September First Friday: Local Master Carver Paul Irving

Gallery 30, celebrating 40 years as an artistic and literary landmark in historic downtown Gettysburg, will feature the work of local carver Paul Irving for First Friday on September 6 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Gallery 30 will unveil 11 exceptional carvings, including Great White Herons, Great Blue Herons, trout, swans, and grebes.  

Paul Irving began carving wildfowl decoys over 30 years ago. Today the master carver creates phenomenal wood carvings of native birds and trout. Paul handcrafts every detail from the first cut of wood to the last brush stroke. Some of Paul’s carvings are unpainted to display the gorgeous grain and wormy character of the chestnut wood. Gallery 30 has been representing Paul Irving for nearly a decade.

Come view the work of Paul Irving, explore local art, and enjoy a wine and cheese reception at Gallery 30 from 5:30-8:00 PM on Friday, September 6, 2019.  For more information visit or call 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.