Official statement on the cancellation of the 2020 Celebration of the Arts, March 18, 2020

Contact: Connie Timm, President

As you likely suspected, the state and national restrictions on large gatherings because of COVID-19 mean that the Lewisburg Arts Council is cancelling the 2020 Celebration of the Arts and all associated events between April 24 and May 9. That includes the Lewisburg Arts Festival, Lewisburg Live!, the Plein Air Day, all exhibits, and all workshops.

Needless to say we are very disappointed and know you are, too, but everyone's health is of primary importance. We appreciate your continued support during this time and urge you to follow the guidelines and protocols set forth by public health officials.

We all hope to be offering the summer Music in the Park season, followed by the Sidewalk Chalk Festival in July. Please stay tuned on our Facebook page or our website, or even better - become a member of the Arts Council to receive emails about all our activities, including the 2021 Celebration of the Arts.

Thank you for your support of the arts in the Central Susquehanna Valley,

The Lewisburg Arts Council Board

PHOTO: Brett Simpson

The 23rd season of the summer concert series Music in the Park begins on June 12, 2019 and will run through August 28th. The concerts will begin at 7:00 pm in Hufnagle Park, downtown Lewisburg.

The 2019 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.

If you need medicines, then it is better to buy them in advance, for example, any discounted medicines, including generic Cialis.

In the event of rain, concerts will be held at the Lewisburg Hotel, 136 Market Street. Concerts on June 12 and August 7 will be held at Beaver Memorial Methodist Church, 42 S. Third Street.  The July 3rd Penn Central Wind Band rain location is the Harvey M. Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall (next to the Weis Center), Bucknell University.  The August 28 marching band concert will be held at the LASD High School, 545 Newman Road.

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.

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to the following sponsors:

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!

Summer Schedule 2019

Every Wednesday Night at 7:00pm in Hufnagle Park

2020 Sidewalk Chalk Celebration goes online!

The Lewisburg Arts Council is delighted to announce that we are celebrating a whole month of sidewalk chalk art!
We're continuing the Sidewalk Chalk Festival tradition while staying safe by staying home.
Any day in July – or every day in July - draw on your sidewalk or driveway and upload your photos to
either the Facebook event page or to the Lewisburg Arts Council’s Instagram page with
the hashtag #lbgsidewalkchalk2020 for everyone to see and enjoy.
The Facebook event page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/598340751076412/.

Keep visiting the 2020 Sidewalk Chalk Celebration event page for suggested themes each week if you need inspiration.
We look forward to seeing the creativity of all ages of artists in the Central Susquehanna Valley!

2020 Stroll Through the Arts is November 7 - 15, 2020! Mark your calendars!

Leaves are swirling at your feet, there’s a snap in the air … It’s time to don your wooliest sweater and enjoy a leisurely STROLL THROUGH THE ARTS in beautiful downtown Lewisburg!

This year, you’ll have plenty of time to view the artwork on display because we’ve expanded the event to nine daysstarting at noon on Saturday, November 7, and ending Sunday, November 15.

And you might appreciate that extra time, because -- in museums, galleries, shops, and businesses from Water Street to Sixth Street -- you’ll find the work of more than 50 local artists on display.

To make their art accessible 24/7, many artists will display their work in store windows.   Some window displays will invite you to view even more artwork inside.

Posters at each Stroll Stop will provide information about the artist whose work is on display there;  scan the poster’s QR code with your phone to connect with an artist whose work inspires you.

Click here for a list of all 25 Stroll Stops, including artists’ contact information.

From ceramics, textiles, and wood, to etchings, paintings, and photographs, and from Fine Arts to Historic Arts to Edible Arts, we are certain there will be something to suit every artistic taste!

For those who love the “Meet-the-Artist” element of the Stroll, on both weekends (November 7-8 and November 14-15), a socially-distanced plein air artist will be painting under the Campus Theatre's marquee.  Stop by and watch a masterpiece in the making!

And, because you’re never too young to art, the Lewisburg Children's Museum will provide -- while supplies last -- free, take-home art-based activity kits that will inspire children to create and imagine. Art Kits are made possible by a grant from the COVID-19 Community Fund for Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. Kits will be available starting at noon on Saturday, November 7.   So stop by one of these participating businesses to pick up your child's Art Kit -- before they’re all gone!

 

Disclaimer:  The Lewisburg Arts Council, Inc., has redesigned the Stroll Through the Arts to promote social distancing and limit attendees to meet guidelines issued by Pennsylvania’s Department of Health. Participation in the event is strictly voluntary.  The Lewisburg Arts Council, Inc., assumes no liability for transmission of COVID-19 to participating businesses, artists, or the general public. Please refer to the following URL for directives on current policy to protect against transmission:  https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForBusinesses

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
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

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   

 

Email: info@lewisburgartscouncil.com

Mailing address:

PO Box 418

Lewisburg, PA 17837

PHOTO: Brett Simpson

About

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.

At the January 2012 meeting, the members present approved a new set of bylaws for the Arts Council – the first in 40 years. These new by-laws give us 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.

We are always in need of volunteers to fill in committee slots, so if you're interested please email us at info@lewisburgartscouncil.com! We have a 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.

Board Members

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

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

The Lewisburg Arts Council operates on 100% volunteer power!  If you'd like information on how you can help, fill out this form and someone from the Arts Council will be in touch soon!

PHOTO: Brett Simpson

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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

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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.

Sunday, April 28

Plein Air Painting
presented by Bobby Gorby
9 to 11 am Dale/Engle/Walker House
1471 Strawbridge Rd., Lewisburg
Group limit: 25; Ages: 16 yrs thru adult
Bobby Gorby will discuss composition, working with a limited palette, and other subjects important to successfully painting en plein air. Following the indoor presentation, participants will move outdoors where Mr. Gorby will paint while describing the steps he is taking.   The workshop will be held rain or shine.

Saturday, May 4
Smartphone Photography Workshop
presented by Terri Peterson
10 am Lewisburg Children's Museum
815 Market Street, Lewisburg
Group limit: 12; Ages: 12 yrs and up (beginners)
Great gear is one thing but photography is about storytelling, and we can all do that with the cameras on our smartphones. This workshop focuses on composition--lighting, backgrounds, and what helps convey the stories we want to tell.  You will be taking pictures, so please bring a smartphone with you.

Saturday, May 4
Intro to Improv: Theater Games
presented by Alex Skitolsky
1 pm RiverStage Theatre
815 Market Street, Lewisburg
Group limit: 12; Ages: 12 yrs thru adult
A free, fun-filled introduction to improvisational acting through accessible theatre games and exercises.  Come laugh, play, and create in an energetic and supportive atmosphere. No experience needed! Families welcomed!

PHOTO: Brett Simpson

Saturday, May 4
Sun Prints Workshop
presented by Stephanie Carey
1 pm Lewisburg Children's Museum
815 Market Street, Lewisburg
Group limit: 10; Ages: 8 yrs thru adult
Learn a photographic technique that was developed in the 1800's . . . the Cyanotype.  Small objects are placed on light-sensitive paper and exposed to the sun.  The objects block the sun and leave their shape behind!  After rinsing in water, white images will appear on a deep blue background.  Bring small objects of your own or use some that will be provided.  This workshop is dependent on a sunny day; if it's raining we'll have to cancel.

Saturday, May 4
Alcohol Ink Reverse Painting on Glass
presented by Elizabeth Burke
3 pm Lewisburg Children's Museum
815 Market Street, Lewisburg
Group limit: 10; Ages: 16 yrs thru adult
Elizabeth Burke will lead this class in alcohol ink, a fun (and forgiving!) medium as you create a reverse painting on glass.

 

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

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 50th Annual Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts.

6:30-8:30pm
Don Krech and Karen Noble
Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University
400 Market Street

7-9 pm
Tom Patten
Tastecraft Market
323 Market Street

7:30-9:30 pm
Sgt. Bob Timney
Lewisburg Hotel
136 Market Street

PHOTO: Dan Hyde

8:00-10:00 pm
Loose Cannons
Lewisburg Club
131 Market Street

8:30-10:30 pm
SOS Blues Duo
Brasserie Louis
101 Market Street

9:00-11:00 pm
Groove Chapel Band
Bull Run Tap House
605 Market Street

9:30-11:30 pm
Derek & Billy Jazz Thing
Brendan’s Towne Tavern
600 Market Street

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 5, 6, 12, 13 @ 7:30pm, April 14 @ 2:30pm
Oleanna
Greenspace Center
815 Market Street
Oleanna by David Mamet is a fiery and fierce story, seemingly ripped from headlines of the modern era of the #MeToo movement.  Over the course of three tutoring sessions, a young female college student, Carol, and her professor, John, view each other’s behavior from two drastically different perspectives, and the concept of “he said, she said” reaches explosive new heights in a story of miscommunication, manipulation, gender politics, privilege, and power. All seating is general admission, tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for students (high school and up) with group discounts available and can be purchased at the door, by calling 570.989.0848 or by clicking here.  Because of mature themes and strong language, the show is not recommended for young children. riverstagetheatre.org

April 13- May 11
Celebration of the Arts 50th Featured Artists Exhibition
Sponsored by Mifflinburg Bank and Trust
Faustina Gallery
229 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA  17837
Exhibition of work by previous Featured Artists from the last 50 years.

April 13
Countryside Contra Dancers
7-10 pm
Donald Heiter Community Center
100 North 5th Street, Lewisburg
New England Contra Dance is a traditional dance form rooted in Irish, English, and Scottish jigs, reels and waltzes. Contra dancing is easy and energetic, mostly involving a smooth walking step.  All dances are taught/called, with the basic figures taught beginning at 7:00.  Calling in April is Ted Crane, with music by Lux Bridge.  Newcomers of all ages are always welcome, with or without a partner.  Please wear comfortable clothes, and soft soled, non-marking shoes.  Admission is $8.00 for Adults; under 16 free. $5.00 for students with current ID. Under 16 must be accompanied by guardian. Come dance or just to listen for an evening of wonderful music, movement and socializing. For more information call Betsy or Jeff at 570 524-2104  http://lewisburgcontra.wixsite.com/lewisburgcontradance, https://www.facebook.com/countrysidecontradance

April 26
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 26
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 26- May 11
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 26-May 11
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.

April 27
Annual Book Sale
10 am - 3 pm
Wm. D. Himmelreich Memorial Library
18 Market Street, Lewisburg
Visit the Wm. D. Himmelreich Memorial Library's annual book sale at the Celebration of the Arts Saturday, April 27. The sale includes great quality items including Secular or Christian authors and titles. Visit the library at 18 Market St., Lewisburg, PA from 10 am - 3 pm.

Saturday, May 4
Smartphone Photography Workshop
presented by Terri Peterson
10 am Lewisburg Children's Museum
815 Market Street, Lewisburg
Group limit: 12; Ages: 12 yrs and up (beginners)
Great gear is one thing but photography is about storytelling, and we can all do that with the cameras on our smartphones. This workshop focuses on composition--lighting, backgrounds, and what helps convey the stories we want to tell.  You will be taking pictures, so please bring a smartphone with you.
Sponsored by Bucknell University

Intro to Improv: Theater Games
presented by Alex Skitolsky
1 pm RiverStage Theatre
815 Market Street, Lewisburg
Group limit: 12; Ages: 12 yrs thru adult
A free, fun-filled introduction to improvisational acting through accessible theatre games and exercises.  Come laugh, play, and create in an energetic and supportive atmosphere. No experience needed! Families welcomed!
Sponsored by Bucknell University

Sun Prints Workshop
presented by Stephanie Carey
1 pm Lewisburg Children's Museum
815 Market Street, Lewisburg
Group limit: 10; Ages: 8 yrs thru adult
Learn a photographic technique that was developed in the 1800's . . . the Cyanotype.  Small objects are placed on light-sensitive paper and exposed to the sun.  The objects block the sun and leave their shape behind!  After rinsing in water, white images will appear on a deep blue background.  Bring small objects of your own or use some that will be provided.  This workshop is dependent on a sunny day; if it's raining we'll have to cancel.
Sponsored by Bucknell University

Alcohol Ink Reverse Painting on Glass
presented by Elizabeth Burke
3 pm Lewisburg Children's Museum
815 Market Street, Lewisburg
Group limit: 10; Ages: 16 yrs thru adult
Elizabeth Burke will lead this class in alcohol ink, a fun (and forgiving!) medium as you create a reverse painting on glass.
Sponsored by Bucknell University

May 5
53rd Annual Spring Music Recital
2 pm
First Baptist Church, 51 South 3rd Street, Lewisburg
A recital of music will be presented by the students of Ruth Blankenship, Judy Christie, and the late Lloyd Wolf. Featured will be several varieties of music by pupils of all ages.  The recital will conclude with a performance by the teachers, including Judy Blee on the pipe organ, as a memorial tribute to Lloyd Wolf, who unexpectedly passed away on February 28th.  This event is open to the public. The church is handicap accessible at the St. Louis Street entrance.

May 10-11
Susquehanna Valley Chorale: Irving Berlin, the Great American Songwriter!
7:30 pm
Weber Auditorium, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove
SVC presents the music of Irving Berlin, The Great American Songwriter. This annual season closer is frequently one of our most POPular, each year with a different theme and surprises, but always showcasing some extremely talented SVC members. Ticket information: svcmusic.org.

May 11
Countryside Contra Dancers
Donald Heiter Community Center
100 North 5th Street, Lewisburg
7-10pm
New England Contra Dance is a traditional dance form rooted in Irish, English, and Scottish jigs, reels, and waltzes. Contra dancing is easy and energetic, mostly involving a smooth walking step.  All dances are taught/called, with the basic figures taught beginning at 7:00.  Calling in May is Barbara Goldstein of Tom's River, NJ, with music by Lux Bridge.  Newcomers of all ages are always welcome, with or without a partner.  Please wear comfortable clothes, and soft soled, non-marking shoes.  Admission is $8.00 for Adults; under 16 free. $5.00 for students with current ID. Under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian. Come dance or just to listen for an evening of wonderful music, movement and socializing. For more information call Betsy or Jeff at 570 524-2104  http://lewisburgcontra.wixsite.com/lewisburgcontradance, https://www.facebook.com/countrysidecontradance

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 the plein air artists who participated in the 2019 Plein Air Event held at various Merrill Linn Conservancy sites. Plein air artists experience and capture the environment in a painting created on location. This event is a partnership of the Merrill W. Linn Conservancy, the Lewisburg Arts Council, and the Union County Historical Society. For more information visit UnionCountyLibraries.org or call 570-523-1172.

June 3
Opening Reception: Merrill Linn Conservancy Plein Air Event Exhibit
Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837
6-8pm

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 28, 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 29 through May 5, 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. All work done at these four sites through May 5 may be shown at the plein air exhibition at the library.

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 – Bobby Gorby, 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 2019 Celebration of the Arts Sponsors!

Platinum Level
Borough of Lewisburg
Evangelical Community Hospital - Arts Festival Post Office Square Dance Corner Sponsor

Bronze Level
Bucknell University - Celebration of the Arts Workshop Sponsor

Anniversary Level
Mifflinburg Bank & Trust - Featured Artist Exhibit Sponsor

Celebration Level
B Z Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat
Eye Center of Central PA - Arts Festival Gazebo Entertainment Sponsor
Country Cupboard
Steven Lindenmuth - Lewisburg Arts Council Annual Photography Show Sponsor