Contemporary Craft

When you think of major art cities like New York, or perhaps Paris, you think of open, sprawling venues to house some of the greatest works of art known to man.  New York has The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paris has The Louvre.

With Pittsburgh, many are shocked to uncover that there is a massive undercurrent of art and culture, amongst the history of the steel works of yesteryear.  With spaces like The Andy Warhol Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Art and more, it goes without saying that the city takes it art very seriously.

But what if you are in need of an escape during the hustle and bustle of your weekly commute?  Look no further than swinging by Contemporary Craft’s new home at the T-Station via the BNY Mellon Center.

Known for utilizing cutting-edge craft media since 1971, Contemporary Craft’s mission is to showcase not only breathtaking pieces to the Pittsburgh community, but to educate, teach and highlight important artists, all through a multicultural and outreach point of view.

Within the T-Station Lobby at BNY Mellon Center in downtown, guests will be subjected to performances, activities and such that will correlate with each exhibition.  And for families that are in attendance, the Drop-In Studio will allow families (especially their children) to have fun in hands-on activities, relating to the exhibition.

And if supporting local art is in fact your thing, you can assist with the funding/ renovation of Contemporary Craft’s new Upper Lawrenceville location that will house future exhibition space in the future.

Contemporary Crafts has a free admission to the public, open Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm, located at the Steel Plaza T-Station Lobby at BNY Mellon Center.

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

Aaron is a recent transplant back to Pittsburgh, PA after living in New York for five years. From all things relating to art, culture, fashion along with the Pittsburgh social scene, he surely knows the heartbeat of his hometown.

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