On September 14, 2014 from 11am-6pm visitors can tour unique venues in the Capital City of Harrisburg with live music, original art & refreshments. Free shuttle service provided from downtown to uptown locations.
Annual Gallery Walk returns to Harrisburg in September 2014
30 galleries & studios featured for 26th Anniversary
September 14, 2014 from 11am – 6pm.
MEDIA: For more information on this event please contact Carrie Wissler-Thomas at The Art Association of Harrisburg at 717-236-1432 or visit www.artassocofhbg.com.
Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Gallery Walk continues to showcase new sites and surprise with innovations. On Sunday, September 14, from 11 AM to 6 PM, thirty galleries and studios will welcome visitors and delight with original art, live music and refreshments. PA Media Group, WHTM-TV27, WXPN-FM, and Sutliff Chevrolet are this year’s Gallery Walk sponsors, with Sutliff providing free shuttle service from downtown to uptown Harrisburg throughout the day.
First stop for the day is THE ART ASSOCIATION OF HARRISBURG at 21 N. Front St., where at noon the awards ceremony for the Fall Membership Exhibition – “Parks & Recreation” – will take place, with Hemlock Hollow providing music all afternoon. Next on the map is the JOHN HARRIS/SIMON CAMERON MANSION, 219 S. Front St. Then, heading north, Gallery Walkers will be intrigued to visit the working studio of artist BRYAN MOLLOY on the first floor of 117 Locust Street. This is the first time ever that Gallery Walk has included working artists’ studios, and hopefully other artists will follow suit in future years.
From Bryan’s studio, head to ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL MISSION GALLERY, 221 N. Front St., and thence to McKISSICK ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS, 317 N. Front. Backtrack to PENN NATIONAL INSURANCE, an AAH Community Exhibition Site at 2 N. Second Street where botanical photographs by J. Arthur Davis will be on view. WHITAKER CENTER for SCIENCE & THE ARTS is next at 222 Market St., and then at the historic SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 231 Chestnut St., Deborah Peters will display her “Hecho de Papel, Made Out of Paper” works in large format.
Another new site this year is THE LATINO HISPANIC AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTRE, 1301 Derry St., where art by youth and adults will be shown. At the CAPITAL AREA SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS CHARTER SCHOOL, 150 Strawberry Square, the 6th Annual CASA Alumni Art Exhibition will be featured. THE GALLERY AT WALNUT PLACE, 413 Walnut St., is always known for something extraordinary. Then onto another new spot: OLD CITY HALL apartments, 423 Walnut St., where artists Ann Marie Lander, Robert Dale Williams, Bradley Schultz, Matthew LeVier and others will be displayed, along with tours of the historic building.
GALLERY@SECOND, 608 N. Second Street is next, followed by the studio of ALICE GARDNER BATES at 612 N. Second, second floor. Then enjoy mixed media works at PINE STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 310 N. Third St. Enjoy both brunch and original art at MANGIA QUI & SUBA, 272 North Street, before stopping in at THE STATE MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA, where the annual Art of the State exhibition will conclude, with “Artist Conversations” tours at 1 PM. Another new site this year is 704 LOUNGE, 234 N. Third Street, with its stunning roof-top terrace, and then head to STASH COLLECTIVE, 234 North Street. CITY HOUSE B&B, 915 N. Front St., is next on the route, followed by HISTORIC HARRISBURG ASSOCIATION GALLERY at 1230 N. Third St., where artists’ proposals for the SAM mural will be on view.
At MIDTOWN SCHOLAR & LITTLE SCHOLAR, 1302 N. Third, family-friendly art events for children and artists at work will engage visitors, with an artist panel discussion presented in conjunction with THE YELLOW WALL GALLERY and live music. “Cuentos de Alas” by Elody Gyekis will be on view in THE YELLOW WALL, and “Bodies of Air, “recent prints by Ward Davenny, will be presented at ROBINSON’S RARE BOOKS & FINE PRINTS.
YELLOW BIRD CAFÉ, 1320 N. Third St., is right next door, and across the street are the newly-restored MILLWORKS, housing artists’ studios and a farm-to-table restaurant, 340 Verbeke. THE WORKING STUDIO ON GREEN at 1606 Green St. is next. The stunning riverfront dining establishment CHAR’S AT TRACEY MANSION at 1829 N. Front Street will display a variety of artists’ works. THE GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE, 2035 N. Front St., will present both an exhibition in the Reception Room, as well as plein air artists at work in the lovely gardens.
Then, last but certainly not least on the route is FORT HUNTER MANSION, 5300 N. Front St., where plein air artists will be painting on the beautiful park grounds, artworks will be on view in the Centennial Barn, and “Fort Hunter High Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era” may be viewed in the Mansion itself for a reduced admission fee.
As a special treat, “NO LAST CALL” band, Harrisburg’s only hit-and-run street band, will be playing around the Gallery Walk route throughout the day. Sutliff Chevrolet will run a free shuttle service from downtown to uptown.