Meet the Artists!

Meet the Artists!
HPCC Community Meeting Sept 16 & Park Activity Sept 18

On Thursday, September 16, at 7 pm on Zoom, the HPCC Community Meeting will feature “Arts in the Park” artists:

  • 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: and you can provide her feedback here:
  • 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: and you can provide them feedback here:

You MUST Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link.

On  Saturday, Sept 18th from 11 am-4 pm, The Urban Conga will also be hosting a participatory workshop on-site to the left of the Highland Park Entry Garden. This will be an opportunity for people to stop in and share with us their thoughts about the past, present, and future of the park and community. Also, if anyone can’t make it that day they can also leave feedback digitally to help with the process here: and the city is also in the process of making a Facebook event page as well that they will be sharing out.