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Uncover Some of the Most Unique Finds at Local Art Galleries

Finding local art galleries is easy when you travel to the Pocono Mountains.  Uncover unique finds at local art galleries in a few locations in Hawley including Hawley Silk Mill.  Shopping at local art galleries not only supports the community but you’ll find one-of-a-kind pieces that nobody else will have.  Check out this list of the most unique finds at local art galleries.

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The Looking Glass Art Gallery is located inside of Hawley Silk Mill in downtown Hawley.  The gallery is owned by Millie and Juan H. Espino.  Besides being the owner, Juan is also an artist with his folk art style of work featured at The Looking Glass Art Gallery.  He has also painted a replica of the Hawley Silk Mill from what it would have looked like in the early 1900’s.  Other local artists to be found here include Howard D. Becker, Steven White, Greg Hagen, and Austin Burke.  The Looking Glass Art Gallery holds special events throughout the year and has rotating exhibits on display.

Located on the 1st floor of Hawley Silk Mill is an exhibit known as Art on the Edge.  Contemporary sculptures and paintings are on display and for sale at this space which is hosted by the Wayne County Arts Alliance.  Friday and Saturday nights, Art on the Edge holds after hour events including a Creative Cocktail Hour and French Woods Performing Arts Specials.  They are open for viewing daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and admission is free.

In the neighboring town of Milford is The Artery Fine Arts and Fine Crafts.  Since 1999, visitors have had the opportunity to view photographs, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, and paintings.  Every 2nd Saturday of the month, The Artery holds artist receptions where you can meet the featured artist and view their collection.  The gallery has around 10-15 artists on a monthly rotation.

In the town of Honesdale, Pennsylvania is the family owned Willow River Gallery.  Husband and wife team Phil Garfield and Trix Render opened the gallery in 2009.  In addition to the many talented local and regional artists who have their work on display, Trix is also a painter and her work is on display at the gallery.  The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Visit Willow River Gallery from April through December.

At our sister property Ledges Hotel, you’ll find art to view throughout the hotel.  These original works of art are by local and regional artists like Barbara Briden, Thomas Colbert, Chip Forelli, and Heather Hoffman.  Many of the paintings and photographs are for sale.  Do not hesitate to ask if you see one that you would like to take home.

If you find yourself in our neck of the woods, we would love to have you rest and relax with us here at The Settlers Inn.  The winter season is a great time to visit the Pocono Mountains.  On chilly evenings, curl up by the fireplace in the privacy of your room or enjoy dinner by the glow of the fire at the Chestnut Tavern.  We will be happy to help you find the perfect room.  Give us a call at 570-226-2993.  We look forward to having you stay with us soon.