Central PA is home to its share of fine art galleries and museums, the likes of which are celebrated on First Fridays, Second Fridays, Third in the Burg, etc. But there also exists a wholly different world of creativity within the region. It’s not some seedy underbelly of the art world, but, rather, creative people that are using some more unique media beyond the typically canvas and brush.
This weekend in downtown Lancaster, a delicately-named, newly-formed studio called Pure Sludge Gallery hosts the Heavy Heads Motorcycle Helmet Art Show & Party on Saturday from 4-10 p.m. The gallery is located in the same parking lot as American Bar & Grill at 1081 N. Plum St. (ABG hosts the after party).
As its name suggests, the one-night-only event will showcase the works of 30 artists from around the world, all of which will be on motorcycle helmets. Live music, motorcycles and hot rods round out the block party. Head to the Heavy Heads blog to read Q&As with some of the exhibiting artists and to see a sneak peak of their artwork.
In York County, the soon-to-open Miscreation Brewing Co. in Hanover will appeal to the local skate community with the recently installed booth seating, which is finished off with a mosaic of pieces of skateboard decks. The 45-square-foot display was created and installed by Rich Moorhead, owner of the Hanover-based recycled skateboards shop Art of Board. (Read more on the installation at the The Evening Sun.)
The brewpub at Miscreation Brewing isn’t open yet, but you may have tasted their brews at one of the many regional brewfests this summer and fall. Check out the Miscreation Smashed PumpKing Porter in our recent Central PA pumpkin beer roundup.