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

ACAC 2017 Calendar of Events

*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

Arts classes and Summer camps – Jan – Dec

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

In The Gallery – Jan – Dec

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

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.

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.

14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition- June 1-June 23, Schmucker Gallery, Gettysburg College

Annual exhibit of regional artists in partnership with Schmucker Art Gallery June 2 opening reception 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., awards ceremony 6 p.m.

Luau Garden Party – Saturday, June 10, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

The tradition continues! David LeVan will host this fabulous party. Register!

Picnic at Gettysburg Daylilies– Wednesday, June 28, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Enjoy a picnic, beverages, daylilies in full bloom, and peafowl at Anne and Charlie Gomer’s home near Gettysburg.  Reservations: $30 per person  (Rain date: June 29, same time.) Register!

Art at the Farmers Market – Saturdays in July, Lincoln Square

Artists display work at the market in downtown Gettysburg. 7 a.m. to 12 noon

Scavenger Hunt– August TBD, Gettysburg: 1 – 4 p.m.,

Search for arty clues in local streets and businesses

Masquerade Party – October 27, Gettysburg Hotel, 8 p.m.

Costume dance party.

Motown at the Barn – Sunday, September 10th, 4pm to 8pm

Enjoy a deejay, dancing, BBQ dinner, and beverages at the Battlefield B&B near Gettysburg.

PA Watercolor Society 38th Annual International Juried exhibition – Sep 11 to Oct 28

Opening reception-September 16, 1 pm to 4 pm

STAR Grant– November 1

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

Read Between the Vines– November 2, 5 pm to 7 pm

Enjoy wine & cheese with Cheryl Kelly, Sales Manager for Penguin Random House, as she previews new books for the holidays.

Dancing with the Local Stars – November 10

Local celebrities and dance pros face off at Gettysburg High School

8th Annual Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart – December 1 & 2, HACC Gburg

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

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.