Public art coming to Market Square this winter



By Bob Bauder

Published: Monday, August 12, 2013, 3:36 p.m.

Updated 30 minutes ago


Pittsburgh hopes to ease the winter doldrums for visitors to Market Square with annual displays of public art.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl on Monday put out a call for artists to create new works or offer existing works for display in the square from February to April for the next three years.

The budget for creating and installing the artwork is a maximum $125,000 and is funded through grants from the Heinz Endowments and an anonymous source, according to Ravenstahl spokeswoman Marissa Doyle.

Artists can apply to show their work by calling Morton Brown, the city’s public art manager, at 412-255-8996, or Renee Piechocki, director of the Office of Public Art, at 412-391-2060, Ext. 233.

“This creative addition of public artwork by our city’s own residents will add to the vibrancy of Market Square,â€� Ravenstahl said in a statement.

Bob Bauder is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-765-2312 or

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