River To Riverview

As part of the design of the new Davis Avenue Bridge, a new public art project will be created that celebrates the rebuilding of this community bridge. This project is made possible by the City of Pittsburgh’s Percent for Art Program.

Please see below for the artist's exciting design, as well as upcoming opportunities to get involved.

Meet The Artist

Lori Hepner (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lori Hepner is an artist working primarily in photography, new media performance, and public art in community centered projects. She has spent considerable time over the last five years in community centered artist residencies in three Pittsburgh neighborhoods, in a small Arctic Community in coastal Norway. Lori was featured in the WQED documentary, Visible, featuring five female artists from Pittsburgh. She is Professor of Integrative Arts at Penn State Greater Allegheny in McKeesport, PA and lives in the Brighton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

The Artwork

Approval for this project was given by the Public Art & Civic Design Commission in August 2023.

Hepner's concept and details about the process of her design development and community engagement can be found here:

Davis Avenue Bridge Public Art Review Materials

davis ave bridge artwork concept rendering

Get Involved

The artist, Lori Hepner, will be holding community art-making workshops in Brighton Heights and Riverview Park later this year. During these workshops, people of the neighborhood can experience Hepner's unique light-painting system and capture their own movements to be used in the virtual reality component of this artwork!

9/9/23: Riverview Park Day at the Riverview Park Activities Building, hosted by Friends of Riverview Park

12/2/23: Bright of the Night on California Ave, hosted by the Brighton Heights Citizen's Federation

Please use the form below to submit any additional questions or comments for Lori to consider as she finalizes plans for this project.