Adams County Arts Council – Supporting the arts in Adams County, PA


Arts classes and Summer camps – Jan – Dec

Arts classes and camps for children and adults. Class schedules and registration online at

First Friday – Jan- Dec, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Opening receptions, meet and greet the artists, special events, and refreshments each month on Gettysburg’s First Friday.

In The Gallery – Jan – Dec

Rotating exhibits of local art in the Robert C. Hoffman C. E. T. Gallery.

3rdthursdaynoon series

Bring lunch and a friend and join us March through December at noon for free arts-related programs on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  Click here for schedule.

*Events, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the ACAC Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington St, Gettysburg. For more information, contact ACAC at (717) 334-5006 or

Totally 80’s Costume Party

Friday, October 27, 8p.m. to Midnight

Costume dance party.  Featuring the Josh Squared Band, a Fabulous Silent Auction, Conga Line Costume Contest, Prizes, Palm Reader.


STAR Grant

November 1

Deadline to apply for funding for Adams County arts projects in the coming year.

Information and applications

Bubbles, Baubles and Books

November 2, 5p.m.-7p.m.

Caryl Schmitz, Wendy Heiges, and Random House’s Cheryl Kelly offer bubbly tastings, food pairings, jewelry and tips for your reading list to benefit the Noreen Nietz Scholarship Fund.


Dancing with the Local Stars

November 10, 7p.m.

Local celebrities and dance pros face off at Gettysburg High School.


8th Annual Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart

December 1 & 2, HACC Gettysburg Campus

See amazing gingerbread houses, enjoy children’s activities, and get the perfect handmade gift at the mart.


Holiday Market

December 15, 11a.m. – 7p.m.

Attention Artisans and Crafters: Do you have a unique handmade crafts or art that you would like to display and sell at the ACAC’s Holiday Market? Please join us for a day of holiday shopping opportunities and wine tastings. The Center is a great venue for the local community to stop and shop for great one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones. Reserve a table ($25 fee) today by calling 717-334-5006 or contacting Wendy at

Gettysburg New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31

Entertainment at downtown venues, fireworks and party in Lincoln Square. In partnership with Gettysburg Borough, ACNB Bank, and Destination Gettysburg.