Submit today: MCGI and PPS All City Arts Showcase submission portal now open

MCG Invitational 2020

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) is proud to announce it’s 9th year of presenting the MCG Invitational Arts Exhibition! This year we are collaborating with Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) to partner the MCG Invitational with their PPS All City Arts Showcase. The ceremony will be held on May 6, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at MCG Youth & Arts.

MCGI and the PPS All City Arts Showcase seeks to recognize excellence and commend achievement demonstrated by youth in Pittsburgh’s communities through a juried arts exhibition. The exhibition not only displays the achievements of Pittsburgh’s talented youth, but rewards select students with scholarships, cash awards and post-secondary education opportunities. We believe the partnership with PPS will expand the reach of the Invitational’s exceptional awards and scholarships to even more Pittsburgh high school students.

Last year we presented over $300,000 worth of artistic honors in the form of cash prizes, funded workshops and college scholarships. If you would like to apply for our scholarships, you must submit your transcript to

We invite the following schools to participate:

  • All Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • City High Charter School
  • East Allegheny High School
  • Imani Christian Academy
  • McKeesport Area High School
  • Neighborhood Academy
  • Penn Hills High School
  • Propel High Schools
  • Steel Valley Senior High School
  • Urban Pathways Charter School
  • West Mifflin Area High School

We encourage all juniors and seniors from these schools to submit up to four pieces of artwork for jurying.  If you are a freshman or sophomore, please talk with your school’s art teacher about submitting a piece of artwork for you (all freshmen and sophomores are eligible for the cash prizes and some workshop scholarships). Teachers can submit up to five pieces of art work on behalf of a freshman or sophomore.

Submissions will be accepted February 1 through March 4, 2020. Link to Submit:


Please contact Visiting Artist & Exhibition Coordinator Cecilia Ebitz:

412.322.1773, ext. 134