South Arts Pittsburgh, founded in 1984, was designed to bring education, cultural outreach, and networking opportunities to the community through various art programs.
South Arts is home to over thirty members, ages 18 to 100, from the beginner hobbyist to professional artist, living in Pittsburgh's South Hills and surrounding areas.
The nonprofit hosts a weekly open painting session at the Schoolhouse Art & History Center building on South Park Road in Bethel Park, weekly figure drawing classes, and fine art courses taught by professionals. In addition, South Arts helps artists promote their work in local exhibitions.
The organization is funded, in part, by a generous grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Chapter.