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May 2022

Velocity: A Celebration of the City

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tellus360, 24 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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$25 – $75

Join the Lancaster City Alliance as we celebrate a City in Bloom at our Annual Fundraising Event. The VIP Cocktail Competition, all-access fashion show, and a celebration of the City's art and food return for a thrilling night at Tellus360.

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Art Recess

May 13 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on July 8, 2022 at 11:30 am

One event on October 28, 2022 at 11:30 am

Lancaster City Visitor Center, 38 Penn Square
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Kids get recess. So should you. Fuel your imagination and creativity and tend to your emotional well-being. Join the Center for Creative Exploration at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design over lunch for art making, creative breaks, and play that’s just for grown-ups. • Bring your lunch! • Make some art! • Make a friend! • Make a craft! • Bring a craft you’re already working on! Hey, downtown neighbors and friends, we want you to take care of yourself.…

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The Hidden Museum, 2022

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
300 Block of North Queen Street, 300 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Free

Fear No Lit + Modern Art present THE HIDDEN MUSEUM, 2022, a one-day only site-specific art installation at The Pop-up Shop, 354 Queen St., Lancaster PA. Friday, May 13, 12-8PM, free. For more information, email fearnolit@gmail.com COVID protocol: If Lancaster County CDC Community Level is Medium or High, we'll ask that all visitors to The Hidden Museum, 2022 wear a mask inside the gallery. If levels are low, masks are optional but always welcome.

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Second Saturday

May 14
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2022

Free

A day to stroll and visit the many galleries • museums • artist studios • throughout the city. Many restaurants have paired with us; offering specials for those who have come to see the Arts.

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Bilingual: Intergenerational Mindful Painting/Pintura Consciente Intergeneracional: Ages 9 – Adult

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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$35.00

This bilingual (English/Spanish) workshop will kick off with a short share out of the importance of caring for our mental health with a focus on the power of positive affirmations. Participants will choose 2 small affirmation cards (provided) that stand out to them and use as reference to make their own affirmation on a canvas. The affirmation cards will provide a positive and meaningful direction and inspiration for each to personalize their own creative image and message. Open to ages…

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The Science of Sound @ The Lancaster Science Factory

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601 United States
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FREE with admission

Join our event partners the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and the Penn Square Music Conservatory as they host interactive sound and acoustic demonstrations throughout our exhibit hall! This event is presented FREE with your paid admission or membership to the Lancaster Science Factory! Try your hand at vocal, percussion, strings, woodwind, and brass instruments as you learn about the different ways sound is produced. All of our other 70+ exhibits will be open for you to enjoy! Please note musician volunteers…

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Second Saturday

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Join us on the Second Saturday of each month. Check out the latest art at our many galleries and then grab a coupon for a discount at surrounding restaurants (lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks) . This coupon is only good for that day.

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Second Saturday at Lancaster Galleries

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lancaster Galleries, 34 North Water Street
Lancaster , PA 17603 United States
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Join us for the final day of our current exhibition, Robert Bitts: Landscape Paintings. Starting at 2, we are also excited to be hosting a special event in partnership with J.A. Sharp Custom Jewelers. Join us in honoring Lancastrian Artist & Educator, Carol Anspach (1939-2020). This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of handmade, one of a kind jewelry made by the late artist. Your purchase will benefit the Demuth Foundation, furthering the impact art education has in…

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POP UP SHOP: Keisha Finnie

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
354 N. Queen Street, 354 N. Queens Street
Lancaster, PA United States
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Free

Join local artists Keisha Finnie of Keisha Finnie Art, Minnie of @Ghoatwitdacrystals and Leah Justiano of Old Soul Macramé for a day of arts, healing, henna tattoos, give-aways and VIBES! Support your local female BOSSES 💪🏽🖤✨

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STEM Saturday at Culliton Park

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Culliton Park, 200 S. Water Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Free

SoWe and The Lancaster Science Factory present STEM Saturday at Culliton Park! Join us on Saturdays from 11am – 1pm for FREE hands-on STEM! Activities are suitable for children in grades K – 8th grade and may include Kitchen Chemistry, Slime Making, Robotics, Circuits, Engineering Challenges, and more! Workshops will be held in the pavilion and are generally rain or shine, except in the case of dangerous or severe weather.

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Red Rose Run Training by Tread House Run Club

May 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Penn Square, Penn Square
Lancaster , PA United States
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Free

Mark your calendar's to join us every Sunday in May for the Red Rose Run training with Tread House Run Club. We will be meeting outside of Tread House at the Fountain each Sunday in May at 11:30am. We will have runners, walkers, kiddos, doggos and anyone wanting to join us as we hold these free training sessions. Come gear up for the Red Rose Run with us! If you have any questions, please send an email to whatsup@treadhouse717.com

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Artist Talk with Jeremy Waak at curio.

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curio. Gallery & Creative Supply, 106 W. Chesnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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curio. is excited to host an Artist Talk with Jeremy Waak for his solo exhibition Post-industrial Fetish on view in the Gallery through May 28th. Join us for conversation about the works, process and inspiration. This event will be hybrid. Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82749839689 Artist Statement: All humans desire happiness. To help achieve this, every culture has created objects to bring about things they want and defend against those they don’t. Fetishes are the physical manifestations of potent spirits used…

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Public Works Bike Tour

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Culliton Park, 200 S. Water Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Free

Experience Lancaster's public infrastructure on bike! Explore and learn about city parks, bike infrastructure, and green infrastructure with this guided, free, one-hour tour on Thursday, May 19 at 5 pm starting at Culliton Park, 200 S Water Street. This will be an easy ride and please wear a helmet. Registration is required through Eventbrite. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-works-bike-tour-registration-335563839477 This event is in celebration of National Public Works Week & National Bike Month.

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Italian Taste & Tour

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Penn Stone, 190 West Ross Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Free

On May 19 from 5pm to 8pm, Penn Stone will host our annual ALFA Ovens Italian Taste & Tour, celebrating Italian food, style, and culture with friends from down the street and across the globe. Stroll our outdoor showroom amongst stunning classic cars provided by Michael’s Motorcars, Italian fashion from Filling’s, and vinyl Italian jazz, lounge and more presented by local DJs Bill & Cait. We’ll be joined by Sara Lauro, whose family founded ALFA Pizza Ovens in 1977, and…

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Exhibition Opening of “Mariko Swisher and Charles Swisher: Recent Works”

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lancaster Galleries, 34 North Water Street
Lancaster , PA 17603 United States
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Free

Join us Thursday May 19th for the artist reception and exhibition opening of "Mariko Swisher and Charles Swisher: Recent Works" on display through June 25th! Enjoy beautiful art and light refreshments as we kick off Artwalk weekend with a spectacular show! We look forward to seeing you!

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