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

Be on the look out for…

Taste of Germany: Food and Wine Pairings

Tuesday, October 23


Chef Subarna Sijapati & Nikki Biggus, Fine Wine Specialist

$50 ($55 non-members)

More information and registration coming soon!

Taste of Spain: Food and Wine Pairings

Thursday, December 13


Chef Subarna Sijapati & Nikki Biggus, Fine Wine Specialist

$50 ($55 non-members)

More information and registration coming soon!

Month of Lunches

Mondays, October 1-29


Chef Subarna Sijapatii

More information and registration coming soon!

Other upcoming events!

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.


Eisenhower Paint Night

Thursday, October 4, 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)


Costume Party – Gettysburg Hotel

October 26, 8:30p.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 – Grant Building, 2 Chambersburg Street

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.