Location: 52 E High St, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/artbeatingreene
Hours of Operation: Monday –Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Closed Sunday
Years in Operation: 16 months
What do you sell? The gallery is dedicated to showcasing the finest examples of artists' and craftsmen's work within the region. We believe that, to surround yourself with creative objects that emanate the pulse of the maker, provides an energy that gives life meaning. In the gallery, you’ll find unique handmade gifts for all occasions including pottery, paintings, prints, photographs, jewelry, glass, wood, baskets, handwoven clothing, whimsical puppets, handmade soaps, greeting cards and even books by local authors.
What inspired you to enter this business? We opened our first gallery as a partnership with other artists in Massachusetts nearly 40 years ago. When the economy has a downturn, it is often hardest on artists as that is what people generally forego. We saw an opportunity to bring together artists in Greene County and neighboring communities to promote the wealth of talent in our county and the region.
What do you love the most about your business? The creative spirit, as well as the energy and talents of those represented. We currently have works by nearly 60 artists. It is very exciting to see the new work each artist creates, using their artistic skills and imagination to bring the highest quality works into the gallery. These artists are creating what we feel to be the “heirlooms of tomorrow.”
Do you have any upcoming events/specials that you would like us to feature? On November 8th (7--9 PM) we will feature a book signing by local Greene County author John Rich Dorean. At 7:30 John will speak about his writing and his inspiration.
We will also be celebrating, with the town of Waynesburg, the Downtown Holiday Open House to be held on the evening of December 6.
What is one little known fact about your business or about yourselves that you would like to share? I don’t think people realize the amount of collaboration Linda and I share in the process. After 43 years of marriage, we do a lot of talking about the best next choices; many times it’s as if we are one head working on a project. We definitely both have our different strengths and expertise, but we do talk about everything from our store and our art.
A special thank you to our Sponsor - Consol Energy, to participating Merchants and the many volunteers who made First Friday - Flashback Friday possible!
A special thank you to our Sheep & Fiber Fest Sponsors!
“Re-Discovering Eden” is an art and historic architecture project of Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful celebrating 200 years of Waynesburg history. In 1796, the five trustees of the newly organized county of Greene purchased a tract of land named “Eden” for their new county seat of Waynesburg. They laid out a grid of streets and alleys, each 180 feet square. This original grid is intact today, as is much of the early architecture.
Local artist Kyle Hallam’s bright, playful vision of Waynesburg is awash in color with a variety of techniques applied to historic photos. The color invites us to consider the architectural details with a fresh eye, recognizing features regularly taken for Granted.
Walk our streets, look at our buildings and think about the past, present and future. Have fun identifying the vintage photos. Some buildings are quite changed; others not at all. Notice the details and marks of time. Much of the early architecture remains. Learn about the people and events that happened here. Then gaze into the future. What can we do to keep the special “sense of place” that is Waynesburg?
The tour is enhanced by Memory medallions that exist throughout the community. Memory medallions use a barcode reader with your smart phone to retrieve location information, video, audio, text and images. Be on the look– out for the bronze Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful medallion plaques.
For more Information, call: 724.627.8119 or click here to download the brochure.
Take a walk and Re-Discover Eden!
This project is supported in part by Pittsburgh 250 Community Connections, The Sprout Fund and The Community Foundation of Greene County.