It’s the Little Masterpieces that make a getaway great.
Great talent can be found throughout the rolling hills of Butler County. Whether you are a creator, an admirer, or both, the Butler County Artisan Trail will provide you with a beautiful experience and one-of-a-kind treasures to brighten your home. The icons listed with each stop tell you whether you can sign up for a class, buy handmade art and/or browse a gallery. Let your creative side shine!
1. The Glass Blowing Center
114 Leonard Rd., Hilliards
A true gem, The Glass Blowing Center is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. Their showroom is filled with wonder, featuring figurines, marbles, jewelry, ornaments and more. Learn about this amazing art form with a free demonstration, and you can even learn the art of glass blowing yourself!
2. Brushes and Barstools
209 S. Main St., Butler
Nothing to see here - just fun to be had at BYOB paint parties! Brushes and Barstools is a paint party studio in downtown Butler. They offer group events, couples paint nights and everyday painting opportunities. BYOB for a colorful evening of fun. With their instruction, everyone is an artist!
3. Butler Art Center
344 S. Main St., Butler
Encouraging, promoting and fostering the arts in Butler County, the Associated Artists have it all - a gallery, shop and classes. The gallery has a new show every couple months, so there’s always something unique to see!
4. Christy Culp Pottery
286 Crisswell Rd., Butler
Christy’s studio is open to the public during special events throughout the year, but her gorgeous pieces are regularly available at Batch and Saxonburg Coffee Company, both on Main Street Saxonburg. Christy has a distinct and loveable style of pottery dishes.
5. Cranberry Artists Network
Join Cranberry Artists Network for a painting/drawing event or check out a gallery at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center. The organization is dedicated to providing and promoting the arts in Cranberry Township and surrounding area. Join their exciting adventure into artistic expression and encouragement.
6. Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts
539 Main St., Harmony
If you love color, then Bottlebrush is sure to please. Located in Historic Harmony’s oldest building, this gallery also features vintage Christmas items and a record shop. Artists in a 50-mile radius are showcased, covering just about every medium you can imagine. Celebrate the arts with regularly-scheduled classes, concerts and special events.
7. Darn Yarn Needles and Thread (DYNT)
253D Mercer St., Harmony
Located in The Center of Harmony, Darn Yarn specializes in American-made supplies from spinning wheels to manufactured yarn. Classes, workshops and open groups are available. Learn to be “nice and knotty” at this colorful shop.
8. Creative Harmony Arts & Books
111 East New Castle St., Zelienople
Experience creativity. Books, art, handcraft, classes and historic tours. See website for hours of operation.
111 East New Castle St., Zelienople
This unique gift shop & art space carries handmade items by Western Pennsylvania artists, fine art, collectible toys, and offers art classes for all ages.
10. Appalachian Rock Shop & Jewelry
508A Perry Hwy., Harmony
The Rock Shop is a rarity, not only because the store itself is quirky, but their collection of minerals, crystals and fossils includes some hard-to-come-by items. The shop is fun and fascinating for all ages. A variety of workshops are offered from metalsmithing to beading and wire wrapping. Check out our video to get a glimpse!
11. Nicolette’s Tailor Shop & Specialty Gifts
1263 Perry Hwy., Portersville
Recently relocated into an 1830s red brick house, Nicolette’s is a gift shop and venue for teaching creativity. In addition to a partnership with Susan Walker Art, the shop features goods from many hand-chosen artists. Discover and purchase inspiring art or take a class for all ages.