Saturday, May 23, 2009

McCormack Baron Salazar Inc. and Passports' Diversity Project Nominated for Work of Art Award

Passports: The Art Diversity Project is proud to announce its "finalist" title along with real estate developers, McCormack, Baron, Salazar, Inc. bestowed by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Only three such arts and business collaborations in the city were nominted for the "Work of Art" Award. The two have partnered for the last few years in placing work by local artists in the community spaces of McCormack, Baron and Salazar's buildings and leasing offices throughout Pittsburgh. The two entities have been nominated for the success of their collaborations, which include building one of the largest privately owned collections of local art by a developer in the city of Pittsburgh.

"It's been great working with such an innovative company," said Christine Bethea, Passports' Director. "They've shown what business and arts can do, if they just shake hands."