An art takeover? It’s happening right here, according to

“There’s something happening in Pittsburgh. Call it a cultural renaissance or whatever else, but Andy Warhol’s hometown has steadily been gearing up for an art takeover, as evidenced by the number of up-and-coming artists who are flocking to the city for its large spaces and reasonable rents, and are staying for the close-knit arts community,” writes Jennifer Wood of Complex.

Wood’s list includes 21 artists that are setting out to “permanently change Pittsburgh’s cultural footprint…in the best way possible.”

Stellar artists such as Ed Panar, Jim Rugg, Vanessa German, Toby Atticus Fraley, Kaoru Tohara, and Mia Tarducci Henry are among the emerging talents creating setting and place-centered artwork for the city to enjoy. (And we could argue that they left some exceptional talent off the list.) Mediums span across paintings, sculptures, installation art, collages, photography, and illustrations.

Visit Complex for the full list and artist bios.

Rebekah Zook is a Duquesne grad and all-around story-telling enthusiast. A former fellow at WESA, she worked as a production assistant for their daily talk show. Most recently, she taught in the Propel Charter School system as a visiting artist. When she isn’t writing, Rebekah is a trip leader for the local non-profit organization Venture Outdoors. You can usually find her in a bright yellow kayak.