Enhance your creativity!

Studio Art Courses at the Erie Art Museum are a great way to explore your creativity and learn new skills with friends! Absolute beginners, emerging artists and practicing professionals are invited to work with talented instructors from the Erie community. The Museum offers classes in painting, drawing, photography, jewelry, ceramics, framing and more. The spring semester begins the week of April 3rd. Register online today

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What’s New?

94th Annual Spring Show Call for Entries
due by April 1st

Artists in the Erie region are invited to submit works for the 94th Annual Spring Show, a regional competition celebrating new works by artists in all media. World-renowned photographer and video artist William Wegman will serve as juror of selection and awards. Submissions are due by April 1 at 5 pm. Click here for more info.

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Mark your calendar! ARTrageous! Honoring 50 years of John Vanco is set for June 10, 2017. You have a unique opportunity to attend one of the most talked about celebrations in the history of Erie. The Erie Art Museum will be filled from corner to corner with music, performances, dynamic art, delectable food and signature beverages. Sponsors are coming on board now and invitations will go out in spring. For more information about the event click here.

jv-head-shotErie Art Museum Celebrating Year of Milestones in 2017

The coming year will be full of celebrations and transitions as the Erie Art Museum honors nearly 50 years of inspired leadership by Director John Vanco—and his retirement. It will also mark the 25th anniversary of an Erie music and cultural cornerstone, the Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival, which Vanco will continue to lead.
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NARM institution can receive reciprocal benefits such as free admission and shop discounts at over 800 institutions across North America! Click here for more information and links to participating Museums. Link for the click here.