Explore the Arts North of Pittsburgh with Artsburgh

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on August 24, 2022.

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When it comes to exploring Pittsburgh's art scene, there is way more going on than in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. From north to south, east to west, there are many stellar places to check out the arts in the Pittsburgh metro area!

As such, we are excited to partner with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council for the release of their Pittsburgh Neighborhood Arts Map series, showcasing many staple art venues, art installations, and other hidden gems in and around the city via their website, aptly named Artsburgh

So in this one, we thought we'd share a bit more about the North Pittsburgh Arts Map and highlight some of our favorite spots you really should check out the next time you head out north of downtown proper!

Find a New Favorite Gallery and Theater North of Pittsburgh

Artsburgh North Map
Map provided courtesy of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Did you know there are more than two dozen theaters, galleries, and other art installations worth checking out in Pittsburgh's North Side and North Hills? 

The interactive map covering the north of Pittsburgh on Artsburgh offers a great way to explore gems such as the following venues and organizations:

  • Carnegie Science Center – The premier museum for all things science. Learn about water, space, sports science, and even tour the inside of a WWII-era submarine!
  • Mattress Factory – A contemporary art museum in the Mexican War Streets with many permanent and rotating exhibits over three buildings.
  • Randyland – As Pittsburgh's most colorful spot, Randyland wows with vibrant art on houses and within a central courtyard in the Mexican War Streets.
  • Manchester Crafstmen's Guild Jazz – A hidden gem of a theater in the North Side featuring award-winning jazz musicians on its periodic performance calendar.
  • Pittsburgh Banjo Club – The city's premier banjo group invites the public to watch their free practice sessions at the Elks Lodge in the North Side every Wednesday night!
  • The City of Asylum – A local non-profit that houses exiled writers to complete their life's work now has a dedicated performing arts space, book store, and restaurant in a facility called Alphabet City in the North Side!
  • The Andy Warhol Museum – As the largest museum in North America focusing on a single artist, the Andy Warhol Museum packs in hundreds of his famous works!
  • New Hazlett Theater – An intimate performing arts space located in the heart of Allegheny Commons in the North Side.
  • Museum Lab – An art museum and workshop space near the Children's Museum designed for youth and teen patrons.
  • …and many, many more!

Mattress Factory

While the North Pittsburgh map covers city neighborhoods like the Mexican War Streets, Perry South, Perry North, and more, this one extends out to nearby boroughs of McKees Rocks, Sewickley, Fox Chapel, Oakmont, Cranberry, and Wexford, too!

In McKees Rocks, you can check out the Radiant Hall Studios and Jump Cut Theater. In Sewickley, you can enjoy Tull Family Theater and Sweetwater Center for the Arts. In Cranberry, there is the Keystone State Music Theater. Finally, Fox Chapel is home to Belle Voci and the Hillman Center for the Performing Arts to name a few!

Andy Warhol Museum

As our goal here at Discover the Burgh is to help you find the best things to do in the city, we have to admit this new map from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council does that and more. With maps in Downtown PittsburghNorthSouth, and East of the city, you can find dozens of great places for the arts in minutes!

Looking for more great places to check out the arts in Pittsburgh? Be sure to head over to Artsburgh for more!

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