Whitney Avenue Art Gallery

Whitney Avenue Art Gallery (WAAG) was a public art intervention which transformed ten blighted properties in Wilkinsburg, PA during the summer of 2010. Two series of community art making workshops were led by local artists, culminating in a street celebration. I conceived of, and served as Project Manager for WAAG.

Please visit the WAAG project website for additional photos and information.

Lead Artist, Youth Workshop: Ernest Bey

Lead Artist, Adults/Seniors Workshop: Kate Joranson

Special thanks to the local volunteers, Wilkinsburg Department of Public Works, Soergel Orchards & Garden Center, Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery, Hosanna House, Kathleen Connors and Bernard Murphy.


Logo_PA-CouncilArtsThis project was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Additional funding provided by Wilkinsburg Weed & Seed Initiative, Wilkinsburg Municipal Authority and Wilkinsburg Commercial & Industrial Development Authority

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf served as fiscal agent.

Whitney Avenue Art Gallery