Erie Art Museum
20 East 5th Street

Donna Nicholas: The Space Between
Inspired by her time in Japan, tornados, and the sheer love of creating, we are honored to celebrate the life’s work of local clay sculptor and Edinboro professor Donna Nicholas.

1.) 419 Artifacts • 419 State Street
Join Sara Margaret Knox Moody as she honors the life of her sister Claire with a portrait retrospective. Also, peruse a eclectic display of art, antiques and other vintage items. Artist meet and greet plus refreshments.

2.) Attic Rehab & Erie ClaySpace • PACA Building 1501- 1505 State Street
Attic Rehab is featuring local artist Ceasar Westbrook. His works focuses on semi realistic and abstract paintings that address social and political issues. Refreshments available from Northern Scoop Craft Ice Cream. Also, demos by Erie ClaySpace Artists Association, who’ll have original handmade ceramics by its members on display and for sale. Meet the artists, tour the studio, or try throwing a pot on the wheel.

3.) B3 Gallery and Gifts • 1835 West 26th Street
One word: puppies! Adoption benefit for the ANNA Shelter featuring the work of Margie Ruyak Matha. Artist meet and greet plus refreshments provided by Cluck Truk, Kona Ice Truck, Erie Beer and Presque Isle Wine Cellars.

4.) Bayfront Gallery • 17 East Dobbins Landing
Experience the fantastical wooden animals of Steve Dana in Hyacinths and Thistles. With an abstract style inspired by the Japanese Super Flat Movement, African Tribal Art, and more Steve’s work is both recognizable and out of this world. Also, enjoy paintings, photographs, and jewelry made by regional artists. Artist meet and greet plus refreshments.

5.) Beachcomber Jewelry Gallery • 3445 West 12th Street
Introducing new designs by local artist Denise Walker. Inspired by nature, Hazel celebrates the ever-changing colors of the seasons. Demonstrations, artist meet and greet plus refreshments.

6.) Crime Victim Center • 125 West 18th Street
Come see the art created during this summer’s Mid-Day Dance Break as well as a slideshow of the visual artists’ performances. This exhibition and sale includes work by Tana Cadena-Vuignier, Abi Davis, Kris Risto, Jennifer Dennehy, Tom Ferraro, Deborah Sementelli, and Bryan Toy. Refreshments provided.   

7.) D’ Hopkins Denniston Gallery • 5 West 10th Street
Join us for a meet & greet with artist Herm Weber, as we present his new collection of art. Then browse our 1st floor Artisan Boutique’s new fall & winter selection of wearable art. Fun time, music and refreshments.

8.) Erie Apparel • 2309 West 12th Street
We’d say don’t wait to see Procrastiwork: A Collection of Digital Illustrations Highlighting the Work Done while Avoiding Work, but that’s kind of what it’s all about. All prints will be available for purchase, but quantities will be limited. Meet and greet with artist, Scott Gladd, plus refreshments.

9.) Ember + Forge • 401 State Street
Featuring A F F I R M, a one-night-only video art installation by Britty Lea, and other works by your very own E+F baristas! Painting, photos, and more will be on display showcasing our employees’ many talents. Artist meet and greet, sweet treats, and vinyl tunes spun by Steve Maynard, this is a party you don’t want to miss.

10.) Erie Insurance – The Event Center at the Firehouse • 414 French Street
Proudly showing the work of Joyce Perowicz as well as other artwork from local and regional artists at the restored Firehouse, formerly known as The Pufferbelly Restaurant. Artist meet and greet plus refreshments.

11.) First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Community Gallery • 250 West 7th Street
Pat Bywater’s Sense of Place – Erie Landmarks offers a photographic look at the city’s historic Christmas 2017 storm as well as some of the interesting buildings that define our community. Live music, artist meet and greet plus refreshments.    

12.) Glass Growers Gallery • 10 East 5th Street
Beyond Boundaries: Experiments in Photo Artistry by Greg Zbach. Greg pushes the boundaries of photography by infusing his feelings, thoughts, and even dreams into his work. He strives to find the essence of his subject matter, be it spectacular or ordinary, and turn it into an experience. Artist meet and greet plus refreshments.

13.) Masonic Temple Association • 32 West 8th Street
Don’t miss an opportunity to tour the 109-year-old Erie Masonic Temple. See its elegant Grand Ballroom, Lodge Room and Camelot Dining Room plus many beautiful architectural details like plaster relief ceilings and a peacock mosaic fountain. The Masonic Temple is home to several local artists as well as The Erie Art Gallery.

14.) Pointe Foure Vintage Boutique • 2508 Peach Street
Pointe Foure is proud to present the work of Evan Everhart. Be sure to check out his up-cycled metal jewelry alongside other examples of his incredible craft and style.

6 Mile Cellars will be serving up wines inclusive of a very special Pointe Foure inspired draft cider in the Dollhouse.  Locally sourced chocolate covered grapes will also be available while supplies last to pair up the vintage!

Lose it when Dj Sandra Schushu drops the needle on site to pull it all together!

15.) Schuster Gallery • 700 Peach Street
Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region. Come see examples of Chinese folk art made in Huxian County of the Shaanxi Province. Refreshments provided.

16.) Sovereign Ballet • 2539 West 12th Street
You can’t miss DanceBodies: Painted, a performance combining visual art and dance. New, exciting, and visually stunning, Painted will not disappoint as the dancers of Sovereign Ballet present their bodies as works of art. Live music plus refreshments.

17.) Traditions Unlimited LLC • 1608 West 8th Street
The Art of Aging is a mixed media show put on by the Independants Council of Aging Senior Division. Artist meet and greet plus refreshments.

18.) U Frame It • 731 West 8th Street
U Frame It presents the closing of Matt Lebowitz’s epic year-long photo show The Year in A Life: What I Saw and What I Thought.  Invited guests Deb Sementelli and John Vanco will present their take on August, which was the “Month of Matt.” BYOB plus after party until 11 p.m.

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.
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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 Lucia or call ph 814.459.5477.

2018 Gallery Night Dates

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

2019 Gallery Night Dates

March 8, 2019
•If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by Jan. 25, 2019

May 17, 2019
•If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by April 5, 2019

July 26, 2019
•If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by June 14, 2019

Sept. 20, 2019
•If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by Aug. 2, 2019

Dec. 6, 2019
•If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by Oct. 18, 2019