Arts, Entertainment, and Culture Take Center Stage in Sharon, PA

Year-round music, artwork, events, and performances propel Sharon, PA’s vibrant arts community

Sharon, PA – Sharon, PA is an artistically diverse community that attracts art and culture aficionados from around the country. Located in Mercer County, on the Ohio border, the city’s burgeoning art scene includes studios, galleries, and open-air marketplaces for local artists to display and sell their works. Visitors are also welcome to create their own masterpieces in a variety of hands-on classes and workshops. Nestled on the banks of the Shenango River, Sharon, PA, welcomes visitors who are looking for fun, friendly artistic experiences and traveling from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Canada, and far beyond.

“We invite people to visit and register for the chance to win $100 in Tourism Bucks for their next visit to beautiful downtown Sharon. Our residents and visitors love to celebrate the arts, and we’re proud that our vibrant artistic community is so diverse and accessible for visitors of all ages. Our downtown district offers something for everyone including paintings, jewelry, sculpture, and pottery, plus paper, wood, fabric, and metal works created by artisans. We also feature talented local and regional musicians who perform throughout the city in different venues. Everyone’s experience with art is personal, which creates a lively and culturally supportive community. If you love to immerse yourself in creative and artistic endeavors and performances, or would like to try an art class, a trip to Sharon, PA, is perfect for couples’ getaways, girls’ weekends, and family vacations,” said Peggy Mazyck, Visit Mercer County PA Executive Director.

Sharon, PA’s arts and cultural activities, events, and stores allow visitors to appreciate art in a relaxed atmosphere:

Brown Bag Lunch Concerts
This event, in Columbia Theater Park, takes place every Wednesday at noon during the summer. There are $5 brown bag lunches available from nearby downtown restaurants, so pick up a delicious lunch, grab a seat at the park, and enjoy some great music.

Circle K Pottery
Create a beautiful piece of art at this pottery and art studio. A variety of classes are offered for adults and children. Pottery, clay, and glazes are for sale, and commissioned work is available.

Gallery 29 of Sharon
Gallery 29 displays and sells the artwork of over 100 talented artists. Offerings include pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, glass, and fiber. Classes are offered to those who would like to create their own works of art.

Random Acts of Artists
Creative and artistic minds connect every Wednesday evening at Apollo Maennerchor. Over 100 artists from around the region meet to participate in both personal and community artistic projects.

Third Thursday Happy Hour and Art Walk
Every third Thursday throughout the year, Gallery 29 hosts a happy hour with a featured regional artist. Other downtown merchants and restaurants feature art, music, and special artistic-themed food and drink specials.

WaterFire Sharon
This all-day arts and music festival culminates with over fifty sparkling bonfires ablaze on the Shenango River accompanied by enchanting music, diverse performers, and artists from around the globe. WaterFire Sharon’s upcoming event dates are August 20 and September 24, 2016.

Sharon, PA, Dine and Stay
After visitors enjoy and shop for artwork in downtown Sharon, they can indulge themselves with an overnight stay at one of the area’s luxurious inns or affordable family-friendly hotels. Buhl Mansion Guesthouse and Spa, one of America’s Top 10 Romantic Inns, offers afternoon tea, champagne reception, and breakfast in bed, as well as a pampering, full-service spa. Tara – A Country Inn, themed on Gone With the Wind, boasts award-winning meals at Ashley’s Gourmet Dining Room and casual cuisine at Stonewall’s Tavern, plus an indoor and outdoor pool. Park Inn By Radisson features an indoor pool, The Crystal Room restaurant, and JW’s Other Club, showcasing live music on weekends. Hampton Inn & Suites Sharon offers family-friendly amenities, including a pool, and serves hot breakfast every morning.

Sharon, PA is a community that promotes dining, shopping, arts, culture, and world-class events, such as WaterFire Sharon, in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Small Town Charm. Big Time Fabulous.

Media Contact: Peggy Mazyck,, 724-346-3771,