Gallery 220

About Gallery 220

Gallery 220 hosts a combination of curated art exhibitions and arts programming that educates, empowers and entertains our community as a creative hub of  the Havre de Grace Arts & Entertainment District. The gallery also serves as headquarters for the Arts Collective.

art-gallery-220-havre-de-graceOur standard hours of operation are:
Wednesdays through Fridays from 11am - 5pm
Saturday from 11am - 5pm
Sunday from 12pm - 4pm


*Please note that hours may fluctuate during installation periods, workshops and/or holidays.

Current Show

March 15, 2024 - April 28, 2024

Gallery 220 is pleased to present Whispers of Longing, an exhibition that explores the connection between visual art and poetry.

The two artists in Whispers of Longing both pay close attention to details and nuances of feelings. Bart O’Reilly’s minimal abstractions are reminiscent of a distant memory that feels tangible and then slips away. Jenna Cipolloni’s poems feel like a hushed conversation between friends that occasionally erupts through the quiet with passionate outbursts. The work of both artists bring feelings of intense longing and nostalgia in the classical sense.

The work in this exhibit takes us to the places we go when our minds wander. Jenna Cipolloni is a filmmaker and poet, who, like most filmmakers, prefers to work collaboratively. The exhibit features several of her poems and a short film “Remind Me” by Röyskopp, directed and remixed by J.B Yaskovich, for which she is the assistant director. Bart O’Reilly is a painter and a poet. His paintings pursue whatlanguage cannot. His poetry fills that void and creates new visual questions. While his paintings are read as abstractions, they are also highly personal and the attention to detail resonates. Both artists express an internal dialogue in as tangible a way as possible.

Bart O’Reilly’s book My Father’s Workshop and Jenna Cipolloni’s zine School Nights will also be available for purchase in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. Both the opening and closing receptions will feature readings by the artists.

Whispers of Longing is curated by Heidi Neff Chuffo and Liz Lawson.

Whispers of Longing: Show Closing and Reception - Sunday, April 28th  2:00pm - 4:00pm  FREE! Get tickets here.


Juried Call for Art - Float

Juried Call for Art: “FLOAT”
For our Summer 2024 exhibition (July 3rd - August 18th), Gallery 220 is calling for artists to submit work illustrating
the concept of "Float."
During summer months, with warmer weather and later sunsets, and schools and work slowing down from the
Spring hustle before the Fall hurry begins again, one can begin to float through this time of year. Whether that
entails floating in a pool or down a lazy river, watching a parade float pass by on the Fourth of July, sipping a root
beer float, or watching a hot air balloon hover in the summer air . . . there are so many ways that artists can
interpret the theme of "Float."
Submissions are welcome from any visual artist whose work explores the concept of "Float" using various mediums
including, but not limited to . . .
● Painting  ●Photograph ● Sculpture ● Video ● Installation Pieces ● Multimedia

SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Wednesday May 8, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Read the full call for art and submission details for Float HERE 


Open Call - Blooms of Hope Art Auction

Colorful sunflowerThis summer, the Havre de Grace Arts Collective and Laila's Gift - a local nonprofit dedicated to advocating for and celebrating children with special needs and their families - are teaming up to celebrate the arts as a pathway to inclusivity.

Our two organizations are cohosting a mini-gala and art auction in Gallery 220 on May 30th as a fundraiser for this cause:

BLOOMS OF HOPE - An Art Auction to Grow Togetherness

Thursday, May 30th from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gallery 220 
220 N Washington Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
We are seeking any and all sunflower- or inclusivity-themed original artwork to auction off at the gala
This could include paintings, photography, ceramic work, fabric art, jewelry, or any other tangible piece of art.  Because this is a charity auction, all artwork submitted through this form and dropped off at Gallery 220 will be included in the auction.  Please see below for key dates and details, and thank you in advance for your generosity!

Click here to submit art for the Blooms of Hope Art Auction 

Open Call - Curated Group Exhibitions

Gallery 220 announces an open call for Curated Group Exhibition Proposals.

Curated Group Exhibition Proposals are defined as: art shows that feature multiple artists and are coordinated by one or more “independent curators,” i.e. individuals outside of the Gallery 220 selection committee.
Proposals are reviewed within the context of Gallery 220’s mission to “create artistic programming to complement what already exists in the area by promoting intellectually provocative artistic discourse which will, in turn, attract more artists and visitors to Havre de Grace.”

CLICK HERE to view the call and submission requirements and HERE to view the floor plan.

Volunteering at Gallery 220

Gallery 220 is always looking for art lovers to volunteer with events and daily operations! If interested, please CLICK HERE

A huge thank you to Pat Venturino for the amazing photos of our grand opening event!
View the photo album of Gallery 220 Grand Opening Event

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