First Friday January 4th, 2019 *To Be Announced* First Friday December 7th, 2018 City Hall Gallery Buddhism 120 North Duke Street 5 – 8 pm Ole Hongvanthong is an award-winning photographer and owner of PhotOle Photography in Lancaster. His show “Buddhism” captures images from his return to his birthplace of Laos. His photos become a visual storyteller that allow his audience to witness aspects of life that they may not have otherwise encountered. The show will be on view in City Hall Gallery starting Friday, December 7th until Wednesday, January 23rd. City Hall Gallery is free and open to the public weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use Marion Street Entrance to City Hall. Benjamin Roberts Ltd 240 North Prince Street 6 – 9 PM Using recycled skateboard tiles as his medium of choice to create one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted mirrors, furniture, and more, local artist Rich Moorhead, founder of Art of Board, has molded his childhood passion into an innovative art and design career! And now, we invite you to join Rich and our Benjamin Roberts team for our final Lancaster First Friday event of 2018 – a fun and interactive art gallery experience, and a great place to find unique gifts for the people on your holiday gift list. Swing by our gallery and showroom at 240 N Prince Street to: – Browse and shop Rich’s Art – a fun and festive, one-of-a-kind gift option – Make your own recycled skateboard tile key chain – Enjoy light refreshments – Try our selection of workplace lounge furniture upholstered in CF Stinson fabric featuring Art of Board’s iconic skateboard designs Signed posters of Rich’s original mosaic – “The Art of Board” (which will be on display at the event) – will also be available for purchase. This event is free, kid-friendly, and open to the public. Community Room on King 106 West King Street 6 – 9 PM Join us on Friday December 7 for our December First Friday art show entitled Favorable Circumstances. Favorable Circumstances” features independently driven works created by Fine Art Seniors at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. The 8 students whose work make up Favorable Circumstances are Lexie Downs, Brigitte Errickson, Dylan High, Sara Otto, Shealyn Oto, Amanda Scudner, Melanie Vera, and Shyanne Wilson. So invite some friends and come out for a great night of art, Christmas cookies, and more. First Reformed Church Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus 40 East Orange Street 7 – 8:30 PM Join the Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus as we offer up glad tidings, great music, and pure entertainment in what has become the area’s zaniest Christmas tradition. This year, the boys tell the story of Frankie, a gay elf who gets stuck on the same shelf year after year even though he dreams of becoming a singer. Will those darned kids make the naughty or nice list? Will he finally stand up to Santa and follow his passion? And what’s with those elf costumes? There’s only one way to find out! Admission is FREE, so be sure to mark your calendars now and don’t miss this unique entertaining event! Mulberry Art Studios 19-21 North Mulberry Street 5 – 9 PM Pieces Leslie McCarthy will be bringing her colorful, whimsical, soulful paintings back to Mulberry Art Studios this winter to exhibit a new collection entitled Pieces. Pieces will open officially with a First Friday Reception on December 7th from 5pm-9pm. The work will remain on display until the end of the year. Life passes by so quickly; I want to cherish every second. -Celeste J. Heery In the Moment will be coming to Mulberry Art Studios this December for a month long exhibition. This collection of Celeste J. Heery’s acrylic and mixed media paintings features a winter palette, with rich, deep, and vibrant colors. The show opens with a First Friday Reception on December 7 from 5pm until 9pm. Gallery hours are held on weekdays from 10am until 4pm, or on evenings and weekends by appointment. Paris Wyatt Llanso Behind the Scenes 26 North Water Street 5 – 9 PM We have exciting new paintings for the holidays. Stop by for unique gift offerings and refreshments. And maybe a special guest from the North Pole. Hope to see you there!