First Friday November 1st, 2019

Benjamin Roberts Ltd

240 N. Prince Street
6 – 9pm

Start your Small Business Saturday and holiday shopping season with us on Lancaster First Friday, where we will feature local art for sale, food, furniture, and fun (plus, it will be warm, and we have a fireplace)! About the Artist: artistree names offers custom acrylic paintings on canvas by Eric Lingenfelter. In his distinctive paintings, Eric forces the onlooker to examine and focus on the negative space ‘between the branches’ in order to see the subject of the piece – usually a name. These striking works of art are captivating enough to be displayed as they are, or they may be transformed into an intriguing guest tree, where event guests can stamp their thumbprint and sign their name to form leaves on the branches. Guest trees are a truly personal and unique way to commemorate life’s special events, such as weddings, birthdays, christenings, and graduations, and can be used by businesses to mark team building events, store openings and other milestones. Learn more at https://artistreenames.webs.com/. This event is free and open to the public. See you here!

Cafe One Eight

18 W. Orange Street
7am – 10pm

First Friday will kick off our 8 Year Celebration. A floral installation you won’t want to miss, plus a Free Tasting of some of our current favorite dishes starting at 6pm. Supplies will be limited, come early!

City Hall Gallery

120 N. Duke Street, Use Entrance on E. Marion Street
5:30 – 8pm

This First Friday, (November 1st) artist and Professor at Millersville University, Brant Schuller, will be presenting his exhibit, “Redistricting: 50 variations on 13 shapes.” “Redistricting” is the newest exhibit in City Hall’s gallery and is waiting for you to come see it! Hear about the exhibit’s goal to express the concern of gerrymandered districts. 50 mono-prints will be on display and the show will include a self-serve station where visitors can create their own district lines with stamps. The print station will be operable throughout the period of the exhibition.

Community Room on King

106 W. King Street
6 – 9pm

Join us on Friday November 1 for our November Art Show entitled Going Nowhere Fast featuring the art of Ambiorix Deleon. Ambiorix Deleon Robles (°1993, Domincan Republic, United States) makes paintings and drawings. With a subtle minimalistic approach, Deleon Robles seduce the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.  Ambiorix Deleon Robles currently lives and works in Lancaster. The night includes a chance to engage with both the art and the artist, snacks and drinks, and more. So invite your friends to join you as we explore Going Nowhere Fast.

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH

40 E. Orange Street
8 – 8:30pm

On First Friday, November 1st, organist Larry Hershey will return to the mighty vintage 1958 analog Allen organ to play “Organic Reflections”, a free 30 minute concert at First Reformed Church, 40 E Orange Street in downtown Lancaster. The First Friday “Organic Reflections” series is a gift to the Lancaster community from First Reformed Church, a center city congregation of the United Church of Christ. Only 30 minutes in length, the free concerts begin at 8 PM each First Friday for the convenience of those who wish to spend the early evening visiting downtown galleries before the concert. Doors open at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to hear 30 minutes of classical organ music that will refresh your soul and inspire your spirit.

Lancaster Creative Factory

Peace Kids to the Rescue Art Show
580 S. Prince Street, Rear

5 – 9pm

Come bid on art donated by 55 children aged 4-18 years at the 2nd Annual Peace Kids to the Rescue Art Show and Silent Auction. The idea for the show came from Lucas Kreider, who at age 6, told his mother he wanted to have an art show to “raise money for people who don’t have as much as we do.” All proceeds from the event will be donated to Church World Services and the Lancaster County Homelessness Coalition. Last year the event raised over $2,400 and we hope to raise even more this year! There will be music, food and drink, and a cookie decorating table. Come join in the fun and leave inspired and hopeful for our future!

LSJ Studios

110 W. King Street
6 – 9pm

Join LSJ Studios for Mad Throb with Stacie Speer Scott. Scott’s collages and mixed media pieces are colorful and vibrant. Don’t miss this opening reception!

The Parrot Gallery

328 W. Orange Street
5 – 8pm

Psychiatrist, bird-watcher, photographer Herb Myers presents West Virginia In All Seasons, a colorful collection of photos in his opening reception in the Parrot Gallery on First Friday, November 1, 2019, from 5-8 p.m.

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

204 N. Prince Street
5 – 8pm

Join us to honor Cupid Ojala with an Artist Reception for our current exhibit, Art & You. A Brooklyn-based artist, Ojala earned his MFA from Parsons, The New School for Design. His work deals with the concepts of transformation and desire from a transgender man’s perspective. Ojala draws figurative compositions that utilize the absence of detail to draw attention to anatomy. Using only ink and paper, he employs line to craft a space filled with the illusion of human hair to create surprisingly revealing portraits.

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

335 N. Queen Street
6 – 9pm

Wood Burned Feather demonstration by Ed Beard from 6-9 pm Halloween Face Painting with Keisha Finnie from 6-8 pm.

Red Raven Art Company

138 N. Prince Street
5 – 9 pm

Art Harrington, “Texture and Figure”
Allison Miller, “Island In(tro)sections”
Highlight Artist: Jackie Madsen and Dick Whitson
Emerging Artist:  Basil Cliv Campbell

First Friday Artist Reception: November 1st,  5 – 9 pm. Paintings go on Sale Tuesday, October 29th at 10 am. Exhibit runs through November 30th. Black Friday, Art4Everyone, November 29th, 4” x 4” original works by over 35 artists for $40 each! Doors open at 8:30 am and Sale starts at 9 am. You won’t want to miss this!!

The Ware Center

42 N. Prince Street
6:30 – 8pm

Returning this season, Dream Warriors is a collective of artists who believe in pursuing passions, dreams, and gifts to better loved ones and communities while also uplifting others. Founded by Tanaya Winder, Dream Warriors Management is an innovative artist management company created to bring together different talented artists, speakers, and educators who embody the values of what it means to be a Dream Warrior. This evening’s performance includes The Sampson Brothers (Native American dance, hoop dancers, flutist, and digital artist), Tanaya Winder (Poet, singer, songwriter) and Gunner Jules (R & B singer/songwriter). Free and open to the public.