“I want people to start believing in this community:” Artist unveils new mural in Hill District

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A new mural takes pride of place in the Hill District.

The mural is called “A Gift to the Hill District” and can be found along Central Avenue.

It was created for the 58th Carnegie International Exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

James Hough said you can call him a master artist, but it’s not just him. He said it was shaped and created by the whole community.

“Essentially, the message is the August Wilson quote we chose: ‘believe in yourself, which is stronger than anyone else’s disbelief,'” Hough said. “I want people to really start believing in this community, I want people to start participating in this community, and I want people to start sharing their knowledge.”

The mural took about three and a half months.


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