The Green Drake is an art gallery, a collection of artist studios, a music venue, a creative center for learning, and a community gathering place. We invite you to join us on our new website, interact with us on social media and visit us in the mountainsides of Central Pennsylvania.
We opened the doors of the Green Drake in April of 2011 after a year of planning and renovations of the 130 year-old building. While we are a for-profit business, we are also a community project, with limited-partner investment by many community members. Some of our represented artists as well as community members volunteer to help staff the gallery and take care of other needs.
Since 2011, we have hosted dozens of special shows in addition to our regularly represented artists and artisans. We have also had many talented musicians grace our stage, either at opening receptions for art shows or as separate concerts. We also host poetry nights and genre-based music jams on a regular basis.
In addition to our presentation of visual and performing arts, we have several musicians and artists offering music lessons and art classes, as well as artist studio spaces upstairs. And, of course, we hope you will stop in often for gift shopping or to find that something special to grace your own walls.
The Green Drake Arts Community is a critical part of our overall concept and mission. Art is a constantly happening and unfolding thing here. The entire upstairs is dedicated to artists, from hopeful beginners to working professionals, pursuing their creative dreams. Along with several semi-private studio spaces, we have a spacious, well-lit, and equipped room that is open 24/7 to Arts Community members. It is also open to visitors during gallery hours or when regular members have the door unlocked.