Adams County Arts Council

125 S Washington Street
717-334-5006

Mission:

To cultivate an arts-rich community

About Us:

Incorporated in 1993, the Adams County Arts Council has evolved from a small group of optimistic organizers into a 500-member nonprofit agency supporting artistic efforts throughout the county’s schools and communities.

The ACAC board and membership look with pride at our growing list of accomplishments:

Our Arts in Education programming has brought musicians, graphic artists, a videographer, a Flamenco dancer and a dulcimer maker into our schools. The annual Recyclable Art contest and the Adams County Traveling Children’s Theater Troupe are specifically designed for children.

Gettysburg’s Rec. Park Amphitheater has a one-of-a-kind ceramic tile mural backdrop, designed by artist Lynette King with a host of area senior center members, and offered to Adams County as a lasting legacy.

ACAC was awarded the only Pennsylvania Millennium grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, with which we hired composer Robert Maggio to write a new piece of music celebrating the county’s Bicentennial. South Mountain Echoes debuted July 4, 2000.

The STAR Grant – Supporting The Arts Regionally – provides financial support to arts organizations in the county such as the Brass Band Festival, Music, Gettysburg! and its Class Notes series, Sunday in the Park concerts, the Heritage Festival, and more.


Upcoming Events at Adams County Arts Council

Taste of the Seasons: Winter Food and Wine Pairings

Monday, Jan 27, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Adams County Arts Council Arts Education Center
Gettysburg, PA
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Paint Night at the Seminary Ridge Museum

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Seminary Ridge Museum
Gettysburg, PA
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Recent News

Entries sought for Adams County Arts Council’s Annual Juried Exhibition at Gettysburg College

The Adams County Arts Council invites submissions to its 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 28- June 19, 2020 in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College. Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror…

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Adams County Arts Council to Open John Armstrong Retrospective and 8th Annual Members Artwork Exhibitions

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening of two exhibitions on First Friday, November 1, 5:00-7; 30 p.m. at the Arts Education Center, located at 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg.  The reception is free and open to the…

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GIANT Bags 4 My Cause to Benefit Arts Council

The Adams County Arts Council has been selected as a beneficiary of the GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program for the month of October. The program, which launched in March 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support to make a…

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Monday Lunches in October at the Adams County Arts Council!

The Adams County Arts Council will be offering $15 fixed price lunches, Taste of the Islands theme, on Mondays, noon to 1 p.m., during the month of October and culminating with a three course food and three flight wine pairing on November fourth for…

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Adams County Arts Council to Feature Summer Camp Artwork and Portrait Photographer at the Arts Education Center

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening of two exhibitions on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Arts Education Center, Gettysburg. The ACAC will host a First Friday artist reception from 5:00-7:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to…

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Adams County Arts Council to Feature Lincoln and Lady Artist and Author

The Adams County Arts Council will be featuring student artist, Sarah Wessel and author, Cathy Woodson, in the Reception Hall for a First Friday opening reception at the ACAC’s Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington Street on Friday, July…

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Adams County Arts Council to Hold June Camps for Kids

Summer is just around the corner! The ACAC has great camps to offer for ages 3 to 17, so why not kick off the month of June by getting in touch with your inner artist? Are you into music and dancing? Sign up for Let’s Make Music! andYouth…

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3rd Thursday Noon Features Ruthmary McIlhenny with Eisenhower Program

Dwight D. Eisenhower will be the subject of Ruthmary McIlhenny’s 3rdthursdaynoon program on May 16 at the Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Society will celebrate 50 years as a local non-profit…

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Adams County Arts Council is Hosting a Food & Wine of South Africa Event

The Adams County Arts Council is hosting a Food & Wine of South Africa culinary event on Friday, May 24 from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg. The cost of the event is $50 for ACAC members and $55…

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Students Invited to Enter Recyclable Art

Adams County students, grades K-12, are invited to turn trash into treasure and enter the Adams County Arts Council's 24th Annual Recyclable Art Contest & Exhibit.Public and parochial school students, Scout troops, youth group members, and home…

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ACAC Member Artists and Instructors to Exhibit at the Adams County Arts Council in February

The Adams County Arts Council will feature a winter themed collection of ACAC member artworkand an annual Instructors show during the month of February.  A First Friday reception is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 5-7:30 p.m. and is open to…

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New Landscape Award Added for Arts Council's Annual Juried Exhibition

A new award for a landscape in any media has been added to the Adams County Arts Council’s 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 30- June 21, in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College. The $400 prize, sponsored by the Land Conservancy of…

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Adams County Arts Council Featuring Adams County Schools Artwork

The Adams County Arts Council, 125 South Washington Street, will be celebrating the artwork of Bermudian Springs High School students, Littlestown Area SD students, and  5 Holiday Market artists on Friday, January 4, 5-7:30 p.m. for a First…

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Entries Being Accepted for Adams County Arts Council’s Annual Juried Exhibition

Cash prizes of $2,750 with a $1,000 Best of Show prize, sponsored by Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers, will be awarded for the Adams County Arts Council’s 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 30- June 21, 2019, in Schmucker Art Gallery,…

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Music Together Adams County Music Makers

Music makes the perfect holiday gift! and contact us for a beautiful gift certificate! share. Registration for our Winter AND Spring sessions is now open! , register by phone at (717) 334-5006 or and check to the Adams County Arts Council, 125 S.…

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Gingerbread Bakers Wanted For Holiday Tradition

Calling all bakers!  It’s time to plan construction for that beloved holiday tradition, the 9th Annual Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart, presented by the Adams County Arts Council and Kennie’s Market.  The free event…

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Monday Lunches in October at the Adams County Arts Council!

The Adams County Arts Council will be offering $15 fixed price lunches, Taste of America theme, on Mondays, noon to 1 p.m., during the month of October. Each 3 course meal will feature a cuisine from America highlighted from west coast to east coast…

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Quilting and Needle Art by Ruby Warren Featured at the Adams County Arts Council

A collection of quilts and needle art by Ruby Warren will be on display in the Reception Hall and throughout the AECenter during the month of August. A First Friday reception is scheduled for Friday, August 3, 5-7:30 p.m. and is open to the…

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3rdthursdaynoon Program to Feature Murals

A part of Gettysburg’s shared history will be Brandon Stone’s topic at the Adams County Arts Council’s 3rdthursdaynoon series on May 17 at noon at the Arts Education Center at 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg. Currently on display…

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Celebrating Music and Singing Our ABC’s

On Saturday, April 7, The Adams County Arts Council celebrated its 25th Anniversary with Music Day, co-chaired by Lisa Cadigan, and their 5th annual ABC online campaign. The day was a huge success. Over 125 people attended a variety of events…

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A Musical Celebration for the Adams County Arts Council’s 25th Anniversary

The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC), Adams County Music Makers (ACMM), Cordle Studios, the Gettysburg College music education program, Gamelan Gita Semara, and area musicians and music educators have partnered to present a day of music in…

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The Adams County Arts Council Presents Read Between the Vines with Cheryl Kelly

The Adams County Arts Council presents Read Between the Vines with Cheryl Kelly, Sales Manager with Penguin Random House,on Thursday, April 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.at the Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg. Her program will…

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Arts Council Names Reception Hall for Jennifer LeVan

The Reception Hall in the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center at 125 S. Washington St. in Gettysburg has been named in memory of Jennifer LeVan after Friends of Jen fundraising efforts these past two years.Jennifer LeVan was an…

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Music Together Classes Succeed at the Adams County Arts Council's Second Session of Classes Begins January 10, 2018

Gettysburg, PA -- Adams County Music Makers (ACMM) will offer a second session of Music Together® classes as a program-in-residence at the Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) in Gettysburg, PA beginning January 10. ACMM completed a successful first…

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Call For Entries For Juried Exhibition At Gettysburg College

Cash prizes of $2,750 with a $1,000 Best of Show prize, sponsored by Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers, will be awarded for the Adams County Arts Council’s 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 31- June 22, 2018, in Schmucker Art Gallery,…

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Schmitz, Heiges and Kelly to Present Fundraiser for Neitz Scholarship

Wine connoisseur Caryl Schmitz, Arts Council Program & Gallery Director and jewelry artist Wendy Heiges, and Penguin Random House Sales Manager Cheryl Kelly are teaming up for “Bubbles, Baubles and Books”. Proceeds from this unique…

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Pennsylvania Watercolor Societys 38th Annual International Juried Exhibition Winners Announced

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual International Juried Exhibition winners were announced on September 16 at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg.  First Prize winning…

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Summer Art Camps for Kids at the ACAC

The ACAC summer camp season is underway and there are still opportunities to enjoy an exciting week of art and creativity at the ACAC's Arts Education Center.  Early summer feedback from campers and parents has been enthusiastic.  Campers…

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March 10th is the Deadline Approaches for 14th Annual Arts Council Juried Exhibition

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 10, for the Adams County Arts Council’s 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, June 1 - June 23, 2017. The exhibition is held in partnership with Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, the exhibition…

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Adams County Arts Council to Feature Christmas Break Classes for Kids

The Adams County Arts Council will be offering a selection of classes for kids over the Christmas break. Enroll your child today by calling the ACAC office: 334-5006, or going online: www.adamsarts.org. Here's what's being offered:Paint a Winter…

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Ring in the New Year - Gettysburg Style!

Gettysburg's 18th Annual New Year's Eve Celebration features music, fireworks, and entertainment for the entire family. All programs are free to the public and presented by the Adams County Arts Council through its partnership with Gettysburg…

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Calling All Bakers To The Gingerbread House Contest

Did you ever walk into a kitchen where fresh gingerbread is cooking? It’s one of the zestiest aromas of the holidays.To usher that magic into your own kitchen, and celebrate the community’s cooking creativity, the Adams County Arts Council is…

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Rebecca Harris Exhibiting Artwork at the Adams County Arts Council

Adams County artist, Rebecca Harris, is exhibiting a collection of artworks titled, Images by a People Watcher, in the Reception Hall at ACAC’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street, during the month of October. Rebecca Harris studied…

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The Adams County Arts Council Will Offer its 19th Annual Star Grant Program

The Adams County Arts Council will offer its 19th Annual STAR Grant Program, pending approval from its funders, the Adams County Commissioners, Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust, and Borough of Gettysburg.  Arts organizations, teachers,…

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Are You the Next Tennessee Williams or Neil Simon?

Have you written a script for stage or screen? Would you like the opportunity to hear it read by actors in front of an audience who’ll offer feedback? Then you’re invited to submit an original play or screenplay to the Adams County Arts Council…

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ACAC to Feature 3 New Exhibitions at The Arts Education Center in July

Adams County Arts Council will feature a themed collection of member’s artwork, the Great Outdoors, in the Gallery, as well as artwork by National Park Service artist in residents in the Reception Hall, and Gettysburg High School AP students work…

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Adams County Arts Council to Feature Local Photographers at the Arts Education Center

Gettysburg, PA -- The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening of three photographic exhibitions at the Arts Education Center. The ACAC will host a First Friday artist reception in May. Local author, Jeff Cann, will be reading excerpts…

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The Everything Tree by Bermudian Second Grader Dempsey Bodan as Best of Show for the Adams County Arts Council’s 21st Annual Recyclable Art Contest

Judges Shelley Knouse, Tai-Yin Landis, and Laura Mares selected a work entitled The Everything Tree by Bermudian second grader Dempsey Bodan as Best of Show for the Adams County Arts Council’s 21st Annual Recyclable Art Contest and Exhibit for…

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Marlon Moreno’s Artwork at the Adams County Arts Council

Gettysburg, PA -- Marlon Moreno, from Leon, Nicaragua, is currently exhibiting a collection of his paintings inspired by Pre-Columbian art at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center. Marlon is a co-founder of Taller Artistico…

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Cordiano Photography

The public’s invited to the Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, on Thursday, March 17, at noon as the Adams County Arts Council’s 3rdthursdaynoon series resumes with photographer Christie Cordiano and her program 5 Easy…

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Deadline Announces for 13th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Schmucker Art Gallery

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 18, for the Adams County Arts Council’s 13th Annual Juried Art Exhibition June 3 - June 24, 2016, at Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College. Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for…

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All County High School Artwork at the Adams County Arts Council

The Adams County Arts Council will showcase the exceptional artwork of high-school artists from across Adams County throughout the month of March in its 5th annual All County Student Show. The exhibition will feature the best work of some of the…

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6th Annual Instructors Show

The Adams County Arts Council is currently exhibiting the artwork of the ACAC instructors and their students in the Reception Hall at the Arts Education Center, located at 125 South Washington Street in Gettysburg.  The ACAC offers a wide variety…

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Call for Entries for Arts Council’s Annual Juried Exhibition at Gettysburg College

The Adams County Arts Council invites submissions to its 13th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, June 3 - June 24, 2016, in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College.  Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror…

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Noreen Neitz ACAC Scholarship Fund Jewelry Show

A jewelry fundraiser in honor of Noreen Neitz, featuring the jewelry of local designer, Wendy Heiges. The Gallery at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg. The public is invited to attend and…

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3 Artists Showing Their Work During Month Of November

The Adams County Arts Council will showcase the artwork of 3 artists during the month of November in the Reception Hall, Studio and Gallery at the ACAC’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street.   Enchantment, a collection of art…

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Arts Council’s Star Grant Receives Hoffman Trust Funding

The Adams County Arts Council will receive $9,000 from the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust to provide arts funding for local schools through the Arts Council’s STAR (Serving the Arts Regionally) Grant.  According to Arts Council…

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Celeste and Jim Lauritsen Exhibiting Works from the Tree of Life at the Adams County Arts Council

Adams County artists, Celeste and Jim Lauritsen, are exhibiting a collection of paintings and sculptures titled Works from the Tree of Life in the Gallery at ACAC’s Arts Education Center during the month of August. The pair of artists combines…

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Arts Council Plans Scavenger Hunts in New Oxford and Gettysburg

The Adams County Arts Council is sponsoring two Scavenger Hunts for persons of all ages. Participants will match arty images from the event program with the participating downtown business where they can be found. Businesses are within walking…

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Pleine- Aire Artwork Featured During The Month Of July At The Adams County Arts Council

The Adams County Arts Council will showcase two distinct and unique pleine- aire artwork shows in the Reception Hall and Gallery during the month of July at the ACAC’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street.  The two shows will include…

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Adams County Arts Council’s 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Schmucker Art Gallery

Juror Cristin Cash, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art and Director, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, has selected 39 artists for the Adams County Arts Council’s 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. The public is invited to attend.…

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Award winning Artist Carol Herren Foerster to Exhibit Drawings at the Adams County Arts Council in April 2015

Award winning artist Carol Herren Foerster will be exhibiting a selection of pencil drawings in the Studio at the ACAC’s Arts Education Center during the month of April.  The Arts Council will host an artist’s reception at the ACAC’s Arts…

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Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Judges Class

Ever wondered what it would be like to judge a professional BBQ contest?  You can earn your judge’s certification from the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)KCBS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the…

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Deadline Approaches for Adams County Arts Council Juried Art Exhibition

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 13 for the Adams County Arts Council’s 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 29 - June 19, 2015 in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College.  Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit…

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High School Students Featured in Exhibition at the Adams County Arts Council

The Adams County Arts Council will showcase the work of extraordinary high-school artists from across Adams County throughout the month of March in its 4th annual All County Student Show. The exhibition will feature the best work of some of the…

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Gettysburg Artist Jill Rakowicz to Exhibit Encaustic Paintings at Adams County Arts Council in February 2015

Award winning artist Jill Rakowicz will be exhibiting a selection of encaustic paintings in the Gallery at the ACAC’s Arts Education Center during the month of February.  The Arts Council will host an artist’s reception at the ACAC’s Arts…

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Adams County Arts Council to Feature Holiday Art Show and Sale

The Adams County Arts Council’s 4th  Annual Holiday Show and Sale is currently underway in the Reception Hall at the Arts Education Center and is bursting with beautiful, unique handmade items prepared by over 45 participating artists. …

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The Adams County Arts Council will Present a Souper Plein Air Paint-In

The Adams County Arts Council will present a Souper Plein Air Paint-In at the Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg. Escape the cold and watch eight artists, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon,create their own interpretations of the same…

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Ring in the New Year - Gettysburg Style!

Gettysburg’s 16th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration features music, arts for children, and entertainment for the entire family. All programs are free to the public and presented by the Adams County Arts Council through its partnership with…

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Elsie Singmaster's Stories to Read at Christmas

The Adams County Arts Council's Brown Bag Lunch Series, 3rdThursdaynoon at the Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg with featured guests, Sue Hill and Carolyn George, members of Gettysburg’s newly formed Elsie Singmaster…

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Adams County Arts Council First Friday Exhibit Openings

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening of two exhibitions at the Arts Education Center. Susan Dalton’s posthumous artwork will be showcased in the Gallery and Geoffrey Thulin’s artwork will be featured in the Studio of the…

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Adams County Arts Council to Open Member’s Show and Lester Merkey on First Friday

The Adams County Arts Council is pleased to announce October’s First Friday event to celebrate the opening of a new collective show of 50 member’s artwork.  Artwork in the Member’s Show represents a variety of 2D and 3D media and styles, such…

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Adams County Arts Council to Open Two Shows on First Friday Featuring Artists Jim McCracken and Barb Ebaugh

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening of two exhibitions at the Arts Education Center, located at 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg. Currently hanging in the Arts Education Center’s Reception Hall, Barb Ebaugh’s exhibition…

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Art on the Hill Benefit for the Adams County Arts Council at Hauser Winery

The Adams County Arts Council will hold the 6th annual benefit, Art on the Hill, formerly known as Art at the Winery, at Hauser Winery. The annual event will feature artwork under the tent, food, music, yoga, costumed characters and of course, wine.…

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ACAC to Hold Summer Art Camps for Kids at the AECenter

The ACAC summer camp season is winding down but there are still opportunities to enjoy an exciting week of art and creativity at the ACAC's Arts Education Center. Earlier summer feedback from campers and parents has been enthusiastic. Campers…

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Adams County Arts Council to Host 2nd Annual Member’s Abstract Show

The Adams County Arts Council is exhibiting their 2nd Annual Member’s Abstract Show in the Reception Hall at the Arts Education Center, located at 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg during the month of August. The show, which is currently…

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Exhibition Winner to be Announced During Gettysburg Fest

The Adams County Arts Council’s 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition is on display through June 22 at Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on June 13 and 14. The…

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'Arts Benefit Children' and the ACAC

On May 20-22, the Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) held its first online fundraiser, “Arts Benefit Children” (ABC).  ACAC publicized the event largely through email blasts, human-interest blog articles and social media posts. The result was…

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Adams County Arts Council Benefit Children

The Adams County Arts Council is launching its new blog with an online event to raise scholarship funds, allowing disadvantaged youth to attend summer camps and classes. The “Arts Benefit Children” online event has a goal of raising $4,800 in 48…

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First Friday with Todd Green at Arts Council

Touring World Musician Todd Green performs at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center. Green’s music reflects the Asian, Far Eastern, and jazz influences in his studies. With more than 30 acoustic instruments, his unique style and…

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Adams County Arts Council Presents 'Tea with Mamie'

The Adams County Arts Council will present Tea with Mamie at its Arts Education Center. History comes to life as Ruthmary McIlhenny recreates Gettysburg’s First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. Mrs. Eisenhower will entertain with recollections of Ike,…

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Native Son Artist Buehler Topic for 3rdthursdaynoon Series

The Adams County Arts Council’s 3rdthursdaynoon series will feature an informative and enjoyable program about artist Lytton Briggs Buehler, presented by Mary Margaret Stewart. Bring a lunch and a friend. Join the Art Council in learning about…

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Call for Entries for Juried Art Exhibition

March 21st is the deadline for submissions to the Adams County Arts Council’s 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 30 - June 22, in Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College. Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for…

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L & H Mechanical and Electrical Services to be Recognized at Arts Council’s Annual Meeting

The Adams County Arts Council will hold its Annual Meeting on at its Arts Education Center.  The annual Applause Award for outstanding corporate leadership in the arts will be presented to Holly Fox and Larry Plank of L & H Mechanical &…

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Adams County Arts Council's 19th Annual Recyclable Art Contest and Exhibit

Students Invited To Creatively Recycle Students across the county are invited to turn trash into treasure and enter the Adams County Arts Council's 19th Annual Recyclable Art Contest & Exhibit. The contest is open to all Adams County schools,…

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Students Invited To Creatively Recycle

Students across the county are invited to turn trash into treasure and enter the Adams County Arts Council's 19th Annual Recyclable Art Contest & Exhibit. The contest is open to all Adams County schools, home-schoolers, Scout troops and other…

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Adams County Arts Council to Open 2 Exhibitions on First Friday: 3rd Annual Instructor’s Show in the Gallery, and 'Jalan Jalan: A Walk through Bali' Photo Show in the Studio

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening of two exhibitions in the Arts Education Center.The Instructors Show, featured in the Arts Education Center Gallery, showcases 2D and 3D artwork by 22 Instructor Artists of the ACAC who are…

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Call for Entries - Juried Art Exhibition

The Adams County Arts Council invites submissions to its 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 30 - June 22, in Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College.  Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror Steve…

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Bluebrick Gallery Artists to Exhibit at the ACAC’s Arts Education Center in January 2014

Bluebrick Gallery artists Lisa Harman, Sarah Maclay, Jill Rackowicz, Linda Toomey and Erin Brown, will exhibit a selection of their works at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, in an exhibition titled, Beyond the Bluebrick,. The…

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New Year’s Eve - Gettysburg Style

Gettysburg’s 15th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration features music, arts for children, and entertainment for the entire family.  All programs are free to the public and presented by the Adams County Arts Council through its partnership with…

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Adams County Arts Council’s 3rd Annual Holiday Show and Sale

The Adams County Arts Council’s 3rd Annual Holiday Show and Sale is currently underway in the Reception Hall at the Arts Education Center and is bursting with beautiful, unique handmade items prepared by 45 participating artists.  Handcrafted…

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Adams County Arts Council’s Holiday Show

At 10 a.m., Lori Nelson will demonstrate her work with polymer clay.  An activity that is fun for all ages, polymer clay can be sculpted in one’s home without the need for complicated processing or messy glazes.  Lori’s goal is to encourage…

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Adams County Arts Council to Feature Holiday Art Show and Sale, Amy Svec and Bermudian Springs Student Work

There’s lots going on at the Adams County Arts Council Arts Education Center this month.Schedule:- First Friday, December 6will kick off the grand opening of our 3rd Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale featuring 45 ACAC member artists in the…

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Arts Council Auctions Art Cards

Ten framed collections of art cards are on display and up for bid now through Saturday, December 7th, at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg.  This unique art card fundraiser will benefit…

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Random House’s Cheryl Kelly will present 3rd Thursday Program at Arts Education Center

The Adams County Arts Council's Brown Bag Lunch Series, 3rdthursdaynoon, will be presented at the Arts Education Center. Featured speaker will be Cheryl Kelly, Random House Sales Manager.  Cheryl will be discussing “great reads” for the holiday…

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Fairfield High School Students Featured in an Exhibition at Adams County Arts Council

The Adams County Arts Council is showcasing the work of 26 Fairfield High School art students under the direction of Fairfield art teacher, Michael Rupp, at the Arts Education Center throughout the month of November. The work produced for this…

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Call For Applications For Star Grants

Hoffman Trust helps Arts Council STAR Grant The Adams County Arts Council has received $9,000 from the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust to provide arts funding for local schools through the Arts Council’s STAR (Serving the Arts…

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Working With Glass at Arts Council’s 3rd Thursday Program

Bring a brown bag lunch as the Adams County Arts Council's 3rd thursday noon series continues at its Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg. Featured speaker will be glass artist Leah Wetmore Powell who will share her passion for…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Morning and After-School Classes For Pre-School, Kids And Teens

The Adams County Arts Council is scheduling 14 morning & after-school classes this fall for children ages 3 and up in a variety of artistic disciplines, from pottery to dance to visual art. All classes will be held at the Adams County Arts…

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Broadway is Arts Council’s 2013 Masquerade Party Theme

Broadway and All that Jazz is the theme for the Adams County Arts Council’s 2013 Masquerade Party at the Gettysburg Hotel.  Come as you aren’t and expect to spend a great evening with phantoms, lion kings, wicked witches, demon…

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More Than 20 Artists Featured at Art at the Hauser Winery on August 31, 2013

Join the Adams County Arts Council for a day of art, music, food, and, of course, wine at the Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Rd, Biglerville. Experience an open air and tented art show and sale, food by Fabio Carella’s Catering, and a…

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McIlhenny Presents the 60’s. Can you dig it?

Well known in the area for her portrayals of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, RuthMary McIlhenny will turn to the decade of the 1960’s for the Adams County Arts Council’s 3rdThursdaynoon series at the Arts Education Center.  There is no…

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Shrek Opens At New Oxford High School

Evan Brooks, Faye Hilker, and Jeremiah Herbert portray Donkey, Fiona, and the title character in Shrek The Musical, produced by ACTS of Kindness Theatre Company at New Oxford High School auditorium, Berlin Rd.  The cast for this Broadway…

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ACAC First Friday

“The Farmsteads of the Gettysburg Battlefield,” a series of new watercolors by renowned sculptor, artist and Cashtown resident Gary Casteel, opens at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St.,…

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Renowned Civil War Sculptor To Exhibit Paintings At Adams County Arts Council In July

Cashtown resident Gary Casteel is best knownfor sculpting the popular equestrian monument honoringGeneral James Longstreet that stands on West Confederate Avenue in the Gettysburg National Military Park. But this multi-dimensional artist also has a…

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Ultimate Cook-Off Coming To Gettysburg

Second Annual Event in 2013 will bring National AttentionSmoke will once again fill the air in Gettysburg and adversaries will travel from throughout the country to do battle in July 2013. This time culinary arts will be battle as the Adams County…

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Adams County Arts Council Celebrates 20th Anniversary

It’s hard to believe the Adams County Arts Council is 20 years old! It seems like yesterday that a small grassroots group stepped out on faith to begin an organization that would become a regional leader in arts education. On June 1 ACAC will…

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Adams County Arts Council to Open Exhibitions at Two Locations on First Friday

On First Friday, June 7th, the Adams County Arts Council presents opportunities to attend the opening of exhibitions at two different locations: the Arts Education Center, located at 125 South Washington Street, and Schmucker Art Gallery at…

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Gettysburg Artist Wendy Allen To Exhibit Lincoln Paintings At Adams County Arts Council

Gettysburg artist Wendy Allen is known internationally for her paintings depicting the likeness of Abraham Lincoln. She will exhibit a selection of these works at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center throughout the month of…

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Adams County Arts Council Celebrates 20th Anniversary

It’s hard to believe the Adams County Arts Council is 20 years old! It seems like yesterday that a small grassroots group stepped out on faith to begin an organization that would become a regional leader in arts education. On June 1 ACAC will…

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ACAC Recyclable Art Contest Winners

Prizes for the Adams County Arts Council’s 18th annual Recyclable Art Contest for students in grades K-12 were awarded on April 20 at the Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg. The contest was sponsored by the Gettysburg…

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Adams County Arts Council to Host Exhibit of Photographs Depicting Life among Adams County’s Latino Migrants and Immigrants

Throughout the month of May the Adams County Arts Council will host an exhibition of photographs taken by and of members of Adams County’s migrant and immigrant Latino community. “The exhibit has been a collective effort of many…

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Adams County Arts Council Explores Italian Culture And Cuisine

The Adams County Arts Council, in partnership with the Italian Studies department at Gettysburg College, will offer an event April 29, which explores the rich culture and cuisine of Italy.  This event will take place in the Reception Gallery at…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Recyclable Art Winners

For 18 years, the Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) has been encouraging school children in kindergarten through high school to participate in the Annual Recyclable Art Exhibit. To support recycling efforts in our county, art teachers in every Adams…

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Adams County Arts Council to Host Exhibit of Photographs by James Miller and Jane Luquette

Throughout the month of May the Adams County Arts Council will host an exhibition of photographs taken by James Miller and Jane Luquette.   Journeys Thru the Land Between, will feature photographs exploring a series of natural and human…

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Adams County Arts Council Explores Italian Culture And Cuisine In Two Upcoming Events

The Adams County Arts Council, in partnership with the Italian Studies department at Gettysburg College, will offer two events in April exploring the rich culture and cuisine of Italy. Both events will take place in the Reception Gallery at the Arts…

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April Classes at the ACAC Arts Education Center

Adams County Arts Council announces April pottery classes for adultsThe Adams County Arts Council has scheduled a wide variety of pottery classes for adults this April, at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, located at 125 South…

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Deadline For Juried Art Exhibition

The deadline for entries is Friday, March 22 for the Adams County Arts Council’s 10th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College.  Any person over the age of 18 who is an Adams County, Pennsylvania resident…

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Second Annual Event In 2013 Will Bring National Attention

Smoke will once again fill the air in Gettysburg and adversaries will travel from throughout the country to do battle in July 2013.  This time culinary arts will be battle as the Adams County Arts Council brings the “The CenturyLink…

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Arts Council’s Annual Meeting To Feature Celtic Harper And Applause Awards

The Adams County Arts Council will hold its Annual Meeting at its Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St, Gettysburg.  The meeting will feature Celtic harper Sharon Knowles.  Sharon Knowles emigrated from Scotland in 1997 and has been…

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Area high school students featured in upcoming exhibition at Adams County Arts Council

The Adams County Arts Council will showcase the work of extraordinary high-school artists from across Adams County throughout the month of March in its second annual exhibition, “Arts Alive in Adams County.” The exhibition will feature…

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18th Annual Recyclable Art Contest

Students across the county are invited to turn trash into treasure and enter the Adams County Arts Council's 18th Annual Recyclable Art Contest. The contest is open to all Adams County schools, home-schoolers, Scout troops and other student…

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Adams County Arts Council’s 2nd Annual Instructors Show Showcases Local Artists, Art Educators

The Adams County Arts Council is currently running a gallery show and sale showcasing the work of local artists who are teaching classes this spring at its Arts Education Center. The center, located at 125 South Washington Street in Gettysburg,…

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Adams County Arts Council Hosts Five-Woman Quilt Show

The Adams County Arts Council will host a five-woman quilt show in its Reception Hall and Studio Gallery, with an artists’ reception to be held on Friday, February 1, from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the Arts Council’s First Friday…

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KCBS Certified Judge’s Classes Offered

The Kansas City Barbecue Society is holding a certified judge’s class and certified table captain’s class in Gettysburg. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to judge the food at those cook-offs you see you TV? Want to experience…

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Barbecue Backyarders And Restaurants Wanted

Smoke will again rise from Gettysburg as barbecuers, grillers, smokers, and cooks from the North and the South reignite the debate. This time, it’s tasty as competitors do battle for prize money and bragging rights! Who will win? On July…

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Biglerville High School Student Art Show

Biglerville High School Student Art Show reception will be held at the Adams County Arts Council Art Center. A variety of original art created by the Biglerville High School students will be on display such as pottery, pastels, acrylic paintings,…

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Holiday Art Show and Sale at the ACAC’s Arts Education Center

The opportunity to discover holiday gift treasures and support local artists begins at the Adams County Arts Council Education Center. The second annual Holiday Art Show and Sale will offer a rich array of hand-painted glassware, watercolors, fiber…

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ACAC Member's Show

The Adams County Arts Council is presenting its Second Annual Members Show at its Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington St., Gettysburg, November 2 through 26.  60+ artists offer pieces exemplifying their work.  Hours are Monday…

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Adams County Arts Council Brown Bag Lunch Series

Arts Council series to feature Debra Westmoreland on Design BasicsFeatured speaker will be Debra Westmoreland with a program she calls “Interior Design Basics."  There is no admission charge for this hour-long program. Westmoreland’s…

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Arts Council’s STAR Grant Applications Available

Applications for the Adams County Arts Council’s fifteenth year of STAR (Serving the Arts Regionally) Grants are available by contacting the Arts Council office at 125 S. Washington St, Gettysburg, (717) 334-5006, info@adamsarts.org, or online at…

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ACAC Arts Education Center Offers Guitar Class With Bill Serfass of The Willy's!

Bill Serfass of the Willy’s is teaching a guitar class this fall at the ACAC.Basic Guitar Instruction 1.5Part  2 of a beginners guitar class for adults.  In part one we learned basic chord shapes in first position and played songs using…

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Arts Council Series To Feature Writer Will Hutchison

Bring a brown bag lunch on September 20 as the Adams County Arts Council's 3rdThursdaynoon Series continues at its new Arts Education Center.  Featured guest will be writer, Will Hutchison with a program titled Historical Fiction: Fact or…

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Photography Show 'The Dance' Opens in Gettysburg

Six award-winning photographic artists from Adams County will collaborate for a unique exhibit, “The Dance,” opening at the Adams County Arts Council Arts Education facility, 125 South Washington St., Gettysburg.    The First Friday…

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Rotary Club and ACAC Team Up To Support Students

The Rotary Club of Gettysburg and the Adams County Arts Council have teamed up for a special public event, “S.O.S. - Support Our Students”.  Tickets include complimentary wine and beer, appetizers catered by Biggerstaff’s Catering, and…

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Adams County Arts Council’s 12th Annual Masquerade Party

Gettysburg, PA - ‘Night of Horror’ is the theme for the Adams County Arts Council’s 12th annual Masquerade Party at the Gettysburg Hotel. Guests are invited to come as they aren’t to enjoy dancing to the Colgan-Hirsh Band with the…

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Witness in Wood

For the 150th Battle of Gettysburg Commemoration, the Gettysburg Foundation and the Adams County Arts Council announce Witness in Wood, an extraordinary opportunity for artists to create new work using “witness” wood from the battle as the raw…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Fall Pottery Classes For Adults

The Adams County Arts Council has scheduled a variety of pottery classes to be held this fall at its Arts Education Center, located at 125 South Washington Street in Gettysburg. Please note that classes using the potter’s wheel are limited to five…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Fall Fiber-Work Classes For Adults

The Adams County Arts Council has scheduled two fiber-work classes for this fall, to be held at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, located at 125 South Washington Street in Gettysburg. Please visit the Arts Council’s new website at…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Fall Music Classes For Adults

The Adams County Arts Council has scheduled several music classes for adults this fall, all of which will be held at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, located at 125 South Washington Street in Gettysburg. Please visit the Arts Council’s…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Fall Dance Classes For Adults

The Adams County Arts Council has plannedan exciting series of dance classes this fall, for both couples and singles. All classes will be held in the private dance studio at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, located at 125 South Washington…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Fall Jewelry-Making Classes For Adults

The Adams County Arts Council has scheduled an exciting selection of jewelry-making classes for this fall, to be held at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, located at 125 South Washington Street in Gettysburg. Please visit the Arts…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Fall Cooking Classes For Adults

The Adams County Arts Council has plannedan appetizing menu of cooking classes to be held this fall in the full-size commercial kitchen at its Arts Education Center, located at 125 South Washington Street in Gettysburg. Please visit the Arts…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Fall Glasswork Classes For Adults

The Adams County Arts Council has scheduled an exciting selection of glasswork classes for adults this fall. Taught by glasswork artist Leah Wetmore Powell, the classes will be held at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, located at 125 South…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Fall Writing Classes For Adults

The Adams County Arts Council has plannedtwo exciting writing classes—and an ongoing discussion group for avid readers—this fall at the Arts Education Center, located at 125 South Washington Street in Gettysburg. Please visit the Arts…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Fall Interior Design Class For Adults

Do you have a space in your home that needs sprucing up? Maybe a complete redesign?The Adams County Arts Council has scheduled an exciting new interior design class for this fall. “Your Space: Concept, Color and Coordinate Interior Design,” will…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Fall Classes In The Visual Arts For Adults

The Adams County Arts Council has scheduled an exciting series of painting and drawing classes for adults this fall to be held at its Arts Education Center, located at 125 South Washington Street in Gettysburg. Please visit the Arts Council’s new…

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Adams County Arts Council Announces Fall Photography Classes For Adults

The Adams County Arts Council has scheduled a variety of photography classes for adults this fall, to be held at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, located at 125 South Washington Street in Gettysburg. Please visit the Arts Council’s new…

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Arts Council Series To Feature Storyteller Richard Ezell

Bring a brown bag lunch on August 16 at noon as the Adams County Arts Council's 3rdThursdaynoon Series continues at its new Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg.  Featured guest will be storyteller Richard Ezell with a…

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Summer Fiesta! To Benefit Arts Council

Accomplished artist and Adams County Arts Council board member Judy Pyle invites the public to a Summer Fiesta!, a Mexican-themed party benefiting the Arts Council. Guests will enjoy a taco bar, Mexican-inspired beverages, fabulous desserts, and…

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Guitar camp at ACAC

Instructor Mark Wesling and his cheery group of young musicians are pictured above at the Adams County Arts Council Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg. The students (ages 8-16) took part in a summer music camp offered at…

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Call For Entries – 2013 Witness In Wood

The Gettysburg Foundation and Adams County Arts Council invite artists to submit proposals for the Witness in Wood exhibition, an extraordinary opportunity to create new work using “witness” wood from the Battle of Gettysburg as the raw…

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Meet the Peke and The Man Beside Him

Adams County Arts Council will welcome two special guests, dog handler and owner David C. Fitzpatrick of East Berlin and his Westminster Kennel Club 2012 Best in Show winning Pekingese Malachy.  This dignified long hair captured the top dog…

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