For more than 25 years, the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild has been a champion for youth, art and education in Pittsburgh. Historically, MCG has hosted an annual juried arts exhibition where talented students from Pittsburgh Public Schools competed for accolades and awards exceeding $100,000.
We are pleased to announce the MCG Invitational, which continues the tradition of serving Pittsburgh Public School students and widens the scope of our annual exhibition by expanding the opportunity to students attending Pittsburgh’s charter schools, as well as schools in Wilkinsburg, West Mifflin, Duquesne, Homestead and McKeesport. By providing this opportunity, the MCG Invitational will highlight talent, reward achievement, and encourage hope among those who might otherwise be overlooked.
The MCG Invitational seeks to recognize excellence and extol achievement demonstrated by youth in urban and economically disadvantaged communities. By heralding these values, this exhibition will reward meritorious students with cash awards, prizes and post-secondary education scholarships.