Start with Art: Pittsburgh


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212


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Start with Art: Pittsburgh

Start with Art: Pittsburgh promotes artists in Pittsburgh and is building a culture of collecting by gifting original, signed, and numbered photographs to every baby born at three local hospitals. Since January 1st, 2015, we have given this gift to more than 7,000 of Pittsburgh's babies and families free of charge.


Start with Art: Pittsburgh (a project of New Sun Rising) gives the gift of art to more than 3,500 babies born in the Pittsburgh area each year. Thanks to funding from The Heinz Endowments, the Opportunity Fund, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, we are able to give these prints to families for no charge. Each image is archivally printed on 8 1/2" x 11" paper that can be framed or displayed in almost any location. Most importantly, there are no social, economic, political, or cultural barriers to receiving this simply need to be born in Pittsburgh.

In addition to starting off life as some of the world's youngest art collectors, each month's featured artist increases their audience exponentially as these images are displayed in almost 300 homes and nurseries around the city. The artists in 2017 include a Pulitzer Prize winner, a museum director, two emerging artists of the year, and even a photographer whose work is being sent to the Moon!



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