Pittsburgh Arts by Neighborhood
Downtown and the Cultural District
The Cultural District is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, encompassing over a half-dozen galleries, eight public parks and art installations, 47 restaurants, and five world-class theaters. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and Pittsburgh Symphony all make their homes in the Cultural District, along with performances by the Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. For more information, visit Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
Art happenings abound on the South Side! This diverse neighborhood revolves around a historic yet funky ten-block stretch of East Carson Street. Pittsburgh’s lauded City Theatre and Silver Eye Center for Photography call the South Side home. On or nearby East Carson Street, you can also find many smaller commercial galleries, music lounges, such as Club Cafe, and more than 30 eateries and pubs. For more information, visit South Side Works.
A patchwork of smaller neighborhoods, the North Side is home to many unique attractions. Take a stroll through the Mexican War Streets and visit the Mattress Factory Museum of installation art, or experience pop art at the singular Andy Warhol Museum.
Pittsburgh’s intellectual center avails arts opportunities as varied as its many students. The Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Frick Fine Arts University Gallery, Pitt Stages Theatre, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, Schenley Park, restaurants of all types, beautiful architecture, public art works and much more are all available right at your fingertips. For more information, visit Only In Oakland!
Lawrenceville and the Strip District
Experience the world’s arts in the 16:62 Design Zone, a 46-block swathe of over 100 commercial galleries, artist studios, and specialty art shops and boutiques stretching across these two city neighborhoods. Visit the new home of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera and Attack Theatre. Explore innovative art at the Society for Contemporary Craft, or take in the sights, smells, and tastes of the Strip District. Don’t forget to stop by the Heinz History Center, free to Pitt students during the academic year. For more information, visit Neighbors In the Strip and 16:62 Design Zone.
Penn Avenue Arts Corridor
Linking the neighborhoods of Friendship, Garfield, and East Liberty, the Penn Avenue Arts Corridor is an exciting mix of old theaters, cool lounges, and new art galleries. Take in a show at the beautifully renovated Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, or visit the always-hot Pittsburgh Glass Center, Garfield Artworks, Clay Penn, and Red Star Ironworks.
Pittsburgh Neighborhood Tours
Experience our city’s rich history and vibrant contemporary culture with Pittsburgh Neighborhood Tours. For more information, visit Pittsburgh Neighborhood Tours.