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The Erie Art Museum Presents ARTafterDARK Tonight

The Erie Art Museum Presents ARTafterDARK Tonight

The Erie Art Museum is organizing the next Gallery Night, scheduled for tonight, May 23 from 7 until 10 p.m., A city-wide art gallery crawl through local, independent galleries and the Museum, participating Gallery Night venues will open their doors after-hours for visitors to get up close and personal with art and artists in a unique way. Each gallery offers a different experience, from artist meet & greets to wine samplings to live music, and visual art, featuring local, regional, and national artists. Visit five or more locations for a chance to win a gift certificate from each participating location. Admission is free to the public.

Visitors are invited to end night at the Erie Art Museum for a brand new art experience, ARTafterDARK, an art party on the Museum's patio from 9-11 p.m. Denver-based, and Erie Native, Philip Berarducci, known as DJ Phil Tha Bass, along with DJ Rhythm Provide, will provide a steady stream of entertainment on the patio. Guests will also enjoy a taco bar provided by El Toro Loco, along with craft beer and cocktails, and have the opportunity to create their own art using old vinyl records. Tickets are $10, and are sold at the Museum in advance, or at the door the night of the event. Only a limited number will be sold.

Other participating galleries include Bayfront Gallery, D'Hopkins Denniston Gallery Fine Art, Funky Bungalow, Glass Growers Gallery, Kada Gallery, and Lighthouse Jewelers.

For more information, visit erieartmuseum.org or call 814.459.5477.

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 8,000 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 Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For additional visitor information, visit online at erieartmuseum.org or call 814-459-5477.

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