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


recycle art 2015 best20th annual Recyclable Art Contest/Exhibit, Sponsored by the Gettysburg Recycling Committee & McDonalds

ACAC Recyclable Art, Best in Show winner, Erin Briggs, Fairfield High School student. Prom dress made out of starburst wrappers. Stop by and check it out!

County students, grades K-12, were invited to turn trash into treasure and enter the Adams County Arts Council’s 20th Annual Recyclable Art Contest & Exhibit.  On display in Gettysburg at the Arts Education Center at 125 South Washington St., the exhibit opens with a First Friday reception on April 3 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and closes with a brief Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 18, at 12 noon.   The exhibit is sponsored by the Gettysburg Recycling Committee and McDonalds. Cash prizes will be awarded for each grade level of competition.

Judging the artwork will be Fairfield Mayor Ron Harris, Karen Coyle of Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers in New Oxford, and Timbrel Wallace of Lark in Gettysburg.   During the exhibit, the public is invited to cast ballots for the People’s Choice winner. Winning pieces will also be on display at the Gettysburg Green Gathering on Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ag Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Rd., Gettysburg.  Volunteer Ann Walsh coordinates the exhibit.

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More Recycleable Art Photos by photographer, Ron Harris


first FRIDAY, May 1st, 5:00 – 7:30 pm – Our Gallery Openings & Events…first-friday-flag1

The PGL Nicaraguan Dancers, here thru Project Gettysburg Leon,  will be dDancers 1 (2)oing a dance demo and art workshop.  This is part of the Adams County Wellness Challenge.

Gallery – Andrea Theisson

Reception Hall – Upper Adams High School

Studio – Nicaraguan Artists







Annual Juried Art Exhibition 

Shown here: Robin Jacobs -“FOLD”  Best of Show 2014

Dozens of artists are anxious to hear if juror Cristin Cash, Ph.D. selected their work for our 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 29 – June 19, at Schmucker Gallery, Gettysburg College, in partnership with Schmucker and the Gettysburg Fest.  Prizes totaling $2,750 will be given out at the Opening Reception on First Friday, June 5, 5 pm to 7, with awards at 6 p.m.

Sponsors include Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers, OPEN MINDS, For the Cause Productions, ProEquities/ Kristine Witherow, Gallery 30, Bert Danielson/ Gunnar Galleries, Blick Art Materials and Schmucker Gallery. Louise Garverick and Judie Butterfield coordinate the exhibition.


brown bag lunch3rdthursdaynoon – May 21st, Noon

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







Daylillies 320Brunch at Gettysburg Daylilies, Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, June 28.)

Enjoy a mimosa, delightful brunch, and 1,000 cultivars in bloom at Anne and Charlie’s home, 45 Sachs Rd., Gettysburg. Potted daylilies for sale with part proceeds to the Arts Council. Master Gardener, member of the American Hemerocallis Society, and Arts Council board member, Gomer will offer gardens tours.  Plus you’ll meet the peacocks!

Reservations requested by June 24.  RESERVATIONS: $30