Conceived by artist Jessica Gaynelle Moss in 2021, The Garfield PGH is a long-term solution to the short-term housing needs of Black visiting artists. Located in the celebrated Hill District community of Sugar Top, The Garfield PGH -- named after the artist’s paternal grandfather who previously owned the home -- has transformed a 2,160sqft multi-family home built in 1915 into Pittsburgh’s first upscale creative oasis and living experience for Black artists.
Building on her previous redevelopment projects, Jessica launched The Garfield PGH as a long-term solution to the short-term housing needs of visiting artists. Building on the cultural legacy that already exists in The Hill District, The Garfield PGH will help make Sugar Top home to artists of different mediums, disciplines and backgrounds from all over the world.
Scheduled to open in summer 2023, local art organizations and individuals will be able to rent the space for short periods of time in an effort to accommodate their unique artists housing needs. Short term and flexible leases will be accepted and rental rates will be affordable.
The Garfield PGH is a space for us, by us.