our mission: to engage the public in creative experiences through contemporary craft
Presenting contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists since 1971, Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs, and a retail store.
Through its mission of engaging the public in creative experiences through contemporary craft, the organization offers meaningful art opportunities for more than 145,000 people a year through four core values: providing vital support for artists; filling critical gaps in public education; sharing cross-cultural perspectives; and using art to build community.
We strive to engage visitors in the creative process through contemporary craft and design. Interpretive programs, lectures, performances and weekend activities are offered in conjunction with each exhibition.
Contemporary Craft charges no admission and is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. Experience the changing exhibitions at our Satellite Gallery, located in the Steel Plaza T-Station Lobby at BNY Mellon Center, one of the most accessible public spaces in the city of Pittsburgh. The Satellite Gallery is open daily through midnight.
Because families are a highly valued audience, Contemporary Craft offers the Drop-In Studio. This free, hands-on activity space for children and adults remains open during all public hours. The Drop-In Studio encourages visitors to participate in a hands-on art activity that have been developed by artists to tie-in to our special exhibitions.