The North Hills Art Center (NHAC) was founded in 1959 as the Artists' and Craftsmen's Guild by a group of dedicated artists who understood the importance of having a permanent haven where people throughout the North Hills and surrounding areas could come and learn, express themselves, and appreciate all forms of art.
Today, amateurs and professionals alike enjoy that vision in the North Hills Art Center, where they can exhibit their artwork and benefit from the camaraderie found in our classes and open studio sessions.
Classes range from pottery to painting to jewelry making to weaving and more for adults, teens and children.
Additionally, the center offers after school and home school classes for children and teens. Other special offerings for young art lovers include our popular summer camps, scouting workshops and themed birthday parties.
The North Hills Art Center instructors are specialists in their areas of interest and many have advanced art degrees. All are highly dedicated to our mission of providing quality, affordable art enrichment to everyone. Click here to read their biographies.
The center features approximately five shows per year, including five Gallery Shows (two are fundraising shows with other non-profit organizations) and one or two Artisan Markets. Show openings are free and open to the public. We also offer Special Events such as wine tastings, beer tastings, Summer Solstice Raku Party, and cultural events like the Cherry Blossom Festival and the Chrysanthemum Festival. Free Lectures are offered throughout the year to members and non-members. We also participate in RADical Day in the fall (this is a free event, open to the public).
These are just a few of the exciting reasons to join the North Hills Art Center. We continue to expand our offerings and improve our facility and are optimistic about a bright future.
NHAC is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.
"Give the Gift of Art!"
The North Hills Art Center offers gift certificates in any amount you choose! Gift certificates can be used for art classes/ workshops/camps, for yearly memberships, in the gallery for artwork and for merchandise at our Artisan Markets. Gift Certificates can only be purchased at the Art Center during business hours, in person or by phone.
Benefits of Membership:
Discount of $20.00 of the nonmember cost of classes at the North Hills Art Center
20% off art supplies and framing at Top Notch Art Supply, Carnegie
15% off framing at Panza Framing in Millvale
10% off art supplies at Artists and Craftsmen Supply in Squirrel Hill
10% off framing at The Frame Gallery in Sharpsburg