Next Gallery Night: Friday, December 1, 2017 • 7 to 10 pm • FREE, open to the public

Unique Art Venues. Artist Meet & Greets. Live Music. Art Demos.

Come explore the city’s galleries at one of Erie’s most unique Friday-night events! The Erie Art Museum, along with other independent galleries, will open their doors after-hours for a chance to explore the city’s vibrant arts scene. Each gallery offers its own exhibitions, entertainment, refreshments and vibes.

Erie Art Museum
John Vanco Way
East 5th St. between State & French

The Friday, December 1st Gallery Night follows
the annual holiday lighting of Perry Square, Downtown D’Lights at 5 pm.

Opening reception for Callings, a retrospective exhibit by Mercyhurst University professor and artist Daniel Burke, in the Main Gallery; also on view are Mark Weber: ANIMALS, Ancient Ink: Mark Perrott, Tin Plated Dreams: Sculptures by William Brady, Jr., Bestiary: A Compendium of Real and Imaginary Animals, and prints, ceramics, and glass from the Museum’s collection. Burke-inspired ornament
and art-making activity for all ages.

 1.) 419 Artifacts • 419 State Street
Vintage design elements combine with mid-century utilization, local art, and fine crafts.. A portion of the proceeds support the Erie Art Museum. Live music, refreshments. Enter on 419 State Street or through Erie Art Museum’s Frenzel Gallery.

 

2.) Allen Stoneware • 2602 West 8th Street
My Perspective by guest artist Mary Kay Geary features local scenes: beaches, sunsets and landscapes painted in oil, acrylic, and pastel. Author of The Barns of Erie County, David Nelson, book signing from 7-8 pm. Artist meet and greet, refreshments.

 

3.) Attic Rehab • 1501 State Street
This local unique boutique features original paintings by Will Baldauf. Attic Rehab also offers an array of furnishings, home décor, and art by local artists and artisans. Artist meet and greet, refreshments.

 

4.) Bargains by the Bay • 1835 West 26th Street
Introducing Legend Cove by Kevin-John Jobczynski and the work of over 45 local artists. The Atacolypse Food Truck is available, music by Custom Audio, and light refreshments.

 

5.) Black Eagle Goods • 2425 Peach StreetMercy Maclay will adorn the walls with her artwork of ethereal female forms. Refreshments.

 

6.) Brew Ha Ha • 2612 West 8th Street
artErie and Brew Ha Ha presents a collection of local art. Artists will be on hand for a meet and greet. Artist meet and greet, free hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and coffee.

 

7.) COLAB Shop • 2420 Peach Street
COLAB Shop proudly presents “814 Grinders: A Closer Look”. This photography exhibit features moments captured by pioneer, local-industry members Howard Glover, Kelvin Sanchez, and Jon Box. Take a trip down memory lane as they bring to life the monumental events of Erie’s most prolific artists. Refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and live music.

 

8.) D’Hopkins Denniston Gallery Fine Art • 5 West 10th Street, 1st & 2nd floors
Join us for the opening reception of new works by artist Herm Weber. Browse through our extensive gallery and boutique collections for your holiday gifts. Live demonstrations by the artist, meet and greet to follow. Music and holiday refreshments.

 

9.) Ember & Forge • 401 State Street
Join us at Erie’s newest coffee shop, Ember+Forge, featuring Caelin McDaniel of McDaniel Pottery and her collection of coffee-inspired pottery. Artist meet and greet, vinyl tunes by Steve Maynard, and refreshments by Erie Ale Works.

 

10.) Erie Arts & Culture • 23 West 10th Street, Ste 2
Members of the Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania will present their Second Annual Holiday Show of fine art photography featuring framed and matted pieces as well as cards and gifts. Artist meet and greet, refreshments served.

 

11.) Erie ClaySpace • 1505 State Street, 3rd Floor
Watch demos by a visiting artist from Edinboro University. Purchase original handmade ceramics by members of the Erie ClaySpace Artists Association. Tour the ClaySpace studio. Meet and mingle with our artists. Try your hand at throwing a pot on the wheel! Refreshments.

 

12.) First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant • 250 West 7th Street
Celebrate the season with Emmanuel, four large, handcrafted nativity scenes by Gannon University Professor of Fine Arts and Theology Dr. Michael DeSanctis. Each elaborate diorama was made of repurposed items. Open House in the church’s gothic sanctuary features nativities, live music, and refreshments. Ample, free parking. Enter sanctuary from 6th Street.

 

13.) Glass Growers Gallery • 10 East 5th Street
Something in the Making, recent paintings by Rachael J. Burke, an artist who uses “representational subjects to create an emotional climate.” Her gestural approach to painting captures “something in the making, that is unsettled, shifting, or constantly evolving.” Artist meet and greet, refreshments. Register to win one of three blown glass ornaments!

 

14.) Lake Life • 3739 West Lake Road
Lake Life opened in May 2017. Its owner, Sherry DelleCurti, started creating art two years ago after a serious injury. She loves to highlight our beautiful lake region by creating one-of-a-kind mixed-media works.

 

15.) John M. Lilley Library Gallery at Penn State Behrend • 4951 Behrend College Drive
John M. Lilley Library Gallery presents its 4th annual Faculty, Staff, Alumni (new for 2017) Art Exhibit. Refreshments.

 

16.) Pointe Foure • 2508 Peach Street
Artist Katie LeVan debuts her first solo collection at the Dollhouse. LeVan shares the world as she sees it: thick, fast-paced, impasto landscape paintings and jewelry that is inspired by, and made of, nature. Sweet tunes by Galactic Duo and beer samples by Erie Brewing Co. Personalized scents and essential oil blends by event sponsor, Mod Apothecary.

 

17.) Presque Isle Gallery & Gifts • 301 Peninsula Drive Ste 2
Erie native Mary Hamilton showcases her exceptional talent and artistic ability with an array of beautiful paintings. Her work portrays highs, lows, and her love of creating art. Live music by Lindsay Vendetti & Charlie Meyer, light refreshments.

 

18.) Schuster Gallery at Gannon University • 700 Peach Street, First Floor
Sponsored by the Gannon University Global Admissions and Outreach Office, the Schuster Gallery presents: THE CHRISTMAS SHOW. This photo compilation reflects “Thriving and Surviving in Uncertain Times” and features the work of Gannon student artists. Artist meet and greet, refreshments.

 

19.) Steeles Trading Post • 2424 Peach Street
Grand Opening Reception of Steele’s Trading Post with the art of Rachel Miller of the Elusive Fox Boutique. Refreshments.

 

20.) Traditions • 1608 West 8th Street
Enjoy a variety of beautiful and creative art from Bloom Collaborative. Pieces include clay, fused glass, photographs, hand-made brooms, paintings and ornaments. Representatives from Bloom discuss these original works of art and the exciting programs they present all year long. Light refreshments.

 

21.) V Gallery • 3330 West 26th Street
V Gallery features an opening reception for, Hell YES: A photographic journey, a collection of black and white street photography by Denise Keim. Artist meet and greet, holiday refreshments.

2018 Gallery Night Dates

March 9
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by Jan. 22, 2018)

May 18
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by March 30, 2018)

 

July 13
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by May 28, 2018)

 

September 21
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by August 6, 2018)

 

December 7
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by October 22, 2018)

Participating in Gallery Night

Gallery Night offers promotional exposure for participating venues, reaching a large and diverse audience, and fosters excitement for the local arts scene while highlighting its many unique gallery spaces.

Any type of organization, business, or studio can participate, but all venues must show original artwork in their space on Gallery Night and be open from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Participating venues are encouraged to host programming that complements their featured artwork such as talks, artist meet & greets, demonstrations, or live entertainment as well as complimentary refreshments for visitors. Each venue pays the Erie Art Museum $85. This fee covers the expense of printing and mailing a flier to over 1200 individuals and organizations. In addition, participating venues are listed on the Museum’s website and in all press releases sent to all regional print and TV media. If you are an individual artist who would like to show your work at a Gallery Night you need to find a venue who will collaborate with you. (For information about showing your work at the Erie Art Museum go here.)

For information on Gallery Night, please email Emily or call ph 814.459.5477.