Letort Glass

Letort Glass occupies 2,000 square feet in a warehouse studio. The open floor plan is sky-lit directly over a large work table.  Customers enter the shop through a gallery of Deborah Feller’s (owner) finished stained glass work.  Expamples of fused and finished work of all kinds hangs from the ceiling and walls throughout.   All finished items are for sale as well as supplies for stained glass and fusing glass hobbists.   Class schedules are posted on the website.

405 N. East St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-218-8300

Artwork by Kathy Maxwell

8 Cave Hill Dr.
Carlisle, PA 17013
717 249 6912

Kathy Maxwell is known for her charming watercolor paintings of local scenes and landmarks. For many, her paintings evoke memories of a time when the pace of life was a little slower. Her artwork has travelled the world with former area residents, who move to far away places and wish to take along a remembrance of home. Prints are available of most of her paintings, and they can be viewed on her website. She sells her work both framed and unframed. You may contact her through her website to purchase a print or commission a painting.

The Garden Gallery

The Garden Gallery, owned by Charles and Susie Andrews, was established in 1976 in historic downtown Carlisle, and is the oldest fine arts gallery in Central Pennsylvania.
The gallery is also famous for its custom framing/design center as well as for art, photography and frame restoration. Charles has extensive experience in using various materials and fabrication techniques, and is a technical consultant to artists and corporations regarding fabrication, display, and archival protection of art works.

Charles and Susie are also both artists working in ceramics. Their work is shown at the gallery along with a number of outstanding artists some of whom have been represented by the gallery for over 20 years. The Garden Gallery primarily represents Pennsylvania artists along with a few nationally recognized artists from New York, New Mexico, and Kansas.

The gallery showcases its fine arts and crafts with art shows throughout the year. You will find fine original paintings, hand blown glass, ceramics, (functional as well as non-functional), silver jewelry, photography and more. The Garden Gallery is a celebration of not only the handmade but of a community that exists to create for personal and public satisfaction, and to promote and enhance the world in which it exists.

Carlisle Arts Learning Center

The Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) was founded in 1992 to encourage creativity and self-esteem through exploration and appreciation of the visual arts. The non-profit art center opened inside a three-story building at 19 N. Hanover St. in August 1998.

The 1912 building is located in Carlisle’s downtown historic district. CALC now offer classes and workshops in five main areas: ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, copper enameling and arts-and-crafts,” Morgenthal says. “We have courses for children, teens, and adults.” CALC instructors are experienced art educators or working artists themselves. Many classes are geared for beginners. Course fees are based on the number of hours of instruction.

Many area Scout troops, home schoolers, and church groups have scheduled customized workshops at CALC. Groups can arrange single or multiple sessions in clay, photography, or a variety of arts-and-crafts. Three weeks notice is usually required to make arrangements for these events.

In addition to the classes and workshops, CALC volunteers host open studios each week in clay and photography — from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Another facet of CALC’s mission is fulfilled through its art exhibit programming in it’s art gallery.  Six or seven shows are slated each year, and most feature works created by mid-state artists. Sculpted wood, paintings, pastels, basketry, ceramics, copper enameling, wildlife carvings, photography, and dolls are just a few of the media that have been showcased at CALC in recent years.

For further information about any of CALC’s programs, the annual Benefit Art Auction, or other activities, call the CALC message line, 717-249-6973, or visit the CALC website, www.carlislearts.org.