City officials seek artist to help create new ‘Artistic Intersection’


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Gage Goulding, News Editor

PITTSBURGH — Calling all artists!

Officials in the city of Pittsburgh are seeking artists to help create a new “Artistic Intersection.”

The Public Art and Civic Design Division of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning is invitiing all artists, designers and art collectives to apply for the opportunity to help create the city’s second artistic design intersection.

The intersection of Ellsworth and Maryland Avenues in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh is the target of the new project that will help commemerate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City.

“The aim of this project is to create a vibrant gateway into a neighborhood that has been historically and culturally significant to many members of Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA population, while supporting the work of artists and enhancing the experience of pedestrians,” said city officials in a statement.

Artists interesting in applying to create the artwork are asked to submit complete design proposals for the intersection. Included in the proposal should be a conceptual focus on inclusivity and the LGBTQIA culture of the neighborhoods past, present and future.

The chosen design will be implemented by the artists for Pittsburgh’s annual Pride Week in June.

Designs must be submitted by March 29.

For more information on the project and how to apply, click here.