Original Artspace Funding Drive - About Artspace (now 105, originally 303): Artspace is the artistic venue created and managed by SVAC. Visual artist portfolio's are viewed every second Wednesday of the month at the current Artspace location. Artspace aims to reconstruct spaces in the West Homestead, Homestead and Munhall region with creative art practice and inquiry.
An opening at the original Artspace 303
"The Avenues of the Steel Valley" promotes Artspace - Pittsburgh Magazine's "Best of the Burgh" 2010 recognizes five venues in the Steel Valley: 1. AMC Theatre 2. Nancy B's 3. Artspace 105 4. Eat 'n Park 5. Barnes & Noble
Best of the Burgh 2010 (Pittsburgh Magazine) - Review reads: Best Underground Art Space: Shhh. Let me share a secret: Sometimes, the most engaging art galleries aren’t the ones with cheese plates and French wine. If you don’t want to be distracted by sterile hobnobbing and pretension, visit Artspace 105 in Homestead for exhibitions of photography, sculptures, woodworking and mixed media that brim with youthful energy and ethnically diverse subjects. 105 E. Eighth Ave., Homestead; 412-480-7246,
Grass Roots

For a short time in Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods, I was able to live out a passion for creating community art spaces and temporary autonomous zones, inspired by the work of Hakim Bey. Some of these projects were so temporary that they could not, by nature, be documented--others received grants and support from organizations. At that time, abandoned and unused spaces were readily available. We turned everything from traffic triangles to abandoned banks into spaces for the community to gather and share creative expression without restrictions or boundaries.

Sean Thomas
Environmental Graphics Specialist Raleigh, NC