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This Week in Youth

2023 MCG to Yellowstone Trip

This summer, selected Manchester Craftsmen's Guild students will engage in experiences preparing them for THE trip to Yellowstone National Park in Montana!

Students will be introduced to nature, national parks, and conservation. They will explore canyons, waterfalls, geyser basins, and enjoy engaging activities including animal tracking, wildlife watching, photography, painting, and hiking.

All expenses including airfare, lodging, meals, private guided tours and gear have been generously provided by foundations and donors of MCG.

Important Dates:

  • April 21 - Application deadline

  • May 12 - Students notification

  • June 2 - Information session

  • June 15 - Gear pick up & hike

  • June 27 - Hiking experience

  • August 11 - Last hike experience

  • August 14 - 18: Yellowstone Trip

To Apply for this year's trip:


For more than 50 years, the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild has been a champion for youth, art and education in Pittsburgh. Historically, MCG has hosted an annual juried arts exhibition where talented students from Pittsburgh Public Schools competed for accolades and awards. The MCG Invitational continues this tradition of serving Pittsburgh area high-school students. By providing this opportunity, the MCG Invitational will highlight talent, reward achievement, and encourage hope among those who might otherwise be overlooked.


The MCG Invitational seeks to recognize excellence and extol achievement demonstrated by youth in urban and economically disadvantaged communities. By heralding these values, this exhibition will reward meritorious students with cash awards, prizes and post-secondary education scholarships.

To View Our 2023 MCGI Page

MCG Youth Photo Blog
Yellowstone 2023
This Week In Youth
Current Exhibition
MCG Invitational
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