The WCDC is working with Casey Droege Cultural Productions to transform the workshop space in our newly renovated headquarters located in the historic Lohr Building into a gallery-level display space for local, Wilkinsburg artists. The Art All Over program was launched in 2020 A partnership with the Sleeping Octopus Artist Initiative (SOAI). The initiative will celebrate and promote the many accomplished artists who live in the Wilkinsburg area.
In order to respect social distancing, the WCDC is embracing technology and social media to allow the public to enjoy local art in new ways. From the comfort of your home you can experience the exhibits through photos and a virtual artist talks and tours online. You can also visit the show in person with the artist.
works on display February 4, 2023 – April 1, 2023
In-person Gallery Hours:
Saturdays 12:00pm to 5:00pm
at the Lohr Gallery
725 Wood Street, Wilkinsburg PA 15221
Bahirah is a 22 year old black queer artist who grew up in the Wilkinsburg community. She’s been creating ever since she can remember doing most things. Art is a major part of her life that influences almost everything she does. Growing up black, Muslim, gay, and non-male has shown her that the world isn’t always kind and finding others like her isn’t easy. Setting out to create the world she once thought existed as a young child is something she likes to do through art. And in doing so hopes to find community! It’s an escape that reminds her that the world isn’t always ugly and even when it is and she thinks there’s no beauty around, it’s still there because she is there and can create it herself.
Past Artists & Shows
Free Mind by Ashanté Josey – Displayed August 27th, 2022 – October 15th, 2022
Works by Rell – Displayed April 23rd – June 11th, 2022
Works by W. Randy Rice – Displayed February 12th, 2022 – April 2nd, 2022
All Unsaved Changes Will Be Lost by Centa Schumacher – Displayed November 6th, 2021 – January 22nd, 2022
Works by Kelly Malone – Displayed August 28th – October 16th, 2021
A Scrappy Quilt Show by Ada S. Cyrus – Displayed May 1st – June 26th, 2021
Travelogue by Tom Norulak – Displayed November 14th, 2020 – March 13th, 2021
Daybreak by Zoë Welsh – Displayed August 15th – November 7th, 2020
Creations by John Burt Sanders. Displayed June 30th – August 8th, 2020. Read Sanders’ full feature on the WCDC’s blog HERE.