City of Asylum launching new Northside Crossing project


Courtesy of City of Asylum

Pittsburgh artist Blaine Siegel will launch Northside Crossing Saturday, Jan. 10, which is the second in a series of temporary public artworks commissioned by City of Asylum for its Garden-to-Garden trail.

This new public artwork is a community-wide video installation that will feature 10 videos projected onto the windows of three Northside locations: the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh–Allegheny, the Allegheny City Market, and the former Garden Theater site. With the exception of the installation at Allegheny City Market, which will run continuously, projections will begin every night at sundown and run until midnight, Feb. 14.

Saturday’s launch includes an artist talk and opening reception that will run from 4-5 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Allegheny at 1230 Federal Street in Central Northside. The reception is free and open to the public. The artist will be present at the reception and will speak about the project.

Following the reception, the artist along with members of the Office of Public Art will conduct a short neighborhood tour of the artwork. The tour will begin at the library at 5 p.m.

Click here to learn more about the project.

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