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Art Galleries

The Works Art Galleries showcase beautiful works of art in a variety of medium by local, national & international artists.

Art exhibitions are a wonderful way to spark conversations with the entire family. What make something art? What is your favorite type of art? Visit our galleries and join in the conversation!

The Works Art Galleries offer a variety of art opportunities designed to stimulate creative engagement in the arts for learners of all ages, and strengthen the cultural fabric of our community. Gallery exhibits change frequently and admission to is free to most gallery exhibitions. Contact the museum's Art Coordinator for purchase inquiries and additional information.


Main Art Gallery Current Exhibit:  "Local Color"

On Display: April 25 - July 12

Exhibit Overview: "Local Color" , features a collection of beautiful fine art from local artists. Meredith Martin owner of Sunbear Studios & Gallery in Alexandria, Ohio, and curator of this exhibition, has recruited a talented group of local artists who exhibit work in her gallery to display their best creations in The Works Main Art Gallery. Pottery, creative wearables, stained glass, richly colored paintings and unique jewelry are featured and available for purchase in this exhibition paying homage to local artistic talent. 

Featured Artists Include: Kristan Leedy, Gail Maraman, Bonnie Moseley, Josh Shremshock, Laurie Simpson, Vicki Moon Spiegel, Barb Swysgood, Kurt & Lorry Wendling, Bruce Wolfe, and Meredith Martin. . View/download the official art card for this exhibit.



Glass Studio Exhibit: "Topography in Flux: Navigating Perpetual Landscapes" by Sarah Michalik

On Display:
April  4 - May 3

Sarah Michalik, current Artist in Residence at The Works, is a sculptural artist working with glass, secondary media, and manipulated found objects. Her work is influenced by her time in Newark, Ohio and draws from the experience of traveling to a new place. This glass show features installations and discrete sculpture. Read more...


Central Art Gallery Exhibits:

The Works Central Art Gallery is housed on 2nd Street in downtown Newark. This gallery space hosts a variety of artists working in various media. The gallery is accessible from street or garage parking available on 2nd Street. Visitors to The Works museum can access the gallery by walking across the LeFevre Courtyard that connects the two buildings. The Central Gallery is closed on Sundays.