Prominently located on the square in Newport, the Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) Gallery showcases the fine artwork of over 150 of the region’s talented artisans. With the assistance of a knowledgeable, passionately committed staff, you can learn the story behind the artwork and discover who the artists are and what drives them to create.

The Gallery showcases several themed and solo artist exhibitions each year, and with other gallery displays changing more frequently, there is a revolving display of paintings, sculptures, pottery, literature, jewelry, organic homemade personal care products, clothing and accessories.

SHOP HOURS

Wednesday – Friday, 10 to 4
Saturday, 10 to 3

SPECIAL EVENT

Saturday, July 6

Discover Newport

Newport will be bustling at “Discover Newport” with a Food Truck Festival on Penn Ave, more than 40 town-wide yard sales, many business sidewalk sales, and historic and artistic displays and activities.

Stop by PCCA Gallery, 1 S. Second Street, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for free Drop-In Art to create a patriotic necklace, sparkler wand and patriotic wreath.

Step inside the gallery for a “Christmas in July” book signing with PCCA member artist Valerie Moyer and Bonnie Swinehart, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Valerie, along with the author Michael Sanders, will be signing their children’s book, “Snow Day,” a celebration of a day off of school and counting the inches as the snow falls. Bonnie’s book, “Benjy and the Belsnickel” tells a fableish tale of a mischievous boy, Benjy, and an old Pennsylvanian folktale, the Belsnickel. Will Benjy learn his lesson? If not, he might get a visit from the Belsnickel.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

June 7 – August 3

Homegrown

An exhibition of artwork created by artists with roots in Perry County, who either grew up in the county or have made a long-term home here, running from June 7 – August 3.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

August 9 – October 5

Felting Iki

Explore this exhibition of whimsical and cheerful felted art pieces by Crissy Miyake, who finds inspiration in the human relationship with and appreciation of nature.

Join us for the public reception on August 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.