The Wilkinsburg Community Art and Civic Design Commission (WCACDC) announced that it has created a Public Art Database and is seeking assistance from community members in finding all the art and artifacts in the Borough.
Wilkinsburg residents are asked to submit photos, locations, and other information about any painting, photo, public sculpture, memorial, mural, or unique cultural object in their neighborhood towilkinsburgartanddesign@gmail.
This database, which currently has 40 works, will be utilized to better maintain and celebrate the cultural assets of the community and to track cultural investment in the Borough.
Established in 2009, the WCACDC gives art and design professionals, residents, and business owners a voice in how our community looks, feels, and functions. The WCACDC approves designs for new and renovated structures, landscapes, works of art, memorials, and monuments on all public and private commercial property; engages in research and planning efforts for art and design issues in the Borough; and organizes education programs and resources.
About the WCACDC
The mission of the WCACDC is to improve and enhance the relationship between the arts, design and the Wilkinsburg community. Supporting a creative cultural environment through community engagement and informed decision-making, the WCACDC encourages the integration of the arts into the built environment and open spaces throughout the Borough.