Just In Time For Arts Fest, Riverfront Space Turning Into Public Art

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The underside of the Fort Duquesne Bridge hosted an unlikely confluence of community leaders and artists Thursday morning.

The nondescript concrete “cave” is about get a multicolored splash of off-the-wall art.

“This entire area, 900 feet of space, will become a public art space.”

Flanked by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Mayor Bill Peduto announced that the Riverlife project is a public-private partnership. It coincides with the three rivers arts festival.

“This year’s festival theme is ‘Unseen and Unheard,'” said Veronica Corpuz, director of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. “And no better way than to bring to light these unseen spaces, and transforming them with beauty, with inspiration, with illumination.”

An outline of towering river weeds will be produced by more than a dozen artists, led by Pittsburgh artist Kim Beck.

“Silhouettes of these large weeds will be projected onto this wall,” she explained. “The…

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