PREVIEW: New art organization seeks to beautify the Northside
By Sean P. Ray | Managing Editor
DEUTSCHTOWN — A newly formed art organization is seeking to create 800 murals across a section of the Northside over the next 10 years.
Allegheny Arts held its kickoff on Jan. 17 at the Northside Comfort Inn, located at 820 E. Ohio St., where stakeholders in the new organization explained their vision for transforming an area they’ve designated the “Allegheny Arts District.”
“A community without art and without music is not a community,” said Eugene DePasquale, whose father, Allie DePasquale, serves on the Allegheny Arts Advisory Board. “And this region, this neighborhood, has so many positive things going on, but we know there’s so much further it can go.”
The Allegheny Arts District which the group will be targeting is located in Deutschtown, and encompasses the areas around the 800-block of East Ohio Street, as well as Virgin Way, Chestnut Street, North Canal Street and the 16th Street Bridge area. The group hopes that by beautifying these areas with art, it will make the Northside a tourism hub, attracting people and business into the area.
Check out the February edition of The Northside Chronicle for the full story.