Garth is located in the historic borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania—conveniently located between Harrisburg, York and Lancaster. A few hundred yards from the banks of the Susquehanna River, our gallery, framing studio, event venue, and café is housed in a mid-19th century storefront and carriage house. We are only 89 miles west of Philadelphia, 65 miles north of Baltimore, only 172 miles west of New York City, and mere minutes from Lancaster County’s famous Amish region.
Garth: Gallery, Framing, Events Venue & Café
22 South Second Street
Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512
Direct inquiries to Cle Berntheizel. [cleberntheizel (at) me (dot) com] or,
call him directly: 717.847.1718
T-W-Th-F: 8 am–5 pm
Saturday: 8 am–1 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday.
Cleon Garth Bertheizel, Founder & Proprietor
A native of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Cle Berntheizel graduated from the York Academy of Arts. Next stop, New York City, where he developed a modeling career and augmented his income with graphic design work. Four years later, he returned to Columbia where he initiated an exhaustive portfolio of local landmarks meticulously rendered in pen and ink. Within the next decade, Cle established himself in various related fields from printing to, eventually, becoming vice-president of sales for a well-respected advertising agency in Lancaster.
Today, Cle is founder and proprietor of the Garth art gallery, framing studio, venue for artful events, and café in Columbia, Pennsylvania. All of these is housed in a charming 1870’s brick structure located within Columbia’s beautiful historic district. The gallery is a destination on the Pennsylvania Arts Experience Artist Trail, hosting monthly exhibits which feature the best work of several resident artists.
Cle Berntheizel’s vision for the community’s future comes into focus as a board member of Columbia Downtown Development Corporation (now known as Create Columbia) and as a participant in other community organizations.