A HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL GEM IN THE HEART OF SKANEATELES
Since first opening its doors more than a century ago, the Gallery has delighted visitors from near and far with its collection of paintings by John D. Barrow (1824-1906). Considered a “second generation” Hudson River School style artist, Barrow was known both for his portraits and landscapes. The collection includes more than 400 works, with more than 250 on display. We hope you will visit us soon!
Annual Fund Drive – We Need Your Help!
The Gallery’s 2019 Annual Fund Drive is underway, with a very ambitious goal of raising $50,000 this year!
The Gallery relies almost entirely on our community’s generous and continued support to keep the doors open, the paintings safely preserved, and the building well-maintained. This year, among other things, the northeast area of the roof needs some substantial restoration work before winter arrives. Please help us meet the Gallery’s needs this year by making a generous monetary gift.
For online convenience, please click on the “Donate” button below. We use PayPal for secure processing, and accept all major credit cards. Thank you for your support!
Bring one of Barrow’s beautiful works of art home to display for family and friends. A selection of his paintings are available for loan within the Finger Lakes region for 2-year periods, with the rental fee based on the appraised value of the painting. This program was featured in Central New York Magazine – The Good Life’s March/April 2019 issue (see the article). Please contact us to learn more about Borrow-a-Barrow.
Event Space Available
Looking for a unique and inspiring meeting place? The Gallery is available for small special events, such as recitals or anniversary parties. We even have a baby grand piano that was just tuned, and is ready to be played and enjoyed. Please contact us for more information.
Chamber of Commerce Event
The Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce held a successful after hours event for local businesses at the Gallery in November. We were happy to host this wonderful group!
Skaneateles Festival Collaboration
The Skaneateles Festival held a lovely mini-concert at the Gallery in June. The event was in support of the Festival’s 40 for 40 Campaign, and featured pianist Andrew Russo.
In August, a well-attended Skaneateles Festival post-concert reception was also held at the Gallery, and our annual Paint Out! event took place for the first time at Anyela’s Vineyards. Beautiful artwork of the lake and surrounding countryside was produced by local artists and displayed for all to enjoy.