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The Society for Contemporary Craft

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Address: 2100 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4440
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+1 412-261-7003
10:00 - 17:00
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Great gift shop

Hand made items and small batch boutique items. They sold a woven cosmetic bag that I had bought at a boutique in Connecticut, but most items were by local artist. I bought some... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Hand made items and small batch boutique items. They sold a woven cosmetic bag that I had bought at a boutique in Connecticut, but most items were by local artist. I bought some ceramics that were painted with a cheerful handful of wildflowers. Its immediacy was what struck me. It was my first time in Pittsburgh and was pleasantly surprised.

Thank Adria1234
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great gallery and shop. Exhibition, Fiber Art International was on view while I was there--- Absolutely worth seeing!

Thank rena w
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

My 9yo grabbed one of the flyers in one of the rest stops along I76 going through PA. It had an advertisement for a FabricArt exhibit. On our trip back through PA we stopped in. It was an amazing exhibit for my daughter who loves crafts and had never been to a gallery. She was shocked at much the pieces... More 

1 Thank Steve M
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

This is a beautiful gallery. It's has a changing programme of exhibitions. The best show is the triennial Fiberarts International, which is also shown in the Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts simultaneously. The gallery is light and airy with a small shop that sells beautiful craft/artwork.

1 Thank Sue H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Right in the middle of all the food vendors, specialty shops, etc along Penn Avenue and Smallman Street, the SCC is a wonderful spot to view some amazing artistry from local artists. The shows change regularly so it is worth multiple trips.

1 Thank Peggy F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

A great resource for a wide range of art classes. the shop has amazing items for sale and the gallery always has an excellent show.

Thank sharshep
Lake City, MI
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Not a big place, as it is a working studio. About 1/2 is current large display, 1/8 is a small gift shop of hand crafted items, and the rest is work space. Worth the stop, as it is interesting to see what they've been creating. (30 minutes max.)

Thank JeanneConventionTrip
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

The Society For Contemporary Craft (SCC) is a small museum that provides perspective on innovative craft artists. It has a very nice gift shop and is well worth the time. Best of all it is free!

Thank Biscottiboy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

The SCC is always a fun place to visit. The exhibitions are always interesting and unusual, the store has a variety of items perfect for decorating your home, yourself and to give as gifts; all unique. Special workshops are offered. Always enjoy dropping in to see what's new.

Thank GaleN536
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

We visit this little known, almost hidden artistic treasure shop off the southwestern corner of Smallman and 21st Street two or three times a year, and are regularly blown away by the quality and invention of the different items for sale and/or display. Sometimes it's just a wide collection of artistic wares by local painters and sculptors, other times it's... More 

1 Thank Steven S

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