Do you work in the arts, love art and live in Pennsylvania? Are you among those who love discovering new art places and learning about familiar art destinations across the state? Then the Office of Public Art has exciting news for you!
Today it launched a website called Pittsburgh Art Places -- and you may want to bookmark it, because the website serves as a hub of arts and culture venues.
According to the official press release, it's a free comprehensive online resource "designed to expand visitors’ interest, pursuit and knowledge of art within our region."
The site currently houses "information for approximately 201 art places covering a geographical region spanning the 13-county region of Western Pennsylvania."
"We are very excited about this unique project," Renee Piechocki, the director of the Office of Public Art, said. "By the end of the year we are hoping to have around 500 profiles on the site."
This website allows artists to find exhibition and performance venues and invites users to discover and bookmark favorite art destinations. The site also welcomes venues where visitors experience the visual, literary or performing arts to create a free website profile, where they can embed multimedia content, such as photos and video, and manage the profile long-term.
The site was designed by Lava New Media out of Carnegie. The goal for Pittsburgh Art Places is to engage with the art community and the Pittsburgh community at large. The Office of Public Art hopes that the website will become a robust and widely used online destination for arts in Western Pennsylvania.
Check it out at http://pittsburghartplaces.org/ and spread the word!
What art destination would you like to see on the site?