community + cultural info

UNION PROJECT:  Work Day Update

We extend a huge thank you to the people who came out on Friday and Saturday to volunteer their time and skills at The Union Project. The work days were a success, with over 50 volunteers contributing over 300 hours of work towards the project. We also extend thank yous to the local organizations that supported us through their valuable in-kind donations of food and materials. Those organizations included Castriota Roll-Off, Chick-fil-A, Vento’s Pizza, Pittsburgh Community Storehouse, Tazza D’Oro Coffee Shop, and Geyer Printing Company. We were also visited by Channel 4 and Channel 11 news crews throughout the weekend.

During the work days volunteers spent time cleaning up after the destruction that was left by vandals during the Memorial Day weekend. We filled a 30-yard dumpster full of debris, carpet, and furniture that was damaged. We planted flowers that were donated by local community members, and we began the process of installing exterior lighting and repairing the entrance doors to better secure the building. New locks and a new security system are also on the way, and should be installed in July, and the pipe organ is over halfway removed.

If you are interested in volunteering your time and skills at the Union Project email New opportunities are posted regularly, and beginning on July 2, regularly scheduled weekly volunteer opportunities will be made available on Wednesdays from 10 am to 3 pm.

New Class!

The Union Project is very happy to announce a Stained Glass Restoration Class beginning September 4, 2003 and being taught by restoration artist Catherine Berard.

In this class you will learn to repair and restore stained glass windows.  This 10 week course will take you through simple repairs to complete disassembling and reassembling of historic 100 year old stained glass church windows. 

You will learn how to cut and replace broken or missing glass, glaze, lead, solder and putty a window.  This course will give you enough background to make your own stained glass windows or restore your own historic windows.

The class will be open to students of any skill level. All tools and materials will be provided. The class will be offered for 10 consecutive weeks and will meet for 2 ½ hours each week. The first class will begin September 4. Cost for the class is $150. Anyone interested in enrolling in the class can call 412-478-3105 or email Deadline for registration is August 22.

Summer Market

The Union Project summer Art and Produce market begins June 26. This market will run for 14 weeks until September 25 and will occur every Thursday from 3:30-7pm at The Union Project. Be sure to come and check out the fresh produce and handmade art. If you are interested in having a booth at the market email



Justin Rothshank

Associate Director

The Union Project

801 North Negley Avenue

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

412-478-3105 cell


Restoring neighborhood space to connect, create, and celebrate.