LAC 2018 Year in review!

The Lewisburg Arts Council had a very busy year in 2018! We wanted to share with you some of the things we accomplished this year, thanks to your financial support.

  • Twenty-two artists and photographers displayed their work in January at our Annual Member Showcase at the Public Library for Union County.
  • At the request of members of our Artists’ Guild, we inaugurated our Emerging Artists program to guide five new artists through the process of participating in their first arts festival. Half of the costs for this program were underwritten by a grant from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts.
  • Our fifth annual Plein Air Day, cosponsored with the Merrill W. Linn Conservancy, gained national exposure with a listing in PleinAir Magazine’s Guide to Plein Air Events and Organizations.
  • Ann Kullberg, an internationally-known colored pencil portrait artist, came for a two-day colored pencil workshop during the Celebration of the Arts.
  • In June, 25 pieces of artwork created during the Plein Air Day in April were displayed at the Public Library for Union County.
  • We awarded scholarships to LAHS graduating seniors, one for visual arts and the other for performing arts.
  • In June, we moved to our new digs in the Arts Underground, located at 310 Market Street.
  • The hard-working members of our Entertainment Committee brought you thirteen fabulous performances during this year’s “Music in the Park” series. Due to weather-related challenges, many concerts had to be relocated to indoor venues at the last minute; we appreciate your perseverance and patience. Even more, we are indebted to The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc., without whose support we could not offer these FREE concerts.
  • This fall, two of our members held weekly office hours as “Artists-in-Residence” in our new office space. Sylvia Denger was October’s Artist-in-Residence, and Mindy Lamprinos was November’s. (Interested in being an Artist-in-Residence in 2019? Contact )
  • Almost half of our members expressed interest in participating in activities held by our Artists’ Guild. In addition to critiques, our Artists’ Guild hosted five casual plein air events over the course of the year. (Want information about upcoming activities? Contact )
  • 56 LAC members participated in the Lewisburg Photography Club which holds monthly meetings with speakers, holds critiques, photo walks, photo challenges, trips, and discussions on various aspects of photography. See the Club’s website at

Many thanks to our members and sponsors for your financial support; you made these events and more possible!

When does it finally feel like spring? When it's time for the 2019 Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts! This year's Celebration runs two weeks from April 26 – May 11, and the Featured Artist for 2019 will be announced soon.

The main event of the Celebration is the Lewisburg Arts Festival on Saturday, April 27, 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. While you're strolling, don't forget the Indoor Art Exhibit and the Photography Exhibit, or the Featured Artist exhibit at Faustina Gallery. Be sure to stop by 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!).

There's much more to the two weeks of the Celebration of the Arts, like the various Exhibits and Events that take place in the area. 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 the evening of Friday, April 26 are open to the public.

PHOTO: Brett Simpson

Sunday, April 28 is the Plein Air Event cosponsored by the Merrill W. Linn Conservancy, the Lewisburg Arts Council, and the Artists' Guild. Free workshops over the course of the two weeks will give adults and children a chance to try their hand at a different art form – in areas such as painting, drawing, and photography!

The final event of the Celebration is Lewisburg Live! on Saturday, May 11. Seven bands will perform live music in nine different venues between 6pm 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.


Instructions for matting a photograph


The 22st season of the summer concert series Music in the Park begins on June 6th this year and will run through August 29th. The concerts will begin at 7:00 pm in Hufnagle Park, downtown Lewisburg.

The 2018 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 2018’s concert series is the old Lewisburg Area High School.

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.

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

Summer Schedule 2018

Every Wednesday Night at 7:00pm in Hufnagle Park

Friday July 13, 2018 (rain date July 20) 5pm – 7:30pm

Open to children of all ages!

Registration begins at 5:00pm in front of Brushstrokes Gallery, Art Supplies and Framing, 340 Market Street. 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

Judging begins at 6:45pm and prizes will be awarded at 8pm in front of Brushstrokes.  Any prizes not picked up at 8pm on Friday evening can be picked up at Brushstrokes.  Back again this year is the People’s Choice Prize. Vote for your favorite drawing by placing a ballot in the blue Lewisburg Arts Council tote bags located at these stores: Pandaly, Brushstrokes, and Retrah.  Please place your ballot by noon on Saturday, July 14. All prize winners will be listed on the LAC facebook page, website, in the windows at Brushstrokes, Faustina's, and the downtown kiosk.

New this year!  No drawing in front of Brushstrokes or the Post Office and First National Bank. Instead drawing has been extended from fifth street to 2nd Street on both sides of the street. Artists are encouraged to spread out, avoid the space immediately in front of the entranceway to a store, and find your own space.  Click here for a map.

PHOTO: Dan Hyde

The 2018 Sidewalk Chalk Festival's Featured Artist is Tae Lingle.  Tae is a creative, energetic, aspiring young artist entering her senior year of high school.  She has been taking AP art classes at Lewisburg High School and regularly attends the figure drawing classes at The Arts Underground. Tae will be participating in the ACE program at school beginning in the fall where she will take classes at Bloomsburg University as well as LHS. She received the runner up award for the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for one of her illustrations and last year she designed the cover for the school’s literary magazine, Tarasque.  Tae can be found helping customers at Brushstrokes.

Downtown Entertainment will feature music by DePotorLand as well as the always popular face painting by Bridget Catherman.  If you get hungry, grab a hot dog at The Breaking Bread Company from their 1905 hot dog stand!

This year's Featured Artist, music, and face painting can all be found at the Post Office.

Come downtown on July 13th and make Lewisburg even more beautiful with your sidewalk chalk drawing skills (at least until it rains again)! 

2018 Sidewalk Chalk Festival Winners
6 and under
1st Place: #12 Harrison Fleck
2nd Place: #50 Daelynn Thomas
3rd Place: #14 Brayen Cummings
7 to 12
1st Place: #152 Sofia Wilkinson
2nd Place: #100 Leah Foresman
3rd Place: #149 Kalli Del Vecchio
13 to 18
1st Place: #203 Madi Klock
2nd Place: #207 Gabriel Stumbris
3rd Place: #215 Kailyn Carr and Casey Mack
19 and older
1st Place: #302 Rhiannon Middernacht
2nd Place: #309 Brooke Facer
3rd Place: #321 Amir Lewis
People’s Choice Award
#303 Jennifer Walls

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 19th Annual Stroll Through the Arts on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 6 pm to midnight. Live visual art is in evidence when over 30 artists display their works in shops, studios, and galleries all along five blocks of downtown Market St. that evening. The artists range from painters to potters to jewelers to photographers, and are all from the central Susquehanna Valley region.  For a PDF of artists and their locations, please click here!

This year's Stroll Through the Arts will again feature our passport program. Anyone who visits and has checked off the required number of businesses in certain blocks of downtown is eligible to enter a drawing for Downtown Gift Certificates. Passports are available at any one of the participating businesses (look for the luminaria!) or the Arts Underground at 310 Market St., the location of the Lewisburg Arts Council’s new office space. The drawing will happen at 9 pm at the Arts Underground.

Live Music this year will be performed throughout the evening, from 6 to 11 pm! Dance to the Music features four great bands for free:

Brian Crane and Fred Krug, at Lanie's Bare Bowls, 302 Market St., from 6-8 pm

Ramblin’ Dan Stevens, at Tastecraft Market, 323 Market St., from 7-9 pm

Lipsmackin’ Blues Band, at the Bull Run Tap House, 605 Market St., from 8-10 pm

Runaway Stroller, at the Towne Tavern, 600 Market St., from 9-11 pm

All four performances are free and open to the public.

This year BVRA and the Lewisburg Children's Museum will be hosting a Parent's Night Out.  Drop your kids off at the Museum for a fun night while you Stroll through the Arts!  Click here for more information.

PHOTO: Brett 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: 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   



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 LAC Endowment Fund.

Membership Levels:

Patron $20
Supporter $35
Benefactor $50
LAC 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.

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!


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


Please make checks payable to Lewisburg Arts Council.

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

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. 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! 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.

Connie Timm – President
This could be you! – Vice President
Debbie Blanchard – Treasurer
Katrina Del Vecchio – Secretary
Sara Kelley – Past President

Board Members

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

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Festival hours are 10am to 5pm

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

Hufnagle Park Main Tent
Rain Location: Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N. 5th Street

11:00am - 12:00pm: Taiko Drumming
1:00 - 2:00pm: Uptown Music Collective
2:00 - 2:30pm: Duck Derby
2:30 - 3:30pm: Susquehanna Jamcrackers
4:00 - 5:00pm: Bucknell Jazz band

Dance Corner at Post Office Square
Rain Location: Lewisburg Club, 131 Market Street

10:00 - 11:00am: D & K Dance
11:15 - 11:45am: Cloverleaf Cloggers
12:00-12:30pm: Tir Na Nog
12:45 - 1:45pm: Downtown Dance
2:00 -3:00pm: Pleasant Valley Dancers
3:15 - 4:15pm: Komotion

PHOTO: Brett Simpson

Hufnagle Park Gazebo
Rain Location: Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N. 5th Street10:00 - 11:00am: Poetry
12:00 - 1:00pm: West African Inspired Drum Circle
3:30 - 4:00pm: RiverStage Community Theatre

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
2018 Featured Artist Exhibit, Simonne Roy – Faustina Gallery, 229 Market Street
Community Commons – Hufnagle Park
40th Annual Scholastic Arts Exhibit – Packwood House Museum, 15 N. Water Street
Lewisburg Garden Club Plant Sale – Hufnagle Park
Ashburn’s Animals on a Mission petting zoo – Hufnagle Park
Society for Creative Anachronism – Hufnagle Park

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.

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. 

Monday, April 30, 2018
Digital Photography for Adult Beginners
presented by Dr. Daniel C. Hyde, Chair of Lewisburg Photography Club
6:30 to 8pm Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Blvd, Lewisburg
Group limit: 12; Ages: 18 and older
During the holidays you acquired a good digital camera. So far you have learned how to take pictures and view them on your computer. Now what? This hands-on workshop will present and practice tips for shooting better pictures and how to use some advanced features of your camera. Since we will be shooting pictures, please bring your point-and-shoot or DSLR digital camera. Also, bring a charged battery and film card for your camera. And, if you can find it, bring your camera’s manual. 


PHOTO: Brett Simpson

Saturday, May 5
Children's Workshops: Texture with Paint
presented by Lewisburg Children's Museum
12-12:30pm & 12:45-1:15pm Lewisburg Children’s Museum

815 Market St, Lewisburg
Group limit: 10 per workshop
Join us as we explore the design element of texture! Young artists will interact in a teacher led discussion about how and why texture is used in art. They will experiment with tools and techniques within stations, before adding their favorite texture to a collaborate work of art. All young artists must be accompanied by an adult. While we provide smocks, a few stations can be messy, so please wear appropriate clothing.

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 12th, 2018

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 49th Annual Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts.

Organ Trio East
All-Star Bagels
300 Market Street
The jazz trio is Tom James on drums, Jay Vonada on trombone, Steve Adams on keyboard. Organ Trio East has been performing together since 2012, and between them the individual musicans have decades of performing and recording experience!

Caryn Dixon
Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University
400 Market Street
Caryn is a singer-songwrite from State College. She performs an eclectic mix of originals and covers in what she describes as Indie-Folk-Pop. Her original songs have been heard on TV, including on “Total Divas” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, while she covers artists as varied as Johnny Cash and Meghan Trainor.

PA Crude
Lewisburg Hotel
136 Market Street
PA Crude is Leo Keenan, Scott Bachman, John Erdley, and Bruce Bozyk - back to where it all began! The Crude played their first gig at the Lewisburg Hotel for the Arts Council when they formed back in 2009! Now the seasoned rock-n-roll veterans return with their danceable classic rock/blues based jammage!

Sara Grace
Tastecraft Market
323 Market Street
Valley native singer/songwriter, acoustic guitarist, and percussionist Sara Grace has come home after 20 years in New York and Vermont. She describes her music as funky soul folk”, which guarantees a cool mix of mellow and funky original songs and covers of tunes from Nina Simone to Tom Waits.

PHOTO: Dan Hyde

Rufus Slim and D. Slaughter
Brasserie Louis
101 Market Street
Rufus Slim (aka Kimbo Reichley) and D. Slaughter (Anthony Latt) are two badass buds from Central PA who love jamming riffs on the guitar, singing great blues, rock and funk songs and having a great time. Both musicians carry with them decades of experience which makes it no surprise how incredible they are as music makers. They each have their own intricate style that complement each other and weave into a musical groove of awesomeness.

Nate Myers and the Aces
Bull Run Tap House
605 Market Street
Nate Myers and the Aces have been established in Central PA for nearly 15 years. Led by vocalist Nate Myers and his harmonica, the band creates a loose, casual atmosphere in which everyone can relax and have a good time! Whether the audience prefers to sit back and listen or get up and “shake that thang,” there is something for everyone. Nate Myers & the Aces take the styles they love - blues, funk, hip hop, rockabilly, country, and improvisation - and weave them into a tapestry of their own.

Stacia Abernatha & Gabe Stillman
Brendan’s Towne Tavern
600 Market Street
A professional musician in the Central, PA area for 3 years, Gabe Stillman performs regularly with his own band, and loves creating music with talented singer/songwriter and performer, Stacia Abernatha. He’s a two time winner of the the Billtown Blues Challenge, representing the local Blues scene in Memphis, TN at the International Blues Challenge in 2017, and soon heading there again in 2019.  Straight from the heart of Billtown, Stacia Abernatha sings an eclectic array of styles & genres, with her passion in blues/Americana. She recently performed at The Billtown Blues Festival and on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee at The International Blues Challenge 2018. Stacia and Gabe are both teachers at The Uptown Music Collective in Williamsport, PA, and participate in the Back Stage Pass to the Blues program, bringing the blues to kids all over the region.

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

Simonne Roy Fine Art

BANNER PHOTO: Brett Simpson

April 1- April 30, 2018
Growth and Regrowth
Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837
This exhibit pairs poems by Katie Hays with paintings by Simonne Roy, examining the themes of growth and regrowth. These paintings and poems, many set in the landscapes of Union County, Pennsylvania, explore change, destruction and creation, through lenses that are both ecological and personal. For more information visit or call 570-523-1172.

April 9, 16
Poetry Workshop for Teens
The Public Library For Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg PA 17837
A workshop for high school students who are interested in creative writing lead by Katie Hays, author of three books of poems and director of the Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets. Registration is limited to 12. For more information and to register, visit or call 570-523-1172. 

April 12
Reception and Presentation: Growth and Regrowth
Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837
The public is invited to a reception and presentation at the library on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. which will include a poetry reading and artist’s talk by Katie Hays and Simonne Roy.  For more information visit or call 570-523-1172.

April 20, 21, 27, 28 @ 7:30pm, April 22, 29 @ 2:30pm
One-Act Play Festival
Greenspace Center 
815 Market Street
RiverStage Community Theatre and Gaspipe Theatre present 7 new short plays as THE 2018 ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL. All tickets $15, purchase at door or visit

April 27
Lewisburg Arts Council
Reception: Annual Photography Show

William D. Himmelreich Memorial Library
18 Market Street, Lewisburg
The opening reception for the Photography Show. Awards will be presented at 7:30pm.

April 27
Lewisburg Arts Council
Reception: Indoor Art Exhibit
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 27- 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 28.

April 27-May 12
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 28, during the Arts Festival.

April 28- May 12
Celebration of the Arts Featured Artist Exhibition

Faustina Gallery
229 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA  17837
Exhibition of work by plein air landscape painter Simonne Roy, the 2018 Celebration of the Arts Featured Artist.

April 28
Tim Breon, Flora Eyster Guitar & Flute Jazz
Brasserie Louis
101 Market St., Lewisburg, PA 17837
Flute/Guitar jazz duo playing highlights from Brazilian, Latin, and modern jazz. Jazz guitar/C, alto and bass flutes. In the taproom bar/dining area. Professional entertainment. Reservations accepted. No cover. Dining menu, drinks. For more information visit or call 570 524-5559.

April 30, May 1, 7, 8
Ballet Workshop
Age 3-14, Call 818-458-1540 for time information
Strictly Ballet
815 Market Street, Greenspace Building, Lewisburg PA 17837
Ballet as the foundation for all forms of dance combines grace, strength, and musicality for the ultimate workout. It's a great way to stay in shape--come try it for yourself! Kids classes focus on traditional skills for their age group.

May 1- May 30
Roadside Elegance
Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg PA 17837
Hand-pulled prints by Marilyn Paul and Watercolor Paintings by Vicki Renn. For more information visit or call 570-523-1172.

May 3
Reception: Roadside Elegance
Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg PA 17837
Hand-pulled prints by Marilyn Paul and Watercolor Paintings by Vicki Renn. The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception at the library on Thursday, May 3 from 4 to 6 p.m.  For more information visit or call 570-523-1172.

May 3
Discover Your Inner Zen

Children ages 5-12
The Public Library For Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg PA 17837
Make and Take your own "Buddha Board," to discover endless opportunities for creativity and expression.  For more information visit or call 570-523-1172.

May 5
Reception: Celebration of the Arts Featured Artist Exhibition

Faustina Gallery
229 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA  17837
Come meet plein air landscape painter Simonne Roy, the 2018 Celebration of the Arts Featured Artist.

May 5, 12
Ballet Workshop
Age 15 and up, Call 818-458-1540 for time information
Strictly Ballet
815 Market Street, Greenspace Building, Lewisburg PA 17837
Ballet as the foundation for all forms of dance combines grace, strength, and musicality for the ultimate workout. It's a great way to stay in shape--come try it for yourself! Adult/Teen classes has conditioning combined with ballet skills.

May 5, 6
Two Day Colored Pencil Workshop with Ann Kullberg

10am-4pm both days, with one hour break for lunch
Cost: $265, pre-registration required at
The Public Library For Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg
Ann Kullberg, an internationally known colored pencil portrait artist is presenting a two day Colored Pencil workshop in Lewisburg during the 2018 Celebration of the Arts. Ann will cover how to create soft, glowing skin tones; to gain confidence with capturing a likeness; to draw realistic, expressive eyes; to layer without getting “mud;” and how to simplify without losing realism. Ann uses step-by-step exercises and mini-demos to show how to accomplish these skills. The workshop is open to beginners as well as experienced colored pencil artists.  Ann Kullberg has written numerous colored pencil books and publishes a monthly digital and print magazine about colored pencil.  Registration information can be found at

May 6
Annual Spring Student Piano Recital

First Baptist Church, 51 S. 3rd St., Lewisburg, PA 17837
A recital of piano music will be presented by the students of Ruth Blankenship and Lloyd Wolf. Featured will be several varieties of music by pupils of all ages. Ruth Blankenship is Music Director of the church and Lloyd Wolf is the Organist. It will be Ruth's 52nd Lewisburg recital and Lloyd Wolf's 22nd. This event is open to the public.  The church is handicap accessible at the St. Louis Street entrance.

May 11-12
Susquehanna Valley Chorale: Your Ticket to the Movies!
7:30 pm
Weber Chapel Auditorium, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove
Enjoy timeless music from the movies at our 2018 Pops concert…favorites from the past and present. SVC’s very own talented soloists, chorus, and Stage Band from around the central Susquehanna Valley highlight this fun-filled concert. Ticket information:

May 12
Poetry Reading with Nikki Walter Stone
The Public Library For Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg PA 17837
For more information visit or call 570-523-1172.

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 2018 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 or call 570-523-1172.

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)

Many of the area’s other non-profit community organizations will have booths in Hufnagle Park at the Community Commons: please be sure to visit and learn more about the goals and activities of these giving and caring groups.

Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
The Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church youth group is interested in faith formation through Bible study, worship, serving others, and fellowship. They participate in many various activites and events through the school year to help build their faith. Every summer they go on a mission trip.

Geisinger Partner in Pediatrics
Finding a skilled physician to be your baby's doctor is vital for your child's well being and your peace of mind !
Dr.Shalini Khurana, a competent and experienced pediatrician, is now providing high-quality health care at the new Geisinger Pediatrics clinic located on the first floor of Evangelical Community Hospital 's Professional Building.
Same day sick care, routine well checks, sports physicals, vaccines, acute and chronic medical care, vision and hearing screens, prescription refills, after- hours on-call physician and many more services are provided to children at all ages, newborns to teenagers.
Call 570-551-6650 to schedule an appointment with Dr.Khurana.

Geisinger Partner in Pediatrics
3 Hospital Drive, Suite 122
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Office hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 AM- 5 PM

Arthur’s Pet Pantry
Mission: To keep pets home with their families and out of shelters. We help feed over 200 pets every month. We operate solely on donations and fundraising.

Susquehanna Valley Ethical Society
The Susquehanna Valley Ethical Society is a humanist, non-theistic, educational, philosophical and charitable organization. We are inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is to create a more just, equitable, diverse, sustainable, and compassionate society. We endeavor to nurture the capacity and responsibility of human beings to act in their personal relationships and in the larger community to help create a better world. Our commitment is to the worth and dignity of every individual and to treating each human being so as to bring out the best in them and in doing so bring out the best in ourselves. We join together to assist each other in developing ethical ideas and ideals, to celebrate life's joys and support each other through life's crises, and to cultivate ethical behavior in the community around us.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a nonpartisan organization that works to prevent gun violence. We support the 2nd Amendment, and we also believe that common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills too many of our children and loved ones every day. Whether the gun violence happens in urban Chicago, suburban Virginia, or rural Texas, we must act now on new and stronger gun laws and policies to protect our children.

Moms Demand Action envisions a country where all children and families are safe from gun violence. Our nonpartisan grassroots movement has grown to include a chapter in every state across the country. We are educating, motivating, and mobilizing supporters to take action that will result in stronger laws and policies to save lives.

Public Library for Union County
Is the battery in your cell phone or tablet running low? Stop by the Information Tent where the Public Library for Union County is offering a free solution - quick charging adapters for smart phones and tablets!

Union County Democratic Committee
Promotes public awareness of the mission of the Democratic Party and information about our endorsed candidates for election. Community interaction to help make Union County, Pennsylvania, the United States, and the whole darned world a better place.

Lewisburg Garden Club 
The Lewisburg Garden Club’s purpose is to stimulate interest in and knowledge of gardening, to aid in the protection of trees, plants, birds, and scenic beauty, and to cooperate in beautifying public grounds.

Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua
Since 1999, following the devastation of Hurricane Mitch, Bucknell University has been involved in a unique partnership with a resettlement community outside the capital city of Managua, Nicaragua. Twice a year, delegations of students and staff travel to Nicaragua to deliver medicine, offer translation support and other services at the clinic and pharmacy, and to provide physical labor for projects.

Bucknell University Habitat for Humanity 
BU Habitat for Humanity is a student-run, student-led organization that fundraises and volunteers to build homes for people in need. We work with the SUN Habitat local affiliate to build homes all around the local area. We will be having our annual Rubber-Duck Derby to fundraise for Habitat for Humanity! People can purchase rubber ducks which we will then race in the creek, with a number of prizes for the winning ducks!

Member’s Choice FCU
MCFCU prides itself on the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” and fully relies on their corporate values to drive excellent service, brand innovative products, as well as offer a multitude of opportunities and financial services to benefit their members in every stage of life. We emphasize the importance of financial literacy and building a strong financial foundation for young members so that they can fully utilize each service the credit union has to offer. Intrinsically, we are “Building lifelong relationships…One member at a time”. Finding the right credit union is important for your financial future and credit unions across the country have joined the ‘iBelong’ movement to help people find their perfect credit union. Why do people join credit unions? Credit unions are not for profit, and the members are part owners. We take pride in giving back to the community and local charities.