Have you heard of Randyland? It’s the home of Randy Gilson, an artist who has chosen to make the outside of his property a public art display. The house is located on Pittsburgh’s Northside in the Mexican War Streets at 1501 Arch Street. I had heard so much about this colorful, whimsical place so we visited earlier this summer. The courtyard is usually open daily from 1pm to 7pm and admission is free – but try to make a donation, which helps keeps the place open for all.
One of the first things you’ll see is this fence, welcoming you in several languages.
The courtyard is filled with a variety of things, including this mannequin with cool glasses.
Kids might gravitate to the big sand pile which is filled with random things like toy dinosaurs.
The things in the space often make you smile and wonder – like why is that Barbie growing out of the head of the planter that looks like a face. Oh, and hi to the pink flamingos in the background!
Chairs look whimsical when painted with bright colors and hung from the steps.
The hanging chairs draw your attention up to the beautiful mural on the side of the house.
More mannequins – who actually have a ton of expression for lifeless objects.
So many patterns and colors everywhere you look.
What a fun outing to Randyland – thanks to Randy for welcoming everyone to his colorful courtyard.