Tucked above the Wood Street T-Station, Wood Street Galleries is a seemingly hidden gem of the Pittsburgh art scene. The two-tiered gallery is housed in the same building as the bustling Wood Street T-station. My first visit was by accident, as I was making my way downtown, and noticed the orange logo plastered on the glass window. Having time to kill, my friends and I wander in; unsure of what to expect. What we found – the DATA.MATRIX exhibit – kept us coming back over the past few years. You won’t be able to find that exhibit anymore, as Wood Street galleries constantly rotates in new works to be on display. This is yet another reason why I’ve kept coming back over the years – I’m always looking forward to the next exhibit as soon as I leave the last.
Wood Street Galleries features works of multidisciplinary artists that often rely on video, light, sound, and any combination of other elements. The intimate size of the gallery spaces helps immerse attendees into the work. Free and open to the public, the works ( in my experience) are often photo and video friendly. If you’re a lover of contemporary art, snap and share worthy moments, or new experiences – this a must-see art space in Pittsburgh. The current exhibits are real show-stoppers: Power Pixels, 2020 by Miguel Chevalier and Flow by Erwin Redl. If you’re downtown, Wood Street Galleries is well worth a visit.
Wednesday, Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, Saturday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
You can enter the Wood Street Galleries through Wood & Sixth. Entrance to the gallery is through a small elevator housed in the back corner located near the door. Adjacent to the elevator is a display showing the diverse collection of displays that have drifted through the gallery, but you can also learn more about past works by visiting their archives on their website. Wood Street Galleries is free.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.