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, 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


Holiday Market

December 15, 11a.m. – 6p.m.

Do some holiday shopping, taste premium wines from 4-6p.m. with wine specialist Nikki Biggus, Fine Wine and Good Spirits store, and enjoy samples from Chef Subarna Sijapati at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington St., Gettysburg.  You will find great one-of-a-kind gifts from a collection of locally created fine arts and crafts, photography, jewelry, cards, glass, and centerpieces. Food gift items to include homemade jerky and hand crafted Parpadelli pasta will also be for sale.  Boyer Nurseries will be offering tastings of their cider, which will be available for purchase.

Gettysburg New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31

Welcome 2018 with music, magic, fireworks and much more! All programs are free to the public and presented by the Adams County Arts Council through its partnership with Gettysburg Borough, ACNB Bank, Destination Gettysburg, Gettysburg Eagles #1562, Gettysburg Hotel, Christ Lutheran Church, and the Majestic Theater.

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Benefit Trivia Contest – Sharpshooters Grille

Jan 12, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Draft a team of up to eight players, test your knowledge and compete for a prize. $10 donation at the door.

25th Anniversary Celebration – Gettysburg Hotel

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

Twenty five years of promoting an arts-rich community is a milestone to celebrate! Join us as we recognize our achievements and the people who made them possible. The celebration will feature a guest speaker, entertainment, awards for outstanding volunteer service, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and cash bar.

Read Between the Vines – AECenter

April 5, 5 pm to 7 pm

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.

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.

Costume Party – Gettysburg Hotel

October 26, 8 p.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.