July 17, 2018

Explore Pittsburgh Public Art By Bike

You don’t have to go inside a museum to check out Pittsburgh’s vibrant art scene. Just rent a Healthy Ride bike and take a two-wheeled art adventure! We mapped out our favorite murals in the Hill District, Homewood and Larimer.

Hill District

Mural: August Wilson by Kyle Holbrook and Edward Rawson

Description: This mural pays tribute to Pulitzer Award winning playwright August Wilson. The mural depicts the Hill District native’s ten plays, known as The Pittsburgh Cycle. Nine of the plays are set in his hometown. Be sure to do your homework and read in advance, to make it easy to spot the characters come to life on the building.

Location: 2037 Centre Avenue

 

Homewood

Mural: Rose By Another Name by Lisa D. Vasser

Description: This mural paints a poetic message and includes a haiku under a rose. Why did you not allow me to bloom? I too had an inner beauty. I was a rose by another name. Location:  Location: 6906 Bennett Street

 

Mural: Season of Hope by James Maszle

Description: This massive mural contains multiple pictures, depicting residents, local landmarks and Black history. The mural measures 200 feet along a community center.

Location: 7340 Frankstown Ave. Homewood Brushton.

 

Larimer

Mural: We Fall Down but We Get Back Up by Kyle Holbrook

Description: This mural not only includes an inspiring message, but it also captures a colorful pallet of faces around the border. The faces are community leaders and members who advocated for the mural. The artists has stated that the mural’s message is all about community revitalization.

Location: 250 Paulson Street

 

Be sure to snap a shot of the murals you visit, and share on social media. Tag @HealthyRidePGH on Instagram and Twitter using #BurghBikes.


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