Pittsburgh Creative Corps Announces Community Programs at Allegheny Landing
Office for Public Art and Riverlife initiative continues artist-led riverfront activation for 2022
The Pittsburgh Creative Corps, a partnership between the Office for Public Art (OPA) and Riverlife, announces a series of in-person programs that will take place at Allegheny Landing on the North Shore. The Riverfront Movement Series at Allegheny Landing will be held every Saturday, from May 14 to June 25, 2022.
The Riverfront Movement Series will feature dance classes led by Flamenco Pittsburgh, PGH Tango Connection, and Sanskruti School of Indian Dance and Music. Alecia Dawn of YOGAMOTIF will lead two sessions of Yoga for Creativity, which combines a gentle yoga class, guided meditation, and a reflective drawing prompt. Previous experience in any of the movement classes is not required for participation; all skill-levels are welcome. Classes will be held from 2:00 – 3:00 PM each Saturday. Classes are $5.00 each; space for sessions is limited. Advance registration is encouraged. To view the event schedule and to register, please visit: https://opapgh.org/events/.
“Hosting artist-led dance and yoga classes is a great way for Pittsburghers to engage with public spaces and learn something new,” said Rachel Klipa, program manager for OPA. “After successfully piloting the movement series at the Allegheny Overlook Pop-Up Park in summer 2021, we’re happy to bring it to Allegheny Landing and to once again connect with the public through in-person programs.”
“Allegheny Landing is one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved riverfront parks with some of the most stunning views of the Downtown skyline”, said Matthew Galluzzo, President and CEO for Riverlife. “The Riverfront Movement Series highlights the importance of public open space that is world-class and belongs to everyone. We are excited to activate this space in a new way for the North Side and North Shore community.”
Riverlife is the nonprofit organization behind the recently released Completing the Loop report, a 10-year vision plan to link, enhance, and expand Pittsburgh’s 15-miles of riverfront parks, trails, and public open spaces. The organization is currently leading the community-driven restoration of Allegheny Landing and its boat dock.
The Pittsburgh Creative Corps will offer public programs throughout the summer, both at Allegheny Landing and at various locations along the riverfronts. Programs will include temporary exhibitions, walking tours, and public performances. Visit pittsburghcreativecorps.org for more information or sign-up for the OPA mailing list by visiting opapgh.org.
About the Pittsburgh Creative Corps
The Pittsburgh Creative Corps was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and designed to engage arts and culture to help rebuild the city’s relationship to its public and civic spaces, and to reconnect community members to each other. The Pittsburgh Creative Corps is supported by an advisory group of arts and culture leaders from the region who participate in project development and inform decision making. Learn more at pittsburghcreativecorps.org.
About the Office for Public Art
The Office for Public Art envisions a region in which the creative practices of artists are fully engaged to collaboratively shape the public realm and catalyze community-led change. OPA builds capacity for this work through civically engaged public art, artist resources, public programming, and technical assistance. Learn more at opapgh.org.