At Benjamin Roberts, we create places that inspire, empower, and equip our employees, customers, and communities for success. We're excited to support the regional movement to become an arts destination by showcasing the work of local artists in our showroom at 240 North Prince Street in Lancaster. Check it out, below!
Coming to Lancaster on First Friday, we are teaming up with Friendship Heart Gallery to bring the community an inspiring new art experience and opportunity to provide support and income to talented local Artists with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism. The BR Places: Gallery will host its first “Art of the Office” event on Friday, October 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Benjamin Roberts showroom, located at 240 North Prince Street, Lancaster.
Swing by to browse and shop the artwork created by the Friendship Heart Gallery Artists, meet the Artists and watch them showcase their talents during live painting demonstrations, and explore the fun and creative side of office furniture, including the stunning new Allsteel Retreat office lounge seating collection.
Several pieces of Friendship Heart Gallery art are currently for sale at the Benjamin Roberts showroom and will also be for sale at the October 5 event. Cash, check, and credit card payments will be accepted. All proceeds from the sale of the artwork will go to support the mission of Friendship Heart Gallery.
This event is free and open to the public. Limited parking is available behind the Benjamin Roberts showroom off Water Street.
The BR Places: Gallery at the Benjamin Roberts showroom will host two additional “Art of the Office” First Friday events, showcasing local artists:
Watch for more details about the November and December events!
We are proud to partner with our friends at Friendship Heart Gallery to bring you the opportunity to purchase art made by local artists who have intellectual disabilities. 100% of the proceeds from the sale goes to the community-building work of Friendship Heart Gallery.
Rebecca Fox, Lancaster
2015 - Oil on Canvas
In 2008, Rebecca Fox took this photo of a couple standing outside our showroom. In 2018, we stumbled across her painting of that scene on Etsy and said, "Hey! That's our building!" We're thrilled to now have "Young Love" in our permanent collection!
BR Women's Restroom Artwork
"Fishing on the Pier"
C Glass Sisters, Schuylkill/York Counties
"Salvage Flip Flops"
Alesha Rhininer, Lititz
BR Men's Restroom Art
"Just Keep Fishing"
Alesha Rhininer, Lititz
Rich Moorehead - Art of Board, Hanover
2018 - Recycled Skateboards
Carson Bohlen, Lancaster
2015 - Leftover BR Furniture Parts and Pieces
"Gather" (Featuring the Allsteel Gather Collection)
2012 - Watercolor
"Merry Christmas from Benjamin Roberts Ltd"
Liz Hess, Lancaster
2009 - Acrylic
Mennonite Central Committee Volunteers
2009 - Quilt
Art and Glassworks, Lancaster
Shop - 319 N Queen Street, Lancaster
All six BR-commissioned pieces were completed in 2018 by talented local artists who have intellectual disabilities. They take classes and sell their artwork at Friendship Heart Gallery, just a block from our office at 118 N Water Street, Lancaster. We're so glad they are part of our neighborhood!