Silver Eye Center for Photography offers a unique and memorable venue for corporate and private events for adult audiences. Host your meeting, event, or arts related reception at our exciting contemporary photography gallery.

Our location in the Penn Avenue Arts District combines an intimate, contemporary setting with internationally acclaimed art exhibitions to create a distinctive ambience for entertaining your guests.

A non-refundable security deposit of 50% of your total rental is required to hold your date and is due with the signed contract. This deposit will be deducted from the final total of your rental. The remaining rental fee and copies of all insurance and licenses are due 10 days before your event.


Silver Eye Center for Photography
4808 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224



The rental fee for the gallery is $600 for a six (6) hour gallery rental, or hourly for $150 per hour.


Silver Eye can accommodate approximately 20-60 guests for a cocktail-style reception, depending on the current exhibition and event space requirements. Given the open floor plan and the fragile nature of our art installations, the facility is not appropriate for wedding receptions, dancing, or events for children. This facility is ideal for audiences with a strong interest in photography, creativity, design, and art education.


Silver Eye is available for private functions only after public hours. Silver Eye’s open gallery hours are Tuesdays – Saturdays, 12:00 – 6:00pm. Events may be scheduled starting at 6:00 pm EST throughout the run of most of exhibitions and any time on Sundays or Mondays.


Metered and street parking is available on the streets adjacent to the gallery. Please be aware that Silver Eye has no private parking on its premises.


Silver Eye has a non-restrictive catering clause; a list of preferred caterers and musicians is available upon request.

Smoking + Alcohol Policy

No smoking is permitted anywhere in the facility.

Alcoholic beverages can be served as long as all of the required insurance and licenses have been arranged for your event.


Additional Information

A minimum of one (1) staff member will be present throughout the event. Additional staff will be added as required at a rate of $15/hour and a minimum rate of $60 per event.

Tables and chairs are included in the rental rate quotes, however table linens are not.

No candles, adhesive labels, tape, or tags are allowed.

Silver Eye allows you to select any catering service.

On-street metered parking is available and free of charge after 6:00 pm.


Contact us at 412.431.1810 or for more information.