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Alloy Studios
Two studio spaces, run by the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, hold public events like classes, workshops, dance performances and spoken-word shows. Rentable for events. 5530 Penn Ave., Friendship, 412-363-3000

This nonprofit community space gets kids tapped into maker culture, through craft, art and tech classes and projects. STEAM ahead! 4824 Penn Ave., Garfield,

BoxHeart Gallery
Established storefront gallery for contemporary works, in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture and mixed forms. 4523 Liberty Ave., 412-687-8858

Center for PostNatural History
This storefront venue explores our relationship with genetically modified plants and animals. Intriguing enough to seek out its limited hours. 4913 Penn Ave., Garfield,

Level Up Studios
A multi-faceted arts space that offers dance classes, gallery space, creative writing, design and more; inspired by hip-hop culture and community engagement. 4836 Penn Ave.,

Pittsburgh Glass Center
Part classroom, part gallery: Learn to make art glass, or just admire the work of professionals at regular exhibits. 5472 Penn Ave., Friendship, 412-365-2145

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Silver Eye Center for Photography
Long-running gallery devoted to contemporary photographic arts, now in a new location. 4808 Penn Ave., 412-431-1810

Spinning Plate Gallery
This Friendship gallery hosts a variety of local artists and events that incorporate artistic mediums together. Stop by on second Saturdays to take in some culture. 5821 Baum Blvd., Friendship,

An art-gallery crawl, often with bonus music, food and retail tie-ins, held on the first Friday evening of the month. Penn Avenue.

Workshop PGH
A relaxed classroom space to learn crafts, like woodworking, shibori dyeing, printmaking, leather work, sewing and more. 5122 Penn Ave.,


A no-frills storefront joint where you can catch everything from old punk, new punk and weird rockabilly to indie bands, alt-country and tribute nights. 4509 Liberty Ave., 412-682-0320

Like its namesake, it’s a mix: dance nights, local-music shows, plus a café that offers craft cocktails, smoothies, small bites and coffee. 4907 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-661-1727

The Mr. Roboto Project
It used to be a bar, but now it’s a DIY, all-ages straight-edge space that hosts mostly indie, punk and hardcore bands. 5106 Penn Ave., 412-345-1059

The Shop
Looking to catch just-about-to-blow-up national bands, experimental local noise acts and the like? This is the spot. 4314 Main St.,