Located at 50 West Main St., Gallery 50 opened in 2013 and is one of seven galleries lining Mainstreet Waynesboro as part of Destination ARTS! and remains owned and operated by the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro. Gallery 50 brings an initiative to make Waynesboro an arts destination through showcases of local artists, community revitalization projects and spotlights over 500 pieces of fine art and high-quality crafts from local artists and artisans. There’s always something new to discover at Gallery 50 with a vast variety of mediums and rotating exhibits, creativity radiates throughout the year including; fine art, photography, etchings, ceramics, fiber arts, handcrafted greeting cards, jewelry, books by local writers and more!
Currently, the featured exhibit is entitled, The Art of Healing which includes calming landscapes and colorful animals from artists Sharon Benner, Leslie McEntire, Linda Mosemann, and Geoffrey Thulin. Gallery 50 hopes that this exhibit will bring smiles and peace of mind during these times.
As part of the rotating exhibits, the young artists at Waynesboro Area Senior High School are also featured each year showcasing their work.
COVID-19 left Gallery 50 in a position where they had to, “get creative.” During the shutdown they took initiative to launch an online shop which currently features over 250 items that are also showcased in the gallery. These items are available for in-store or curbside pick-up. To shop online, click here.
As a non-profit organization, Gallery 50 welcomes volunteers to help run the gallery.
Galley 50 is open Fridays, 5pm – 8pm and Saturdays, 11:30am – 2pm, masks are required and please practice social distancing. You can also follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/gallery50wboro or Instagram @destinationsarts_aagw for photos and videos of gallery items, bios of featured artists and more!
Contact 717-655-2500 // email@example.com // www.ArtsAllianceGW.org
Contributed by Lauren Formosa