The Pittsburgh Foundation

Meet visual artist Janel Young

Janel Young. Photo credit: Emmai Alaquiva.

Visual artist Janel Young is a painter, muralist and community leader on a mission to inspire through creativity and play. She splits her time between Pittsburgh and New York City and is currently the Community Artist in Residence at Pittsburgh’s UrbanKind Institute. Her recent work includes the “Pathway to Joy” asphalt mural at Allegheny Overlook in Downtown Pittsburgh, and “Heroes on the Horizon” at Bakery Square in the city’s East End.

Young is a 2021 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award emerging artist finalist.

Video is by Emmai Alaquiva.

 

Janel Young. Photo by Emmai Alaquiva.
Janel Young. Photo by Emmai Alaquiva.
Janel Young. Photo by Emmai Alaquiva.
Janel Young. Photo by Emmai Alaquiva.
Janel Young. Photo by Emmai Alaquiva.
Janel Young. Photo by Emmai Alaquiva.
Janel Young. Photo by Emmai Alaquiva.
Janel Young. Photo by Emmai Alaquiva.
Janel Young. Photo by Emmai Alaquiva.
Janel Young. Photo by Emmai Alaquiva.