What’s New?


Missed your chance to register online for the Spring Show?
No worries. We’ll be accepting onsite submissions during our scheduled drop off dates.
Thursday, 3/21 (Artist Happy Hour) from  5pm – 8pm
Friday, 3/22 from 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, 3/23 from 11am – 4pm
Thursday, 3/28 (Artist Happy Hour) from 5pm – 8pm
Friday, 3/29 from 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, 3/30 from 11am – 4pm (LAST DAY TO DROP OFF WORK)


Five open bars, live music, dancing, art and food from the best restaurants in town.


March 22 from 6 – 7 pm
From caves to canvas and eggs to oil, the history of painting spans thousands of years. Join us as we brush up on the history of one of the most popular artforms of all time.
Register Online Now


March 21 & 28 from 5 – 8 pm
Got Spring Show submissions to drop off? Do it during happy hour. Stop by after work or before dinner to drop off your work, grab a beer and just hang out. Not an artist? You’re still invited.
all day art sale


April 13 from 11 am – 5 pm
For those of you who submit work to the Spring Show but don’t get in, no worries. We’re hosting an all-day art sale. Let’s face it, there’s a lot of great work that does not make it into the Spring Show that deserves to be seen! No commission. Cash and check only. Buyers deal directly with artists. Beats lugging your stuff home.

peep show 2019


April 20 from 12 – 2 pm
No! Not like that! It’s an art making competition where people make things out of marshmallow peeps. Cash prizes awarded for best art historical reference, most creative use of peep, etc. Day of submissions only. Judging begins at 1 pm


April 26 from 7-10 pm
Gallery Night is like a pub crawl, but with art. Shop, eat, listen to music and spend time with friends and family visiting as many local galleries as you can. There’s no better way to get a feel for Erie’s art and culture scene.
Check out participating galleries


Give a Crépe is taking over the Museum’s cafe and serving lunch every Thursday-Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm  and Sundays 3 – 5 pm. Savory and sweet crepes made to order, fresh salads and more.     

The Museum is open late on Thursdays and Fridays. Stop by after work or before dinner to grab a $2 beer, listen to music, make art or just hang out. FREE parking after 5 pm.

There is certainly more to do and more to talk about here at the Erie Art Museum. And it’s the perfect time to become a first-time member. Individual memberships are just $15 for the year and family $25. Most of our new offers will be free or discounted for members. Become a Member!

Museum hours:
Thursdays and Fridays from 11 am to 9 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Monday through Wednesday

Staff Chat

We hosted our first staff conversation on Jan. 17 where we discussed the financial state of the Museum, the recent changes and the reasons for them, as well as what we look forward to in the future. It was attended by more than 65 people at the Museum and hundreds more through Facebook Live. You can view the video now.

Staff Chat at the Erie Art Museum, January 17, 2019

We're hosting our first Staff Chat tonight. You'll hear the state of the Museum; what we've been up to the past nine months and where we are headed going forward.

Posted by Erie Art Museum on Thursday, January 17, 2019

First-time memberships are now only $15
sign up today!

MORE to see
MORE to talk about
MORE to be a part of

• Extended hours on Thursday and Friday Nights
• Local artist speaker series
• Talks such as Unconfusing Confusing Art
• Behind the scenes collection tours
• Member Meet & Greets
• Members Only Thanksgiving Dinner
• Being part of the coolest art organization in Erie!

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NARM logo (Final)

The Erie Art Museum is a member of NARM, an affiliation of arts and cultural institutes located throughout North America. Individuals who join a participating 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. An Erie Art Museum membership of $100 or more registered on or after June 1, 2016 will be automatically enrolled in the program. The NARM membership provides free admission to over 800 Museums nationally.