December First Friday: Pet Portrait Artist Ron Krajewski
Gallery 30, celebrating 40 years as an artistic and literary landmark in historic downtown Gettysburg, will showcase the work of pet portrait artist Ron Krajewski on December First Friday.

With his off-center compositions and bold acrylic colors, Ron's upbeat, contemporary portraits capture the personality of our beloved pets. Using an imaginative palette and a viewpoint that is uniquely his own, Ron interprets his four-legged subjects to impart their spirit, humor and soulful aura.

A self-taught painter, Ron's first muse was his cat, Stewart, today his paintings hang in private collections in all 50 states, as well as abroad.

Ron is best known for his collaboration with Metro Meteor, a retired racehorse. Ron taught Metro to hold a paintbrush in his mouth, and so began a unique partnership between man and animal. Metro's colorful paintings attracted national attention, and he quickly became one of Gallery 30's most celebrated artists. Together, Ron and Metro raised more than $80,000 for racehorse rescue.

Ron and Metro's fame led to many television appearances, including a segment on The Today Show (2013), and a documentary, which was partially filmed at Gallery 30 in 2016.  Ron has been represented by Gallery 30 for nearly a decade with both his fascinating animal portraits and his collaboration with Metro.

Please join us Friday, December 6, from 5:30-8:30 to view Ron's paintings, enjoy hot mulled cider and cookies, and explore local art. Gallery 30 is located at 26 York St. For more information, visit or call at 717-334-0335. 
Linda Atiyeh: About the Author

The owner of Gallery 30 since 2007, Linda Atiyeh personally curates Gallery 30’s collection of American fine art and artisan crafts. Linda's inspired vision has empowered Gallery 30 to flourish while remaining true to the beliefs central to its incredible longevity and success. Over the years, Linda has redefined Gallery 30's artisan craft collection to place a greater emphasis on Pennsylvania and Gettysburg related products, and she has personally selected Gallery 30's exquisite handcrafted jewelry collection - drawn from around the world. Under Linda Atiyeh's direction, Gallery 30 expanded from its original 3,000 square feet location to its new home, a 9,100-square-foot lovingly restored historic property at 26 York Street.

A native Pennsylvanian, Linda Atiyeh takes great pride in her community and is committed to giving back to the region. Linda is on the board of directors of the Adams County Arts Council and the Historic Gettysburg Adams County Preservation Society. She is also a member of Main Street Gettysburg, Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association, the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.