As Pittsburgh neighborhoods, like Lawrenceville, undergo revitalization, art can often reflect changes.
Furniture designer Joe Kelly has been there since the beginning. Kelly spent a lot of time investing in the changes that helped make Lawrenceville one of the city’s most popular – and valuable – neighborhoods.
“Well, this was post-steel industry decline,” Kelly said. “This was a distressed area at that time.”
Kelly said he and other industrial artists in the neighborhood joined forces to boost neighborhood appeal.