The Sprout Fund has just announced another round of murals to be painted in neighborhoods throughout the city as part of its
Public Art Program
. The program, which has been in existence since 2003, has been responsible for the creation of 23 murals to date, in city neighborhoods and in several surrounding communities.
The 2006 installment of the Public Art Project will include eight murals, which will be in the following neighborhoods: Downtown, East Pittsburgh, Hazelwood, Lawrenceville, Oakland, South Side, Strip District, and Uptown.
“Our process of selecting artists and communities emphasizes dialogue about the value that public art plays in the character and vitality of a neighborhood," said Cathy Lewis, executive director of the Sprout Fund. "The eight communities chosen this year were selected because of their high visibility and their dedication to providing high quality art for the public.”
Sprout will be sponsoring an exhibition for the public to see all the designs created for the eight murals from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 12 at the Three Rivers Arts Festival gallery at 937 Liberty Ave, Downtown.
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