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


Arts classes and Summer camps – April to June

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

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

Eisenhower Paint Night

Wednesday, June 20, 4:30-7:30p.m.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower took up painting at his home in Gettysburg to relieve stress. The National Park Service and ACAC would like to invite you to pick up your brush, enjoy some wine, and spend an evening immersing yourself in history and creativity. You will recreate a piece painted by President Eisenhower. The event includes a guided tour of his home, art instruction, and refreshments. Marie Smith, $50 ($55 non-members)


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, 5p.m. to 7p.m. with awards at 6p.m.


Trivia at Mason Dixon Distillery

Wednesday, August 8, 6-8p.m.

Mason Dixon Distillery, 331 E. Water St., Gettysburg, will offer a special Trivia Contest on Wednesday, August 8, from 6p.m. to 8p.m., emceed by Jeff Hemler, to benefit the Arts Council. Draft a team of up to six players and test your general knowledge of subjects like pop culture, sports, history, movies, geography, music, and literature. Cost to play is a $10 donation per person to the Arts Council. Members of the winning and second place teams receive a Mason Dixon Distillery gift card. Table reservations are recommended by calling the Distillery at 717-398-3385.

Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, September 15

The Adams County Arts Council is sponsoring a Scavenger Hunt for persons of all ages on Saturday, September 15. Participants will enjoy walking through beautiful downtown Gettysburg while matching arty images from the event program with the participating business where they can be found.


Costume Party – Gettysburg Hotel

October 26, 8p.m.

Theme: Time Machine.  Dance music by the Josh Squared Band, costume contest, and more!


Read Between the Vines

November 1, 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 holiday list.

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.