Meet Dawn A. Estela,

Owner of Estela Studios, located in the heart of Erie, PA, Dawn offers creative services such as Photography, Publishing, Graphic Design, and Creative Workshops.

Dawn has a profound love for creative expressionism. She loves exploring different art mediums and collaborating with others on creative projects in her studio. She uses her talents to give back to God and inspire people — by way of fun and adventure… after all, a cheerful heart works like medicine.

Native New Yorker transplant, Dawn A. Estela lives in Erie, PA with her husband of 30-something years, their four grown children, daughter-in-law, a grandbaby, and another one on the way! She keeps company with three of the most coolest Siberian Huskies in town.

You can experience Dawn's work and the work of many other artists in Erie’s FIRST African American Museum — “The Historical Institute of Culture and the African American Experience.”

Currently showing “BREAK FREE” a celebration of the arts in Erie, PA — Visiting hours are Wednesdays from 11am to 5pm at:

315 E. 9th Street.


Photo 1: Cookie (Amber Otto) singer, songwriter promo photo. Local musician of Erie who is a country/folk/soul singer songwriter and producer. A contender in the 2022 Opening Act competition, and currently #2 on local ReverbNation country charts while #3 in the region. She is also #2 on the "number one music" local country music charts. Her latest single "Keep Me Going" is currently on all music platforms and has made radio airplay on "Amazing Radio" and "Blackdog Indie Country Radio." Her song has also been "playlisted" on Spotify three times including on the "Women Who Rock Country" playlist.

Photo 2: (ACE) Aaron Collins’ high school senior photo. Graduate of Erie First Christian Academy, Class of 2021. Currently attending Fredonia State University of NY majoring in Business Administration and playing college basketball.

Photos: NFS


Estela Studios, LLC

Estela Studios is a family business located in the heart of Erie, PA. You can find us on the 4th Floor in the historic PACA (Performing Arts Collective Alliance) building.

1505 State Street, Suite 4S1

Erie, PA 16501

By appointment only.