Located along the mighty Mississippi River in the historic town of Guttenberg is a limestone building that was constructed in 1858. After serving multiple different purposes for the town of Guttenberg for nearly 150 years, the building became home to the Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center.
Granted non-profit status in 2007, the Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center has been fostering creativity and providing a positive environment for community members and visitors.
The gallery, located on the main floor, features the work of local artists who are passionate about their community and art. The gallery exhibits and sells items such as photography, paintings, ceramics, stained glass, jewelry and much more. Not only will you be able to find the perfect gift for that special somebody or unique piece to complete your home, you will also be supporting a local artist.
Upstairs is the Creativity Center—where visitors are always welcome to stop by and create a one-of-a-kind piece to be proud of. Bring your family and friends and spend the afternoon painting pottery, dying silk scarves, cutting or fusing glass, and much more! Are you a little unsure of your art skills? Don’t worry, the trained staff will help you find the creative bone in your body.
For the past 8 years, the Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center has hosted an after school art program open to local students, fourth grade and up. Utilizing grants and scholarship money, the center is able to provide a safe place for students to come and express themselves at no cost.
The Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center is also home to the Artisan Café and Courtyard, which is open during the summer months. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds of local musicians while tasting the fresh, local foods and wines.
The Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center has been able to provide a positive impact in Guttenberg for all ages. It is the perfect place to spend a weekend getaway or just spend a few hours in the evening exercising your creative bone to help unwind from the long stressful week.
Written by Amy Bonvillain | Photo Credit to Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center