For many, the one-day Arts Festival is all they know of Lewisburg’s annual two-week Celebration of the Arts. In 2021, we’re hoping to change that!

Although we won’t be holding the Arts Festival for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, we want to give our community something to celebrate - so we ARE holding the Celebration of the Arts!

From Friday, April 23, through Saturday, May 8,  2021, we are focusing on “home-grown” artists of all kinds. We're exploring safe, outdoor arts activities as well as virtual ones.

And we're looking for folks to help with planning them.

If you have suggestions for possible events/activities, or if you'd be interested in helping to make a "home-grown arts" event happen, please contact us at volunteer@lewisburgartscouncil.com . And please check back often.  As we get closer to April and firm up our plans, we’ll post them here and on our Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/LewisburgArtsCouncil -- and Instagram -- @lewisburgartscouncil -- pages.

Even before the pandemic hit, we knew some BIG changes were coming to our 2021 Music in the Park season due to plans for construction near Hufnagle Park.

We're not sure yet what those changes will be or where they will take us, but we will continue to bring you the very best music that will keep you tappin' and clappin'.

If you're a music-lover and would like to help shape next year’s Music in the Park lineup, please email us at volunteer@lewisburgartscouncil.com.

Questions?  Contact us at info@lewisburgartscouncil.com.

PHOTO: Brett Simpson

The Lewisburg Arts Council gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts to support Music in the Park. The Woodcock Foundation’s mission statement:

So long as there are little children to be introduced to the creative arts and harried adults who missed exposure to great art and literature and timeless music to be shared across all age group, there will be a need for efforts to encourage the appreciation of the arts.

Thank you to the Borough of Lewisburg for its ongoing support of Music in the Park.

The Lewisburg Arts Council would also like to thank the First Community Foundation Partnership for their continued support of the Music in the Park summer concert series.

You can be a part of supporting the music that you hear—both now and for the future!

To see who performed in 2019, please click here.

Summer Schedule 2021

TBD!

We were thrilled with all of the entries for this year's Virtual Sidewalk Chalk Festival, because we know that even more sidewalks were embellished than those you shared with us.

To enjoy some of these colorful creations, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/598340751076412/.

And next summer, we look forward to returning to downtown Lewisburg!

Are you a big fan of the Sidewalk Chalk Festival?  Help make it happen!  Please email us at volunteer@lewisburgartscouncil.com

Questions?  Contact us at info@lewisburgartscouncil.com.

We hope you enjoyed Strolling Through the Arts this year!

To contact this year's participating artists, please click here.

Please join the Lewisburg Arts Council and the Stroll Committee in applauding the following businesses and organizations, without whom this year's event would not have been possible.

ABC Cabinets
Antiques at 221
Art Of Living Design
Barnes & Noble Bucknell
Black Dog Jewelers
Bressler's Music N' More
Bull Run Tap House
Copper Beech Manor
Daisylace Boutique
Deja Vu
Farmhouse Fancy
Leslie's Closet
Lewisburg Children's Museum
Lewisburg Deli
Lewisburg Downtown Partnership
Lewisburg Studio
Mancini's Italian Restaurant
Mondragon Books
Open Door Gallery
Packwood House Museum
Providence Engineering Corporation
Purity Candy Company
Samek Downtown Gallery
Susquehanna Arts Society
Susquehanna Life
Susquehanna River Valley Visitors' Bureau
Sweet Frog
The Campus Theatre
The Market Street Group
The Mercantile
Wilson Ross
Wolf`s Jewelry

 
We encourage you to support these businesses and organizations with your patronage, especially in these challenging times. Please consider stopping by to offer your thanks or posting a message singing their praises on social media.

To our Lewisburg Arts Council members, we offer our heartfelt thanks! Your financial support made this year's Stroll Through the Arts possible. We could not have done it without you!

Please email us at stroll@lewisburgartscouncil.com if you would like to participate in or help with planning next year's Stroll, or to share your thoughts about this year's event.

Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg

The Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg is a group of visual artists whose mission is to form a community that strives to encourage, challenge, support and inspire its members. The Guild holds critiques, hosts trips, plans local events, has an annual members show, keeps members up to date on art shows in the area, and shares opportunities such as calls for artists, gallery notices, and teaching opportunities.

The Guild was started in 2012 when a group of artists and art lovers felt that more support was needed for the many area artists. Over the years we have sponsored a bus trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, informal plein air events at local natural sites, critiques in homes and art studios and during the pandemic online via Zoom, and beginning in 2015 an annual Members’ Show.

Additionally, the Guild has worked to match local artists with art opportunities such as teaching workshops, displaying artwork in local businesses, and participating in festivals. We have partnered with the Linn Conservancy to host a plein air event for high school art students with a featured artist from the Guild; with the Lewisburg Children’s Museum to offer art classes with children; with the Lewisburg Garden Club to place artists in neighborhood gardens for the garden tour; and with BRVA to offer art classes to the community.

We are continuously working to expand opportunities for artists and to support each other. Someday we hope to have our own gallery and show space. Please join us in making Lewisburg an engaging, supportive, profitable and joyful place for artists to live and work.

LAC Membership Form
Email: guild@lewisburgartscouncil.com

PHOTO: Brett Simpson

Lewisburg Photography Club

The Lewisburg Photography Club is for photographers, both amateur and professional, living in the greater Lewisburg, PA area.

The Lewisburg Photography Club’s mission is four-fold:

  • to bring together photographers in the Lewisburg area
  • to form a vibrant photography community that shares ideas, collaborates on projects, and mentors each other on different aspects of photography
  • to promote and excite an interest in the art of photography
  • to support and encourage photographers of all skill levels in an open learning environment

Currently, in-person meetings are suspended, but the Club has been very active online.

For more information, contact Daniel Hyde

To join the Photography Club, please fill out an LAC Membership Form

Email: info@lewisburgartscouncil.com

Mailing address:

PO Box 418

Lewisburg, PA 17837

PHOTO: Brett Simpson

About

Since 1968, the Lewisburg Arts Council (LAC) has helped to connect our community and the arts.

Our mission is to build recognition and support for all art forms and advance their exhibition and performance within our region.

To achieve this, we create an intersection of artists and art lovers, cultivating a community where artists can thrive, having suitable spaces to display or perform their work while enjoying the support of other artists.  We act as a catalyst to present exceptional art that will inspire an audience of art lovers who possess endless curiosity regarding all art forms.

If you are passionate about the arts, please join us  in making the next 50 years even more colorful!

Board Members

Constance Timm – President
Della Hutchison– Vice President
William Ledgerwood – Treasurer
Tiffany Demmon – Secretary
Barbara Baker
Sarah Binder
Sara Kelley
Lauren McDonald
Perry Meadows

BECOME A VOLUNTEER!

The Lewisburg Arts Council operates on 100% volunteer power!

We are always in need of volunteers, so if you'd like to make a difference in your community, please email us at volunteer@lewisburgartscouncil.com or fill out our Volunteer Opportunities form to see where your interests might best dovetail with the Arts Council’s needs. Someone from the Arts Council will be in touch soon!

PHOTO: Brett Simpson

Join

BECOME A MEMBER

We need your help in supporting our mission! Become a member of the Lewisburg Arts Council and support the arts in your community! Your membership will help support the four events LAC currently sponsors in town as well as scholarships for graduating high school seniors excelling in the arts and the LAC Endowment Fund.

Membership Levels:
Patron $20
Supporter $35
Benefactor $50
LAC Endowment Fund $100 or more

There are two ways you can donate (1) online via a credit card or (2) by sending a check via postal mail.

Please make checks payable to Lewisburg Arts Council.

Mail to:
Lewisburg Arts Council
PO Box 418
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Click below to donate via Paypal

Check out with PayPal

LAC Donation/Membership Form

The Lewisburg Arts Council is a 501(c)3 organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you for your support!

These artists were all accepted into the 2020 Lewisburg Arts Festival. You can still browse their art and support them with your purchases online – please tell them you “saw” them through the Lewisburg Arts Council!
(Notes: not all accepted artists are listed here, and this list will continue to be updated through the original date of the Festival, April 25, 2020.)

CERAMICS and POTTERY

Erin Yust Brown
Erin Yust Brown Studio
https://www.facebook.com/Erin-Yust-Brown-Studio-821457607906082/

Bob Cappelluti
Riverbottom Pottery
www.RiverbottomPottery.com

Pam Cummings
Pam Cummings Pottery
Pamcummings.com

Roxanne Dombrosky
Muddy Rox Studio
https://www.muddyroxpottery.com

Meagan Lupolt
Blue Hill Studio
https://www.facebook.com/BlueHillStudio.ML

Christine Stangel
C S Stangel Pottery
www.csstangelpottery.com

 

FIBER and TEXTILES

Ann Collins
A Knitter's Gallery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AKnittersGallery

Lisa Rumberger
Lisa’s Gone Shopping
https://www.facebook.com/Lisasgoneshopping/

Tracy Shue
Walking Olive
www.walkingolive.com

 

GLASS

Chrissy Lapham
Chrissy Lapham Hand Blown Glass
https://www.facebook.com/chrissy.lapham.glass/

 

JEWELRY

Nancy Bryant
Nancy Jane - artisan jewelry
www.nancyjanesjewelry.com

Amy DiGregorio
Helen Ethel - Handmade Adornments
www.helenethelstudio.com

Sandi Gebhart
bgsilversmiths
http://www.bgsilversmiths.com/

Jule Hanford
Jules Artwear
https://julesartwear.com/

Andrea Hoak
Rock Reborn
www.etsy.com/shop/xrockrebornx

 

LEATHER

Nick Duvall
Duvall Leatherwork
https://duvallleatherwork.com/

 

MIXED MEDIA

Linda Coulson
SlateAccents
SlateAccents.com

 

 

PAINTING and DRAWING

David Geer
Dave’s Art Den
https://www.facebook.com/davesartden

Michael Hockenbury
mehstudio
http://mehstudio.com/

Dani Reber
Dani Reber Art
Www.danireber.com

Bob Richey
www.bobricheypastels.com

Margaret Thorn
Margaret G. Thorn Watercolors
www.margaretthorn.com

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Arthur Heim
HeimWorks Art
www.heimworksart.com

Brett Hosterman
Hosterman Photography and Design
https://www.facebook.com/HostermanPhotoDesign/

Glen Klein
https://glenklein.com/

Brandon Kline
Brandon Kline Wilderness & Nature Photographs
www.brandonklinewnp.com

Brianna Thompson
ReneePhotography
www.renee-photo.com

 

WOOD (Fine Art, Home & Garden, Furniture)

Tim Bacon
White Dog Woodworking
https://whitedogww.com/

Toby Bouder
TBwoodturner
https://www.facebook.com/toby.bouder

Zachary Brosious
Lost Creek Woodworking
www.lostcreekwoodworking.com

Richard Conley
Out of the Woods
https://www.facebook.com/rnrconley/

Sam Cummings
Cummings Woodworking
https://cummings-woodworking.square.site/

Alex Haines
https://www.alexanderjhaines.com/

Karl Henschel
Timber Creek Turnings
www.timbercreekturnings.com

Dave Lutzkanin
Windy Hill Woodturning
www.windyhillwoodturning.com

Tony & Bonnie  Mignot
TB Turnings & Woodwork
https://tbturningswoodwork.com/

Denny Nebgen
Original Revolutions
https://originalrevolutions.com/

Clare Miller
Art by Clare
https://www.facebook.com/ClareLantzyMiller/

John Robinson
Robinson's Custom Woodworking
robinsonscustomwoodworking.com

Mariana Russo
Marianart
https://www.facebook.com/Marianas-Arts-and-Crafts-128597583873707/

John Sterling
J.C.Sterling Fine Furniture
https://www.facebook.com/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture-104430802928776/?notif_id=1584547808578782&notif_t=page_fan

All workshops are free. Space is limited and registration is required. To register for a workshop, email workshops@lewisburgartscouncil.com.  This year’s workshops are sponsored by Bucknell University.

All workshops are free. Space is limited and registration is required. To register for a workshop, email workshops@lewisburgartscouncil.com.  This year’s workshops are sponsored by Bucknell University.

Sunday, April 25
Plein Air Painting
presented by TBD
9 to 11 am Dale/Engle/Walker House
1471 Strawbridge Rd., Lewisburg
Group limit: 25; Ages: 16 yrs thru adult

The workshop will be held rain or shine.

PHOTO: Brett Simpson

Our crystal ball doesn't seem to be working at the moment, but we foresee offering a range of engaging and inspiring workshops to nurture your creative side.

Whether the workshops happen in-person (fingers crossed!) or on-line, we look forward to seeing what you create!

Interested in teaching a workshop or helping to plan them?  Email volunteer@lewisburgartscouncil.com!

Questions?  Contact us at info@lewisburgartscouncil.com.

 

 

Bringing local musicians together with appreciative audiences is what we do.  If in-person performances aren't possible in May 2021, we'll explore ways to help you connect virtually.

Lewisburg Live! is sponsored by the Lewisburg Arts Council, and all concerts are free and open to everyone.

If you're a music-lover and would like to help shape our 2022 Lewisburg Live lineup, please email us at volunteer@lewisburgartscouncil.com.

Questions?  Contact us at info@lewisburgartscouncil.com .

To see who performed in 2019, please click here.

PHOTO: Dan Hyde

2020 Celebration of the Arts Featured Artist – Mark Mahosky

LEWISBURG – The Lewisburg Arts Council is pleased to announce the Featured Artist for the 2020 Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts: Mark Mahosky. Mark grew up in Williamsport, lives in Mifflinburg, and teaches at Kutztown – a central Pennsylvania artist. He works with paper in several different forms, including paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture. A common thread that runs through much of both his 2- and 3-dimensional works is his fascination with history. He began a series of drawings in 1984 of Civil War battlefields that he continues to work on today. He calls them the Yellow Drawings because they employ deep black charcoal and ink on vivid yellow backgrounds. In 2015 he was one of the National Military Park’s first artists in residence. As he says, “the drawings are not intended to instruct the viewer on the specific events that happened there, but as a means to contemplate and consider memory and memorialization.”

In 1994 he had his first exhibitions of abstract paintings and drawings, small cardboard sculptures, and etchings. He has had solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York City, Houston, Detroit, and Portland, OR. He continues to work and show these pieces today and will be in a group exhibition this summer at the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia. His work has been favorably reviewed in both the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Times.

Beyond his interest in the American Civil War and his native Pennsylvania, Mark has traveled many times to Europe to look at art. He was a visiting professor in Moscow in 2007, led fifteen student groups to Rome and Naples, and recently visited Copenhagen and Vienna. The sculptures in this show are miniature monuments made from cardboard and wire displayed on shelves with painted backdrops. The paintings range from complete abstraction to depictions of trees and architecture.

April 23
Lewisburg Arts Council
Reception: Annual Photography Show
6:30-8:30 pm
William D. Himmelreich Memorial Library
18 Market Street, Lewisburg
The opening reception for the Photography Show. Awards will be presented at 7:30pm.

April 23
Lewisburg Arts Council
Reception: Indoor Art Exhibit
7-9 pm
Packwood House Museum Kelly Gallery
15 North Water Street, Lewisburg
The opening reception for The Indoor Art Exhibit and Sale.  Awards will be presented at 8pm.

April 23-May 8
Lewisburg Arts Council
Annual Photography Show 
William D. Himmelreich Memorial Library
18 Market Street, Lewisburg
This popular photography contest includes children as well adults, both amateurs and professionals. Each photographer can submit three original photographs that were the sole creation of the photographer in his/her appropriate skill level. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three photographs and all other receive ribbons. Photographs will be judged by a panel of prominent artists and photographers. The show can be viewed during library hours: Mondays 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm, Tuesdays 10am-2pm, Wednesdays 11am-1pm,Thursdays 6pm-8pm and Fridays 1pm-5pm and from 10am to 5pm during the Arts Festival on Saturday, April 27.
Sponsored by Stephen Lindenmuth

April 23-May 8
Lewisburg Arts Council
Indoor Art Exhibit and Sale
Packwood House Museum
15 North Water Street, Lewisburg
This is a juried exhibition sponsored by the Lewisburg Arts Council as part of the Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts. Professional and amateur artists living and working within a 60 mile radius of Lewisburg can submit up to three two dimensional original artworks. The show will be hung by Owen Mahon, the owner of Open Door Gallery, and his helpers. The show is juried and judged by prominent professional artists.  Hours at the Packwood House to view the show are Tuesday through Saturday 11am-5pm. The exhibit will be open from 10am-5pm on Saturday, April 27, during the Arts Festival.

Bring your artistic talents to the upcoming Plein Air Event sponsored by the Merrill Linn Conservancy, the Lewisburg Arts Council, Union County Historical Society, and the Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg.

What is Plein Air?
A drawing or painting done outdoors, rather than in a studio. The French term en plein air translates to ‘in the open air.’ The goal of this event is to preserve, with our artwork, a present moment at various Linn Conservancy sites. In sharing our work, we seek to build a community of artists and citizens passionate about the preservation of these sites for future generations.

Who may participate? All artists, art lovers and plein air enthusiasts of any age—especially those who appreciate the beauty of nature and care about environmental preservation.

Where will this be held? On April 25, two Merrill Linn Conservancy conservation easement properties in Union County will be available. Both are easily accessible.  Site directions and descriptions (pdf)

  • Dale/Engle/Walker property and Dale’s Ridge, Strawbridge Road, off Route 192, west of Lewisburg

  • Koons Property (Koons Trail) N. Fourth St., Mifflinburg, PA

During the week of April 25 through May 2, artists may return to the D/E/W and Koons properties to complete their work. During that week they are also welcome to paint at the Shamokin Mountain Trail—located near Forest House Lane off Stein Lane and at the scenic Shikellamy State Park.

What will happen on Event Day?
9 am to 5 pm
– Each of the sites is available for your use. Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg and Merrill Linn Conservancy volunteers are present at each site to assist you in any way.

9 am to 11 am – A local plein air artist, will present an optional workshop at the D/E/W House. We will break midway for refreshments. Afterward, you may find a location at the D/E/W property or go to Koons Trail in Mifflinburg to work. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, email workshops@lewisburgartscouncil.com

Transportation will be available to take artists to and from the D/E/W House and Koons Property. Times the driver will be available are 11:30 (right after the workshop), 2 pm and 3:45 pm

 4 pm to 5 pm – You are invited to return to the D/E/W House for an al fresco reception. This is an opportunity to meet and mingle with other participants and view one another’s work of the day—finished nor not.

What happens afterwards? You are invited to display your artwork at The Public Library for Union County for the month of June. Guidelines for display are included in your Event Packet. Any work begun during this event but completed afterward, off site, is welcome. An opening night reception will be held at the Library, Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg, on June 3 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

2019 Plein Air Site Descriptions and Directions (pdf)

2019 Guidelines for Artists (pdf)

We would like to give a special thank you to our 2021 Celebration of the Arts Sponsors!

Platinum Level
Borough of Lewisburg

Bronze Level
Bucknell University - Celebration of the Arts Workshop Sponsor