Adams County Arts Council
- 125 South Washington Street
- Gettysburg, PA 17325
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- Phone: (717) 334-5006
- Fax: (717) 338-2041
Monday - Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
First Friday Hours
5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Evening hours will correspond with the class schedule, please call before planning a visit.
- Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
In case of inclement weather, the ACAC follows the Gettysburg School District closing schedule.
SERVING THE ARTS IN ADAMS COUNTY
Incorporated in 1993, the Adams County Arts Council has evolved from a small group of optimistic organizers into a nonprofit arts organization, with a membership of more than 540 supporters, which encourages the arts throughout our county.
ACAC’s mission is to cultivate an arts-rich community.
ACAC’s primary goals are to provide high quality arts in education opportunities for students of all ages and to support local arts presenters, schools and artists.
In 2011, through a tremendous outpouring of community support, ACAC completed a 1.8 million project and opened its new Arts Education Center. The 10,000 sq. ft. center includes inviting spaces for arts and culinary classes, artist studios, a gallery for local art exhibits, a workshop for pottery and jewelry making, and a large reception hall with full kitchen for community events, performances and private functions. This first-of-its-kind facility in the region offers arts education experiences and breaks down barriers of cost and accessibility for all ages.
ACAC programs typically reach an audience of 40,000 people each year.
Our Arts in Education program, Roots & Wings – Arts for the Ages, offers artist residencies and other programs in local schools. Roots & Wings reaches thousands of students annually. Hundreds of musicians, actors, dancers, and artists bring the joy of the arts to children throughout the county.
The STAR Grant
Supporting The Arts Regionally – provides financial support for arts programs in schools and by county arts presenters like as the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Sunday in the Recreation Park concert series, and the Adams County Heritage Festival. STAR programs serve an annual audience of more than 12,000.
“This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr .usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adams County Commissioners designated ACAC as the county’s official arts in education provider in 2004.
ACAC was awarded the only Pennsylvania Millennium grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This prestigious award enabled ACAC to commission an original composition for the county’s Bicentennial.