MCG Invitational

Welcome to the MCG Invitational and PPS All-City Arts Virtual Showcase


Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) is proud to present its ninth year of the MCG Invitational Arts Exhibition. Each spring we strive to recognize and celebrate the creative accomplishments of Pittsburgh’s youth. This year, we are continuing the tradition in lieu of a public gathering through a virtual showcase.

We collaborated with Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) to partner our MCG Invitational with their PPS All-City Arts Showcase. The partnership expanded the reach of the Invitational’s exceptional awards and scholarships to thousands of Pittsburgh-area high school students and we received over 500 submissions.

Our virtual showcase holds over 300 works of art, a comprehensive list and video of this year’s scholarship and cash award winners and a special dedication to this year’s MCG Advocate to the Arts award recipient.

Thank you for your participation in the MCG Invitational and PPS All-City Arts Virtual Showcase. We appreciate the patience and support we have received from our community throughout the showcase’s planning process. We would also like to thank Dr. Kymberly Cruz and Christina Unitas of PPS for their help in putting on this year’s showcase. 

Although we could not present an in-person ceremony, we hope you are still able to take time with a piece, loose yourself in it and discover what it means to you. Enjoy the show!

Explore the Virtual Showcase

The MCG Invitational and PPS All-City Arts virtual showcase is categorized by artistic medium:

Sculpture & Ceramics
Painting & Drawing
Craft & Design
Printmaking & Collage
Video, Electronic & STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

A comment section is available on each page and we encourage you to leave nice messages for the artists and their work.

Scholarship & Cash Award Recipients

This year, we presented nearly $300,000 worth of artistic honors in the form of cash prizes, funded workshops and college scholarships. Visit the “Scholarship, Workshop & Cash Award Winners” page to view a video of the award-winning works and leave a congratulatory message for the honorees.

The MCG Advocate for the Arts Award

Every year we take a moment to honor a long-time supporter of our program and students and whose advocacy not only makes art shows like this year’s possible, but also the transformative programming we offer the youth in our region. This year we shine the light on a person who is truly a part of the MCG Youth & Arts Family, Mr. Scott M. Lammie.

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