Gallery Night at the Erie Art Museum

Erie, PA, March 05, 2011 --( Abstract thinking, glasses clinking, free admission, artist demos, tasty bites and live music combine for Gallery Night, scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2001, 7-10 p.m.

Explore the city’s vibrant arts scene at this unique event, featuring a tour of nine independent galleries who will open their doors after-hours. Get up close and personal to mingle with the featured artists and gallery owners and view stunning visual artworks from Erie and beyond.

 Each participating gallery offers a unique experience, from artist meet and greets to wine samplings to live music. The Erie Art Museum will feature docent-led gallery tours, kid-friendly art-making, and an artist meet and greet reception.

All activities are family-friendly and free to the public. The e-Bayliner trolley offers free transportation for gallery-hoppers. A trolley schedule is available at

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 and a modern, ‘Green,’ 10,500 square foot expansion. The newly expanded Museum marks the first LEED-certified building in the region, soon to be complete with a planted rooftop.

The Museum maintains an ambitious program of 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 as 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 25-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, café, and gift shop is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For additional visitor information, visit online at or call 814-459-5477.

Erie Art Museum
Carolyn Eller