First Friday: Chalk the Walk, June 5, 2020

Help Lancaster City’s sidewalks come alive with color!

For June’s First Friday, we’re asking everyone to get out and create some sidewalk art. All ages and skill levels can take part and chalk up their sidewalks. Be sure to practice social distancing guidelines and stay 6ft away from those you do not live with. If you choose to walk your neighborhood, please wear a mask or face-covering.


Plus, experience Digital First Friday events from home!

Due to the COVID-19 crises impacting our traditional First Friday, Lancaster City is continuing to host a Digital First Friday showcasing the city’s arts community.

Listed below are links to virtual events to explore:


ART TO HEART – EMERGENCY FUND FOR ARTISTS
Free Arts Workshop-Painting with Coffee!
Hosted online at www.millersville.edu/arttoheart
Anytime!

Wake up your talent with our free ‘painting with coffee’ workshop featuring teaching artist Jen Tarr, part of a ongoing series of free art classes for kids & adults. Donations gratefully accepted to support our artists’ emergency relief fund.


CITYFOLK GALLERY
Virtuelle – René Romero Schuler
Hosted online on CityFolk’s Facebook & Instagram
5 – 9pm

A virtual collection ranging in size from 6″ x 6″ – 60″ x 60″ with free Global Shipping. René Romero Schuler is one of the most important and well-collected, contemporary artists to emerge out of the Midwestern United States. Now collected in all 50 States and 15 Countries. Living in both Chicago, IL and Carmel, CA, this artist is creating powerful images of strength and vulnerability that speak to the heart of the human condition: love, sorrow, solitude, and heartbreak; yet, through these depictions of difficult subjects, she inspires her viewers with hope, fortitude, and ultimately, enduring strength. The figures Schuler captures are equal parts self-portraiture and portraits of the range of human emotions that she has experienced in her all-too-colorful life. Her approach is personal yet universal, and essentially intimate. The work is visually and emotionally affecting; it powerfully reveals her appreciation for the struggle and triumph of the human condition and speaks to global and societal issues that continue to impact daily lives.


curio. Gallery & Creative Supply
Held online on Zoom
7 – 9pm

Join curio. for a virtual Sketchbook Club meet up! The Sketchbook Club originated in January 2018 in owner’s Matt & Nicole’s personal studio. Each week a still life would be set up to create from and there was always someone to create with.

Sketchbook Club typically meets on Thursday evenings but curio. is hosting one for June First Friday! Pop in to our Zoom meeting between 7:00-9:00pm and create from the entire still life, focus on one or two objects, find inspiration in color, shape and pattern or create something else entirely. Explore with any media of your choosing! All ages and skill levels are welcome.


DEMUTH MUSEUM & LANCASTER MUSEUM OF ART
New Works: Gifts to the Lancaster Museum of Art Collection
Hosted online at www.demuth.org
5 – 6pm

Join us for the debut of an online exhibition of more than 20 works that have been recently donated to the Lancaster Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection. Visit our Facebook pages (Demuth Museum, Lancaster Museum of Art) or Instagram (@demuthmuseum) to view a special video presentation debut at 5 pm! Links to the full exhibition will be available on social media and our website at www.demuth.org.


LANCASTER PUBLIC ART
Find color-in posters at LancasterPublicArt.com
Anytime!

Need a fun at-home activity? Color-in posters are available of the recent PSA murals put up in Lancaster City. Check out the printable versions online. Once you finish coloring, put the poster in your window to share with your neighbors!


#LANCHOMEART
Anytime!

Show off your chalk art or other creations using the hashtag #LancHomeArt. Simply share a photo of your art on Instagram with the hashtag #LancHomeArt and tag @visitlanccity! We’ll share as many as we can to spotlight Lancaster City’s creations.


THE WARE CENTER – MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY
Corinna Joy Live for Lancaster Stands Up!
Hosted online on Facebook.
7:30 – 8:30pm

Singer/songwriter Corinna Joy goes live from her home studio to benefit Lancaster Stands Up. With piano-driven original music ranging from playful to deeply honest, Corinna combines pop, folk, and jazz influences woven together by rich, soulful vocals. All proceeds from the virtual tip jar will go to Lancaster Stands Up to aid them in their fight against racial injustice.


Please submit your June First Friday, virtual events here. All events must be virtual and be in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Please contact LOOP@cityoflancasterpa.com with questions. The deadline to submit events is 6/4 at 9am. Thank you!