First Friday September 6th, 2019


Bistro Barberet & Bakery

26 E. King Street
5 – 8pm

Come and join us to celebrate First Friday at Bistro Barberet and Bakery, take advantage of our great happy hour deal “The best in town” and then you can indulge yourself with a great meal at the Bistro and finish with some exquisite pastries at the bakery!


Christ Alone Fellowship & Living Faith

51 N. Market Street
6 – 9pm

Come in to shop, enjoy a snack, meet your neighbors or enjoy the Market 51 facility! Live music throughout the evening includes Youth String Quartet and Mike Sands & Guests. Local vendors includes Branden’s Lavender, Pampered Chef, Sassy Nails, Do Terra Oils and Avon. Light fair and drinks for sale by the Rabbit and Dragonfly.


Coalition for Smart Growth

100 Block of N. Prince Street
5 – 9pm

Join us as we take over two parking spaces on North Prince Street and create a park-like atmosphere with an activity for children and graphic display on places2040 themes of Growing Responsibly and Taking Care of What We Have. Stop by while you are in the City and take home a small plant, while supplies last.


Community Room on King

106 W. King Street
6 – 9pm

Join us for our September First Friday art show entitled Art for Story: What’s just ahead? The second installment of Art for Story’s prompted: “What’s just ahead?” — We asked artists to respond to: “Imagine what is just up ahead for you and observe from where you are. How would you tell the story of what is, and what is yet to be? In the distilled reflection of your faith journey, we invite you to tell your story in any one of these mediums: drawings, sculptures, paintings, animation, short film, and performance.” You’re invited to join us for evening to meet artists and their work in honest expression of their journey as family and community. The evening will include expressed medium of music, photography, drawing, animation, painting, sculpture of mixed media, metal, wood, stone, and written words, featuring artists: Ellen Kim Steven Georges Matthew Kirkley Daniel Buffenmeyer S. C. Chavez Garrett Moore Daehong Kim Vania Hardy and more Light refreshments and snack will be provided.


David Lyall Home & Design

241 N. Prince Street
5 – 9pm

Quiqley’s most recent works explore the effects of music on modern society. 


Demuth Museum

120 E. King Street
5 – 8pm

Join us for the opening of the exhibition, “Henry Libhart: Revishing Realism’ curated by Thomas Hills Cook and Linda Weidman. This exhibition explores the life and work of Lancaster County artist Henry Libhart. Known for his trompe l’oeil still life paintings in oil and watercolor, Libhart mastered the art of realism throughout his artistic career. 


Ellicott & Co.

45 N. Market Street, Suite 1001
6 – 9pm

Join us this First Friday at Ellicott & Co. for a great showcase of handcrafted leather boots from Red Wing. Founded in 1905 with a mission to make “truly great shoes,” these heritage-inspired boots have been specially tailored by experienced craftsmen to last for decades. Offering a sneak peak at new shoes & boots, refreshments, and shoe shining.



40 E. Orange Street
8 – 8:30pm

 On First Friday, September 6, 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 Galleries

34 N. Water Street
5 – 8:30 pm


Lancaster Science Factory

454 New Holland Ave.
5 – 8pm

Enjoy FREE admission to the Lancaster Science Factory from 5-8pm in First Fridays! Kids 5 and over can also participate in a Maker Space workshop. This month’s workshop is Scribblebots ($4.95 per participant). Thanks to our First Friday Sponsor, PPL.


Mulberry Art Studios

21 N. Mulberry Street
5 – 9pm

French for “Exhibition of Rejects,” The Salon des Refuses refers to an art exhibition held in Paris in 1863, to show paintings by the French Artists that had been rejected by the Selection Committee of the “Paris Salon,” the official annual showcase of French Art. In 1993, a group of art graduates from Millersville University decided to have an Alumni Art Exhibition for their 25th Anniversary. Millersville was more than happy to accommodate their request. In early 2016, the group sent a letter to MU stating that 2019 would be the 50th Anniversary of their graduation. They were told that the list of exhibits had been completed and they were not included in the 2019 schedule. They were given no choice but to have their own 50 Year Anniversary Alumni Art Exhibition. Come to Mulberry Art Studios to see the masterful artwork of these “rejected” artists. Paintings, mixed media pieces, and sculptures will be on display from artists Robert Bitts, Bill Christensen, Scott Spangler, Frederick D. Swarr, Ken Vieth, and Lynne Yancha. The exhibit opens with a First Friday Reception from 5-9pm on September 6th, and will run throughout the month of September. 


The Parrot Gallery

328 W. Orange Street
5 – 8pm

2019 marks a gala year for the Parrot Gallery at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of rotating artists from the church with two-month-long exhibits. At a festive celebration on First Friday Sept. 6, 2019, twenty-two artists and musicians will contribute their work on the chosen anniversary theme, “Earth Requiem.” 


Penn Stone Outdoor Living

190 W. Ross Street
4 – 8pm

Join us at our Customer Appreciation Cookout for one final summer celebration when we say “Thank You!” for a successful season. Enjoy live music from One Too Many, a summer cookout, and Penny’s Ice Cream, plus save an EXTRA 10% on all in-stock outdoor furniture, umbrellas, planters and accessories (some exclusions apply).


Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

204 N. Prince Street
5 – 8pm

Extra Mundane, by the British-born artist James Brook, will be on exhibit in the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design main gallery, Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, 2019. Join us for a First Friday reception with the artist. Brook celebrates the extraordinary in the everyday, drawing upon the visual elements of a television newsfeed, the composition of common readymade household objects, and the canvas of children’s drawings. Extra Mundane features work created in response to an unexplained phenomenon experienced by 62 schoolchildren in Zimbabwe. This mass witnessing of a silver oval craft landing near their playground and their subsequent drawings were an inspiration for Brook’s own interest in the supernatural.


Red Raven Art Company

138 N. Prince Street
10am – 9pm

Stop in to meet the artist as Susan launches her latest show, “Breathing Space”. Her work is a mix of images based on her travels including a trip across country where she created over 60 small collages which are both in the show and printed into her latest book, A Line, A Smudge, A Tear. She will be signing her books First Friday Evening.


The Shoppe at AK Interiors

246 W. Orange St.
6 – 9pm

Join us at our We are excited to feature author and artist Kelly Pedersen for the month of September, starting with an artist reception on First Friday Sept 6th from 6-9PM. Kelly is a talented oil painter who also works in colored pencil. She creates stunning landscapes, and children and pet portraits. She is inspired by her own horses, dogs, and cats, and the impact they have on her family’s lives. In her work she hopes people feel a sense of delight and playfulness as her animals take on human qualities. Enjoy a front porch concert (weather permitting) with Barlee Red, long time friends, Barry Good, plays acoustic guitar, accompanied by Amy Ellsworth, vocals, as they play a variety of acoustic covers. Sips & Bites 246 W Orange St | Lancaster, PA 17603 Free Parking in Lot. 


Typothecary Letterpress

Lancaster Print Crawl
420 W. Grant Street

5 – 9pm

Join us for our 3rd Annual Print Crawl around downtown Lancaster! Stop at any of participating print shops to get your poster and program booklet with the map in it. Follow the map around downtown to each of the shops to complete your poster. Stops include screen printing, letterpress printing, stamping, laser cutting and vinyl graphics. The whole crawl is 3/4 mile (one way) walk start to finish. Free with option of donation. For more info, click here


Veritas Academy’s 4th Annual Arts Invitational at Square Halo Gallery

37 N. Market Street
6 – 9pm

The Fourth Annual Veritas Academy Arts Invitational — Art for the Great Books: The Ancient World. Contemporary artists submit their work based on classics of Western literature. After the unveiling of our gallery, the art is on display throughout the year at Veritas Academy and a Purchase Award is given to the best in show.


The Ware Center

42 N. Prince Street
6 – 8pm

Join us in the Lyet Lobby to explore the coming 2019-2020 season of music, theater, dance, film and family-focused programming in a casual atmosphere. Musical performance by Reji Woods and Company throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be served. This evening is the last chance to take advantage of the biggest ticket discounts of the year! Free and open to the public. In the Regitz’s Gallery, Kevin Littrell brings his talents and passion to Lancaster with the exhibit, “HI on Life,” retelling his Hawaii experiences through photography. An opening reception takes place from 6-8 p.m. and the exhibit will be on display through Tuesday, September 27th. This event is free and open to the public.