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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Nov. 24, 9-9

INDIE CRAFT FAIR
Sunday, Nov. 25, 11-5

CYBER MONDAY
mONDAY, nOV. 26 10% OFF ON-LINE GIFT CERTS ALL DAY

HOLIDAY ART MART
Nov. 24-Dec. 23

 

We are a working Art Studio open to everyone – amateur artists and established artists alike. The Art Establishment is an art studio with a new concept: a community co-working “drop-in” studio offering professional grade equipment and studio space on an affordable basis. Friendly and approachable, with NO memberships!

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pottery

Ceramics are one of civilization’s oldest art forms, but just because it’s ancient doesn’t mean you can’t create in a modern, efficient studio. Come and get your hands dirty! Create a work of ceramic art that would be the envy of those ancient artists!

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darkroom

Although the switch to digital has changed the world of photography dramatically, there are still artists who are passionate about film. Some say it’s a dying art, but we want to make sure that doesn't happen! So bring your film and your paper and see what develops!

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GALLERY SPACE

Show your work! The Von Hellener Gallery is 1,100 square feet of gallery space and is available to rent for a solo or group exhibition. Also click here for our current and upcoming gallery shows.

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art mart

Our year-round shop features all local, handmade items, including pottery, jewelry soaps, small paintings, photos, and much more! Perfect for a gift or treat yourself!

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printmaking

Printmakers are passionate about their art, but most can’t squeeze a one ton press down their basement stairs. That’s where we come in! You bring inks, paper and plate in whatever form (no lithography), and let our press bring your image to life.

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photo/video shoots

Our studio is a fantastic space for photo or video shoots. Gorgeous natural light, gleaming wood floors and white brick walls upstairs, and for a completely different feel, our downstairs has natural stone walls and very little natural light - ideal for setting up lighting and/or backdrops. 

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ART PARTIES

Host a fun party at our studio! Different options for both kids and adults. Great for birthdays, anniversaries, girls' night out, happy hour, bachelorette parties, bridal or baby showers, fundraisers, and more!

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painting/drawing

We're breaking free from the traditional private studio model to make the studio experience more affordable and accessible. The co-working studio space creates a dynamic interaction among passionate artists and enriches the creative process.

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STUDIO RENTAL

Our studio facilities are available to artists of any level to work independently. Very affordable rates with no membership fees or commitments. We have several options available to suit your needs - hourly, daily, weekly and monthly!
 

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EVENT RENTALS

Our gallery provides a unique and beautiful space for your social event – small wedding reception, bridal/baby shower, birthday , anniversary or graduation party, holiday parties, whatever the occasion! 

“When you first walk into to The Art Establishment you’re welcomed as if you’re already known. The atmosphere is intoxicating. When walking through it’s as if you’re in a New York Art Gallery. The Art Establishment breathes life into your creativity and imagination. This is the place to be for beginners and professionals as well. My opinion is if you’re looking for a place to be and soar in your creativity one stop is all you need and you need not look any further. The Art Establishment is the place for you.”
— Darryl K.

We are dedicated to serving the Special Needs community.

we are A LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL "CHAMPION OF INCLUSION"

 

As the parents of a special needs child ourselves, we understand the need for art enrichment for the special needs community. We offer a fun-oriented art class, a more serious acrylics class, we host groups and offer private lessons. We work with children and adults with a wide variety intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Every March we host a month-long art exhibition featuring wonderful artwork by over 50 local artists, who just happen to have special needs. March is National Disability Awareness Month, and we like to celebrate by highlighting all of their talent and creativity. 

 
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We've been so fortunate to have had some amazing and very well-known artists grace our studio! Not to brag but...

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Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell

Boris and Julie come by for figure drawing occasionally and in October, 2015 gave a wonderful talk and Q&A session, as well as graciously giving artists in attendance critiques. What a thrill to host these living legends!

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Robert Liberace

Rob Liberace gave a fantastic workshop here in October, 2017 "Line and Mass: The Figure and Portrait Explored in Drawing and Painting," and was attended by folks from all over the country (and Canada!). Rob has won The National Portrait Society grand prize and is considered a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.

Dorian Vallejo

Dorian was kind enough to come by for some live painting demos and a Q&A in October and November of 2015, and we were fortunate enough to get our portraits done by him! Dorian is a true gentleman and gifted artist! 

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Dan Welden

Dan is a master printmaker, painter, educator and author. He has been making prints and works on paper for over 50 years. His work has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the world and his work is in many public and private collections throughout the country. He is the originator of Solarplate printmaking, a healthier and safer way or printmaking. He has given several workshops here and we look forward to having him back!

Stop in and see why Lehigh Valley Live named us
"The Single Best Thing in Fountain Hill!"

 
 
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