Next Pittsburgh: 1,800 Ribbons in Aspinwall

by Kristy Locklin

Aspinwall Riverfront Park is commemorating the first anniversary of the pandemic with “Waves of Gratitude,” a public art installation made of 1,800 ribbons hanging 24 feet in the air that was organized by Susan Crookston, the park’s executive director. Each ribbon represents a life in the region lost to Covid and contains a handwritten message of gratefulness. The exhibition is located in the park’s Welcome Center Pavilion at 285 River Avenue in Aspinwall.