The artwork on display at Friendship Heart Gallery feature artists with developmental disabilities, as well as volunteers and professional artists who all contribute to the success of this non-profit gallery, located just steps from Lancaster City’s Gallery Row.
Friendship Heart Gallery is Impacting the World with Capabilities, providing value through artistic expression. An unique extension of the outreach of Friendship Community, adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities pursue the creation of art in a workshop setting as a way of developing skills, achieving self expression, finding a meaningful role in society, and moving toward economic independence. Explore creative and original masterpieces that are made with heart.
Friendship Heart Gallery Located at Steeple View Lofts 118 North Water Street, Suite 101 Lancaster PA 17603 (717) 945-6904
Monday-Friday: 10 am – 5 pm Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm Sunday: Closed
First Fridays: 10 am – 8:30 pm
The heART of Friendship is an extension of Friendship Community located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The vision of Friendship Community is to be a community which affirms the worth of all people. The heART of Friendship ART Gallery empowers adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to pursue the creation of art as a way of developing skills, achieving self expression, finding a meaningful role in society and moving toward economic independence. Through local and national means, it is our vision to involve our artists to interact with the community in many ways. Our studio and gallery is handicapped accessible and invites participation of persons with disabilities whether or not they are part of Friendship Community. We hold classes for the general public, thus facilitating an artistic experience in the setting of diversity. We invite students and working professional artists to participate in workshops where their experience and skills will add to the artistic development of the program. We market artwork to promote the accomplishments of the Artists and to provide them with financial resources. We exhibit and sell artwork beyond the gallery, by marketing on the internet and other local retail establishments. Public and private commissions, open houses, shows, libraries and commercial offices are also opportunities for exhibition and revenue. Ultimately, The heART of Friendship ART Gallery will develop into a self sustaining business offering people exposure to, and involvement with, the creative work of people with disabilities. By encouraging persons with disabilities to develop personal feelings of worth and value, the visual arts offer everyone an opportunity to communicate in a new language, while destroying the stigma often associated with persons having disabilities.