Call For Inclusion In the Pittsburgh Art Scene

 

Making strides for further inclusion in the Pittsburgh creative scene, “Art on the Walls: A Retrospective Movement” honors the talents of African American women artists. Featured at the Pittsburgh Downtown Gallery Crawl, the exhibition seeks to feature more artists from minority backgrounds and create an accessible approach to art for all. The show includes work by members of Women of Visions, Inc.- an organization that educates African American women on how to promote their art. While there are still diversity problems within the creative field, groups like Women of Visions hope that expanding their artists’ work will open up more dialogue about inclusion and art. The show will take place from September 21 to January 2019.

For Further Reading:

Learn more about the Women of Visions, Inc. and how they are helping to support their artists.

Discussion Question:

Do you believe that the creative world is becoming more inclusive? If not, what are some ways to add diversity?

 

Action Item:

Learn about local organizations in your community promoting minority artists. Find ways to be an ally and support these groups. Or if you are a minority artists yourself, become involved in one.

 

 

Read more on Pittsburgh City Paper | Image: Mayota Hill’s “Sun Catcher” from Art on the Walls