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, 12 - 7 pm

Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm

Help Pittsburgh Center for the Arts kick off our fall semester by joining us on for an open house during A Fair In The Park. Our school building will be open to the public September 7th from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM and September 8th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Browse our fall class list and sign up in person for a 10% discount on any class, and join us for a variety of activities, including:
Studio tours
Wheelthrowing demonstrations
Raku firings
A Ceramic Studio Second Sale



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.


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Art About Pgh
Saturday, 12 - 2 pm

Visit the Art Car and create ribbon crafts and wands.

91.3fm WYEP

Visit the WYEP tent and register to win tickets to upcoming concerts and swag giveaways!

Mattress Factory Studio

Collaborative Construction: Using materials such as cardboard, recycled materials, and colorful tape, create something that can be added to a large constructed work of art!



Kentucky Avenue School
Saturday & Sunday

Create paper cup shakers with the Kentucky Avenue School! 


The Frick Art & Historical Center


History Mystery: try your hand at guessing the use for objects that would have been found in a Guilded Age home, just like the Frick family's.


The Andy Warhol Museum

The Warhol will be onsite with exciting silkscreen printing and art making activities that reflect the art and life of Andy Warhol.



Andy Warhol, "Self-Portrait", 1986, The Andy Warhol Museum, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.