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Aesthetic Adventures You Need To Go On Outside of Oakland

Feel like leaving Oakland for a day? Here are seven places that are well worth the trip off campus.

South Side Murals

Wander along East Carson Street in South Side, and you are sure to bump into at least one Instagram worthy mural.

First Fridays on Penn Avenue

East Liberty’s artists and musicians open up their doors to visitors on the first Friday of each month – you never know what you’ll find! Highly recommend checking one of these events out during a warmer month, for you wander all over Penn Avenue.

Wood Street Galleries

These contemporary art galleries are located just above the Wood Street T stop.  No cost of admission, and the galleries change up the exhibits frequently.   

Mattress Factory

If you love contemporary art, then this is the museum for you. The museum is spread out over several buildings, and holds a variety of art by renowned artists. Can be found in the Central Northside area.

Strawberry Way

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, this colorful side street is sure to brighten up your day.


You’ll be in a world of imagination… if you visit Randyland. This colorful art spot is well worth a trip to Central Northside and is quite a sight to see with one’s own eyes.

Andy Warhol

Wander over to the North Shore to visit my favorite museum in all of Pittsburgh. The Andy Warhol is floor after floor of amazing art work and interactive exhibits. Bonus: If you are a Pitt student, simply bring your ID for FREE admission.

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Katherine Lewis is a Virginia native at the University of Pittsburgh. She is studying Media and Professional Communications with a concentration in Digital Media. In her free time, she likes to consume iced coffee by the gallon and explore the city.
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