About Contemporary Craft

our mission: to engage the public in creative experiences through contemporary craft

Presenting contemporary art in craft materials by international, national, and regional artists since 1971, Contemporary Craft offers innovative exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and contemporary art, as well as a range of hands-on workshops, community outreach programs, and a store.

Where art comes to live!

Contemporary Craft has relocated to its new, permanent home in the Upper Lawrenceville neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA and will open its doors to the public on September 3, 2020.

Through its mission of engaging the public in creative experiences through contemporary craft, the organization offers meaningful art opportunities through four core values:

  1. Providing vital support for artists
  2. Filling critical gaps in public education
  3. Sharing cross-cultural perspectives
  4. Using art to build community.

We Stand Behind Our African American 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.

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, a free, hands-on activity space for all ages during all public hours. The Drop-In Studio encourages visitors to participate in an art activity that have been developed by artists to tie-in to our special exhibitions.