While many Lancaster City art galleries have earned recognition as part of the growing downtown art movement, CityFolk Gallery stands out as one of the most vibrant voices in the community. CityFolk was the epicenter of the Lancaster PA art explosion. Located in the heart of Gallery Row, in Lancaster City, we showcase internationally-recognized fine artists such as Robert A. Nelson, René Romero Schuler, Michael Bartmann, Carl White, Blythe Scott, Gregory Prestegord, and David Silvah. In fact, CityFolk is one of the few Lancaster PA galleries to highlight such distinct and utterly thrilling modern artists. It’s this commitment to finding and representing such bold fine art that has earned CityFolk popularity among the Lancaster art scene and visiting art lovers alike.
In much the same way that the Lancaster community represents a blending of the modern and pastoral, we also believe in integrating traditional folk artists with our internationally-known modern artists. From hand-crafted furniture to MCM gems to authentic primitives, the gallery serves as a destination for those looking to appreciate a well-curated space. While we are primarily a modern art gallery, we are proud to feature authentic folk artists. Some of the distinct folk art talents you’ll find at CityFolk Gallery include Eric Fausnacht, Kolene Spicher, K. William Kautz and, Tim Ray Fisher– who spans both lanes personally.
Due to CityFolk’s prominence as one of the key Lancaster City Art Galleries, we can host art exhibitions of renowned and rising national and international artists. These exhibits allow the Lancaster art community to experience – and purchase – the work of visiting artists. See our current exhibitions and stay tuned for upcoming artists.
A major component of the aesthetic diversity that makes CityFolk such a unique art gallery comes from our distinguished Gallery Artists. Our storied Gallery Artists represent a wide range of distinct styles including the lost art of drawing, expressionism, figurative, watercolor, and several different takes on the abstract vision. Explore our Gallery Artists’ digital galleries right here – and then visit CityFolk Gallery to experience their work in person. We welcome Visiting Artists into our Group Exhibits or Multi-person Shows.
Visiting art collectors often tell us that our gallery belongs in New York City. While we wouldn’t want to be anywhere other than Lancaster, we do think that we bring a metropolitan feel to our town. The unique CityFolk feel comes from the wide range of artists and styles we represent. Ranging from the last Draughtsman style of Robert A. Nelson to the ethereal quality of Michael Bartmann’s Architectural Paintings, to the Inspiring Figurative work of Rene’ Romero Schuler, we offer a true spectrum of voices in the fine art community.
If you are an experienced collector or just beginning to develop your appreciation, we’d love to share our artists and pieces with you. Whether you’re looking for a standout First Friday destination or if you’re visiting the area and want to explore a premier Lancaster PA Gallery, and Lancaster City, start at CityFolk Gallery.
While it may be a cliché, it’s true: seeing really is believing. Experience the magic of CityFolk Gallery. Our collection of fine and folk art and our large modern art pieces can only be fully appreciated in person. On the personal side, CityFolk is designed to feel welcoming as soon as you cross the threshold. Located in one of the premier historic buildings in downtown Lancaster, the space carries the feeling of a once-grand home. We invite you to visit our downtown Lancaster city art gallery.
Karen Anderer, Owner/Curator