Chester County Art Association
Visual Arts • Classes • Outreach •Exhibitions
100 North Bradford Avenue
West Chester, PA 19382
We - Love -Art. We know that you love art, too, which is why you've landed on our website. With that in mind, we hope to be a place where you, our customers, feel comfortable exploring all of your art interests - creating, collecting, discussing and any other other pursuits you bring to us.
We are a non-profit comprised of 3 staff members, Karen Delaney, Executive Director, Maria Tesone, Educational Program Director and Angela Deal Meanix, Design Marketing and Communications Director. We have dedicated volunteers who keep projects going and we strive to do our best. One thing we always have to ground our days is art filled galleries. We also try to keep a good sense of humor.
Chester County Art Center is chester county's local art place. The Association was started in 1931 (read more about our history here). The Center was built in 1953. On the main level, we have two galleries (Allinson Gallery and Huston Gallery - collectively called Bradford Avenue Galleries) where we exhibit local and regional artwork 9 months of the year (September-May). The larger, Allison, gallery typically showcases group exhibits comprised of artists of all levels who can enter both juried and non-juried shows (visit our call for artists page here). The smaller, Huston, gallery typically showcases solo and dual exhibitions. Gallery hours are 9:30AM - 4PM Tuesday-Saturday. The galleries close for the summer as we embark on our summer art program and bring a true art experience to the youth in our community. Hours during our summer months are 9-4PM (view summer art programs HERE).
Downstairs, you will find art in progress. Five studio spaces are filled throughout the week with art classes taught by independently contracted artists. In addition, we have a new and thriving ceramics open studio and various activities ranging from yoga to Irish dance to paint along fundraisers (all organized through outside organizations and individuals who rent our space. You can view rental information and rates here.)
We look forward to seeing you at our Creative Space for Everyone.
Founders Exhibition Sponsors BELOW:
Special thanks to William Cook Architecture and Planning for tremendous service to and support of the Chester County Art Association.