"The trinity of our local religion—work, faith and family—shines down from the walls of St Nicholas Millvale.” — actor and writer, David Conrad


General Info

SPMMMV provides regularly scheduled tours on Saturdays* at St. Nicholas and facilitates private tours at other times through its docent program. The 60-minute tour provides a glimpse into Vanka’s art and the experiences that shaped his ideas. Trained docents discuss and answer questions about Vanka’s early life, his success in Europe and his life in America.

Tours are free but visitor contributions represent an important source of annual revenue and have an immediate and positive impact on preservation efforts. Suggested Donation: $10 per person. Donations are received by docents during the tours, by mail and online.

SPMMMV is an independent and registered 501 (c)(3) organization. Contributions are fully tax deductible.


St. Nicholas is an active church and is not open for mural tours except on Saturdays from 11:00am – 2:00pm and escorted visits. Weekend masses are at 6:00pm on Saturday and Noon on Sunday. Docent hours may be delayed or cancelled due to Church activities. Please check Facebook and the website for change or cancellation notices before arriving.

More tour information and to request private tour: Take A Tour.

Tour Hours

Regular public viewing hours at St. Nicholas are on Saturdays from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

All other visits must be scheduled in advance.


The church is located at 24 Maryland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15209, minutes from downtown, just off Route 28 at the Millvale exit. Click here for a map and detailed directions.

Contact Info




© 2018 SPMMMV

The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka
24 Maryland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209-2738

Site developed by Mike Murray, Pearhouse Productions