For going on eight years, members of the Bethel Park Historical Society have worked diligently on renovations to the former Bethel High School building, with origins dating back to 1905.

As the Schoolhouse Arts and History Center on South Park Road, the building serves as an applicable gathering place for South Arts Pittsburgh, which this year is marking the 40th anniversary of its founding.

During the first weekend of May, the group hosted its first two-day Schoolhouse Art Show and Artist Market, featuring vendors and South Arts members displaying and selling their work throughout the center’s first floor.

Proceeds from a basket raffle with chances to win artwork were donated to the Bethel Park Historical Society for its continued improvements to the building.

South Arts hosts activities at the center including a weekly open studio Session on Friday mornings, bi-weekly figure drawing classes on Wednesday evenings and open studio/demonstrations on the other Wednesdays. For more information, visit