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It is that incredible time of year when First Friday and ArtWalk collide making The City of Lancaster the destination for art lovers. Start your weekend with an evening in the city on Friday, May 5 as the galleries stay opening late (until 9PM*) and the streets are alive with activity. The fun continues on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7, with interactive exhibits and artist meets and greets during Spring Art Walk. Saturday’s hours are 10 to 5, Sunday noon-4.

The City of Lancaster Museum and Gallery Guide is a collection of Museums and Fine Art Galleries located in our walkable downtown featuring nationally and locally celebrated art, monthly exhibits, and special events.

*unless otherwise noted

ANNEX 24 GALLERY, 24 West Walnut Street   
*Open from 5-8 Friday
This multi-artist exhibit will feature Tyler Nuss, a NYC resident will debut his ‘Lunchtime Legends’ 3D series for the first time in Pennsylvania.

On May 5 & 6, view the Career and Technology Center’s Senior Exhibit.
On May 6 & 7, free children’s activities, live painting, plus a prize raffle, and refreshments.

ARTISANS GALLERY, 114 North Prince Street
*Open First Friday from 10 AM - 4 PM
A regular contributing illustrator to The Washington Post, in addition to freelancing for numerous other regional and national publications, Nationally known illustrator Peter Stevenson will be the featured artist.
The public is welcome to attend the opening reception May 3 from 6-8PM, Peter will also be in the gallery May 5 from 10-noon.


Demuth Gallery, 120 East King Street
The museum is dedicated to the artwork and legacy of Charles Demuth, renowned American Modernist painter, and his family’s contributions to the community.

An all-new collection from Freiman called ‘Symphony of Spring 2017’ on medias including canvas, paper, and wood; inspired by music and floral life.

‘In the Kitchen’ features pieces focused on fruits, vegetables, and kitchen décor, and a few of the pieces will be created through experimenting with natural fruit and veggie dyes.
Enjoy an interactive experience over ArtWalk weekend—a step-by-step painting activity in our studio. Just stop by, no need for advanced registration.

Gallery on Market, 15 West King Street
Artist Cindy Schlosser paints on many mediums including wooden bowls, antique doors, panels, shutters, and various antiquing finds creating unique and one-of-a kind pieces and gifts.

LANCASTER GALLERIES, 34 North Water Street
Jeff Geib Small World:  Original Drawings
Enjoy Jeff Geib’s first solo show at Lancaster Galleries. Geib’s drawings are an intimate experience for the viewer. The subject, surface, and materials used express his own interest and passion for the classical as well as the act of drawing itself. The work is smaller at first glance; as you begin to look, move closer, you find yourself engaged in the world as Jeff sees it.

April 27, 5-8:30 PM—preview opening, Jeff Geib in the gallery
May 5, 5:00- 9:00—Jeff Geib in the gallery
May 6 & 7, 12:00 – 4:00— Jeff Geib in the gallery

Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 North Lime Street
This exhibit will feature shopping bags from various locations around the world and the use of graphic design in creating an impression on those carrying them and those who see them.  Featuring bags from the early fifties in Lancaster to a special section of children’s toy store bags from around the world, this unique exhibit will open your eyes to the design that is all around us every day.

LIZ HESS GALLERY, 140 North Prince Street
‘The Roaring Twenties’ is Liz’s latest collection of original works featuring the romance, jazz, dance and excessively large cars from the era of excess. The ever-present red umbrella juxtaposes against a mostly black and white color palette of original paintings highlighting this classic period.

MIO STUDIO, 154 North Prince Street
The extremely popular boho lariat necklaces featuring sterling silver and genuine leather are light weight, versatile, and easy to wear—making them the right now accessory of choice.

RED RAVEN ART COMPANY, 138 North Prince Street
*Open from 5-8 PM
Interior spaces and still life arrangements make up the paintings in oil painter Dorothy Fry’s exhibition, titled ‘Middle Ground,’ and wood-burning and water color artist Jenny Germann’s ‘Lancaster, A Love Letter’ features her favorite Lancaster locations and experiences. Highlight artist Lee Lovett and emerging artist Samantha Dillman.

Jenny will do a demo of her wood burning technique on Saturday from 10-2. She uses a torch and pyrography machines to capture her vision and to create distinct line qualities on wood. By using this method, she is able to create imagery, texture, and depth in her work by burning directly into the wood.  After the wood burning is finished, she adds evocative color with inks, watercolor, or acrylic.

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Autohaus Lancaster, Inc Blossom Med Spa Campus Oral Surgery CE Pontz Sons Garden Spot Village Greg Pilotti Furniture Jura Kitchen Kettle Village Lancaster Neuroscience And Spine Associates Long Orthodontic Associates Sardina Dental Group Stadel Volvo The Log Cabin Union Community Bank Willow Valley Communities