Pittsburgh’s Outdoor Murals and Art

25 Mar

murals

This labor of love was painstakingly put together while, according to the creators, “biking in the ‘Burgh.” It truly is an incredible resource cataloging all of the murals and public art in and around the city. You can spend hours clicking on images, learning who the artist is, but you’re better off using this as a basis for your own tour to see these works in person.

Incredibly, the creators began this project only a year ago, in January of 2012, and still managed to see each and every one of these murals in person, by bike. I’d really be interested to know if they tracked their miles as well.

I have to admit, I was really impressed that they found one of my favorite murals, the rogue Garfield Gator, and were able to tell the sweet story behind it.

They are also soliciting commentary to help fill in the gaps for unknown artists, as well as stories behind the work. Likewise, if you know of any murals that didn’t make this list, please let them know.

Please visit www.pghmurals.com and explore away!

Bravo!

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