Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Just a half mile trek from your hotel suite is a magical place: perched atop a sloping green park with stone cherubs and hidden gardens, you’ll see a tremendous yellow building that has stood as a lighthouse for artists and art-lovers in Pittsburgh for over 50 years.  The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts offers an ever-shifting array of local artist exhibits, youth and adult art classes, summer camps, professional workspaces, art fairs, and oodles more.  The Center merged with Pittsburgh Filmmakers a few years back to educate and exhibit across the whole spectrum of art, from sculpture to silver screen.  Whether you feel like swinging by the galleries (and gift shop) after a wander through Mellon Park, improving your artistic wizardry, or attending a film festival, it is incredibly hard to avoid being enchanted by the PCA. (A tip for grooms and brides-to-be: check out their event space options, because weddings here are spectacular!)