About atithi

Atithi Studios… Where Creativity Connects!

Located in the heart of the Sharpsburg neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA, Atithi Studios is a one stop shop for artists of any & all disciplines who may be looking for community, opportunity and so much more! The three floor building is dedicated to arts & entertainment with private studios on the second & third floors and a gallery which doubles as a flexible event venue on the first floor.

Our mission is to build a happier community through engagement with the arts. We serve as a creative hub for artists to gather together, while also investing in artists so they have the tools, connections & support they need to excel in their practice, in the hopes they will reinvest that energy back into the community.

Atithi, Bengali for guest, is an ode to Rabindranath Tagore’s story about a boy who chooses the life of a wanderer. It’s a gift to the artist community of Pittsburgh — respite for the artist soul. A place to give & take; to inspire & be inspired

Meet our Team

Sukanta Nag

Founder | Advisor | Investor

Sukanta has extensive experience in the technology and innovation sector, serving in various leadership roles such as Chief Information & Technology Officer at OneTen, Chief Information Officer - HR at Prudential, Chief Innovation Officer at Xerox, and Chief Innovation Officer at Buck Consultants. He has played a crucial part in developing technology strategies and implementing digital solutions for these organizations.

Sukanta applies insights gained from 20+ years as a corporate leader through Atithi to support creatives looking to accelerate their practice through mentorship and opportunities aimed at leveraging business development strategies to add capabilities, create community connections, increase brand awareness and amplify their impact.

Brittany Hartman-King

Programming & Marketing Manager

Brittany is Program & Marketing Manager at Atithi Studios. She is a dreamer, an innovator, and an adventurer. She loves to make jewelry, write poetry, hike, & explore far off places with her loving husband. She is also the founder & Executive Director of The Novelty Collective, a nonprofit profit organization that exists to make art accessible & affordable, to illuminate the intrinsic value of art, & to empower artists to create, based in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Brittany encourages self-defeated artists to invest in their talents again & advocates for those who have not found their own voice.

Sarah Sloneker

Manager of Event Rentals

Sarah Sloneker is Manager of event rentals and private rentals at Atithi Studios. She is a graduate of the Academy of Art University, with her Masters in Fine Arts and Photography. Sarah is passionate about making art accessible to all and contributing to the community. She loves attending events, advocating for the arts and being behind a camera lens. Her favorite quote being from By Ansel Adam “You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. ” which she believes is the formula to all forms of self-expression and art

Corey Ochai

Podcast Production Specialist

Corey Ochai is the Atithi Studios Podcast Production Specialist.  He spearheads the podcast studio operations by not only managing the studio but also providing production assistance to all clients who utilize our services. This includes overseeing podcast sessions, operating the audio board, capturing video content, and collaborating with clients to create engaging content for social media platforms like YouTube and other media outlets. Corey is passionate about crafting high-quality audio experiences.  For the past three years, he has been deeply immersed in the world of podcast production with his own company, OCHi Productions LLC, and is thrilled to bring his expertise to Atithi Studios and its clients. 

Jacki Temple

Artist and Gallery Attendant

Jacki is an artist and the gallery attendant for Atithi Studios and brings several decades of art and customer service experience to the team.Currently based in Pittsburgh, PA, Jacki is an abstract expressionist artist working primarily in acrylic paint on gallery cradled wood panel. Avoiding the use of paintbrushes, her preferred tools are just about anything else that comes to hand, whether it’s a silicone wedge, an expired debit card, or a spoon. Jacki’s passions are finding the beautiful in the simplest details in everything around her, and she enjoys most creating works that explore the relationships of color, space, and texture to convey mood or to evoke a memory.

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