The monthly event on the first Friday in Lancaster is again in full swing in April with several different art galleries and live performances.
Some activities include watching scary films on the theme of Laughter Day, selling paintings in Ukraine and an exhibition dedicated to the missing and murdered indigenous women.
Here are 25 events to check out on the first Friday.
The Baldwin Gallery in Altana will feature works by artists Jasmine Gabriel, Jenny Buffington, Megan Nelson, Thomas Valenton, Jaina Falcon and Stephen George.
Additional information: Baldwin Gallery in Altana (second floor), 26 E. King St., Lancaster | Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. | More information
Curio & Creative Supply Gallery
Curio will feature works from Jeremy Waak’s collection “Post-Industrial Fetish”. Waak uses metals such as copper, silver and brass to create machine art. The gallery describes the works as “miniature in size and inspired by machines that are more common at home on a construction site or in warehouses, they seem to challenge their potential absurdity and obsolescence because of their presentation as an art object”.
More information: Curio Gallery & Creative Supply, 106 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster | Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. | More information
David Loyal for home and design
The works of Lancaster artist Mark Vogel will be presented at David Lyall Home & Design until April 30. Vogel’s style has been influenced by modern op-art, which explores “how color choices and design create structure, movement and depth in the eyes of the audience.” Vogel will be present at the reception of the artist.
Additional information: Home and Design by David Loyal, 241 N. Prince St., Lancaster | Hours: 17 to 20 hours | More information
Deerfoot Downtown will host works by artist Serres Hafundur with an artist reception and wine mix.
Additional information: Deerfoot Downtown, 348 N. Queen St., Lancaster | Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. | More information
The Demut Museum will host the Scholastic Art Awards, which will feature works by artists from 7th to 12th grades. The works recognized as the best will be judged at a national competition. The exhibit is visible in person and online and will last until Sunday, April 24th.
Additional information: Demut Museum, 120 East King St., Lancaster | Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | More information
Elixir of Ellister
Ellister’s Elixirs will feature works by artists Marie Skogin, Leah Fox and Susie Wurz.
Additional information: Ellister’s Elixirs, 332 N. Queen St., Lancaster | Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. | More information
The first Reformed Church
Organist Larry Hershey will perform “Organic Reflections: Music of the Passion” during a 30-minute concert. Hershey will perform songs including “When I Survey the Wondronous Cross” by Joe Atterbeck and “The Last Sopper” by Jaromir Weinberger.
Additional information: First Reformed Church, 40 E. Orange St., Lancaster | Hours: from 8 to 20:30 | More information
The Grow Gallery will be open later on the first Friday, celebrating free wine with herbs for those who come.
Additional information: Grow Gallery, 150 N. Prince St., Lancaster | Hours: 17 to 20 hours | More information
History Preservation Trust
The Historic Preservation Trust will host artist Evanna Morris for a pop-up art show. For the past 10 years, Maurice has focused on watercolors.
Additional information: Historic Preservation Trust, 123 N. Prince St., Lancaster | Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. | More information
Iris Club offers dance lessons before evening dancing. When participants enter, they will receive bracelets of a different color if they want their partner to receive the vaccine and / or mask.
Additional information: The Iris Club, 323 N. Duke St., Lancaster | Hours: 20:15 to midnight | Cost: $ 10 for shared admission, $ 5 for students or starving artists 18+ | More information
Fine art by Karen Anderer
The Karen Anderer Gallery will host a personal exhibition entitled “Abstract Alchemy: The Liberation of Realism” by artist Georgna Lensen. The exhibition will run until May 7.
More information: Karen Anderer Fine Art, 146 N. Prince St., Lancaster | Hours: 11am to 8pm More information
The Lancaster Galleries will feature works by artist Robert Beats. His paintings focus on nature, particularly landscapes and spinning tree branches. Bitz will be in the gallery at the artist’s reception.
Additional information: Lancaster Galleries, 34 N. Water St., Lancaster | Hours: 16:00 to 20:00 | More information
Lancaster Art Museum
The Lancaster Museum of Art will host an award ceremony for young artists from Lancaster County, which presents works of art by students in grades 7-12. It is a regional competition featuring works by several media outlets, including ceramics, painting, graphic design, sculpture and fiber. , among others. The exhibit is there also available for viewing online. The exhibition will last until Sunday, April 24.
Additional information: Lancaster Art Museum, 135 N. Lime St., Lancaster | Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | More information
Lancaster Science Factory
Every first Friday the Lancaster Science Factory offers free admission and offers more than 70 interactive exhibits for children and adults.
Additional information: Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster | Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. More information
On the first Friday, artist Andrew Silvius will take work at LancGallery. His art pays tribute to his personal recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.
Additional information: LancGallery, 309 N. Queen St., Lancaster | Hours: Start at 17:00 | More information
The Move It fitness studio will raise funds for the local dance group Luna. Proceeds go to costumes, rent and expenses for venues for moon performances.
More information: Move It Studio, 33 N. Market St., Second Floor, Lancaster | Hours: from 6 to 21:30 | Price: $ 15 for shared entry; $ 75 for a VIP event that includes a wine reception and a free bag More information
Mulberry Art Studios
Mulberry Art Studios will feature works by Heather Hornberger, an Euphrates self-taught artist. Her new collection is called “Finding Home” and contains colorful abstract paintings. Hornberger will be in the studio at the artist’s reception.
David Fishel’s exhibition “Esoteric Images: Beyond Photography” will also be held at the art studio.
Additional information: Mulberry Art Studios, 19-21 N. Mulberry St., Lancaster | Hours: 17 to 20 hours | More information
Originals of the Paris Gallery
Paris Llans will accept her work in her gallery Originals by Paris. Poet Michael Batskius will read poems from his book “Mustache in Sight”.
More information: Originals by Paris Gallery, 26 N. Water St., Lancaster | Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. | More information
Gallery of parrots
The Parrot Gallery will host an exhibition entitled “Reflections of South Africa” by artist Rene King of Lancaster. This exhibition is dedicated to King’s paintings inspired by her travels to South Africa. The exhibition will last until May 29.
Additional information: Gallery of Parrots at the Common Mennonite Church, 328 W. Orange St., Lancaster | Hours: 17 to 20 hours | More information
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
The Pennsylvania College of Art and Design will continue to hold works from illustrator Zach Hefelfinger’s exhibition “Sensical Nonsense” until April 3. Hefelfinger worked on projects for Nickelodeon, Netflix, DC Collectibles and others.
Additional information: Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, 204 N. Prince St., Lancaster Hours: 14:00 to 15:00 | More information
From March 4 to April 3, the PCA & D hosts an exhibition “Sensical Nonsense” by PCA & D graduates.
Pop color art
Pop of Color Art will host several different artists for a pop-up exhibition of black and white and shades of gray. It will also feature a painting by artist Bob Wagner entitled “Ukraine is bleeding.” Proceeds from Wagner’s painting will go to the Hope International charity.
Additional information: Pop of Color Art, 50 N. Queen St., Lancaster | Hours: from 12 to 19 hours | More information
Artist Carissa Eichhorn and drugmaker Heidi Benard will hold a pop-up event on the first Friday, featuring works of art for sale, painting and distilling plants.
Additional information: Pop Shop, 354 N. Queen St., Lancaster | Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. | More information
Red Raven Art Company
Red Raven will host works by artists Patricia Wertz, Robert Pattern, Carol Lescher and Lori Luce. In addition, the gallery is holding a raffle in favor of the World Central Kitchen Fundraiser, which is for residents of Ukraine. Tickets cost $ 5 each, and there are over 30 art options for the draw.
Additional information: Red Raven Art Company, 138 N. Prince St., Lancaster | Hours: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. | More information
United Zion Art Gallery
United Zion will host Dot Stepenasky, who works mostly with pastels. Stepenaski is actively involved in the local art community, participating in the art associations of Lancaster and York counties.
Additional information: United Zion Art Gallery at the United Zion Retirement Community, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz | Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. | More information
The Ware Center will feature a performance featuring local Indians called “We’re Still Here”. On the first Friday, Lancaster’s Circle Legacy will perform traditional Native American songs and dances, and spectators are invited to participate.
In the Lyet lobby there will be an exhibition “MMIWG (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls) Memorial Grove”, which will feature nearly two dozen red dresses. “Every dress in the grove introduces you to a missing or murdered relative, representing only a fraction of the thousands of people who are now missing or murdered,” the press release said.
Additional information: Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster | Hours: Start at 5:30 p.m. | More information
Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse
Zoetropolis will host First Friday Fright Night with the 80s film “April Fool’s Day”. Proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 is required.
Additional information: Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse, 112 N. Water St., Lancaster | Hours: Start at 21:00 | Cost: $ 11 | More information