2017 Children's Activities

The Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh is pleased to welcome the entire family to join us in our annual celebration of the arts. We feel it is especially important for the experience to be fun and engaging for children, the artists and patrons of the future. It is never too soon to learn firsthand that art and music enrich all our lives.

In addition to the exceptional art, great music and fine food available at the Fair, listed below are activities and features planned specifically for the enjoyment of children and the whole family.  

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Join Teaching Artists from Artists in Schools & Communities at PF/PCA to make your own amazing animal mask to wear or carry with you through the day!  We'll provide edgers, punches, special markers, fancy papers, and glue for you to use to decorate your creation; you'll provide your imagination and ideas for how your colorful and creative mask will appear!



Calliope, the Pittsburgh Folk Music Society
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

As part of their educational mission and to inspire the interest of young people, Calliope will provide interactive demonstrations of music and instruments throughout the Fair. They will also perform once daily.


Sunburst School of Music

The Sunburst School of Music will be offering 10 minute music lessons throughout the day. Just stop by and try out a new instrument. 



Kentucky Avenue School
Saturday & Sunday

Create pretty kid-made dream catchers from paper plates and colorful decorative items.


The Frick Art & Historical Center

It’s a Mystery!

Think like a detective and play a matching game with curious objects from the past. 

We’ll be bringing antique household objects. Kids will match each object with a corresponding clue so they can  deduce the object’s purpose.  We've collected some cool stuff over the years, making this a fun activity for kids and parents alike. 


Assemble Art Studio

Hatch is a new art studio located in Point Breeze. Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page for updates on Hatch's fun kids activity. 


Children's Museaum of Pittsburgh
Saturday & Sunday

Kids will get to create screen prints on paper and even make screen printed temporary tattoos!



Artist & Craftsman Supply

Craft with Squirrel Hill's Artist & Craftsman Supply on Sunday. Stop by to get your hands busy making a unique item to take home. More info coming soon!