COVID-19 Response


We've been very busy here at PGC putting in place robust cleaning procedures, repairing our studios, reevaluating how we can make our classes as safe as possible, and monitoring the evolving situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety of our students, visitors and staff is our most important concern. 

We will be ready to reopen when the time is right. We are following the recommendations made by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)World Health Organization (WHO)Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Allegheny County Health Department.

We are currently closed to the public and all of our of our hands-on activities, workshops, classes and public events are cancelled until further notice as stipulated by PA Governor Tom Wolf. Pennsylvania has a 3-phase reopening plan. We are currently in the yellow phase. We are working with the other arts and entertainment venues in Pittsburgh to learn from one another and share best practices for reopening so that we'll be ready when the time is right.

If you have questions, the best way to reach us is by EMAIL.  


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What does Yellow mean?

Yellow is the second in a 3-phase plan put forth by the Governor to reopen Pennsylvania. PGC which is considered an museum/entertainment venue cannot reopen to the public until Allegheny County is in the green phase. You can get details about the Governor's plan HERE.


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Resources for artists

An important part of our mission is to support artists. Following are a few organizations that have information and resources that may help you navigate this challenging time.

Bridgeway Capital

Glass Art Society

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council


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virtual learning

There are many exciting glass activities that you can explore from home. 


Frequently Asked Questions

While we don't have a definitive answer, we look forward to opening to the public again as soon as it is safe to do so and are currently putting measures in place at our building.

What we do know is that we cannot even consider running classes until Allegheny County is green. We just moved to the yellow phase on Friday, May 15 so we don't know how long we will be in this yellow phase. For more information about Pennsylvania's plan to reopen, see the Governor's orders

We are contacting everyone to offer a shipping option at a small charge. In addition, we are looking at limited pickup hours by appointment only and will notify customers when we are able to do that. If you have questions or would like to arrange a pickup time, EMAIL us.