First Friday August 2nd, 2019


The Candy Factory

342 N Queen Street (Rear)
6 pm

Join us in celebrating 9 YEARS OF COWORKING In Lancaster on First Friday, August 2nd, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM! We’d like to thank you, our Lancaster peeps for supporting us over the years by hosting our First Annual Coworking Community Festival and inviting you all in! This FREE family-friendly event is open to the public, so bring the kids and join in the fun. Our coworking campus will be open for tours, see our NEW studio offices and art gallery as well as Jelly Bellies, our NEW supervised childcare facility. MUSIC by Buzzard Luck One Too Many Salt N Light FOOD BUZZ Rosa’s Jar LLC AND MORE! Face Painting & Balloon Art by Art of Recycle as well as Games & Raffles Share the reading love and consider donating a book to our little library! More to be announced over the next few weeks! Cool video of our Tower by Benjamin Bachman COWORKING | COMMUNITY | MUSIC | GAMES | ART | FOOD | PRIZES

Community Room on King

106 W King Street
6 pm – 9 pm

Join us on Friday August 2 from 6:00-9:00 PM for our August First Friday Art Show entitled The REProject Part 2. The RE Project Part 2 is the 2nd annual art event produced by Baldwin’s Dirty Little People Gallery to help highlight just a few of the environmental issues we face daily. This year we have 4 artists, Sarah Rowles, Jemma Lindquist, Vanessa Fetrow and Sammy participating in this 2 part show. The artists will cruise the Chesapeake Bay for a day collecting various waste materials polluting the environment as well as natural items then use what they have found to create unique works of art. The entire process will be documented through photos taken by Nathan Smucker of Smucker Photography. The work created by the artists along with several of the photos will hang for 30 days at Community Room on King with opening night to take place on August 2nd. Food and wine will be provided courtesy of Community Room on King and Baldwin’s Dirty Little People Gallery. Follow us on Facebook at to see images of our cruise that won’t be on display! Come out for a great night of art, engaging with the artists, and learning more about taking care of our planet. Invite some others to join you.

First Fridays at PAVAA

632 North Christian Street
6 pm – 9 pm

PAVAA is a gallery for performance and visual Afrocentric arts. Come through and meet African artist Gerri McCritty, co-owner of the gallery, and creator of wall art, wood and bronze sculpture, ceramics and original t-shirt and greeting card designs! Discover other local, regional, and international guest artists and performers at the PAVAA during our special shows and events. Experience art within a head bopping, hip swaying musical atmosphere of jazz and world music that Gerri selects to produce just the right atmosphere. Looking for a medium size venue to rent for your gathering or special event? Let’s connect on First Friday, Music Friday, or contact us though our website


40 E Orange Street
8 pm – 8:30 pm

On First Friday, August 2, “Organic Reflections”, a free 30 minute concert, will feature guest organist Ken Krause playing the vintage 1958 analog Allen organ at First Reformed Church, 40 E Orange Street in downtown Lancaster. The concert begins at 8 PM. Ken has selected a program of organ classics including works of Vierne and Guilmant. 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. For the past 60 years, the mighty vintage analog Allen organ has been used every week to lead worship and accompany the choir at First Reformed United Church of Christ. Music lovers, both amateur and professional, marvel at the incredibly beautiful sound and range of tone of this vintage instrument which is housed in the church balcony behind the 18th century Tannenberg organ screen. Only 30 minutes in length, the free “Organic Reflections” 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 experience the beauty of the majestic music played on the mighty 1958 vintage analog Allen organ. Invite someone to join you to hear 30 minutes of classical organ music that will refresh your soul and inspire your spirit.

Lancaster Galleries

34 North Water Street
5 pm – 8:30 pm

Worth More – Lancaster First Friday with Vania Hardy, Painter and Illustrator

240 N Prince Street
6 pm – 9pm

Join us on August First Friday at our showroom on Prince Street for a fun and inspiring evening featuring painter and illustrator Vania Hardy and her exhibit “Worth More.” This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be offered. See you here! From Vania: THE ARTWORK This show is a response to the life of my maternal grandmother, Marcy, whom I never knew but always found intriguing. I collected stories and discovered the fascinating, heartbreaking life of a tenacious woman who deserved far more than the lot she was given. She raised 9 kids in the shadow of a cheating husband, in an era when women weren’t educated, in a rural town in the Philippines, in the 1940’s and 50’s. This body of work is my small way of letting her beauty and value finally be seen and known, showing off the crown jewel that she was. Most of the work in this show has a rustic, tropical feel and portray scenes from my grandmother’s life in the Philippines. I’ll also have expressive abstract pieces that address themes of community, family, and identity. ABOUT VANIA Vania is an artist and illustrator based in Elizabethtown, PA. Artistically, she is fascinated by unlikely juxtapositions. Her work expresses that with splashes of contrasting colors, along with a balance of structured lines and spontaneous strokes. She does both abstract and expressive realist work. Without always trying, she explores themes of home, identity, community, and legacy.