Precious Lovell: Warrior Women of the African Diaspora opens June 27 Downtown Gallery

WWAD is an installation of war shirts that celebrate her-stories of seven warrior women from the African diaspora. Lovell has used the traditional sil- houettes of African warrior/hunter shirts as canvases, on which to handcraft cloth with surface embellished details that symbolically honor and protect each woman as a response to the battles she fought.

Lewisburg Arts Council opens Cases Gallery

The Lewisburg Arts Council is proud to announce the opening of Cases Gallery, a new exhibit space in the Greenspace Center, 801 Market Street. The first exhibit in the space will be Barbara Baker, colored pencil artist who was the Featured Artist in the Arts Council’s 2017 Celebration of the Arts. Baker’s exhibit of recent works will open with a reception on December 6 from 5:30 to 7:30, and will run through January 30.

The Cases Gallery uses the exhibit space next to the auditorium in the former Lewisburg Area High School building. It will be open whenever the building is open. Visitors can access the Cases Gallery from near the Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (BVREC) offices, the RiverStage Community Theatre’s auditorium, or downstairs from the Lewisburg Children’s Museum. The gallery is available to artists of any medium that can fit within the cases. Exhibit case rental is $50 for a two-month period. To apply for space, please contact the Lewisburg Arts Council at

When does it finally feel like spring? When it's time for the 2018 Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts! This year's Celebration runs two weeks from April 27 – May 12, and the Featured Artist for 2018 will be plein-air painter Simonne Roy. The Celebration is bracketed by the two main events: the Lewisburg Arts Festival on Saturday, April 28, and Lewisburg Live! on Saturday, May 12.

The main event of the Celebration is the Lewisburg Arts Festival on Saturday, April 28, with over 100 juried artists displaying their works throughout downtown Lewisburg. There are two stages of performers, with partial support by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. There will be FOUR food areas this year, plus an Artisanal Food area on Market Street at Front Street. Don't forget the juried Indoor Art Exhibit and the juried photography exhibit, or the Featured Artist exhibit at Faustina’s. And don’t forget the Community Commons, where many of the area’s nonprofits are set up with information and activities (including gym mats to get the wiggles out!).

Important note: parking is tricky, so take the free shuttle bus or use the valet bicycle parking coordinated by Walk It! Bike It! Lewisburg. Buses leave every 10 minutes from the Weis north parking lot off Route 15 just north of Lewisburg, with four stops downtown; if you ride your bicycle, take it to the Mifflinburg Bank parking lot at 5th and Market, and Earl's Bicycles will park it and protect it for you while you walk around the Festival.

And of course there's much more to the two weeks of the Celebration of the Arts. The Annual Indoor Art Exhibit, a juried show for adult artists at the Packwood House Museum, 15 N. Water St., and the juried Photography Exhibit in the William Himmelreich Library, 18 Market St., both run from Saturday, April 28 through Saturday, May 5. Awards receptions for both shows on Friday, April 27 at 7:30 pm are open to the public.

PHOTO: Bret Simpson

Sunday, April 29 is the Plein Air Event cosponsored by the Merrill W. Linn Conservancy, the Lewisburg Arts Council, and the Artists' Guild. Four free workshops over the course of the two weeks will give adult and child participants a chance to try their hand at a different art form – in areas such as painting, drawing, photography, and acting! Many other area organizations are sponsoring activities and exhibits related to the arts during the Celebration of the Arts – the full schedule is in the Celebration booklet, available the week of the Festival, and online at

The final event of the Celebration is Lewisburg Live! on Saturday, May 12. Nine bands will perform live music in nine different venues between 6 pm and midnight. Music ranges from folk to rock to jazz to blues – something for every taste. And all free!

The Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts is sponsored by the Lewisburg Arts Council, with financial assistance from members and many local businesses and institutions.


Artist Application for Art Festival 2018

Emerging Artist Application for Art Festival 2018 For artists who have never shown their work in a festival setting.

Food Vendor Application for Art Festival 2018 Features the best food on wheels or under a tent ranging from sweet, savory, spicy and delicious.

Artisanal Food Vendor Application for Art Festival 2018 Hand-made locally with local ingredients, these foods are packaged to take home and eat later.

Area Arts Activities application Any individual or organization hosting an arts-related activity during the two-week period from April 28-May 13, 2018 is invited to submit the event for inclusion in the Celebration booklet.

Area Arts Exhibits application Any individual or organization hosting an exhibit during the two-week period from April 28-May 13, 2018 is invited to submit the exhibit information for inclusion in the Celebration booklet

Community Commons Application (Arts Festival day, Saturday, April 28) 

2018 Indoor Art Show Information Packet

2018 Photography Show Information Packet

Instructions for matting a photograph

The 21st season of the summer concert series Music in the Park begins on June 7th this year and will run through August 30th. The concerts will begin at 7:00 pm in Hufnagle Park, downtown Lewisburg.

The 2017 season promises to be another terrific series. There are familiar favorites, including the the Susquehanna Valley Chorale, the Penn Central Wind Band, and the Lewisburg Area High School Marching Band. Several new bands join us this year, too – with musical styles for every taste.

The rain location for all of 2017’s concert series is the old Lewisburg Area High School.


PHOTO: Bret 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.

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

Summer Schedule 2017

Every Wednesday Night at 7:00pm in Hufnagle Park

Friday July 8, 2016 (rain date July 15) 5PM – 7:30PM

Open to children of all ages!

Registration begins at 5:00pm in front of Brushstrokes Gallery, Art Supplies and Framing. There is no early registration and you must register in person. Please bring your own chalk.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Ages 6 and under
Ages 7 – 12
Ages 13 – 18

19 and older

Come downtown on July 14th and make Lewisburg even more beautiful with your sidewalk chalk drawing skills (at least until it rains again)! Registration for the Festival begins at 5:00 in front of Brushstrokes.

This year’s featured Sidewalk Chalk Artist is Anna Kell, who will be working her artistic stylings in front of the Post Of ce.

Other exciting happenings are: Amy Downs will be transforming faces with facepaint under the post of ce apple tree; Brent Kessler will be strolling the streets, wowing us with his magic again; and to help keep everyone cool, ICE CREAM from the Lewisburg Freez (look for them near the Campus Theatre)!

Prizes will be awarded at 8:00 pm in front of Brushstrokes


PHOTO: Dan Hyde


Featured Artist

This year’s featured artist is Billy Kelly who will be making the sidewalk more fabulous with his artistic stylings rendered in chalk.


Funky Freezer ice cream and hot dogs!


Brent Kessler will be strolling the street performing magic through- out the Festival and be sure to stop at the face-painting table so Amy Downs can work her magic!

There will also be a Peoples’ Choice prize again this year! Participants and visitors can place their choice for this prize in bags in specific stores downtown starting Friday night until 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 15. The artist of the drawing with the most votes wins the Peoples Choice Award.

Prizes will be posted in Brushstrokes, Faustina’s, the kiosk downtown, on our Facebook page, and our website.

The rain date for the Festival is July 21st, with People’s Choice voting ending on July 22nd.

Both the visual and the performing arts take center stage in historic downtown Lewisburg the first Friday in November as the Lewisburg Arts Council sponsors the annual Stroll Through the Arts from 6pm to midnight.

Start with the art at 6:00 pm, when over 30 artists display their works in shops, studios, and galleries all along five blocks of downtown Market Street. The artists range from painters to potters to jewelers, photographers and poets —all from the central Susquehanna Valley region. Be sure to participate in the passport program. Anyone who visits and checks off the required number of businesses on their passport is eligible to enter a drawing for Downtown Lewisburg Gift certificates. End with Dance to the Music from 9:00 pm to midnight! Dance to the Music features five great music acts, all free.

PHOTO: Bret Simpson

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, and inspire each of its members.  The Guild holds informal plein air days, art critiques, as well as an Annual Member Showcase held at Gallery 255 each January.  Members are kept up-to-date on art shows in the area, and also receive notices about art opportunities such as calls for artists, gallery notices, and teaching opportunities.

Critiques are held at a member artist’s house or studio. Members are invited to bring one or two pieces of artwork to share and critique. These get-togethers offer artists the chance to discuss problems and solutions to any artistic difficulties they might be encountering in a supportive space.  Suggestions for improvement, compliments, fellowship, and refreshments are all readily available!

For the past two years, the Guild has held six plein air days during the summer and early fall. Starting in May and ending in October, members are invited to spend the day at a local site, drawing and painting outside.  These days are very loose and informal; there is no set arrival or departure time.  This year's plein air days were scheduled in front of Rooke Chapel, at Soldier’s Park, along the Dale/Engle/Walker Trail and Milton State Park Boat launch with the final outing being held at the Shikellemy State Park at the Marina.

The Artists’ Guild is working with the Lewisburg Arts Council on ways to showcase its members more. Currently in the works is a Guild member area that would be featured during the Arts Festival as part of the annual Celebration of the Arts, providing an opportunity for artists to learn how to present and sell their work. Also in the works, the Guild and the LAC are working together to provide an area in the Green Space Center named the Cases Gallery for showcasing members art.

The Artists’ Guild actively contributes to the vibrant art scene in Lewisburg and surrounding areas.  Come meet other people who share your love for the visual arts!

LAC Membership Form

PHOTO: Bret 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

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 ­–9 pm. At present, meetings are held at the Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village Commons, Lewisburg.

For more information, contact Daniel Hyde 

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



Mailing address:

PO Box 418

Lewisburg, PA 17837

PHOTO: Brett Simpson


Since 1968, the Lewisburg Arts Council (LAC) has felt that the Arts bring life to life in Lewisburg! We continue to support and showcase the ARTS in our community.

The Lewisburg Arts Council has as its mission to encourage and advance visual and performing arts in the Lewisburg area. We are committed to supporting local artists and providing opportunities for the residents of our community to view and participate in a variety of artistic programs.

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 seniors excelling in the arts and the Artist Endowment Fund.
Sponsorship Levels:

Patron $15
Supporter $25
Benefactor $50
Endowment Fund $100 or more


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 seniors excelling in the arts and the Artist Endowment Fund.

Sponsorship Levels:

Patron $15
Supporter $25
Benefactor $50
Endowment Fund $100 or more

LAC Donation/Membership Form

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

PHOTO: Bret Simpson


Please make checks payable to Lewisburg Arts Council.

Mail to:
Della Hutchison
1194 Marshall Street
Milton, PA 17847

Click here to pay via Paypal


At the January 2012 meeting, the members present approved a new set of bylaws for the Arts Council – the first in 40 years. We are very lucky to have Simonne Roy, an artist and an attorney, to help guide the process. What these new by-laws also give us is a slightly new structure. There is a Board of Directors, each with two-year terms, and five standing committees: Membership, PR, Entertainment, Fundraising, and a new Artists’ Guild. All the events that the Arts Council runs each year will have its own committee as well – including the Arts Festival, and everything we do will fall under somebody’s committee.

We are now working to fill in all the committee slots, so don’t be surprised if you get a call! Actually we have a new set of committee “job descriptions” that we can send out to anyone interested in helping out – it’s a great way to see where your interests might best dovetail with the Arts Council’s needs.

Connie Timm – President
This could be you! – Vice President
Margaret Brody – Treasurer
Lauren McDonald – Acting Secretary
Sara Kelley – Past President

Board Members

Barbara Baker
Jennifer Blanchard
Della Hutchison
Sara Kelley
Lauren McDonald
Penny Patterson
Simonne Roy

Saturday, April 29th

Artist booths and food booths open from 10am to 5pm

9:45 am Raising the Flag, Boy Scout Troop 538, Lewisburg Post Office

Hufnagle Park Main Tent
(Rain location: Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N. 5th Street)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm This Band’s For You
1:30 – 2:30 pm Uptown Music Collective
2:30 – 3 pm Duck Derby
3 – 4 pm Bucknell Jazz Band</p

PHOTO: Bret Simpson

Dance Corner at Post Office Square
(Rain location: Lewisburg Club, 131 Market Street)
10 – 11 am Dance Conservatory
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Cloverleaf Cloggers
12:30 – 1:30 pm Contra Dancers
2 – 3 pm Downtown Dance

Hufnagle Park Gazebo
12:30 – 1:30 pm Steve Mitchell Drum Circle

All Day Events
LAC Annual Indoor Art Exhibit and Sale – Packwood House Museum, 15 N. Water Street
LAC Annual Photography Exhibit – William D. Himmelreich Memorial Library, 18 Market Street
39th Annual Scholastic Arts Exhibit – Packwood House Museum, 15 N. Water Street
Lewisburg Garden Club Plant Sale – Hufnagle Park
Community Commons – Hufnagle Park
Ashburn’s Animals on a Mission petting zoo – Hufnagle Park
Society for Creative Anachronism – Hufnagle Park

Festival Hours: 10am – 5pm

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

Sunday, April 29

Plein Air Painting
presented by Lina Ferrara
9 to 11am Dale/Engle/Walker House
1471 Strawbridge Rd., Lewisburg
Group limit: 25; Ages: 16 yrs thru adult
Lina Ferrara, noted plein air artist from Lewisburg, will present an optional plein air workshop at the Dale/Engle/Walker House. Lina has extensive experience as a workshop instructor, having taught in such varied places as Canada, Italy, Holland, and most states in the U.S. Her presentation at the Plein Air Event will be of interest to novices and experienced painters alike. The focus will be on distilling the essential elements of the scene to tell a story in paint.  The workshop will be held rain or shine. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, email:

PHOTO: Bret Simpson

Tuesday, May 8
Achieving Lively Color in Oil Painting
presented by Simonne Roy
6 to 7pm Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Blvd, Lewisburg
Group limit: 30
Simonne Roy will discuss and demonstrate the techniques she uses to create exciting color in her oil paintings, including use of the palette knife.  All are welcome – artists, non-artists, all ages.  Come and enjoy this presentation by the featured artist of the Lewisburg Arts Council's 2018 Celebration of the Arts.

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

A downtown music festival is bringing different bands to different venues throughout downtown Lewisburg, all free and open to everyone. Lewisburg Live! is sponsored by the Lewisburg Arts Council as part of the 47th Annual Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts.

Cherry Alley
21 N. 3rd Street
DePotorLand is a musical destination that exists at many places on the map at once. The band utilizes a number of styles: rock, folk, country, jug band, blues, jazz, reggae, or funk. There are country songs they’ve transformed into reggae pieces, rock numbers that end up becoming swing or tango. George Potor (guitar and vocals) and Joe DeCristopher (guitar and vocals) have played together in a bunch of local bands for over 35 years. Fred Strickland (5-string bass and vocals) came on board with in 2008 to add depth to the sound, and DePotorLand (the *De* for DeCristopher, the *Potor* for, well, Potor, and the *Land* for Strickland) was formed. The chemistry is right.

Little Paris Jazz Trio
232 Market Street
Vintage jazz guitar, mandolin, silver flute and percussion—the Little Paris Jazz Trio delivers jazz from the French quarter of Paris in the 1930’s, early Americana jazz and gorgeous blues standards.

Greg Burgess & Bev Conrad
Mercado Burrito
520 Market Street
Fiddle, piano, banjo, and vocals – Beverley Conrad and Greg Burgess are a husband and wife duo who have performed throughout Susquehanna Valley in various configurations for many years. With a combined repertoire that spans centuries of traditional and Celtic music as well as modern day Americana, the two bring favorite tunes to life with a sound and mood reminiscent of a bygone era, the good old days, when the piano was king of the family parlor and the fiddle perched on top ready to be taken in hand and set toes tapping. Collectively, they have released over a dozen albums, many of which are now available on The Internet. But live music is best! You never know where it will take you.

Sweeney Blues
Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Bucknell University
400 Market Street
They play their favorite blues and rock – for your listening and dancing pleasure.

PHOTO: Dan Hyde

Mark Tomeo
Siam Cafe
518 Market Street
Originally from Boston, Tomeo began innocently playing along with Kingston Trio records at around age 10. A few years later he watched The Beatles first U.S. appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and joined the revolution. An electric guitar was shortly procured and Tomeo never looked back. After touring nationally and internationally as the pedal steel player in Rubber Rodeo, Mark settled down in Danville with his family. He began taking jazz guitar lessons in 2005 out of both a desire to achieve a new level in his playing as well as to have a style befitting a mature person. “I want to perform right up until they have to pry my cold, dead fingers from the neck of my guitar, but I don’t want to be the geezer rocker who embarrasses his kids,” Tomeo says. “So I’ve worked out a routine where I can play by myself but still sound musically robust, not have to haul a lot of heavy gear, and still satisfy a roomful of my contemporaries.”

Billy Kelly and a Band
Civil War Cider
606 Market Street
Billy Kelly’s music has been described as “Endearingly oddball” by National Public Radio, and his live performances have been called “A dang good time!” by TimeOut New York. Over the course of his 20 year music career Billy Kelly has opened for President Barack Obama, duetted with Davy Jones of the Monkees, and been nominated for a Grammy Award — in that order. His band, “A Band”, features Rick Buck (Tommy Cash, Country Legend) on bass, Steve Adams (Organ Trio East) on keyboards and Jake Kline (The Shouldas) on drums.

Gabe Stillman and the Billtown Giants
Bull Run Tap House
605 Market Street
A feel-good, fire-breathin’ freight train of the blues, Gabe Stillman & The Billtown Giants is a musical force to be reckoned with, winning over audiences at every show with dynamic performances that showcase the band’s musical prowess, depth of artistic passion, and pure joy of playing The Blues. Formed in 2015 by Berklee College of Music graduate Gabe Stillman, the powerhouse trio has quickly risen on the scene and continues gaining momentum following standout performances at the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, Billtown Blues Festival, Destination Blues Festival, and shared bills with legendary blues-rockers The Nighthawks, Chicago’s Toronzo Cannon, New Orleans’ Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington, and more. While the electrifying trio’s sound is unmistakably rooted in American Blues, the band draws deeply from influences of Soul, R&B, Funk, and New Orleans jazz & blues music, performing both original compositions and well-chosen ‘cover songs’ that pay respectful homage to the true giants of the blues in the band’s own inimitable way. But these giants always leave their own mighty big footprints wherever they roam.

Doug McMinn Blues
Towne Tavern
600 Market Street
Doug McMinn grew up playing the blues, learning from both his mom, an incredible singer, and dad, who taught him the importance of knowing when not to play. Doug played in the house band at The Rum Boogie Cafe on world famous Beale Street for almost 9 years, followed by working with oldies acts such as The Coasters, The Drifters, and The Shirelles. He has had a long and colorful career as both leader and sideman, playing with dozens of bands in the Central Pennsylvania area and now he’s lucky enough to be working with some of his favorite people in the whole world. Come out and hear them tear it up!

Simonne Roy, the 2018 Celebration of the Arts Featured Artist, is a full-time landscape painter maintaining a studio practice and gallery in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  

A life-long resident of Pennsylvania, Roy has been painting outdoors since she was a child. From her parents, both professors of mathematics, she acquired a sense of harmony, composition, and discipline. Her Quebecois father instilled in her an appreciation of all things French, including the Impressionist painters whose work she has studied.

Roy graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and obtained a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. After moving to Lewisburg, PA in 1980, she simultaneously practiced law and art for thirty years. During this period, she studied with Lois Griffel, Master Signature Artist of the American Impressionist Society and past director of the Cape Cod School of Art. Roy studied impressionist techniques with Griffel at workshops in Provincetown, MA, Cortona, Italy, and Aix-en-Provence, France.  

Roy lived and painted full time in France from 2012-2014 and these years marked the final step in her evolution from a "lawyer who paints" to a professional artist.  

She sells her paintings at exhibits, shows, online and through galleries, including her home gallery. She also creates paintings as commissions, teaches, and participates in plein air painting demonstrations and competitions.  

Roy is the featured artist of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania’s Celebration of the Arts is 2018.  In 2017, she was awarded a two-week artist residency at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Her paintings won second and third prizes at the Lewisburg Arts Festival show at Packwood House Museum in April 2017. 

A long-time member of the Lewisburg Arts Council, she is now serving on its board of directors. She is one of the founders of the Lewisburg Artists' Guild and is a member of the Susquehanna Art Society and Harrisburg Art Association.  

Recent Awards and Shows
2017 Selected for two-week artist residency at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
2017 Second Prize for "Neighbors" at Packwood House Museum, Lewisburg, PA, Arts Festival's Indoor Art Show
2017 Third Prize for "Three Friends" at Packwood House Museum, Lewisburg, PA, Arts Festival's Indoor Art Show
2016 Robert Fuller Award for Impressionism for "The Pasture," at show entitled “Man's Best Friends,” Art Association of Harrisburg, PA
2016 Jack Richeson Award for "Cows Grazing," Hameau Show and Reception, Belleville, PA
2015 Honorable Mention for "Grapevines Running," Packwood House Museum, Lewisburg, PA, Arts Festival's Indoor Art Show

BANNER PHOTO: Bret Simpson

March 7- June 4, 2017
Reciprocal Biomimicry Initiative
Downtown Gallery
416 Market Street, Lewisburg
Engineers borrow designs from nature in a process called biomimicry. The Reciprocal Biomimicry Initiative by artist Jonathon Keats is an attempt to return the favor, providing nature with the benefits of human technology and humorously addressing our relationship with the natural world. For more information visit

April 1- April 29
Donna Selfridge Spangler’s Fraktur Designs Exhibit
Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837
See Donna Selfridge Spangler’s fraktur designs in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout the month of April. Donna has lived most of her life surrounded by the beauty of the central Pennsylvania mountains and the heritage of the Pennsylvania German culture. It is easy to understand why the traditional fraktur designs – flowers, birds, vines, and hearts – and the flowing letters of calligraphy have become so much a part of her life and art. For over twenty years, Donna has enjoyed connecting today’s families with the past by creating lasting heirlooms of family trees, birth and wedding announcements, and inspirational verses that are cherished by people worldwide. More information can be found at

April 1 – May 31
Ceramic Paintings by Irina Yastremski
Mondragon Books
111 Market Street, Lewisburg
Open W-F 11-7, Sat-Sun 11-4 (open extended hours on April 29 during the Arts Festival)

April 7
Still Life Sketching
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Stop by for the opportunity to sketch several still life setups. Practice perspective and composition and proportions in the company of friends. No registration is required. The library provides pen, pencils, and paper! For more information visit or call 570-523-1172.

April 15 – May 13
Barbara Baker: Featured Artist Exhibit
Opening Reception, April 15
1-3 pm
Faustina’s Gallery, 229 Market Street

April 25 – May 6, 2017
Packwood House Museum
39th Annual Scholastic Arts Exhibit

April 28 – May 13
Lewisburg Arts Council
Annual Indoor Art Exhibit and Sale
Professional and amateur artists from Central PA show original works in the 36th year of this juried art exhibit. Prizes are awarded to winning artists from both professional and amateur categories. Admission is FREE and open to the public from Friday, April 28 through Saturday, May 13 during the Museum’s hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 am until 5 pm. The opening reception is Friday, April 28 from 7 – 9 pm with the winners being announced at 8 pm.

April 28 – May 12
Lewisburg Arts Council
Annual Photography Show
The 35th annual photography exhibit is being held at the William D. Himmelreich Memorial Library, 18 Market Street adjoining the First Presbyterian Church. This show is open to both professional and amateur photographers, including children. The opening reception is Friday, April 28 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Awards will be presented at 7:30 pm. The show runs from April 28 through Friday, May 12 during regular library hours. Admission is free.

April 29
Lewisburg Children’s Museum
10 am – 1pm
The Lewisburg Children’s Museum will hold a second “Helping Hands” fundraiser inside our space for those who missed it in February. For $20 children may paint their handprint on the LCM wall and write their name. We will also have a raffle, food and drinks available. Stop in to see what’s new at the LCM 10am-1pm during the Arts Festival!

April 30
Plein Air Event
Various Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterway Conservancy sites
9 am – 5:30 pm

April 30
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
5 pm
The Campus Theatre
413 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837
The world’s premiere silent film accompanists will present a newly-reconstructed historic score for Buster Keaton’s comedy classic One Week, as well as films by Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd.
Tickets are $18: further information is available at or 570-524-9511.

PHOTO: Bret Simpson

May 1 – May 31
Desra Lea’s Photography Exhibit
Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Desra Lea’s photography is on display in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout the month of May. A Montandon native, who now lives outside of Lewisburg, Desra is an avid nature photographer. She is a member of the Lewisburg Arts Council and the National Audubon Society. More information can be found at

May 7
Annual Spring Student Piano Recital
2 pm
First Baptist Church, 51 S. 3rd St., Lewisburg, PA 17837
A recital of piano music will be presented by the students of Ruth Blankenship, Lloyd Wolf, and Judy Christie. Featured will be several varieties of music by pupils of all ages. This event is open to the public. The church is handicap accessible at the St. Louis Street entrance.

May 12 and 13
The Golden Age of Musical Theatre
7:30 pm
Susquehanna Valley Chorale
Weber Auditorium, Susquehanna University
The Chorale presents favorites from Rodgers and Hammerstein with stage band, string quartet and our Youth Chorale. Visit for ticket information.

May 13
Lewisburg Live!
6 – 8 pm DePotorLand, Cherry Alley, 21 N. 3rd Street
6 – 8 pm Little Paris Jazz Trio, Pronto, 232 Market Street
6:30 – 8:30pm Greg Burgess & Bev Conrad, Mercado Burrito, 520 Market Street
6:30 – 8:30 pm Sweeney Blues, Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Bucknell University, 400 Market Street
7 – 9 pm Mark Tomeo, Siam Cafe, 518 Market Street
7:30 – 9:30 pm Billy Kelly and a Band, Civil War Cider, 606 Market Street
9 – 11 pm Gabe Stillman/ Billtown Giants, Bull Run Tap House, 605 Market Street
10 – midnight Doug McMinn Blues, Towne Tavern, 600 Market Street

May 20 and May 21
Buffalo Valley Pops Concert
7:30 pm Saturday and 3 pm Sunday
St. John’s United Church of Christ 1050 Buffalo Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837
The concert will include a variety of popular music, including a 60’s medley and spiritual and patriotic numbers. Connie Pawling-Young is the director. Adult admission will be $5.00 available at the door. Age 12 and under are free. or 570-286-9559

June 1 – June 30
Merrill Linn Conservancy Plein Air Event Exhibit
Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837
View Union County through the eyes of plein air artists throughout the month of June. Plein air artists experience and capture the environment in a painting created on location. Throughout the month of June, the plein air artists who participated in the 2017 Plein Air Event share the work created to build a community of artists and citizens passionate about the preservation of Merrill Linn Conservancy sites for future generations. This event is a partnership of the Merrill W. Linn Conservancy, the Lewisburg Arts Council, the Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg, and the Union County Historical Society.

Bring your artistic talents to the upcoming Plein Air Event sponsored by the Merrill Linn Conservancy, the Lewisburg Arts Council, 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 29, 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 Trail, Strawbridge Rd. west of Lewisburg
  • Shamokin Mountain Trail, 249 Forest House Lane, off Stein Lane, Lewisburg
  • Additional Site: Shikellamy Bluffs at Shikellamy State Park opens to the public on May 2. Artists are encouraged to go there May 2 through 6 to paint lovely vistas of the Susquehanna River.

IMAGE: Lena Ferrara

What will happen on Event Day?

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The two sites noted will be available for your use. Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg and Merrill Linn Conservancy volunteers will be present at each site.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Lina Ferrara, noted plein air artist from Lewisburg, will present an optional plein air workshop at the Dale/Engle/Walker House. The workshop will be held rain or shine. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, email

 4 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – You are invited to return to the D/E/W House for an alfresco reception, hosted by the Conservancy, the Arts Council and the Union County Historical Society. This is an opportunity to meet and mingle with other participants and view one another’s work of the day.

What happens afterwards? You are invited to display your artwork at The Public Library for Union County during the month of June. Guidelines for display are included in your Event Packet and are available on our websites. During the week of April 30, you may return to the Dale/Engle/Walker property and the Shamokin Mountain Trail as well as visit the Shikellamy Bluffs site to paint. The Shikellamy State Park is not open to the public until May 2. All work done at these sites from April 29 through May 6 may be shown at the Library.

2018 Plein Air Site Descriptions and Directions (pdf)

2018 Guidelines for Artists (pdf)