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Artist in Focus: Vivi on Verbeke


If you know TheBurg, you probably know Vivian Sterste.

Our arts writer Bob has featured Vivi, her partner Jackson “Jeb” Boyd, and their artwork numerous times in his blogs and columns.

An arts educator by training, Vivi today holds forth from her eponymous studio and shop, Vivi on Verbeke, in the shadow of the Broad Street Market in Harrisburg. There, you’ll discover a treasure trove of creations—paintings, pottery, photographs and other constructions and imaginings.

And, as Bob has stated repeatedly, you’ll also find some very warm people and great conversation.

On this page, we’re proud to showcase a sample of her work. But we urge you to drop by her storefront studio for the full Vivi and Jeb experience and, while there, purchase something truly special, crafted with care and skill.

Vivi on Verbeke is located at 258 Verbeke St., Harrisburg. To schedule a visit, contact the owners on their Facebook or Instagram page by private message (Vivi on Verbeke), email at or call 717-961-9826.

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