Artists along US Route 6 in northern Pennsylvania are eager to show off their scenic surroundings by incorporating the natural environment into their work.

This year, the PA Route 6 Alliance is highlighting the theme, “Open Your Senses on 6! Nature Inspires Art” through a poster, postcards and a video featuring some of the PA Route 6 Artisans’ pieces that were inspired in one way or the other by nature.

The commemorative poster and postcard feature a beautiful autumn photograph of the dam at Lyman Run State Park in Potter County taken by 2018 PA Route 6 Artisan of the Year, Curt Weinhold.

Weinhold is especially known for his photos of the forests, plants, waterfalls, trails and natural attractions in the counties within the PA Wilds region.

His images of the Milky Way from the Dark Sky Preserve at Cherry Springs State Park have inspired countless others to sign up for his late night photography classes.

The postcards can be obtained from any PA Route 6 Artisan Trail member.

The works of several PA Route 6 Artisan Trail members are featured in a short digital exhibit that will air in certain sites on the trail as well as on the Artisan Trail section of the PA Route 6 website (www.paroute6.com/pa-route-6-artisan-trail-2019-digital-exhibit)

The PA Route 6 Artisan Trail celebrates the talented artists, artisans and makers, who live in eleven counties of the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor.

More than 500 artisans are represented by the galleries, retails stores and arts organizations that make up the PA Route 6 Artisan Trail, managed by the PA Route 6 Alliance with funding support from the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.