Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Cultural District Substation
600 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The former Lantern Building, owned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, was recently transformed into the new Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Cultural District Substation, with additional partnership support provided by the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. The new Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Cultural District Substation will strive to create a community that is safe and welcoming for all residents and guests, and the use of this space for a police substation remains a reflection of the city’s values. Quality of life, security and stability are essential components of community, and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust continues to invest in and instill these values in Downtown Pittsburgh; both through safety programs such as the “If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign, as well as through free and family-friendly programming that encourages arts accessibility for all ages and audiences.
Currently on display in the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Cultural District Substation is artwork created by students from the Urban Pathways Charter School. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has partnered with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Arts Education Department to coordinate this exhibit. The artwork mirrors the presence of the Cultural District Substation as a communal, welcoming environment, as well as provides a continuation of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s creative placemaking and revitalization efforts through the Cultural District and downtown Pittsburgh.