A New Space for Creativity

Cultural gateway for Upper Lawrenceville

Contemporary Craft is ready for another transformation.

After 33 wonderful years in the historical Produce Terminal Building in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, we are excited to embark on a transformational move with the purchase of a property in Pittsburgh’s Upper Lawrenceville neighborhood and to transform it into a place of art, inspiration, and creativity.


Architectural rendering of CC’s lobby and retail space in the new facility.
Courtesy of GBBN Architects.

A bold and sustainable future in this new home will build on Contemporary Craft’s guiding principles — artistic excellence, inclusion and engagement, and socially conscious arts leadership.

The $5.5 million-dollar facility will provide a space for inspiration, contemplation, and creativity in everyday life and serve as a cultural gateway for Upper Lawrenceville as well as a new tourist destination for the region.

Renovation of the property located at 5645 Butler Street* will begin in July 2019; a grand opening is planned for April 2020.

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Here is 20-minute video of the press event on February 14, 2019 in our Upper Lawrenceville new home! The video includes our Executive Director Janet McCall’s vision for the new home and remarks from 7 guest speakers.

*Edits: On May 24, 2019, the City of Pittsburgh Addressing Committee has verified the change of address on the permanent home of Contemporary Craft as 5645 Butler Street instead of its old address 5637 Butler Street.



Contemporary Craft inspires creative expression with innovative art exhibition focused on contemporary craft, artist-led workshops, and a store filled with unique, handcrafted works of art, all so you can express your creative self.

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