Incomers also shared the downside of moving to Pittsburgh with us.
It’s not culturally diverse, they said. The food is not good enough and the fashion is bad. There are not enough pop-up shows and exclusive events like in New York for creative folks.
There are not enough jobs and wages are low. It’s challenging for black artists in Pittsburgh. You need to prove yourself before you can get funding for creative projects. To be really successful you need work outside Pittsburgh. It is difficult to find opportunities to grow here.
The city doesn’t want to hear what the young have to say.
Business is done behind closed doors here and it’s difficult to get your foot in the door.