Searching for a way to switch up your home decor? Look locally. Pittsburgh is home to many great artists that may have the perfect piece for your home. Here’s are a few recommendations on where to find art: 

Pittsburgh Glass Center 

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The Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) is home to the work of not one, but many artists. Located in East Liberty, the PGC has been a cornerstone of the Pittsburgh art community since 2001. The PGC is hard to simply define – the space truly has it all. The PGC hosts lessons, displays a gallery of work, and serves as a functional space for artists to create. Work at PGC is produced from a variety of techniques, from the “Cold Shop” to “Hot Shop”, giving visitors exposure to the wide range of art that glasswork can create. 

Ready to find a piece of glasswork to take home? You can shop the work of artists online or in-person. Prior to visiting, check out their website to stay up-to-date on hours and safety policies during Covid-19. Interested in creating a work of art?  Hosting a variety of classes, PGC teaches and walks visitors through making their own works of art. Classes are currently on-hold due to Covid-19, but check back online for updates on when classes will resume. 

Dave DiCello – Photos 

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Pittsburgh is full of iconic sites. The Cathedral of Learning in Oakland, Point State Park in Downtown, Hot Metal Bridge in the South Side, and so many more. Sometimes, bringing the signature skyline and scenery into your home can add a perfect Pittsburgh touch to any place.

Luckily for you, there is a photographer that captures all of these sites with a great artistic eye. Dave DiCello is a Pittsburgh native who has been snapping images of the Steel City for years. Visit his Downtown store or website to find a print for your house. Hiis work expands to nature, weddings, portraits, and more. 

Tip: Dave is pretty active in documenting his photography escapes on his Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Chance Campbell – Prints

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Looking to create your own art? Check out “thelineguy” on Instagram, also known as Chance Campbell. A Pittsburgh based graphic designer, his intricate line pieces are the perfect addition to any modern interior. Feeling like getting crafty? Chance offers free pattern worksheets of his own design, if you’re up to the challenge. You can browse his work for sale here.

Tip: Chance is part of WICKED PITTSBURGH. This is an artists collective that donates 20% of all profits are donated to local charities and causes. Head to their site to learn more about their artists and mission. 

Craig Peterson – Prints 

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Combine your love of coffee and art with a piece from Craig Peterson. Residing outside of Pittsburgh, Craig uses a medium unlike any other on this list: coffee. Using coffee stains in his pieces, Craig creates scenic images and prints.The idea came to him from an accidental spill, but has brewed into a full-time career pursuing art. The majority of his pieces feature images from the great outdoors, but he has a Pittsburgh print collection available on his Etsy shop. Learn more about Craig and his work by visiting his website.

Trenita Finney 

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An artist in resident at redfishbowl, Trenita Finney is an expert illustrator and painter. Her past work includes custom portraits, illustrations, coloring books, and digital prints. Using bright colors and bold lines, her custom commissions are sure to bring light to any space in your home. Hyper active on Instagram, you can stay up-to-date on her current projects and commissions by following her profile. Interested in getting a custom piece of art? Get in contact with her online. 

Tip: Looking for more Pittsburgh based artists? Check out the current artists in residents list at redfishbowl. Support locally grown artists and a grassroots art collective, all at the same time!

These are just five of many artists and art institutions in Pittsburgh. Happy hunting! 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Katherine Lewis

A Virginia native, Katherine moved to Pittsburgh in 2016 to attend the University of Pittsburgh. After earning her B.A. in Media and Professional Communications in December 2019, Katherine begun working as a Marketing Intern and Public Relations for two different Pittsburgh-based organizations. She loves to travel, read ( big Carnegie Library fan), and explore Pittsburgh during her free time! All while fueled by an unnecessary amount of caffeine, of course.

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