Plan a Visit
“I think what makes the [Pittsburgh] Glass Center a special place is the openness of the community. When people come to the glass center, I want them to see both a world-class facility where professional glass artists are at work and also a very accessible space where anyone feels welcome when they come in the door.”
—Jason Forck, Education & Creative Projects Manager and professional glass artist
September 17 (Private Event)
November 25–28 (Thanksgiving)
December 23–January 1, 2022 (Holiday Break)
Masks will be required after September 7th at Pittsburgh Glass Center for all visitors in all indoor public spaces. All participants must wear a mask properly covering their mouth and nose throughout the duration of their stay in the building. For activities in the hot shop or flame shop, please ensure that your mask is made from natural fibers (cotton, linen) for safety reasons.
Parking is available in our adjacent lot. Additional on-street parking is also available. A wheelchair-accessible spot is located near the building’s Penn Avenue entry ramp, which allows for easy wheelchair access to the first-floor gallery space and studios.
While PGC is public access and admission is free, there is a $5 suggested donation. We rely on individual contributions to augment the revenue generated by our classes and workshops in order to keep our doors open, our fires hot, and to continue our mission of education and community outreach. There are two donation boxes located on the first floor of our Penn Avenue building. We genuinely appreciate support in whatever amount you are able to give!
HOW TO GET THERE
5472 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (map)
Pittsburgh Glass Center is centered between the East End neighborhoods of Friendship and Garfield, about 3.5 miles east of the Strip District, near the corner of Penn and Negley Avenues.
Accessible via the Pittsburgh Port Authority buses 71A, 71C, 77, 87, and 88.
PGC is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to everyone. A handicap parking spot is located near the building’s Penn Avenue entry ramp, which allows for easy wheelchair access to the first-floor gallery space and studios. An elevator with wide entry doors is available to transport visitors to all second-floor studios, and fully accessible bathrooms are located on both the first and second floors of the building.
During all First Friday Hot Jam events, an American Sign Language interpreter is on site to explain hot glass demonstrations. If a special accommodation can help you or anyone in your group fully participate in our programs, please email Courtney or call 412-365-2145 x214.