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  View classes.

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

25th Anniversary Celebration – Gettysburg Hotel

March 13, 5p.m. to 7:30p.m.

The celebration will feature guest speaker, Philip Horn, Executive Director Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, soprano Dr. Susan A. Hochmiller with accompanist Tim Foster, awards for outstanding volunteer services by Louise Garverick, Jack Handshaw, Brenda McCabe, and Kate Rice.  See artist James Bricker paint a still life which will be up for silent bid. The Gettysburg High School String Ensemble will also perform. Enjoy a vast selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.


A New Month Of Lunches Series Coming in April!

April 9, Vietnamese

April 16, Indian

April 23, Nepalese

April 30, Korean BBQ

May 7, Polynesian

Registration coming soon!

Read Between the Vines – AECenter

April 5, 5p.m. to 7p.m.

Enjoy wine & cheese with Cheryl Kelly, Sales Manager for Penguin Random House, as she previews new books for your book club and summer reading list.


Music Day at the Center – AECenter

April 7

Free open house with class demonstrations geared to inspire children to learn and love music, instrument petting zoo, and performances by Gettysburg College ensembles and Pomona’s Trio. Presented by Music Together, Adams County Music Makers

Annual Recyclable Art Contest & Exhibit – AECenter

April 13 – 28

Students create works of art using recycled materials. Awards ceremony April 28 at 12 noon.

Entry Information

Tee it Up Fore the Arts Golf Tournament – The Links

April 26

Noon: Registration, Driving Range, Putting Green, 1p.m. Shotgun Start


15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition – Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College

May 31 – June 22

Annual exhibit of regional artists. Opening reception First Friday, June 1, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with awards at 6 p.m.

Entry Information

Costume Party – Gettysburg Hotel

October 26, 8p.m.

Dance music by the Josh Squared Band, silent auction, costume contest, pre-party dinner option available

STAR Grant

November 1

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

9th Annual Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart – HACC Gettysburg Campus

Nov 29, 30, Dec 1.

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

Holiday Gala – National Park Service Museum and Visitor Center

December 15

Celebrate the season and the Arts Council’s first 25 years at a black tie dinner and dance. Mix, mingle, and feel the holiday spirit at this glamorous evening. Raise a glass to our remarkable achievement of bringing enriching arts experiences to more than half a million people since 1993!

Gettysburg New Year’s Eve Celebration – Lincoln Square

December 31

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