Explore the Arts Through Shops, Galleries, & More in Carlisle, PA!

man facing a dark teal wall decorated with six large fine art paintings depicting people

Pennsylvania is not only a state full of deep historical significance, it’s also a state packed with rich culture and artistry. Here in Cumberland County, PA we have some amazing artists and gallery owners who make up our creative community and we would like to share five of our favorite gems that reside right here with us in Carlisle, PA! We also invite you to include us in your artistic endeavors and stay at Pheasant Field Bed and Breakfast for comfortable accommodation during your trip!

American Artisan Gallery
The American Artisan Gallery is the perfect go-to place for one-of-a-kind collectors items and rare finds! Here guests will find magnificent fine art pieces, ceramics, delicate glass sculptures, woodworking, jewelry, and much more. The Gallery is regularly filled with new items and pieces, so you’ll be sure to find something completely unique with each visit. They also host special events, so keep an eye on their news/events page to see if anything catches your fancy! In addition, if you visit on the month of your birthday you will be provided with a special 15% discount on any item!

Location: 35 N Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 254-6136
Hours: Thursday 10:30am – 5pm
Friday 10:30am – 5pm
Saturday 10:30am – 4pm

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)
The Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC for short) is a huge part of Carlisle’s artistic industry. The Center specializes in programs for children, rotating galleries, adult classes, and much more! The month of March 2019 will be jam-packed with events and one-day workshops, making it the perfect opportunity to get your hands dirty and try something entirely new!

Upcoming Events:
Empty Bowls 2019
Empty Bowls is a special fundraising event to help those in need (Project SHARE). Local artists will be selling ceramic bowls during this event, so not only will you be raising funds for others, but you will also leave with a beautiful souvenir in tow!

Monday, March 18, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dickinson College HUB
$25 per ticket

One-Day Workshops and Creative Night Outs:
The CALC provides educational and fun one-day workshops for adults where you will learn how to create/decorate metal jewelry, brush up on your drawing skills, learn tapestry weaving, and more! Creative Night Outs involve special “Make and Take” workshops for those with busy schedules. Upcoming workshops include creating a zipper brooch, an eggshell mosaic pendant, and make-your-own clay art piece! In addition, these workshops provide food and beverages, including delicious Pennsylvania craft beer!

CALC Information:
Location: 38 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 249-6973
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturdays 10am – 3pm

History on High – The Shop
History on High – The Shop is part of the Cumberland County Historical Society and is found right downtown Carlisle along with the visitors center. The Shop is a lovely little place to find local artists’ works such as paintings, fine jewelry, photography, metalwork, clothing, food items, and more! Much of the reproduction photography collection features Cumberland County history and is sure to draw the interest any history buff!

Location: 33 W. High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 249-7610
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm

Meadowbrooke Gourds
If you want to pick up something fun and decorative for yourself or a friend, the Meadowbrooke Gourds shop is certainly a must-visit! As their name suggests, they specialize in gourd art and cute decor for just about any occasion! Here you will find adorable gourd animals, trendy birdhouses, bright spring gourd baskets, and much more. They also hold classes on regular basis, so if you’re interested you can bring home the perfect nifty decoration of your own making! How neat!

Location: 125 Potato Road, Carlisle, PA 17015
Phone: (717) 776-6029
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday Closed

The Greatest Gift
Looking for something artsy and fun? The Greatest Gift provides a gorgeous inventory of unique items for either yourself or a friend! Here you’ll find wonderful Pennsylvania-crafted items such as cards, candles, clothing & accessories, pottery, jewelry, and so much more! They also provide customization services for rings, necklaces, and bracelets, making it the perfect personal souvenir! The Greatest Gift is a lovely local gem that you must check out next time you’re in Carlisle.

Location: 117 N Hanover St. in Carlisle, PA
Phone: (717) 243-5562
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday-Monday Closed

As one can see, our town of Carlisle is saturated with talented artists and unique places that make it the perfect little shopping getaway for art lovers! In fact, all of Cumberland County is full of trendy places like these, so make sure to check out the full list of shops and galleries to stop by and events to take part in! While you embark on your artsy Pennsylvania adventure, make sure to book a stay with us at Pheasant Field Bed and Breakfast for first-rate lodging in Carlisle, PA. We’d love to host you and see what kind of fun gems you pick up while you’re here!

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