Randyland is constantly changing. We try to take new photos for each request. But if you’re shy, here are courtesy photos you can use:

For broadcast media, message us and we’ll Dropbox you 4K B-Roll.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Randyland?

Randy lives here. He paint things. Btw, and he doesn’t sell his art. He does it out of love. Then new friends from all of the world come and see those things. To visit is free, as in air.

Can we film a segment at Randyland?

Yes. Editorial press is welcome to film at Randyland. Give us a heads up to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Can we interview Randy or Foo for…?

Yes. We’re social. Journalist are chill. Established blogs are cool. We get too many student project requests. Podcast needs to be 1 year old. Message us.

Can Randy come speak at our event?

Randy likes to paint. He’d prefer to stay at Randyland. If it’s really important, you can ask.

There is an event or crowdfunding effort for Randyland…?

While we appreciate the support, please do not use our name without asking us first. We ask you, the press, to check with us to make sure a the money is actually going to us.

I’m on a deadline…

Call us  +1 (412) 342-8152. We answer the phone quicker than emails.

New York Times

Gilson’s energy was infectious. Soon, all of Randyland’s visitors were talking and chatting with one another and about the art.


If you like outsider art, bursts of color and hanging with folks who march to the beat of a different drummer, head to Randyland.

The Telegraph

Randyland – a curious cluster of pink flamingos, painted slogans and hippy vibe – is manna for the Instagram generation.

Parade Magazine

Randyland full of reclaimed furniture, lovingly tended container gardens and items that Gilson rescued from the streets and repurposed into vibrantly colored art.

Recent Press:

Actually Cool Things to Do When Someone Visits Pittsburgh
Megan Mclachlan, Thrillist – Updated: March 18, 2019

The Tao of Foo: How this Northside Entrepreneur Uses Tech to Build Community
Ashlee Green, Northside Chronicle – February 19, 2019

After Randyland’s namesake loses partner, friends chip in with crowdfunding
Joyce Hanz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 28, 2019

Friends of Randyland Raising Money After Loss Of Co-Creator
KDKA CBS Pittsburgh – January 16, 2019

A crowdfunding effort is raising money for Randyland
Bob Batz Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – January 15, 2019

Obituary: David Paul Francis ‘Mac’ McDermott – Had a role in creation of Randyland on North Side
John Hayes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – January 14, 2019

Pittsburgh: Modern art, great food and a love of sports
Amy Bertrand, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – December 21, 2018

Pittsburgh travel guide including best things to see and do and cheap hotels
Andrew Snell, Mirror Online – December 14, 2018

Randyland, an ever-changing art space with a familiar face
Carley Bonk, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – June 29, 2018

Randyland Pop-up at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show:

Visiting The Randyland Pop-Up At The Home & Garden Show
Heather Abraham, Pittsburgh Today Live – March 4, 2019

Randyland at the Home & Garden Show
Robert Mangino, KDKA Radio – March 3, 2019

Finding Randyland at the Home & Garden Show is child’s play
Kevin Kirkland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – March 2, 2019

Randyland, healthy eating new features at the Home & Garden Show
Kevin Kirkland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – February 22, 2019

5 must-see areas at this year’s Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show
Joanne Klimovich Harrop, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – February 28, 2019

Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show adds ‘farm’ to the mix
Candy Williams, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – February 27, 2019

What’s New at this Year’s Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show
Hallie Lauer, Pittsburgh Magazine –