The Pittsburgh MOB Directory is an ongoing effort to collect information on all of the mom-owned businesses in the city.  It is my hope that this project will inspire us all to support the hard work of fellow Pittsburgh mothers!

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Art by Ashley Cecil
Art by Ashley Cecil

Fine art painting and illustration

Pittsburgh artist and illustrator Ashley Cecil creates custom paintings, such as portraits of children and pets, for private clients from her studio in West Homestead. She also works as an illustrator and textile designer. A few of her clients include Pittsburgh Quarterly, Oxfam America and Early Times bourbon.

Whether you're looking for an artist to paint a family portrait, or just interested in a studio visit to browse Ashley's work, she would be glad to meet you.
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Art Expression, Inc.
Art Expression, Inc.

The mission of Art Expression, Inc. is "To facilitate positive socialization with children and adolescents through expressive art activities in an inclusive educational environment."

Art Expression, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization that was founded by James and Angela Lowden in 2001 as an expression of their passion for alleviating the social inequalities that exist among children of different abilities. It is a fully inclusive, after-school program that focuses on developing the social skills of children through art in the Pittsburgh area. Since founding Art Expression, Inc. the organization has served over 4,000 children in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties.
ARTrageous Studio
ARTrageous Studio

My business is a family friendly art studio in Wexford offering paint your own pottery,canvas painting ,glass fusion,kids birthday parties,summer camp,and adult events

My studio offers kids birthday parties in a private party room! I also have summer camp from June 15 th to August 21st. Kids can come to a safe environment and express themselves creatively with a variety of mixed media art. I also offer open studio daily where no reservation is required to create. I have byob adult events including canvas painting, wine and beer mug painting, glass fusion jewelry and paint your own pottery. I offer different fun special events one to two times a months as well!
Colours by Cynthia McCune

I enjoy many art forms...from all natural beauty products, to quilt making, jewelry designing, stained glass, custom sewing, purse making and polymer clay, among many other skills. I am a mother of two daughters, one of which has Autism. I sell my works via my Etsy shop at

I am a stay at home mother with a flair for art! When my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Autism, the prognosis for working outside of our home was dimmed and my art interest flared. I do so many art forms...I knit, I crochet, I paint, I make jewelry, I make natural beauty products, soaps and shampoos, I do custom sewing, quilts and stained glass windows. I also make polymer clay items from figurines to jewelry. I love working with a customer and creating one of a kind items.
Fired Up Pottery Studio, LLC

Voted by KDKA, "Best of Pittsburgh for Best place for pottery painting classes for kids, and for Best rainy day activities", Fired Up Pottery Studio is the South Hill's largest and favorite paint your own pottery and mosaic studio.

Fired Up is the South Hill’s favorite "Paint Your Own Pottery" Ceramics and Mosaic Studio conveniently located on Route 19 in McMurray. We carry a wide variety of premium quality
ceramic bisques and provide plenty of space in our relaxing studio for a fun, creative experience for all ages and artistic abilities. We glaze and fire your completed pieces in our own kilns to give a protective finish to your one-of-a-kind keepsake. Come hang out with friends, or spend some time with the family. Celebrate a birthday party in our spacious studio. Also perfect for a parent's night out, bridal showers, corporate events, field trips, and other special occasions. For details on reserving and planning for a "Fired Up" party, give us a call. We provide everything you need to create including paint, brushes, stencils, and more. If you need a little extra inspiration, we have example pieces, idea books, and an experienced staff who is always willing to help. Seating in our studio is always open, so come on in! (For larger groups, please call ahead for availability.)
Fitting Pretty
Fitting Pretty

Casual and Formal Apparel Alterations, Vintage Clothing Refurbishing, Custom Interior Pillows and Curtains. Small group or private sewing lessons available.

'Fitting Pretty' started out as an alteration business, and has evolved into pro to-type development for small business owners, pattern design, and teaching Sewing, Knitting, and Jewelry-Making classes around the Westmoreland county area. I would love to reach out to others who might be interested in my services in the Pittsburgh Area!

I Made It! Market
I Made It! Market

Pittsburgh's nomadic indie crafts marketplace.

I Made It! Market is Pittsburgh's nomadic indie crafts marketplace. We travel around the region providing opportunities for local makers to sell the items they make by hand.

I Made It! Market
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Mary Lynne Bennett Piano Studio

I offer private piano lessons for all ages and Music Together Classes for ages birth-5.

I offer private piano lessons for all ages in my home studio and Music Together Classes for ages birth-5 and the grownups who love them at the Hampton Township Community Center in Allison Park, PA.

Murals by Julie
Murals by Julie

Beautiful hand painted murals for any room in your home.

My name is Julie and I live in the north hills and have two beautiful daughters in the Pine Richland school district. I have years of in-home experience painting murals for their (ever changing) rooms from Winnie the Pooh to princesses to Spirit to ocean life. I also have done a lot of logo work for Dunkin Donuts painting local school logos in their new stores. I have recently painted the Bell Irish dance school logo in their new space as well as a county map if Ireland.
If your child would love for her room to be transformed into a beautiful garden or a magical land with castles and princesses...I can help!
If your child would love an undersea landscape or jungle or really whatever...I can help!
If your husband needs the logo of his favorite sports team in his game room...I can help!
Please don't hesitate to call or text to discuss ideas and pricing.

Nadine Champsi

Nadine Champsi

I am a doctor turned write-at-home-mom who runs the Pittsburgh Mommy Blog and is editor of Kidsburgh. I have two wonderful young children and am happily married. My interests include cooking, green-living, gardening, being in the outdoors, listening to great music, checking out the city's cool art, coming up with creative things to do with my kids, and having as many adventures as I can!
Nadine Champsi