Stanton Heights Steps Project

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1652, PA
United States
Project Description: 

Our vision is to transform a set of Pittsburgh city steps -- at the gateway to Stanton Heights as you enter it from Lawrenceville -- into a magnificent mosaic work of public art.

Artist Laura Jean McLaughlin has designed a whimsical, humorous, stunning image of diversity and nature that represents the essence of the neighborhood. The image will unfold on the outside of each of the 44 steps, and full image can be seen in one view. 

Along with a rain garden project that is already underway a few feet down the hill -- and for which the all-volunteer Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association has received $12,500 in grants from Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, Pittsburgh's "Love Your Block" program, and Constellation Energy Company -- and along with a proposed "Welcome to Stanton Heights" sign, Stanton Heights will have one of the most beautiful gateways in Pittsburgh when we complete the project.

The Stanton Heights Steps will promote neighborhood and Pittsburgh pride, as well as provoking conversation and prompting smiles at the project's beauty, creativity, and humor.

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