COVID-19 Update

A happy + healthy visit 

It’s been reenergizing to see all of you making artwork in the studios and at home, taking classes and workshops, and continuing to be passionate about glass. We’re open and excited to see you. The health and safety of our visitors and employees are still our most important priority. 

Hands-on glass making class


Lots of Fresh Air 

Due to the nature of the glass making process, our entire building was designed with state-of-the-art ventilation. In the flame shop, individual ventilation hoods hang over each station which draws air up and away from participants. In the hot shop, the entire wall with the reheating chambers and furnaces is a ventilation system so air is drawn to the floor and pulled away from participants. In the kiln studio, each wall has ventilation at table level in addition to an overhead ventilation system that draws air up and away from participants.  

In each room, the full volume of air is recycled multiple times an hour making the studios a place with consistently fresh air being brought in. We work with Tudi Mechanical systems to service all our ventilation systems and the filters are cleaned and changed on a regular maintenance schedule. 

That combined with wide open garage doors makes Pittsburgh Glass Center an airy open place to visit and have some fun. 

Open Studios 

Our studios are open. Stop by any time to get a peek into our classrooms and workspaces, watch a class and see artists in action while also shopping and exploring our glass exhibition.   


We will continue to be very flexible and offer refunds if you cannot attend your class because you are feeling unwell or if you feel uncomfortable once you get to class. 

What Else We're Doing to Keep You Safe

  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building
  • High touch surfaces are cleaned multiple times a day.
  • The entire facility is deep cleaned daily.
  • Disposable masks are available for visitors who would like one.

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

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Artsburgh for All Arts INFO

40+ museums and cultural institutions across Southwestern PA have collaborated on safety standards to welcome you back, including Pittsburgh Glass Center! 

The group has partnered with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to launch an expanded version of, the Arts Council's major events website to promote arts and culture in the area. Artsburgh will now host direct links to organizations' digital programming and information regarding an organization’s re-opening procedures. Check out information from PGC, as well as numerous other organizations across the region! 


Tool Box

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


Painting a bottle

virtual learning

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