Space gallery
An intimate art experience in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Photo Credit: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

It is no secret that Pittsburgh is a city for art lovers. Visitors can find Instagram worthy street art to Monet on display to everything in-between. One of my personal favorite spots of the Pittsburgh art scene is SPACE. A key part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trusts, SPACE’s unique and diverse exhibits have kept me coming back throughout the years. 

Begin Again by Sarah Jacobs. One of the current pieces on display.

SPACE’s mission is multi-pronged, but focuses on inclusion of works from as many artists and displinces as possible. Past works include the use of traditional 2-D and 3-D mediums to immersive audio and visual experiences. SPACE rotates five to six exhibits a year. Keeping to their mission; each new exhibit tends to be dramatically different from the last. So, if one work is not your cup of tea, make sure to check back in a few months for the next exhibit. If you’re interested in learning more about past exhibits, check out their archives section. 

One of the current pieces on display as part of the Trumpets To The Tulips exhibit

Trumpets To The Tulips is the current exhibit on display. The work featured is by Kristen Letts Kovak, Sarah Jacobs, and Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann. The collection was curated by Kristen Letts Kovak. Trumpets to The Tulips showcases each artists’ individual and collective styles, as many of the pieces were created through careful collaboration with one another. 

As I strolled through the exhibit, I found myself drawn to the apparent amount of texture in each piece. Vibrant colors and large canvases helped make the gallery space feel very intimate. Overall, the collection came together very cohesively for a great viewing experience. The photos above barely do the pieces justice, and I highly recommend taking a trip to take in the work with your own eyes. The exhibit ends on March 15th. 

Plan your visit:


Wednesday, Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm 

Friday, Saturday: 11:00am – 8:00pm 

Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Space gallery is located by the intersection of Liberty Ave & Strawberry Way. The closest parking garage is the Smithfield-Liberty Garage. Free street parking is available on Sundays. Admission is free and open to the public. 

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