The next Gallery Night will be Friday, March 10, 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 • East 5th St. between State & French
Exhibits on view: First Class, an exhibit featuring Museum instructors and their students; Kids As Curators 2017, three middle schools display their take on material culture; Earth Stories, 24 environmental-themed art quilts; Sergei Isupov: Hidden Messages, breath-taking porcelain sculptures; Erie Decoys: Folk Art Sculpture; Tin Plated Dreams: Sculptures by William Brady, Jr., a kinet exhibit of tin mobiles; and Photographs by Gary Cardot. Demos and hands-on art-making activities led by Museum instructors, refreshments.
Allen Stoneware  • 2602 West 8th Street
Featuring artist and instructor Mark Nowak’s latest pottery work. Artist meet and greet and refreshments.

Artlore Studio • 3402 West Lake Road
Presenting The World of Mosaics, featuring the newest works by multimedia artist and gallery owner Lena Logvina. Each piece is masterfully designed using glass, copper, wood, paint and other materials that define Logvina’s original style. Live music by solo
jazz guitarist Frank Singer.

Brew Ha Ha Espresso Bar & Eatery • 2612 W 8th Street
Featuring Common, an exhibit of acrylic paintings by Brew Ha Ha’s own barista and artist Amelia J. Carey. The exhibit explores the face of human experience and includes captivating acrylic figures. Artist meet and greet, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

CIVITAS Erie  (Masonic Temple) • 32 West 8th Street, Suite 605
Charles Buki’s Erie plan urges investment in Erie’s “existing assets” and prioritization of pedestrians and bicyclists over cars and trucks. In this STITCH exhibit, sketches, a film-short and a model of the Viaduct demonstrate this bridge’s crucial role in the past, present and future of Erie. Learn more on Facebook at ErieCPR: Connect + Respect.

Coffee in the Park • 4007 Main Street
Exhibiting The Beauty of Local that features local artists work. Pieces include mixed media artist Marcia Hatton, Scott Peterson’s photography printed on metals, Missy Weismiller’s all natural body products, and hand knit designs by Mary Sargent. Artist meet and greet and light refreshments.

D’Hopkins Denniston Gallery • 5 West 10th Street
Featuring talented artists from the Erie region; including abstract and landscape works, glass sculpture, photography, gifts, jewelry and more. Music and refreshments.

Glass Growers Gallery • 10 East 5th Street
Presenting Finding Neverland, Erie-native Nathan Sulecki’s thought provoking study on mortality. His photography features infinite variety of shoreline geography and low land beauty as a broad playground for his fascination with the macabre. Artist conversation and refreshments.

John M. Lilley Library Gallery at Penn State Behrend • 4951 Behrend College Drive
A retrospective exhibition showing the development of the work of artist and benefactor Mrs. Patricia S. Yahn. Refreshments and desserts.

The Renaissance Centre
eyewash projects • 1001 State Street, Suite 515
Exhibiting Post-Romance: Artists Valentines, representing over 50 artists from Erie, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and NYC. This is a contemporary take on the traditional valentine that became a part of mainstream American culture in the 1940’s. Curated by Larry Walczak. Refreshments served.

The Renaissance Centre
The Visual Snack Shop • 1001 State Street, Lobby
The Visual Snack Shop is a portable kiosk pop-up gallery created by Higherglyphics LLC and outfitted with original art and merchandise. This project launches the collaboration between Todd Scalise and Penn State Behrend Arts Administration senior Laura Flockerzi. Light refreshments served.

Satya Yoga Center • 10 East 5th Street (2nd floor)
The patterns, designs, and structures visible throughout nature contain geometrical similarities that reveal the Satya (truth) and nature of form, giving us a blueprint for the interconnected union of which we are all a part. Featuring local artists and their journeys through the collective consciousness with Sacred Geometry and the Art of Satya. Artist meet and greet. Wine and light refreshments.

Schuster Gallery at Gannon University • 700 Peach Street, First Floor
Presenting earth-art connection, an exhibit of work inspired by the earth. Artist meet and greet with Barb Yerace, David Seitzinger, Brian Pardini, Lee Steadman, Dan Byler, MC Gensheimer, Jess Simmons, Randy Harris, and more. Refreshments served.

2017 Gallery Night Dates

March 10
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by Jan. 27, 2017)

May 19
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by April 3, 2017)
July 28
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by June 12, 2017)
September 22
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by August 7, 2017)
December 1
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by October 16, 2017)

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 Andrea or call ph 814.459.5477.