We hold First Friday receptions on the first Friday of every month, from 5-7 pm.

Stop by to meet the artists and enjoy their art work!


Gettysburg Area High School Advanced Placement Art Show 2022-2023

You are looking at 64 pieces of art by 18 students from Gettysburg Area High School. Many of the works have been submitted to the National College Board as part of a portfolio to hopefully earn college credit. Some of the works have already been juried into art shows. Some may have won regional awards and national medals through Scholastic Art & Writing, which is the oldest and longest running competition for teens to recognize and celebrate them for their creativity.

After what felt like an eternity of lockdowns, transitionary schooling, virtual meetings, mandatory masking, grocery shortages, and everything else that covid threw at us ….


Covid made us appreciate what we took for granted. It has allowed us to reflect upon who we are.

School is full time. We are face to face, without the masks. We can express ourselves with a smile or tears. We can now learn, sing, travel, eat, and gather together in groups as we had done before Covid. This is reflected in our artwork.

These paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, jewelry, and clay works might examine the effect pollution has on the environment, or they just may utilize upcycled materials to create a thing of beauty. The work may challenge the viewer with questions about childhood or the path that life takes as one grows older. Some works celebrate the love we have for animals or places that we finally can travel to. These students have something to say, and it shows in their work.

This work has been created by students in Amy Thrush Dreves’s 2022-2023 Advanced Placement Studio Art Class and by prospective AP Art Students.

I am proud of each and every one of my students. Even though I cannot attend their opening reception on June 2, I will be with them in spirit. I will be in Salt Lake City, Utah, thinking of them. For over a week, I will be working to score Advanced Placement Studio Art exams at the National College Board reading.