The beautiful area within Pittsburg CA has been enhanced by public art since the ‘70s. Numerous pieces were added to the list as the new era of art emerged.
Artists in the city celebrate their passion for the arts by creating beautiful masterpieces and exhibiting them for the eyes of the public. Artists have poured their emotions in their art as their self-expression, a way to show people a static view of a moment, an image turned into reality, a dream made possible, and a story that’s meant to be heard by people.
The strong yearning for the arts made way to developing the city into putting different masterpieces all over the area.
Here are the different faces of Arts in Pittsburg:
Pittsburg high school students are the favorite performers of audiences. Proud to present their talent, the art they carry as actors and musicians are competent enough to perform in the venue. Many famous artists have had the opportunity to present in Pittsburg’s Creative Arts Building. You can visit the building in the Pittsburg High School campus. The Arts building has a 2000-seat capacity Proscenium Theatre. It adjoins a Little Theatre with 242 seats. In Contra Costa County, it is best known to be the largest performing arts venue. Artists like Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, and the San Francisco Symphony are just some of the great talents to perform in the art building.
Undergoing a renovation for $9 million, the classroom facilities of the building is still functional. Landry and Bogan, theatre consultants have rated the Creative Arts Building at 9 on a scale of 1-10 as a venue for performing arts when they conducted an architectural building review.
The fish Market mural is located at Railroad Avenue between E. 3rd & 4th Streets. One of the newer works in Old Town, this mural depicts a fish market way back when the city’s fishing industry had been thriving.
If you find murals interesting, come and visit Carmela. E. 7th Street between Railroad Avenue and Cumberland Street. You will see a triptych or at least a scene of it created by a teen mural team. The mural is to tribute to the fishermen who work hard every day for a daily catch.
You may visit The Yellow Boat at the Corner of E. 3rd Street and Marina Boulevard. It is an installment and a final tribute to the fishing industry called, “Red Salmon”. The yellow boat is a symbol of the humble beginnings of a small community yet definitely mighty! This installment display is one unique feat of Pittsburg CA.
The sculpture could be seen at the Railroad Avenue at E. 3rd Street. It honors the fishing community of Italians and known to be one of the first public Artworks. The sculpture is dedicated to a sister City in Italy, the Isola delle Femmine. Artists in the area look up to Frank Vitale for designing and creating “The Fisherman”.
The beautiful statue of a woman, Our Lady of Pittsburg is located at the Heritage Plaza, E. 4th Street between Cumberland Street and Railroad Avenue. People come to see the statue and snap a picture of it. The sculptor who made Our Lady of Pittsburg is none other than Jason Griego.
The statue of the Steelworker of Pittsburg located at the corner of E. 5th and Railroad Avenue.
The steelworks dedicated to those who worked in the mill played an important role in the history of Pittsburg’s community. This statue, Steelworker, a work of art by Sculptor Frank Vitale has captured the essence of the era way back in 1993.
Visit the Ore Cart Sculpture in the corner of E. 5th Street and Black Diamond Street to see the tribute for the Black Diamond and the miners who got the col from Mt. Diablo foothills around 1860-1911.
Visit the Farmers’ Market at Railroad Avenue and start shopping for your fresh produce. You can also stop in the area and enjoy a relaxing lunch at one of the food market vendors or the local restaurants there. Start exploring the market and see what’s in Store for you.
Described to be one of the best-kept secrets in the area of Old Town Pittsburg CA, you can finally try a site for watching Cinema under the Stars. It is an outdoor movie theatre that is interesting to try with family, friends, or any special person. Not only does it feed our exciting activity, but it is also a home of two magnificent masterpieces by sculptor Jason Griego and resident artist Francis Palermo.
The California Theatre has a façade containing numerous sculpture that represents the muses of the arts apart from being one of the last theaters for historic art deco.
Try taking a walk at the Bay Area if you feel like filling your wall with artworks. You can always find something mesmerizing to look at as the art wall artists from the area gathered around the Bay area to display their works of art and sell them. Who knows what pieces will capture your attention and pique your interest?
You might have just enjoyed your lunch and a hearty laugh, take a stroll on the Muniz Plaza, this is a good cooling stroll before you complete that artwork. The city of Pittsburg CA is perfect for the Artists to express their passion and exhibit their craft. It is a venue for people who could also appreciate the values of artwork.
The artworks found in Pittsburg CA led to the increased real estate demand in the area. For this reason, the city has welcomed a lot of new residents who fell in love with the arts in the area, the part of Pittsburg that takes you to different places, time, feeling, and story. It is rare to find a place where your heart would decide to stay.
Which one would you want to visit first?