Get Involved

Get Involved

There are many ways for individuals and businesses/institutions to get involved at Pittsburgh Glass Center. Some options include donating, taking classes, becoming a member, volunteering, and sponsoring.

Click an option below to learn more.


Our members fuel one of the most influential and dynamic glass art communities in the United States. They make it possible for us to keep fire in our furnaces, to attract the world’s finest glass artists, to offer scholarships to deserving students, and to provide a level of glass art instruction available nowhere else in the region. Members are absolutely fundamental to our mission. There are a variety of membership levels, from $30–$1,000.  PGC members save 10% on classes and workshops, receive invitations to members-only events and have access to rent PGC studios and equipment.


Individual Giving

Pittsburgh Glass Center is a non-profit school, gallery and studio. Although we fund approximately 50% of our operations through earned revenue, we still rely on donations from people like you to continue serving the community through exhibitions, classes, workshops, state-of-the-art studios, and equipment.


Organizational Giving

Pittsburgh Glass Center is the largest arts organization on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh's East End.  PGC serves as a cornerstone of the Penn Avenue Arts Initiative's redevelopment of an underutilized part of the city through the arts. PGC is known and respected nationally and internationally for its high-quality artistic merit and state-of-the-art facility attracting visitors to the region and contributing to Pittsburgh’s creative economy and quality of life. We serve nearly 25,000 people annually through our exhibitions, tours, demonstrations, artist lectures, workshops, classes, studio rentals, and education programs for middle and high school students.



There's always something happening at Pittsburgh Glass Center from free family-friendly open houses to glassblowing demonstrations, lectures, exhibition openings and more.


sponsor an event

Art on Fire is PGC’s most important fundraiser and Pittsburgh’s only contemporary glass art auction. It attracts over 500 community leaders and art appreciators, generating over 10% of our annual operating funds in ONE evening. 

JOIN US as a sponsor of  one of the hottest parties in town where you can entertain important clients and showcase your company’s support of Pittsburgh Glass Center.