Be inspired by the beauty of the City of Pittsburgh and the energy of its visual arts culture. The Pennsylvania Art Education Association will host its annual conference in the city to connect members with the visual arts in museums, art centers, galleries, public places and with arts advocates. ART IT UP as you are immersed in this rich environment. From the time of the industrial revolution, the visual arts were valued as Andrew Carnegie dedicated a museum of modern art to invest for the “old masters of tomorrow” as he hosted the International Art Exhibition to gain acquisitions for the collection. This foresight to ART IT UP has built a reputation that has brought notoriety to the city and empowered a community that is welcoming to new ideas and creative innovations that continue today!

The PAEA Conference 2017 in Pittsburgh will be the largest gathering space for art educators in the state and is designed exclusively with you in mind. Experience the thriving visual arts scene with Pittsburgh artists, professional sessions, hands-on workshops, outreach tours and stimulating socials. Present your work to our community of art educators and connect with peers to gain new inspiration and knowledge. As we grow over the three days, our reach and voice will be strengthened to advocate for and respond to change in art education. Be empowered after your return from the creative colleagues around the state. Invest in your future at this conference in Pittsburgh. Let’s ART IT UP!