Arts In Podcast – Renee Piechocki


Founding director and longtime leader of the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art, Renee Piechocki helped create a city full of vibrant and imaginative, exciting and interactive public art.

Renee talks about the need for temporary public art installations, where artists can make bold and more experimental work that serves a range of changing audiences. She details projects that break new ground – and ways that artists can help neighborhoods find creative ways to tackle community needs.

Take a listen to this conversation full of energy and wonderful ideas, and get inspired by new, exciting possibilities for public art.

Find out more about Renee Piechocki’s work at

Trappings: What Do Women Wear That Makes You Feel Powerful? and Taking Stock: What Do Men Do That Makes You Feel Valuable? –

Explore Vibrant Public Art. . . 

at Market Square Public Art –

and the comprehensive catalog of Pittsburgh Art Places –

Conflict Kitchen –

Fraley’s Robot Repair installation –

Ann Tarantino, the artist who created the Blue Line from Millvale to the river –

John Peña, creating changing sculptures drawn from the words of neighborhood residents –

4Culture –

The Regional Arts and Culture Council of Portland –

Recommended References

Dialogues in Public Art by Tom Finkelpearl

What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation by Tom Finkelpearl


Arts In is produced by Sheila Cowley.
Executive Producer, Barbara St. Clair for Creative Pinellas.


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