Education/Recreation/Art – Artsy Fartsy

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Pittsburgh Latin American and Caribbean Film Series 412-687-1855
regular film screening of political films from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Artist Image Resource/Foreland Street Gallery (412) 321-8664
518 Foreland Street 15212  Non profit arts resource specializing in printmaking. Open Studio Tuesdays 7pm to midnight. All the silk screening you can muster. 5 bucks per screen. Good stuff.  Wednesday night youth studio (for teens specifally) same open studio prices apply.  5:00 to 9:00pm.

Open Mikes

Emory Biko and his Museum of the African’s Experience in America  412-363-4646.  Box 243, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  This museum you cannot walk into. Parts of it are scattered around the city, try the Homewood YMCA or the August Wilson Center. Biko is available for workshops infusing art and Black history for kids, adults and seniors.

Gist Street The Gist Street readings are held monthly and feature local and national poets and writers. Socializing begins at 7:30pm and  readings begin at 8:00.  Sometimes there’s homemade ice cream.

Artist and Craftsman Supply 412-421-3002 Squirrel Hill at 5603 Hobart Street. Arguably the best store in the city for buying art supplies. Located in

The Brew House (412)381-7767 Artist-run exhibition and housing space on the Southside. 2100 Mary Street.

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 412.322.1773
A multi-cultural arts education and presenting organization that has been providing cultural activities to residents of Western Pennsylvania for the past twenty-nine years.

Braddock  The Mayor of Braddock, John Fetterman, is an enthusiastic supporter of public art and progressive causes. Inexpensive studio spaces.

The basement of the Braddock Carnegie Library is a pottery studio that offers classes 412-351-5357 

Dorothy 6 is a gallery in braddock  curated by Laurie

Union Project pottery studio 412-363-4550 x 22, Cooperative rental opportunities for more skilled ceramic artists.

Art All Night Lawrenceville is one of Pittsburgh’s most popular and populist arts events.  A n all  night-long, free, volunteer-run, gallery where professional and amateur artists of all ages are invited to display and sell their work or perform live. 

Pittsburgh Film Makers¬ –412-682-4111 for movie showtimes for The Harris, The Melwood Screening Room, and Regents Square Theatre. 412-682-5449 photo,film, and video school and resources. Year-long memberships to Filmmakers run about $250, which provides unlimited access to equipment and free rentals for video, film, photography, or digital media.

The Art of News is a satirical news program focusing on people and events in the Pittsburgh region. The show is designed to bring more attention to PCTV and the local, grassroots cultural scene.

Dr.Goddess –—political performance spoken word
AWESOMENESS. If your not already a believer you better check this out.

Busk:Pittsburgh call 412.661.0676. )  is dedicated to educating the Pittsburgh region about issues of the first amendment and how street performance and expression can provide great entrepreneurial endeavors as well as enhance city streets.  (get paid to busk

Skinny Building at the corner of Forbes Ave. and Wood St., Downtown is a project conceived to be a venue for art and announcements of upcoming events, performances, exhibits, etc. Contact the SkinnyBuilding at 412-606-5621 to participate in the project and explore opportunities in your particular area of interest.

Bridge Spotters Collective –412-243-3039 P.O. Box 71184 Pittsburgh, Pa 15213  group of urban artists on the cutting edge of what has been dubbed urban art. Spoken word, sculpting, photography theater and more

Jefferson Presents- The mission of Jefferson Presents… is to exhibit regular screenings of film and video programs in the Pittsburgh area.  Screenings are usually held at Garfield Artworks.  Film or video submissions with a “live” or performance aspect are encouraged.

Garden of Art 1219 West St Homestead PA 15120 412-377-5767

The Center for Restorative Justice and Community Arts  412.719.7677 Post Office Box 4802 Pittsburgh, PA   is a non-profit  organization whose mission is to bridge victim and and offender advocacy through the arts.

SPACE Gallery, Future Tenant, and Wood Street are all pretty amazing galleries that open their galleries six days a week, and they’re all within walking distance from each other near Liberty and Wood Street downtown.
Downtown Gallery Crawls usually the last Friday of every month.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council NPO that features a monthly email newsletter outlining employment opportunities, internships, and grant opportunities in the arts.

Pittsburgh Art Review Online mag for art reviews and art criticism in Pittsburgh. Free to read and free to post your own reviews:




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