Welcome to the
Office of PITT ARTS!

We are here to support you as you explore your passions and identify your purpose. PITT ARTS is dedicated to helping Pitt students in all majors and academic disciplines discover and attend performances, tours and hands-on activities– known as our Free Arts Encounters. Undergraduates at the Pittsburgh campus enjoy more than 100 Free Arts Encounters, Free Museum Visits, our Cheap Seats program and Artful Wednesdays.  Graduate and Professional Students at the Pittsburgh campus are offered Free Museum Visits, Artful Wednesdays, and may purchase Cheap Seats. Faculty and Staff at the Pittsburgh campus may purchase Cheap Seats and are welcome to see Artful Wednesdays performances via PITT ARTS. We are excited to connect you with the vibrant arts and culture scene of Pittsburgh!

PITT ARTS is following current guidance from public health authorities including the CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Allegheny County Health Department in regards to our programming.

The PITT ARTS Office is working remotely at this time. If you have any questions, please email pittarts@pitt.edu.



The arts get us thinking deeply, make us laugh, cause us to question the world as it is, help to build a diverse community, celebrate international awareness, beautify our world and nurture our spirits. These are but a few ways that the arts make our lives that much richer.


Artful Wednesdays
Free Performances and lunch, Noon-1 PM
Nordy’s Place in the Lower Level of the William Pitt Union.


January 26, 2022, Danny Rectenwald is rescheduled for March 16, 2022

February 2, 2022, River City Brass Quintet

The RCB Quintet mixes movie-music, classical, jazz, rock, and Broadway favorites into an eclectic crowd-pleasing mix. Conductor James Gourlay is your host on a musical journey that can only be described as brasstacular!

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the performing arts happening in our city at Artful Wednesdays! The entire Pitt community is welcome. Lunch is for Pitt students with a valid student ID.

Please visit PITT ARTS’ COVID-19 Arts Update page to learn about Pittsburgh Arts and Culture safety protocols, rescheduled and postponed events.

mandalas with color

As of March 11, 2020 all events related to the Pittsburgh Memorial Mandala have been postponed until 2021-2022.

Terry S. Hardy Public Art Installation
March 16, 12 – 1 PM

PITT ARTS is bringing Atlanta-based multimedia artist Terry S. Hardy to campus for a week-long residency. His work addresses themes of identity, human rights, sexuality, and religion, examining social concerns through painting, sculpture, performance and installations. His most recent work focuses on the intimacy of loss and memorializing those who are forgotten.  

Mood Mandala Drawing & Coloring Workshop
March 18, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Your moods including happiness, peace, energy, gratitude, stress, sadness, and so on, will be represented by the colors you chose to fill in a beautiful Mood Mandala. This drawing/coloring workshop will be led by PITT ARTS Resident Artist, Terry S. Hardy.  All supplies will be provided. You don’t have to know how to draw!

Art Off the Walls: Public & Installation Art– A Panel Presentation
March 19, 12-1:30 PM
Panel discussion with: PITT ARTS Artist in Residence Terry S. Hardy, Pitt Studio Arts faculty and multimedia artist Scott Andrew, and Danny Bracken, artist and Exhibitions Manager at the Mattress Factory Museum. A hot lunch will be provided.