Shop Local: Pittsburgh gift cards for cultural experiences, arts workshops, and more

Still stuck searching for a perfect gift for that person on your list who’s impossible to shop for? Whether you’re in need of a gift for an artist or trying to pick out a present for someone who loves going to concerts, we’ve created a curated list of Pittsburgh arts and culture gift cards for last-minute, stress-free gifts that will keep on giving well into the new year.

Photo of a smiling Black man wearing a beige hoodie, a camoflauged jacket, and a green beanie dancing inside an arts space. Photograph has been photoshopped onto a gift card frame
Level Up Studios Co-Founder, Owner, and Instructor Mario Quinn Lyles // Photo by Patrick Fisher

Classes and Workshops

Level Up Studios
Gift cards from Bloomfield’s Level Up Studios, “Pittsburgh’s only hip-hop/street dance exclusive dance and creative arts studio,” can be used for any dance class, product, or service.

Workshop PGH
Workshop provides a wide array of classes for folks to learn DIY skills in sewing, woodworking, fiber and textile arts, leather working, art, and more. And if the person who gets this card isn’t interested in a class, they can use the gift card in Workshop’s store instead where they can pick out their own gift from a selection of fun items by local makers.

Union Project
Gift cards from this East Liberty nonprofit let recipients choose ceramics classes that “create connections and opportunities for learning and artistic expression in a fun and welcoming environment.”

Sweetwater Center for the Arts
Located about 25 minutes north of Downtown in Sewickley, this arts nonprofit offers classes and workshops in visual, performing, literary, and culinary arts for children, teens, and adults at every skill level, from beginner to experienced.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned maker, classes at Protohaven in Wilkinsburg provide creatives with the opportunity to learn skills in areas like woodturning, 3D laser printing, welding, and more.

Pittsburgh Glass Center
A gift certificate to the Pittsburgh Glass Center lets them choose from a glass-making class, workshop, artwork, and more!

A photo of costumed actors on stage. Photograph has been photoshopped onto a gift card frame
The Pittsburgh Opera's "The Barber of Seville" // Photo by Patrick Fisher


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust 
Have a friend who loves going to the Benedum? The Symphony? The Opera? These gift cards can be used to attend not only Pittsburgh Cultural Trust events, but any event presented or produced by August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, or Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Arcade Comedy Theater 
Gift certificates to Arcade Comedy Theater can be used to attend one of the Downtown nonprofit’s upcoming comedy shows, which include stand-up, improv, sketch comedy, and more. Or, for your favorite jokester who deserves a stage of their own, a comedy class in improv, sketch writing, or stand-up.

MCG Jazz 
Surprise your favorite jazz fan with a gift card to this North Side educational and event space which offers some of the best jazz performances in the city.

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures 
This nonprofit connects celebrated authors with the community. Gift a Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures gift card to your favorite literary fan, and they’ll be able to exchange it for any upcoming performance.

This Allentown venue has been offering a killer lineup of concerts, comedy, and more. Available gift cards include 5 ticket passes, 2 ticket passes, or an amount of your choosing.

Gemini Theater
Give the youngest person on your shopping list an experience to remember with a gift certificate to this McKees Rock's children's theater, which aims to “cultivate creativity, imagination, and originality through the performing arts.”

City Theatre 
South Side's City Theatre is offering Holiday Flex Vouchers, which are good for any regular season performance plus select events.

Photo of an art museum installation featuring a figure of a woman lying in bed, covered in empty pill bottles. Photograph has been photoshopped onto a gift card frame
Greer Lankton's "It's All About ME, Not You" inside the Mattress Factory // Photo by Lisa Cunningham

Museum Memberships

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh 
Memberships include one year of free admission to all four Carnegie Museums, including the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. Best part? Gift memberships are 10% off through January 2.

Heinz History Center 
A year-long gift membership to the Heinz History Center includes a bunch of perks including unlimited free admission to the History Center, Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, and the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.

Mattress Factory
This North Side installation art museum offers gift memberships. Just make sure you choose the "this membership is a gift" box at checkout, and you can choose whether membership materials are sent to you or your recipient.

The Frick Pittsburgh 
Memberships include free admission to The Frick Art Museum, the Car and Carriage Museum, tours of Clayton, and all touring exhibitions, plus additional perks.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 
Gift memberships include one year of free admission, discounts on parking, store purchases, special programs and camps, and more. Plus, free or discounted admission to more than 350 children's museums and science centers nationwide.

ICYMI: We also recommend checking out these Shop Local features: Gift ideas by Pittsburgh artists and Pittsburgh shops for art lovers