Project Pop Up: Downtown is a program of the Mayor’s Office, in conjunction with the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Department of City Planning and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Over 90 artists, entrepreneurs, and non-profits submitted proposals to activate Downtown storefronts. Finalists were invited to “pop” into Downtown for limited engagements. These finalists received grants with which they occupied vacant stores in Downtown throughout 2012. For a full history of Project Pop Up, click here.
After the 2012 pilot year, three of the Pop Ups signed long-term leases and can still be visited today, click here to check them out! For information on the previous pop ups click here. The full map of all of the 2012 Pop Up locations can be viewed here.
Project Pop Up was envisioned to be replicated and its reach includes one-time events and programs to create strong public places in Downtown Pittsburgh. Below you will find information on a few of the latest innovative Pop Ups!