Visit PGC

Visit PGC

Pittsburgh Glass Center is located in Pittsburgh's East End neighborhood of Friendship/Garfield, approximately four miles east of the Strip District in downtown Pittsburgh. It is public access and admission is free; however, there is a $5 suggested donation.

As a premier Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified glass facility, PGC’s building incorporates recycled materials and is powered by pioneering, environmentally conscious technology. By providing youth programs, aiding social service agencies, and promoting community development, PGC bridges the city’s rich glass history with its creative and economic future.

Everyone is welcome to visit during our open hours and take a self-guided tour to see our contemporary glass exhibition, explore our studios and meet our artists. We also have many opportunities for you to get into glass. Some activities may be limited due to the pandemic.

 

Plan a Visit

Pittsburgh Glass Center is located in Pittsburgh's East End neighborhood of Friendship/Garfield, approximately four miles east of the Strip District in downtown Pittsburgh. It is public access and admission is free; however, there is a $5 suggested donation.

Everyone is welcome to visit during our open hours and take a self-guided tour to see our contemporary glass exhibition. We also have many opportunities for you to get into glass.

 

Group Tours

Pittsburgh Glass Center offers unforgettable educational experiences for everyone, regardless of age, background, or group size. One of the world’s foremost glass art facilities, PGC offers tours, field trips and hands-on experiences in its state-of-the-art studios and contemporary glass gallery.

 

Neighborhood & Lodging

Pittsburgh Glass Center is located in the Friendship/Garfield neighborhoods on Penn Avenue in the East End. We are within a mile of some of Pittsburgh's most interesting hot spots. Within walking distance to PGC, you'll find:

  • Commonplace Voluto
  • Primanti Bros.
  • Spork

 

Rent Event Space

With its chic, urban-industrial design, Pittsburgh Glass Center offers an exceptional space for hosting your group event, from intimate dinner parties and milestone celebrations to bar/bat mitzvahs and wedding receptions. With space for socializing, sit-down meals, presentations, and meetings, PGC is also an excellent location for corporate receptions.

Give your guests a truly memorable experience. 

 

School & Community Programs

Explore our opportunities to bring glass into your classroom, afterschool program, or community. We provide all the supplies, tools, and expert teaching artists to engage students of all ages in hands-on glass art making. 

  • Glass Class
  • Mosaics
  • Fusing 
  • Glassblowing Demonstrations
  • Flameworking Demonstrations