david aschkenas

john ritter

Helping Artists Live and Work in Pittsburgh
Founded in 1994 and incorporated in 1997, Artists and Cities, Inc. is a non-profit real estate development and resource organization that works to foster community development and economic growth by helping to ensure an integral place for artists in Pittsburgh's future. It does this by developing living and working space for artists and arts organizations, by reclaiming historic buildings in city neighborhoods and by offering consulting services to individuals and groups interested in owning and developing their own spaces. Using a special fund, Artists and Cities identifies and creates opportunities for artists to create new work and become more actively involved in communities through the making of art. It serves as as fiscal agent, enabling artists and organizations to meet criteria for philanthropic grants. It also maintains an active database of approximately 4000 area artists for purposes of research and information sharing. The organization is twice the recipient of Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation's Award of Merit, as well as the Preservation Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's Preservation Award. As the region's first and only real estate developer focusing on the needs of our area's thousands of working artists and their families, by 2005 Artists and Cities will have generated over $10 million in community investment.

NEW! Under Construction and Opening in 2005
36th and Butler Streets in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville Neighborhood

Fifteen residential lofts for sale and 10 artist studios for rent in a beautiful, newly constructed, environmentally friendly "green" building that's kinder to our environment and to your budget. Wide range of 2nd and 3rd floor loft sales prices—$99,000 to $385,000. Terraces, indoor parking, much more. 6 LOFTS UNDER AGREEMENT. Plus affordable first floor studio rentals on high visibility Butler Street.

For more information on condos: Chris Thomas or Sandy De Temple at Prudential Preferred Realty (412) 687- 0456 or cthomas@prudentialpreferred.com

For more information on studios: contact Artists and Cities: info@artistsandcities.org or (412) 687-5350.