On the first Friday of this month in Lancaster there is something for everyone.
Some activities include an art exhibition on the theme of pets (complete with treats for both dogs and people), a combination of wine and pickles accompanied by an art exhibition of a high school student and a spring organ concert.
Be sure to consult with event coordinators before going outside, as a rainy weather forecast may interfere with some activities.
Here are 27 events to check out on the first Friday of this month.
Alley of Arts
The City of Lancaster and the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design have teamed up to create the Alley of the Arts. It was originally planned to place it in an alley between Lancaster City Visitor Center and Lancaster Central Market, but due to the possibility of rain it will now be in the visitor center on the second floor.
More information: Lancaster Visitor Center, 38 Penn Square, Lancaster | Hours: 17 to 20 hours | More information
The Baldwin Gallery in Altana will feature works by artists Jasmine Gabriel, Thomas Valenton, Jaina Falcona, Stephen George, Megan Nelson and Antven Williams.
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 continue to showcase works from Jeremy Waak’s collection “Post-Industrial Fetish”, which uses metals such as copper, silver and brass to create machine art.
Additional 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
Works from the collection of Lancaster artist Scott Bookman’s “See the Unknown” will be exhibited at David Lyall Home & Design. The collection features “Cards of Unknown People”, which are small images of people whom Bookman does not know.
“College cards of unknown people started as an exercise in drawing. During the pandemic, I decided to draw at least one every day. Although the people I draw are unknown to me, I am often told that viewers know someone they know. I found humor in the absurdity of trading cards that no one will ever trade, ”Bookman said in a statement.
The exhibition runs until May 28.
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 and high school student Oliver Brown with an artist reception and wine mix. Pickled cucumber tacos from the Lancaster Pickle Company will be served with wine.
Additional information: Deerfoot Downtown, 348 N. Queen St., Lancaster | Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. | More information
The Demut Museum will feature works from the Helen Berggruen collection “Between Two Worlds”. Berggruen usually paints interior design and extensive landscapes. She was also recently part of the artists ’residence at Elizabethtown College. The exhibition will be on display until July 24.
Additional information: Demut Museum, 120 E. King St., Lancaster | Hours: 17 to 20 hours | More information
The first Reformed Church
Organist Larry Hershey will perform “Organic Reflections: Songs of Spring” in a 30-minute concert experience. Flutist Darlene Way will join Hershey. Together they will play songs such as François Joseph Gossad’s “Tambourin”, Brendan Graham and Rolf Lowland’s “You Raise Me Up” and “Takata” from Charles Marie Vidor’s Symphony V.
Additional information: First Reformed Church, 40 E. Orange St., Lancaster | Hours: from 8 to 20:30 | More information
The concept of framing
The Framing Concept will feature works by photographer Cameron Ferdinand. There will also be frequent drinks at the event.
Additional information: The Framing Concept, 328 N. Queen St., Lancaster | Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | More information
Freiman Stoltzfuss Gallery
The Freiman Stolzfuss Gallery will open with original floral paintings and sales on paper and Mother’s Day prints.
Additional information: Freiman Stolzfuss Gallery, 142 N. Prince St., Lancaster | Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | More information
The Grow Gallery will be open later on the first Friday, celebrating free wine with herbs for those who come. The musical duo Mike & Drew will perform.
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 Thomas Foster Hermansader for a pop-up art show. Hermansader’s paintings are inspired by the sights of Lancaster County, such as the Euphrates Monastery, the House of Hans Herr and the Sickmann Mill, among others.
More information: Historic Preservation Trust, 123 N. Prince St., Lancaster | Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. | More information
Fine art by Karen Anderer
The Karen Anderer Gallery will continue to host artist Georgana Lensen in a solo exhibition entitled “Abstract Alchemy: The Liberation of Realism.” The exhibition runs until May 7.
Additional information: Fine Arts Karen Anderer, 146 N. Prince St., Lancaster | Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. | More information
The Lancaster Galleries will continue to host works by artist Robert Beats. His paintings focus on nature, particularly landscapes and twisted branches of trees.
Additional information: Lancaster Galleries, 34 N. Water St., Lancaster | Hours: 17 to 20 hours | More information
Lancaster Art Museum
The Lancaster Museum of Art will feature works from the collection of Lancaster-based artist Mark Wagner’s “Made from Art. Wagner creates art from deconstructed money” to explore the intersection of wealth, power, values and American identity. museum.
More information: Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 N. Lime St., Lancaster | Hours: 17 to 20 hours | 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.
More information: Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster | Hours: 17:00 to 19:00 | More information
Miesse Candies will sell special Mother’s Day gift baskets that include a watering pot, flower bulbs and a gift certificate for Gallery Grow. All proceeds come to Lancaster Conservancy. Also, pints of Pensupreme ice cream cost $ 1 at a discount.
Additional information: Miesse Candies & Ice Cream Parlor, 118 N. Water St. # 102, Lancaster | Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. | More information
Mulberry Art Studios
The Mulberry Art Studio will host an event dedicated to pets in all their glory. The art show called “We love our pets” will be attended by more than a dozen artists who paint their companion animals. The Sebastian Animal Rescue Fund will collect donations as well as treats for people and dogs.
Additional information: Mulberry Art Studios, 19-21 N. Mulberry St., Lancaster | Hours: 17 to 20 hours | 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 host an exhibition for the senior 46 of its recent graduates, which will feature works in several types of media, such as animation, fine arts, illustration and photography.
Additional information: Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, 204 N. Prince St., Lancaster Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. | More information
Photo by PhotoOlé
PhotoOlé will feature works from the Shelby Wormley collection, which describe the experience of working in hairdressing salons and beauty salons during COVID-19, especially in the black and brown communities.
Additional information: PhotoOlé Photography, 114 E. Chestnut St., Lancaster | Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | More information
Pocket Books will host a party on the porch with drinks and books, as well as gifts for Mother’s Day.
Additional information: Pocket Books, 903 Wheatland Avenue, Lancaster Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | More information
Pop color art
In honor of the National Space Day, Pop of Color Art will host an art exhibition on space themes with the participation of several local artists. The art will last until the weekend.
Additional information: Pop of Color Art, 50 N. Queen St., Lancaster | Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | More information
Red Raven Art Company
Red Raven will host works by artists Eric Fowler and Michelle Spizir. Fowler’s paintings are inspired by Lancaster County buildings and landmarks such as the Lancaster Dispensing Company and the Chameleon Club. Spiziri paints colorful, often surreal works. Both artists will attend the artist reception.
More information: Red Raven Art Company, 138 N. Prince St., Lancaster | Hours: from 10.00 to 20.00, reception of artists from 17.00 to 20.00 | More information
A tiny city
Tiny Town will host a children’s evening where parents can leave their children and spend the evening on the first Friday. Kids will enjoy food, games and crafts. Parents will receive a 10% discount coupon for the decade.
Additional information: Tiny Town, 533 Janet Ave., Lancaster | Hours: from 5:30 to 20:30 | Price: $ 25 | More information
United Zion Art Gallery
United Zion will host Catherine Reyes, who works mostly with pastels and oil paints. Reis demonstrates his love for all-nature in his paintings.
More information: United Zion Art Gallery at the United Zion Retirement Community, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz | Hours: 8 am to 8 pm | More information
The Ware Center will host an event in support of two recently released exhibits. The event is called “Everyone is welcome” and it will honor Ukraine singers from the choir of the Episcopal Church of St. Jacob. Several refugees will also speak, including people from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Peru, Nepal, Chad and Ukraine.
The two exhibitions are “Undercover Artists, Open”, which is a curatorial gallery of future artists, and “Mementos y derivas” by Cuban artist Claudia Rojas.
Additional information: Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster | Hours: Start at 18:00 | More information
Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse
Zoetropolis will host the first Friday of Fright Night with the 1992 film “Split Second” starring actors Rutger Javier and Kim Cattroll.
Additional information: Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse, 112 N. Water St., Lancaster | Hours: Start at 21:00 | Cost: $ 11 | More information