Erie Art Museum
Entrance on East 5th Street, between State & French

Interested in gardens, boats, and portraits? Well, you’re in luck because we just put up three new exhibitions dedicated to each; Archiving Ephemeral Beauty, featuring Pennsylvania Gardens documented for the Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens, Erie’s Historic Lakefront, Harbor to Point, a collection of photographs, paintings, prints and drawings that survey Erie’s waterfront from industrial docks to pristine beaches; Mary Beth McKenzie: A Life in Art, featuring oil paint on canvas reminiscent of Impressionism.

Also, join us for Garden Talk, a public lecture by Susan Kemenyffy at 6 p.m.

* 419 Artifacts • 419 State Street
Eye Candy is a summer salon of art and design featuring photography, mixed media, and sculpture. Collections on display include boudoir-inspired bra art and photography by nationally recognized artists, carousel carving, historic advertising, mid-century game and bar items, and vintage clothing. Nostalgic penny candy and live piano music for your enjoyment. Artist meet and greet plus refreshments.


Artlore Studio • 
3406 West Lake Road
I Am Magic, The Work of Nancy Bryan is a multi-medium exhibit and the first in a series of shows by artist and educator Nancy Bryan. Live music by Mike Abadon Faluz plus refreshments.


*B3 Gallery and Gifts • 
1835 West 26th Street
Anniversary celebration to benefit Project Love. Art by Erin Zaiger features acrylic paint on reclaimed wood and canvas. Tip boards, wine giveaways, and a toy drive will also benefit Project Love. Live music by Late Notice Band. Refreshments. Project Love provides Christmas gifts to children who would otherwise go without.

Bayfront Gallery • 17 East Dobbins Landing
A very special exhibition of paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor titled Erie Art Legends features the work of Iverd, Plavcan, Lord, Sundberg, Anuszkiewicz, Schanz, Ahlgren, Stull and more. Artist meet and greet plus refreshments.

D’ Hopkins Denniston Gallery • 5 West 10th Street
Summer Breeze features oil, watercolor, acrylic and glass work. Join us for a beautiful summer evening of romantic landscapes. Browse the gallery with friends, and other art lovers. Refreshments, music and conversation. 10% of all painting’s proceeds benefit a charity of the buyers choice.

Ember+Forge • 401 State Street
Passionate about self-expression through artwork, Maclay’s Sibylline brings the artist’s inner dialogue to life with vivid watercolor and oil paint. Interwoven with symbolism, her work utilizes color and delicate lines to convey her interpretation of an ethereal realm of mysticism and harrowing fantasies. Live music plus refreshments.


Erie Art Gallery • 
24 West 8th Street
Cowboys are Dead is a solo exhibition of paintings by Jared Faulkner. “The show is a metaphor for the current state of being. Death to the way things used to be. Death to freedom. Death to nostalgia. Death to connection. This show is my rebellion because I believe it is all worth saving”, says Faulkner. Artist meet and greet plus refreshments.

Erie Insurance, The Events Center at The Firehouse • 414 French Street
Featuring the work of David Ludwick as well as 45 other local and regional artists, the Erie Insurance Event Center at The Firehouse, formerly The Pufferbelly Restaurant, is located at 414 French Street.

Glass Growers Gallery • 10 East 5th Street
On the Edge & Beyond by Marie Spaeder Haas is beyond traditional watercolor. This collection explores surfaces, pigments, formats, techniques, and subject matter that is cut and sewn, woven, pieced, dyed and printed. Artist meet and greet plus refreshments.

The Office of Dr. James Loeslein and Dr. Jack Jamison • 2220 West 8th Street
Featuring the photography, paintings, and mosaics of local artists and an all new kids corner displaying work from budding artists. Artist meet and greet plus refreshments and live music.

PACA Building, Elusive Fox Boutique & Erie ClaySpace • 1505 State Street, 3rd floor
Original and handmade ceramics by Erie ClaySpace Artists Association members. Try throwing a pot, tour the studio, or watch a potter’s wheel demonstration. Original artwork, ceramic pieces, and boutique items by Elusive Fox Boutique.  Artist meet and greet plus refreshments.

Ralph Miller Jewelers (RMJ) Fine Jewelry Designers • 3330 West 26th Street
Presenting, “SUMMER SPARKLERS” featuring Whisper Images Landscapes by watercolor artist Marty M. Mueller. New, original handmade works of fine jewelry by RMJ Jewelry artists such as Liza Magee, Sally Griffin, and Janice and Daniel Niebauer; ceramics by California-based artist G. Lee Carlson; oil paintings by Daine Wenzel Pierce, and watercolors by Sally Griffin, Kevin Bednar, and Janice Niebauer. Artist meet and greet plus gourmet tastings by the Lavender Rabbit.

* Director’s Picks

This year brings many exciting changes to the Erie Art Museum, including updates to our Gallery Night programming. In order to accommodate the increase in participants and visitor demand, we have adjusted our participant fee. The registration process is now completely online, and participants will only be included in the program and considered an official participant when payment has been received. If you would like to become a member of the Museum to get the discounted participation fee, please go to our membership page and choose what membership level you would like.
Click here to register

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 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 a participation fee. 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.


2018 Gallery Night Dates

March 9
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by Jan. 26, 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 byMay 25, 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)