2nd Floor Gallery
Village Artisans 6
Hershey Violins 18

Craft Your Artisan Adventure

Half Day

Spend a day visiting artisan craft shops to peruse the fine wares made by our local and regional artists. Not only is this a wonderfully relaxing way to spend your day, your purchases also serve as unique souvenirs to remind you of your Cumberland Valley experiences.

Start your trip with a cluster of artisan shops in walkable downtown Carlisle. The American Artisan Gallery, Artist Market of Pomfret Street and History on High-The Shop all feature locally and regionally crafted gifts including leather goods, jewelry, pottery and handmade cards. The Carlisle Arts Learning CenterNancy Stamm's GalleriaThe Garden Gallery and Fly Away Home Studios are all sales galleries featuring locally created artworks.

Full Day

After a busy morning, slow down your pace in scenic Boiling Springs. Enjoy lunch on the patio of Caffé 101 where you can overlook picturesque Children's Lake. Be sure to stop by Gerald W. Putt Studio to view this Boiling Springs native's award winning wildlife artwork.  Next, you'll find a fine art studio, Village Artisans Gallery, in a renovated church. This gallery is nationally recognized as a treasury of American craftsmanship and artistry, and features works from over 200 artists. Be sure to check the event schedule so you can time your trip to see an Artist in Action.

Or, take a drive out into the back roads of Carlisle and visit Meadowbrooke Gourds. Featured on the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, Meadowbrooke Gourds retail shop features hand-crafted gourds for all seasons and purposes. Stop by during an open house to get a behind-the-scenes peak of how the gourds are harvested, cleaned, prepped and painted. 

Make it a Weekend

Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse offers travelers great food and entertainment. Enjoy the famous buffet and take in a show in the Playhouse.  Don't stay up too late - you have a full day ahead of you!

Today's journey begins with sales galleries in Mechanicsburg - Art Center School & Galleries, Metropolis Collective, and 2nd Floor Gallery all offer local artisan works in repurposed buildings including a barn, bank and church!

Color a different type of artisan experience on the last leg of your journey! Stop at Brittle Bark, featured on the Rachel Ray Show, and stock your shopping bags with gourmet brittles and other homemade chocolates. Pop into Hershey Violins to marvel the finely crafted instruments.  If your timing is right you may even catch the master craftsman in action! Flex your creativity at Potomac Bead Company while examining thousands of beads to string a totally customized bracelet or necklace - your perfect Cumberland Valley memento!


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The Potomac Bead Company

Address: 54 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

2nd Floor Gallery

Address: 105 South Market Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Artist Market of Pomfret Street

Address: 16 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

The Garden Gallery

Address: 10 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse

Address: 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

Hershey Violins

Address: 11 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Art Center School & Galleries

Address: 18 Artcraft Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

Address: 38 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

Shop the Block - Pomfret Street

Address: 30 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

Village Artisans Gallery

Address: 321 Walnut Street, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

Caffe 101

Address: 101 Front Street, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

Brittle Bark

Address: 33 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Fly Away Home Studios

Address: 140 Conway St, Carlisle, PA 17013

Nancy Stamm's Galleria

Address: 2 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

History on High - The Shop

Address: 33 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

Gerald W. Putt Studio

Address: 4 Front Street, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

Meadowbrooke Gourds

Address: 125 Potato Road, Carlisle, PA 17015

Children's Lake

Address: Located off Rte 174, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

American Artisan Gallery

Address: 35 N. Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013