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Current Exhibition

All-City Arts Showcase provides access, equity and capacity beyond the arts classrooms by celebrating the arts learning, creativity and talents of the Pittsburgh Public Schools students in the four disciplines (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts + design).

In and around MCG Youth's Kerr gallery, K-12 Pittsburgh Public school students have showcased their visual arts and design skills through photography, ceramics, illustration, painting, mixed media, and more! View our digital gallery to check out the outstanding submissions these students have created!

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 2022 MCGI Page

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