Twenty-five exhibition sites will welcome visitors during the 29th Annual Harrisburg Gallery Walk from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This popular free event is much anticipated each year by artists and art-lovers alike, with galleries and alternative exhibition spaces planning shows and entertainment months in advance. Founded 29 years ago by The Art Association of Harrisburg, Gallery Walk continues to be coordinated annually by AAH, but each venue plans and executes its own individual exhibition, making for a most eclectic feast for Gallery Walkers! This year’s Walk will feature the added visual treat of murals throughout the City, created by Sprocket Mural Works, culminating in a block party on the 200 block of State Street. The block party will celebrate the conclusion of the 2017 Harrisburg Mural Fest with music, food trucks, art activities for all ages and the Hbg Flea.
“No Last Call” Band will be providing lively musical entertainment throughout the Gallery Walk route all afternoon!
As in past years, the first stop on the Walk is The Art Association itself at 21 North Front Street, where “Yellow Fever” is the theme of the Fall Membership Exhibition premiering on September 10, with the awards ceremony at noon. Hemlock Hollow will provide lively music all afternoon in the main gallery, and light refreshments will be available. Next stop will be St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral’s Mission Gallery, 221 North Front.
Penn National Insurance, 2 North Second Street, is an AAH Community Exhibition Site, where Thom Kulp will display his series of large abstracts “Couleurs Fantastiques!” At Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts, 222 Market Street, “Y-Art: Discovering the Next Generation of Artists,” will be showcased. Zion Lutheran Church, 15 South 4th Street, is next on the route, followed by Salem United Church of Christ, 231 Chestnut Street, featuring sculptural mixed media by Barbara James. The Latino-Hispanic-American Community Center, 1319 Derry Street, will showcase Latino-inspired artists’ varied works. The Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School in Strawberry Square will feature the CASA Visual Arts Student Show.
At Old City Hall, 423 Walnut Street, local artists will show their creations, accompanied by light refreshments. Gallery@Second, 608 North Second Street, has over 250 works by regional artists in its Upstairs Gallery. At 310 North Third Street, Pine Street Presbyterian Church will exhibit works by husband and wife Bob and Joanne Finkle, she with mixed –media contemporary paintings, and he with unique wood-stone sculpture, as well as wood bowls by Jason Finkle. Grace United Methodist Church, 216 State Street, boasts many historical artifacts from early Harrisburg. Mangia Qui & Suba, 272 North Street, will show works by local artists. The State Museum of Pennsylvania will conclude “Art of the State 2017,” with Artists’ Conversations led by select artists at 2:00pm.
Across the street, 704 Lounge features original artwork by PA and NY artists, and a swanky roof-top deck. City House Bed & Breakfast, 915 North Front Street, is next on the route, followed by Historic Harrisburg Association at 1230 North Third Street. New this year is Vivi on Verbeke, 258 Verbeke Street, where Harrisburg natives Vivian Sterste and Jackson Boyd will share their new photography, pottery, paintings and sculptures. Midtown Scholar Bookstore & Robinson’s Gallery, 1302 North Third Street, will host local artists and musicians, as well as family-friendly activities throughout the day.
Susquehanna Art Museum, 1401 North Third Street, is just north of the bookstore, with A Working Studio on Green at 1606 Green Street, just two blocks further. The Walk concludes with tours of The Governor’s Residence, 2035 North Front Street, with artists working en plein air in the lush gardens.
Complementary shuttle service will be provided by Sutliff Chevrolet throughout the day, plying the route from Market Square, to The State Museum, to Susquehanna Art Museum, to The Governor’s Residence and back to Market Square. WHTM-TV27 is the Gallery Walk Media Sponsor, with WXPN and Sutliff Chevrolet as additional sponsors.
Visit www.artassocofhbg.com to view the Gallery Walk map, or pick one up at any participating venue.