Holiday celebrations continue with the one-and-only Vanka Murals and pre-tour musical performances by David Bennett (cello) and Matthew Radican (organ).
Enjoy a guided tour of the awe-inspiring murals of Maxo Vanka at the historic St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale. Discover the stories behind these striking works—painted in 1937 and 1941—and how they reflect the lives of working-class Pittsburgher surrounded by beautiful holiday decorations.
Refreshments and the Vanka Store (Church Hall – Basement) before and after the tour.
Admission: $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Space is limited. Advance reservations recommended.
Children under 5 are free. Senior discount is available.
A 60-minute multi-generational interactive tour designed to engage our youngest visitors amidst the lights and festive decorations.
Open to all ages. A maximum of 3 adults per child.
Admission: “Pay What Makes You Happy” – Donations of any size are welcome and appreciated.
Advance registration is required. Admission donations may be made in advance or at the door.
Join us for a special Monday evening tour of the murals.
You may book this tour on our public tour page. Click below.
“Table Talk” is a conversation with experts working to enhance and grow the Vanka Murals’ mission to save and share the one-of-a-kind murals of immigrant artist Maxo Vanka in St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale and to continue to connect the artist’s message to contemporary society and issues.
Do you have a passion for the murals? Are you interested in helping to ensure their future? Please consider becoming a member of the Vanka Murals Board of Directors. Learn more to get involved, especially if you have experience with arts education, merchandising, legal work, community engagement.
Ready to share your love of the murals with others? Want to learn more about Maxo Vanka, the inspiration behind his work and their connection to our world today? Join our team and our training will share everything you need to know.
Help us make every visit to the Murals one to remember and ensure that we connect with new and returning audiences. Become a Tour Greeter and serve as an ambassador to the public.
Love events? So do we. And we’d love your help with all aspects of our annual fundraiser.
If you’re interested in event sponsorships, promotional partnerships and other ways to support our work, we’d love to hear from you.
Join our social media squad or share you love of the murals with your talents, including photography, video, authored pieces, and more.
Love the murals? We’d love to meet you. Share your skills:
Did Maxo photobomb your family’s pictures? Did you attend an event at St. Nicholas? Have a memorable mural moment?