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


INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY – We follow the Gettysburg Area School District schedule for delays or closings during inclement weather. When the Gettysburg schools are closed, all day and evening classes will be postponed. We will make every effort to contact students and notify them of the status of their class.  When G.A.S.D. has a 2-hour delay, we will open at 11:00 a.m.


March Paint NitePaint & Wine Night: Be an Artist for the Night – Thursdays, March 5, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Grab a friend, or come and make some new friends and enjoy an evening of artistic creativity, wine and amusement.  We’ll provide the supplies and step by step instruction to complete a piece of art- no experience necessary! Bring your favorite beverage and have fun while you paint and socialize! BYOB

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Annual Membership Meeting  – New date… Tuesday, March 24th, at 7:00 pm

Please join us for the Annual Membership Meeting at the center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24th.  The program includes a year-in-review presentation, Applause Awards to Mayor William Troxell, Karen Hendricks, and Columbia Gas, music by Charlie Fry, and wine and refreshments following the hour-long meeting. Please R.S.V.P. by February 27.  Click here to rsvp via email:

charles fry

Charlie Fry has been part of the Gettysburg area music scene for many years, beginning with the band “Fly By Night”  in the late 1970’s to his current quartet “The Klinger McFry Band,”  Fry spends most of his weekends “out there playing music somewhere.”  In addition to bands and jams, Fry has pursued a solo ‘gig’  for the past two years, playing local venues, private parties, and various benefits for community causes.  “When I retired from teaching high school English a few years ago, I felt myself drawn to acoustic  ‘Americana’ music more than ever.  I do things like sit in my basement and ‘deconstruct’  Dylan songs,  bending them to my own style and taste.  When on stage with Klinger McFry I’m always on bass guitar . . .  playing guitar and  piano as a solo artist keeps my fingers, voice, and brain constantly stretching for new musical landscapes.”


invitationall county art show – March 6 from 5 – 7 pm

Opening reception Adams County Arts Council 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-5006 Friday March 6, 5-7 pm. Please join us for some refreshments at an informal showing of select artwork from the students of Adams County. The show will be up through the month of March.  *A very limited amount of parking is available across the street from the art center






first FRIDAY – March 6, 2015,  5:00 – 7:00 pm 

Join us for refreshments and live music by Ann Walsh and “The Storytellers”.

“The Storytellers” is a musical experiment in which all performances consist of stories.  The stories will have musical accompaniment and be delivered with a melody.  While this is technically fits the description of a song, the focus of these performance pieces will be the stories the songs tell.The storytellers

ACAC instructors, Jack Handshaw and Bert Danielson will be on hand to demonstrate their craft.

Openings: Waldo’s – featured in the Reception Hall, Diane Cromer – in the Studio and All County Art – in the Gallery







brown bag lunch3rdthursdaynoon  March 19, 12:00 pm The 3rdThursdaynoon series will take a winter hiatus with no programs in January or February and will resume on March 19.

On March 19, Patti Lawson and Tom Jolin of Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian Inc. (HABPI) will discuss the proposed Gettysburg Inner Loop Bike Path.

April 16: Andrea Theisson will talk about her new book about artist Peter Miller.

May 21: Cheryl Kelly from Random House will tell us about what everyone will be reading on the beach this summer.






An Evening with NY Times Best-selling Author KELLY CORRIGAN  – Join us on Friday, March 20 at 7 pm

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Kelly Corrigan won an avid following from critics, readers, and booksellers for her finely wrought and deeply emotional memoirs about how we connect to the people in our lives. Corrigan introduced us to her father, the lively and optimistic Greenie, in The Middle Place and explored the often-turbulent air around parenthood in Lift. In her New York Times bestselling hardcover from earlier this year, she examined the bond—sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine—between mothers and daughters in GLITTER AND GLUE.  Reading a book by Kelly Corrigan is like having a heart-to-heart with your smartest, funniest confidante.  Hearing her read from and talk about the book in person guarantees an unforgettable experience.  Join us on Friday, March 20 at 7 pm for an evening with Kelly, as she celebrates the paperback release of Glitter and Glue. Registration for this fantastic evening includes:  Wine and hors d’oeuvres, Live music presented by local jazz group, Pomona’s Trio (Lisa Cadigan, vocals; Bret Crawford, saxophone; Marc Jalbert, guitar),  a presentation by the engaging Kelly Corrigan, a paperback copy of Glitter and Glue and an opportunity to have the author sign your book.

Don’t want to wait in a long line to check in or to have your book signed? Want to enjoy preferred seating at the event?  Register as a “VIP” for just $15 more.  Your additional contribution supports the Adams County Arts Council, making it possible for us to bring you more events like this one, serving our mission to cultivate an arts-rich community.

VIP Registration $50.00 – Registration $ 35.00 – Additional donations are welcome.
Registration Options




KCBS BBQ Judging Class & Table Captain Class – March 28, 2015  – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


KCBS teams are known for cooking some of the best barbeque in the world, but it takes a dedicated team of judges to decide which is truly the best-of-the-best. Being a Certified Barbeque Judge (CBJ) means more than just getting to taste award-winning barbeque – and deciding which barbeque wins those awards. It’s about representing and spreading the message of KCBS, which is to promote America’s cuisine – barbeque.  To become a CBJ, just attend one of the hundreds of classes conducted by KCBS every year throughout the country. In a half-day’s time, you’ll learn how to grade world-class chicken, pulled pork, ribs and brisket – and taste them during the process!   By the time you’re finished, you’ll be ready to sign up for the next competition in your area!  And remember: your CBJ fee also includes one year’s membership to KCBS. It’s a win-win!

Deadline to register:  March 13th

Call our office to register at 717-334-5006 or print out the form below and return it to us! 

KCBS Registration Form


aprilpaintnitePaint & Wine Night: Be an Artist for the Night – Thursdays, April 2, 6:00- 8:30 pm

Grab a friend, or come and make some new friends and enjoy an evening of artistic creativity, wine and amusement.  We’ll provide the supplies and step by step instruction to complete a piece of art- no experience necessary! Bring your favorite beverage and have fun while you paint and socialize! BYOB

Please call the office to register.  717-334-5006





Annual Juried Art Exhibition 


Robin Jacobs -“FOLD”  Best of Show 2014

$2750 in Cash Prizes

Entry Deadline March 13, 2015

Information for Entries