Discover Pittsburgh's Art on the South Side, Pittsburgh

The southern district of Pittsburgh was originally a village of Birmingham that was annexed to Pittsburgh in 1872. Today, the southern section of the city is rich in culture, profiling the historic East Carson Street - covered in numerous small stores, restaurants, and bars.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Discover Pittsburgh's Art on the South Side Map

Guide Name: Discover Pittsburgh's Art on the South Side
Guide Location: USA » Pittsburgh (See other walking tours in Pittsburgh)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Author: leticia
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Michael Berger Art Gallery

1) Michael Berger Art Gallery

The Michael Berger Art Gallery was established by the Michael and Sherle Berger. The gallery offers a multitude of modern art from both local and international artists. The gallery is especially particular to contemporary Chinese art.
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Silver Eye Center for Photography

2) Silver Eye Center for Photography

The Silver Eye Center for Photography focuses on photography as an expressive form of art. The center houses various expositions from local and international photographers. The Silver Eye Center for Photography is dedicated to the understanding, admiration, learning, and fostering of photography as a visual communication.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm.
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Brew House Space 101

3) Brew House Space 101

Located in the former Duquesne Brewery, the Brew House Space 101 is now a non-profit arts association dedicated to the promotion of local artists. The Brew House Space 101 is an alternative exhibition space with monthly shows and a mission to represent talented and underrepresented artists in all aspects of media.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm, Saturday 12 pm - 6 pm.
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Fireborn Pottery Studios and Gallery

4) Fireborn Pottery Studios and Gallery

The Fireborn Pottery Studios and Gallery provides excellent crafts and artwork from some of the best American artists. The gallery houses the most complete collection of Fireborn pottery, jewelry, wood, hand blown glass, artwork hand-blown glass, as well as experimental designs and glazes.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12 pm - 5 pm; Friday - Saturday 12 pm - 4 pm.
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Zenith Antiques

5) Zenith Antiques

Zenith Antiques started as a little antique store in southern Pittsburgh and later opened up a room for artwork exhibits. Today, the gallery's walls are covered in paintings of both local and national artists. Also, visitors may check out the Tea Room, an area filled with a wide collection of teas and vegetarian dishes.

Operation hours: Thursday - Saturday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm, Sunday 11 am - 2:30 pm.

Walking Tours in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Create Your Own Walk in Pittsburgh

Create Your Own Walk in Pittsburgh

Creating your own self-guided walk in Pittsburgh is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
East Pittsburgh

East Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s eastern region offers various attractions of interest, including city landmarks and historic sites. East Pittsburgh is home to the outstanding Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Schenley Park, Stephen Foster Memorial Museum, Mary Schenley Memorial fountain, and two of the Carnegie Museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Pittsburgh Museums

Pittsburgh Museums

Pittsburgh is home to various museums which depict everything from history to modern art. Visitors may learn about the city’s early history at Senator John Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum, appreciate installation art at Mattress Factory Museum, admire works of Andy Warhol at Andy Warhol Museum, and have fun at two other Pittsburgh museums dedicated to children.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km
Pittsburgh Religious Buildings

Pittsburgh Religious Buildings

Pittsburgh features a rich history and is home to various religious buildings and places of worship. Several of the city’s churches represent historic landmarks and date back to the 19th century. Religious buildings like these are open to the public and highly recommended during your visit.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

Pittsburgh appears trough its history as a city built on coal and steel. Today Pittsburgh will impress you with its exhibits of contemporary art and rides on antique cable cars. Downtown Pittsburgh, the "Golden Triangle" as it's often called, blends the historic, administrative, economic, and cultural diversity into the heart of the city. Rediscover Pittsburgh trough its fascinating landmarks. Here are some sites that should be seen when you come to Pittsburgh.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Pittsburgh Art Galleries

Pittsburgh Art Galleries

Pittsburgh is home to a number of art galleries, all of which are worth a visit. This beautiful city offers the chance for visitors to admire and appreciate modern art, photography, and watercolor paintings. Make sure you do not miss a chance to visit the art and culture of Pittsburgh.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Pittburgh Downtown Architecture Walk

Pittburgh Downtown Architecture Walk

The city of Pittsburgh offers amazing architecture composed of stylish contemporary buildings, as well as buildings which date back to the 18th century. Fort Pitt Blockhouse, one of the many brilliant structures in the city, is the oldest of Pittsburgh’s buildings and an outstanding landmark.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Pittsburgh for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Pittsburgh has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Pittsburgh, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.