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


Robert C. Hoffman Charitable

Endowment Trust Gallery

The Center offers beautiful exhibition space in the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust Gallery, Reception Hall, and throughout the building.

Call to artists for our annual members show in November! This show will be in celebration of our 25th Anniversary! No theme. Please respond to Wendy,, and let her know you’d like to participate!




Biglerville High School Students

The Biglerville High School art department will be showcasing projects they have been working on since the start of their school year in the Reception Hall during the month of October. The show will feature a variety of different levels and expertise of students work. Lisa Harman, Art Teacher says, “Since it is early in the school year, the students have not had a long time to complete any large pieces.” This show demonstrates how students develop and grow as artists rather than showcasing big final projects.” Harman continues, “Art class is not always about creating amazing final pieces, sometimes it’s just about the journey.” The show will be up for the remainder of the month and an opening First Friday reception will be held on October 5, 5-7:30p.m.  The reception is free and open to the public.

The photo shown above is a pencil sketch/collage, “I’m not perfect.” by Estephani Martinez, senior at Biglerville High School. The piece explores what it’s like to be viewed as beautiful on the outside when inside you don’t feel very beautiful.


Lilliana Arias

“Origin”, a collection of landscapes and houses by Lilliana Arias, will continue to hang in the Gallery. The collection was inspired by Lilliana’s home town of Teruel, Columbia. Arias says, “My home town is situated between the Andes Mountains and is very exotic. It is the place and culture I came from and I am moved and inspired by images that remind me of this place.” She continues, “I apply the richness of my cultural background to my work, expressing the passion I feel for life and the beauty all around us. I learned years ago when studying with the late Colombian Master Painter Alejandro Obregon that paintings reveal the spontaneity and freedom hidden within all of us.” The exhibit will close October 29.


Fred Gantz

Fred Gantz will be show casing a collection of photography in the AECenter.  Please also join us for a 3rdthursdaynoon program about the Lincoln Highway, presented by Fred Gantz on October 18.  The program will begin at Noon on October 18.

View Fred Gantz’s artist statement.