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The Gallery at York Hall opens for 2023 Season on April 1

(The Gallery at York Hall)

YORKTOWN — The Gallery at York Hall opens on Saturday, April 1, for its 2023 season.

The gallery, a cooperative effort between the Celebrate Yorktown Committee and York County, is located at 301 Main St. in Historic Yorktown.

Managed by volunteer Sharon Owen, the Gallery features the works of more than 300 local artists, along with a variety of themed exhibits that change every six to eight weeks. The staff of 30-plus volunteers serve the community by maintaining an information area for visitors offering brochures, maps, and discounts, along with friendly service and hospitality.

This season will kick off with a Quilts Past & Present Exhibit for April and May, featuring a variety of quilts including hand-made, vintage, and fiber art quilts.

A special exhibit of Jeanne Eickhoff’s work is displayed in a beautiful handmade quilt in the lobby and her original works are available in the gallery.

Exhibits of basketry and pottery, featuring local artists, authors, and historians, are planned for the summer.

Revolutionary author Mike Cerere will host a book signing on July 2 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and children’s book author Caroline Ward will host a book signing from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 27.

The gallery also remains one of the most unique locations to purchase one-of-a-kind Yorktown souvenirs, according to the York County, including items featuring the popular Yorktown Onion, Fifes and Drums of York Town, Revolutionary-era soldiers, and nautical-themed art.

Spring/summer exhibits at the gallery:

April – May

  • Quilts from Past & Present
  • April 23 – Acoustical Guitar featuring Lou Vangieri, noon to 2:30 p.m.
  • May 7 – Art at the River featuring Dick DePaul, Watercolors (display only)
  • May 21 – Acoustical Guitar featuring Lou Vangieri, noon to 2:30 p.m.

June – July

  • June – Wildlife Artist by Jim Wilson 
  • June 25 – Acoustical Guitar featuring Lou Vangieri, noon to 2:30 p.m.
  • July – Pine Needle Baskets by Joseph Jennings
  • July 2 – Book Signing by Mike Cerere, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • July 16 – Pine Needle Basket Demo by Joseph Jennings, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 23 – Acoustical Guitar featuring Lou Vangieri, noon to 2:30 p.m.

August

  • Pottery featuring Martha Hayes
  • August 13 – Acoustical Guitar featuring Lou Vangieri, noon to 2:30 p.m.
  • August 27 – Children’s Book Signing by author Caroline Ward, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday (excluding Easter). Admission is free.

For more information, call the Gallery at York Hall at 757-890-4490 or see visityorktown.org for a complete listing of 2023 exhibits.

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