What began with a conversation between Kate McGrady (Artsmiths of Pittsburgh executive director) and Tricia Brancolini-Foley (Handmade Arcade executive director) has become a fun and creative way to get art and making into children’s hands.

TOTAL NUMBER OF KITS DELIVERED May-July 2020 = 1,090

For more information and ways you can help, click here!


The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh Supports Black Lives Matter

The Artsmiths staff and board of directors stand in solidarity with our friends and neighbors
in the Black community. We are deeply saddened to see unjust, senseless and brutal deaths
of Black Americans. While it is impossible to encapsulate everything we are feeling,
we hope everyone uses this time to reflect, learn, listen and act. We know that if we
come together, we can do better as a nation.

As artists we are a part of a very diverse and deeply creative community. Throughout history, artists have challenged societies by speaking through art. It is our sincere hope that each one of you will work to find a new and creative way to heal this divide, one step at a time.

Artsmiths will continue to serve the black community through children engaged in Art4Allpgh. However, we will seek to do more. We are committed to expanding our artist base in the black community through targeted outreach and we will embark on a mission to diversify our board in the coming year.


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Our Carnegie Space has Reopened!

We are open for business at our Carnegie Shop at 329 E. Main St.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm.
Customers will be allowed to enter the shop 6 at a time as long as
you are wearing a mask and do not have any virus symptoms.

You can also shop our new online store and
use curbside pickup during these operating hours.

PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ARTSMITHSPGH FOR THE MOST CURRENT STATUS WHICH WILL DEPEND ON LOCAL CONDITIONS.


Classes will Come Back when it is Safe

As soon as we come up with a way for you to take classes safely, we hope to engage with you in Learn to Mosaic, Enamel Jewelry, Intro to Embroidery, Hammered Metal Jewelry, Beginning Watercolor and more!

CLICK HERE to review prior class schedules.

Artsmiths of Pittsburgh
Arts and Cultural Center

We are 501c3 nonprofit arts education organization located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.  We offer a wide variety of high quality classes in many mediums taught by creative and kind individuals. We also offer a rotating exhibit gallery and a large gallery shop featuring handmade work by local artists. When you purchase our products you receive high quality art, you support local artists and you support local art education.
It’s a Win, Win, Win!!!


“THE TRUE PURPOSE OF ARTS EDUCATION IS NOT NECESSARILY TO CREATE MORE PROFESSIONALS DANCERS AND ARTISTS. (IT’S) TO CREATE MORE COMPLETE HUMAN BEINGS WHO ARE CRITICAL THINKERS, WHO HAVE CURIOUS MINDS, WHO CAN LEAD PRODUCTIVE LIVES.”
Kelly Pollock