Plan a Visit

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


Monday Closed
Tuesday–Saturday 11am–7pm
Sunday 11am–4pm

Pittsburgh Glass Center is free and open to the public. Stop by during our open hours to explore and learn more. Classes, events, studio rental, and event rental are all available outside of our regular hours. 



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!



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.



PHONE:  412-365-2145


Pittsburgh Glass Center is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive, welcoming, and accessible to everyone. If a special accommodation can help you or anyone in your group fully participate in our programs, please email Kate Duncan or call 412-365-2145 x214. Learn more about accessibility at Pittsburgh Glass Center.