About Arts Excursions Unlimited

Arts Excursions Unlimited is a free monthly arts and cultural experience for residents in the Greater Hazelwood neighborhoods. This includes Hazelwood, Glen Hazel, and Glenwood. We’ve been known to occasionally stretch these boundaries to Hays and Lincoln Place. Excursion locations are community determined and vary greatly from museums and galleries to steel mills. Because we believe in relationship building, all ages and abilities are welcome. Generally, we travel by school bus departing from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hazelwood and enjoy boxed lunches but sometimes we take fancier transportation and head out of town. If connecting with art, culture, and your neighbors is how you imagine spending a Saturday join us on our next tour!


Our Next Mission: Arts Excursions Unlimited Orbit 2 Take Off & Satellite Open Studio

It’s the official opening of our Satellite Studio and the kick off of the second orbit of excursions. Just like the earth travels around the sun in 365 days we travel throughout the region making landings at public and private arts and cultural stations. Join us for a late afternoon of revelrie, updates, recollections, art activities, and food.

Location: Satellite Studio at St. Stephen Parish Hall, 134 E. Elizabeth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Date: August 3, 2016

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm



The Latino Family Center and Arts Excursions Unlimited join forces for a day of library tours throughout the region. We’ll visit four distinct libraries each with their own specialties and resources. Our day begins at CLP-Downtown with an introduction to the business and career resources available at this branch. We’ll meet up with our bus and head over to Oakland for an in depth tour of the Main Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. There are an abundance of programs, resources, archives, and collections at this multistory location. Then we head to the Mon Valley to visit the dynamic and art centric headquarters of the Braddock Carnegie Library which just happens to be the very first library Andrew Carnegie built in the U.S. Our last stop takes us across the Monongahela River to the Carnegie of Homestead Library that has a fitness center, swimming pool, and theater.

English with Spanish translation.

Depart from CLP – Downtown, 612 Smithfield Street

Location 1: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Downtown

Location 2: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main 

Location 3: Braddock Carnegie Library

Location 4: Carnegie of Homestead

Date: Friday, July 29, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm



How does urban food and plant production sustain us, impact community development, and contribute to the economic vitality of people and neighborhoods. We’ll explore several models of small and large scale agricultural production in Manchester. We’ll tour the professional greenhouses of the Drew Mathieson Center and make a hydroponic vessel out of a soda bottle. Then we will meet up with students from the Manchester Academic Charter School for a tour and presentation of their garden. Our last stop is Manchester Farms, a large community garden.

Location 1: Drew Mathieson Center

Location 2: Airplane Garden of the Manchester Academic Charter School

Location 3: Manchester Farms

Date: July 16, 2016

Time: 10:30am – 4:00 pm