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
Pittsburgh Glass Center will reopen to the public on July 21 in a limited capacity for you to:
- Explore Silica Valley in the Hodge Gallery
- Pick-up items made previously in classes
- Shop for handmade glass gifts
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1 - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Aside from limited hours, you will see many new procedures in response to COVID-19 that you probably have experienced at other arts organizations or even when you go to the grocery store:
- Masks are required.
- Capacity is limited in every room and studio.
- Social distancing of 6 feet between you and others is requested.
- Frequent hand washing/sanitizing is suggested.
- Only cashless credit card transactions will be accepted.
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
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.