Paints, plants, plastic animals, and yard sale finds are only a few of the tools that creator, Randy Gilson has employed to transform his home and surrounding buildings into a colorful Pittsburgh landmark. This vibrant set of buildings is a centerpiece that continues to attract both tourists and locals.
We’re so excited to show off our new page on the ImaginePittsburgh.com website! Head on over to ImaginePittsburgh.com to learn a bit about Randyland and learn more about what it’s like to Live, Work and Play in Pittsburgh!
Via Flickr: Randyland is a circus-colored oasis of sunny vibes on Pittsburgh’s formerly grim North Side. The neighborhood’s revival is due, in some significant part, to Randy, who began planting guerrilla mini-gardens in the community in the early 1980s (They now number in the hundreds). His job as a part-time waiter gave him some free time, so in 1996 he purchased the abandoned buildings and yards that now comprise the Mr. Rogers-on-hyperdrive Randyland. Another great reason to visit Pittsburgh!
Hi guys Randy here! Just wanted to introduce my new web store at http://randy.land/store and give a sneak peak at some of the new and exciting things going on a Randyland this year! I hope you’ll be a part of it!
If you do the same thing as everybody else, then you’re the same as them. But I think everyone has a unique personality and character, so why not just be different? Be the best you can. Be happy with who you are!