Spotlight on Gallery 30’s Newly-Expanded Space
Published May 23, 2013
Normally I reserve this space to highlights the new shops that have come to Gettysburg and now call downtown home, but Gallery 30 isn’t new.
In fact, Gallery 30 has been an artistic and literary landmark here in Gettysburg for 35 years.
So why am I turning the spotlight on them now?
Well, they’ve just celebrated their grand opening of a newly-expanded space at 26 York Street. Gallery 30 offers great books, the finest in local and regional art, decorative folk art using gourds as a medium, jewelry, toys and more. I headed downtown with camera in hand to see what I could find.
It was a gorgeous sunny day, and I was a bit eager to get out of the heat. The first thing I saw was some functional gourd art — these are birdhouses – hanging just outside the door. If you happen to miss the sign when you’re driving down York Street, the gourds are a dead giveaway that you’ve found Gallery 30.
Once I stepped inside, I was treated to a great assortment of gift ideas and unique houseware items. As a bit of a design buff, I love the combination of exposed ductwork above and hardwood flooring inside the shop and gallery. And talk about a selection!
Now I’ll admit it. I’m a foodie and I love to cook, so I’m always looking for kitchen items. I stumbled across some great serving spoons, cutting boards and trivets made in the USA here in the shop. Cut from some exotic woods and finished to be food-safe, they’re a great addition to the home of any aspiring chef. Great gift ideas!
Did I mention the gourds? Gallery 30 features an extensive line of folksy and functional gourd art. It’s Spring! Hang a gourd birdhouse in the back garden. Gourds are a popular craft item available for sale.
If you haven’t yet visited Gallery 30, you’re missing out on a real gem in downtown Gettysburg. Additional information about hours, products, and special events can be found on their website.