About Our Gallery

Our gallery opens for every first Friday gallery crawl along the Penn Avenue Arts District. Each first Friday of the month, called Unblurred, Assemble features an artist, maker, technologist, academic department, or student. The work is in the space from the first Friday to the last Friday of the month.  For more information on upcoming shows and workshops, visit our calendar.

March Showcase

March 1-29

Opening Night: Friday, March 1 from 6-10pm

Home Language features many of the numerous languages and cultures that call Pittsburgh home. Bringing together local artists and writers from different neighborhoods across Pittsburgh, the exhibition highlights the diversity of our city through music, art and writing. The cultures included in the exhibition share a love for Pittsburgh, yet may often find themselves obscured by a lack of representation and integration in the wider public sphere. Home Language explores what it is to find and build one’s home in Pittsburgh for all these languages and their speakers.

The exhibition is an attempt to use art as a universal language capable of facilitating communication across cultures and translation as a tool able to express meaning across languages. Through the combined use of artistic expression and translation, Home Language hopes to diminish social and linguistic barriers, and to promote cultural inclusion, curiosity, interaction, and exchange.

April Showcase (Call for Artists)

Assemble is accepting proposals for the April 2019 Unblurred Showcase. Assemble will select a local artist, maker, and/or technologist for participation in a month-long show at Assemble from April 1-26, 2019. The selected artist or collective will have the opportunity to share skills, incubate creative ideas, and facilitate community-engaged projects. There is no limit on age, number of people, or medium as long as it is maker-oriented and is appropriate for children and youth.

Assemble is a dynamic space. Your work will be at risk to people interacting with it throughout the month; it will be around children, and it will not be insured. Therefore, we suggest proposing work that is meant to be interacted with, or is durable.

We ask for $200 to have a month long show in Assemble. If this is a limitation, please let us know. This fee covers all marketing, space rentals for events/workshops, and staffing and materials for the opening night.  

If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please email hannah (at) assemblepgh.org with the following information:
  • A short description of the show
  • A description of the hands-on activity or interactive component for the opening night 
  • A description of your one additional workshop or event (artist talk, workshop, or community project).
Proposals will be accepted until March 8, 2019. 

Past Shows