886 West Washington Street, Lewisburg WV 24901
Lewisburg, West Virginia, home to the Harmony Ridge Gallery, is a picturesque town in the heart of the state’s lush and mountainous Greenbrier County. It’s not only rich in natural beauty; the area has historical charm, too. Quaint shopfronts, an old stone church, and colonnaded mercantile buildings and homes comprise Lewisburg’s historic district, hearkening back to its vibrant Victorian past. As a quasi-capstone to this historicity, the Greenbrier Resort beckons locals and out-of-towners just 15 minutes down the road.
The resort serves as the perfect setting for the Harmony Ridge Gallery, an art destination that pays homage to the area’s rich historical tradition while offering the latest in eclectic jewelry, garden art, ceramics, and more. This art gallery has an interesting origin story; 15 years ago, owners Aaron and Monica Maxwell purchased the town’s 1930s Chevrolet dealership and transformed it into a spacious 4,000-square-foot gallery space with an in-house wine and coffee bar. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a glass of Pinot Noir while you explore a multitude of American-made art pieces, home décor, jewelry, apparel, accessories, and vintage and modern curios on display and for sale. Roxy, the Maxwells’ beloved white lab, will be there to welcome you, too.
Items that caught our eye included handcrafted vegan soaps, galvanized metal wall art painted in gold and silver, kitchen clocks made of flatware, and blown glass Oriental poppies in amber and orange. See the Gallery website for a more complete list of featured pieces. And while the Maxwells don’t carry West Virginian crafts exclusively, they have been known to throw their support behind local artists by hosting exhibits and receptions, giving community supporters even more reason to stop by.
If you’re planning to be in the Greenbrier County area, this is a must-stop – if not for a bit of shopping, then for the gallery experience itself (and a glass of wine).
Visit Harmony Ridge Gallery for more information.