Spinning Plate Artist Lofts

5720 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-391-6160


The Spinning Plate Artists Loft formerly the Constantin Pontiac car dealership, is a 37 unit live/work apartment building designed to meet the needs of low income artists and their families. It includes 7 efficiencies, 17 one bedrooms, 11 two bedrooms and 2 three bedroom apartments, and each one has a workspace within. A community gallery space, coordinated by a resident gallery committee is available free to residents.

The Plate began life in 1927 as an elegant art deco Hupmobile auto dealership designed by local renowned local architect Maximilian Nierdlinger. Its sweeping lobby staircase and balcony, lobby and exhibition space terrazzo floors and industrial windows are reminders of its glamorous past. The Spinning Plate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hours of operation

Varies based on event.


Street parking, and limited lot parking is available near the lofts on Friendship Avenue at Baum Boulevard.

In partnership with Pittsburgh A&E Group