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May 2022

Art Alley (Inside!)

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Penn Square, Penn Square
Lancaster , PA United States
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Free

Join the City of Lancaster and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design for Art Alley! The alleyway between the Visitor Center and Central Market will transform into a collaborative art experience and community art market, with local artists displaying their work.

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Art Made From Money (Made From Art)

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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Lancaster-based artist Mark Wagner shares his thought-provoking and satirical artwork made entirely from deconstructed U.S. dollars to explore the intersection of wealth, power, value, and American identity. This special exhibition features over 50 meticulously constructed pieces and takes a special look into the artist's creative process. Image: Mark Wagner, Lord, What Fools these Mortals Be, 2018, currency on panel

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Between Two Worlds

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Demuth Museum, 120 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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Internationally recognized artist Helen Berggruen's captivating paintings invite viewers to explore the observed and the imagined through intricate interior scenes and sweeping landscapes. A dozen of Berggruen's oil paintings inspired by environments around the country are featured alongside recently completed watercolors from an artist's residency at Elizabethtown College. Image: Helen Berggruen, Between Two Worlds, 2020

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First Friday at Gallery Grow

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gallery Grow Plant Bar, 150 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Join us a fun night of creativity in Downtown Lancaster! Build a terrarium, shop our unique collection of houseplants and decor, or simply explore our beautiful building in the heart of Gallery Row. Complimentary herb-infused wine on the patio and live music by Mike & Drew. Open until 8pm.

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Robert Bitts: First Friday Reception

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lancaster Galleries, 34 North Water Street
Lancaster , PA 17603 United States
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Free

Join us First Friday May 6th from 5 - 8pm! The landscape paintings by Robert Bitts use color, form, and light to present us with the beauty of those unexpected hidden places that we have all deliberately sought or accidentally visited. Literal and abstracted, large and small, these paintings remind us to pause and look for the beauty in the uncelebrated, quiet landscape.

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PA Guild of Craftsmen’s Guild Store First Fridays

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2022

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s Center of American Craft, 335 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Free

Every First Friday, the PA Guild of Craftsmen highlights some of the best art and fine craft our state has to offer. Located on the popular "300 Block of N. Queen St," our Guild Store represents over 125 member artists from Lancaster County, PA and beyond. Stop in and see what's new, check out our new workshop offerings, and maybe meet an artist or two!

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First Friday: Robert Bitts at Lancaster Galleries

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lancaster Galleries, 34 North Water Street
Lancaster , PA 17603 United States
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Join us First Friday May 6th! The landscape paintings by Robert Bitts use color, form, and light to present us with the beauty of those unexpected hidden places that we have all deliberately sought or accidentally visited. Literal and abstracted, large and small, these paintings remind us to pause and look for the beauty in the uncelebrated, quiet landscape. We look forward to seeing you!

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Scott Bookman: See the Unknown

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
David Lyall Home & Design, 241 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Unknown People Trading Cards began as an exercise in drawing. During the pandemic, I decided to draw at least one every day. Although the people I draw are unknown to me, I’m often told that viewers recognize someone they know. I find humor in the absurdity of trading cards that no one will ever trade. And no, these trading cards don’t come with gum!!

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FREE First Friday at the Lancaster Science Factory

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 1, 2023

Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601 United States
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The Lancaster Science Factory is FREE every First Friday from 5pm - 7pm. Come explore over 75 hands-on exhibits with your family! Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Thanks to our event sponsor PPL Electric Utilities!

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Kids Night Out

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tiny Town offers a great opportunity for you to take a break by hosting Kids Night Out (KNO)! Enjoy a night out (or in?) while your children come and experience life in Tiny Town! Closed to the public, we offer our town exclusively to KNO families! Maximum of 30 children per night. Potty trained 3 and older children only. $25 per child Every First Friday, 5:30-8:30pm Includes: Pizza, snack & drink, a fun craft, games, and, of course, playtime in…

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First Friday Dance Bomb with Jazz Collective Lancaster

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lancaster Central Market, 23 North Market Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Come dance in Center City with Jazz Collective Lancaster! Lindy Hop (also known as swing dancing) is a street dance born out of the African American communities in Harlem, New York during the 1920's. It is a fun-filled, rich-in-history, community-oriented dance still alive today and we invite YOU to join us for an evening on the square, dancing to live music by a Philadelphia-based jazz band, Parlour Noir. Let's dance!

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We The People First Friday “Acts of Welcome”

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Ware Center – Millersville University, 42 N. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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In partnership with Church World Service and the Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program, the Arts at Millersville University's annual celebration of the artistry of Lancaster’s refugee and immigrant community.   On Stage: "Acts of Welcome" 6:30 P.M.  The performance in Steinman Hall will commence with a special appearance by the St. James Episcopal Church Choir in a musical tribute to Ukraine, followed by traditional song and dance spanning the globe plus spoken-word pieces about the refugee/immigrant experience by the following.  Contributors include Anna Grutman (Ukraine), Joel…

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Women’s Global Village Art Gallery

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hub450, 450 N Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Global Women's Village is a program at Hub 450 that empowers new immigrant women to find healing through creativity and create fair-trade handicrafts to be sold in the community. Our evening program will be: -We will showcase all our beautifully handcrafted items that are for sale. - The Immigrant women participants of Women’s Global Village will be sharing their stories every 15 mins. - An art exhibit by the participants that tell their stories will be on display - International…

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Artist Reception: Oliver Brown

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerfoot Downtown, 348 N Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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We are thrilled to be showcasing the work of Oliver Brown, an emerging artist and local high school art student of Stone Independent School. Oliver's playful experimentation with mixed media (paint, paper collage, oil pastels) and thought provoking incorporation of text caught our eye. He is the student of Brian Lehman, Art Educator at Stone Independent School. We are equally as pumped to collaborate with Lancaster Pickle Company to feature a fun and unique pairing with our country red wine…

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First Friday “Organic Reflections”

May 6 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Reformed Church, 40 E Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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Organist Larry Hershey will be featured at the console of the mighty vintage 1958 analog Allen organ on First Friday, May 6, 2022 at 8 PM for a 30 minute concert entitled “Songs of Spring.” Flutist Darlene Way will join Mr. Hershey in the historic 1854 First Reformed Church, 40 E Orange Street in downtown Lancaster. The program will include "Tambourin" by Francois Joseph Gossed and "You Raise Me Up" by Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland. Mr. Hershey will conclude…

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