, which was launched in celebration of the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s 25th anniversary.
The Arts in the Park program intends to fund bold, forward-looking, creative projects that will have a radical impact on the region; see https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/art-parks for more info. The two artists selected to create pieces for Highland Park will join the HPCC Community Meeting on Sept 16 to share their past work and get input from you! The artists selected for Highland Park are:
- Marlana Adele Vassar: Marlana Adele Vassar is a Pittsburgh artist exploring ways to share her art that will enhance the City. She has 15 years of experience across a variety of mediums and her current focus is on creating distinctive public art with a balance of style and substance. Her artistic philosophy is “art is everywhere, and the ordinary has the potential to be extraordinary.” Marlana’s website is here: https://marlana.me/ and you can provide her feedback here: https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/art-parks/marlana-adele-vassar
- The Urban Conga: The Urban Conga is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Brooklyn, NY. They are made up of a diverse group of creatives focused on sparking community activity and social interaction through open-ended play. They achieve this by putting the community first in the design process by hosting a series of participatory design workshops to develop multiple concepts for the artwork. The workshops arwill be focused on sparking a playful dialog around the past, present, and future of Highland Park. They will be starting this dialog at the next council meeting on Sept 16th and will be hosting a workshop at the park on Sept 18th (details coming soon). The Urban Conga’s website is here: http://www.theurbanconga.com/ and you can provide them feedback here: https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/art-parks/urban-conga