Erie, PA, May 29, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Abstract thinking, glasses clinking, free admission, artist demos, tasty bites and live music combine for Gallery Night on Friday, June 11 from 7-10 p.m. Hosted by the Erie Art Museum, Gallery Night features a tour of ten local galleries, each with an exciting array of activities for the whole family.
“Tour on your own, or hop the trolley to take in a summer night of fun for the whole family,” said event organizer, Carolyn Eller.
Participating galleries include Accents By the Bay, Allen Stoneware Gallery, Bayfront Gallery, the Erie Art Museum, Geary’s Studio 7, Glass Growers Gallery, The Kada Gallery, Northwestern Pennsylvania Artist Association, Rustic & Refined, and the Urraro Gallery. Galleries will be offering visitors a chance to win a $25 gift certificate as an incentive to attract patrons into touring their galleries.
Erie Art Museum highlights include: the Museum’s 87th annual Spring Show featuring regional juried works in mixed media, Ancient Alloy: Bronzes from the Collection as well as the Opening Reception of “Through Observation,” paintings by Ann Marie Magenau.
Trolley maps and schedules are available at each participating gallery or by calling the Erie Art Museum at 814-459-5477 or by visiting www.erieartmuseum.org. All Gallery Night events are free and open to the public.
About the Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum anchors downtown Erie’s cultural and economic revitalization, occupying a group of restored mid-19th century commercial buildings, including an outstanding 1839 Greek Revival Bank. It maintains an ambitious program of 15 to 18 changing exhibitions annually, embracing a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary and including folk art, contemporary craft, multi-disciplinary installations, community-based work, as well at traditional media.
The Erie Art Museum also holds a collection of over 6,000 objects, which includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan painting, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.
The Museum offers a wide range of education programs and artists’ services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a wide variety of classes for the community. Performing arts are showcased in the 24-year-old Contemporary Music Series, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composer/performers, and a popular annual two-day Blues & Jazz Festival.
The Erie Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members, free on Wednesdays, $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students and $2 for children under 12.
For additional information on the Erie Art Museum, visit online at http://www.erieartmuseum.org/ or call (814) 459-5477.