FRANKLIN COUNTY ART ALLIANCE
Market on Main
A new opportunity is opening up in downtown Chambersburg: Market on Main! at 177 South
Main Street. Becky Ernst, who owns the building of the former Main Street Deli next door to the
Council, is opening the banquet room up for artists and craftspeople to rent spaces. Market on
Main will be open for IceFest, when there are large crowds downtown.
Open hours will be Friday 12noon - 8 pm and Saturdays from 9 am - 5 pm. The cost will depend
on the size and frequency of your rental. Call Becky at 717-860-4574.
Arts In Education Workshop
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013; Grove Library in Chambersburg; 5:30 -7:00pm
stARTSomething is a regional program of the PA Council on the Arts and the Cultural Alliance.
The January 7th meeting will introduce professional artists to the Arts In Education (AIE)
program. In brief, AIE places qualified artists in classrooms and community organizations for
residencies – typically, 20 days long. Artists collaborate with the classroom teacher or
program director to use their art form to teach curriculum. During the meeting, staff will review
how artists can apply to become a teaching artist with AIE. For more information, contact
Gayle at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
Join the Fun at the 6th annual artFEST!!
artFEST, held in conjunction with Chambersburg’s IceFest, is an artistic demonstration,
where the artists create their art during the day, with the general public watching the art
develop. All work produced this year will be auctioned to benefit the “For the Kids” fund. Last
year money was donated to BOPIC, Boys & Girls Club, Safe Kids, Network Ministries,
Frances Leiter Center, WIN and other organizations that help children.
The 2013 artFEST will be held on Saturday, February 2nd at Historic Preservation’s
Warehouse, which is located at 252 East King Street in Chambersburg. The artists get started
at 8 AM, with the doors opening to the public at 9 AM. All art works must be completed by 4
PM, when they will be auctioned to benefit “For the Kids”; any works not sold will be donated
to Taste of the Valley, the annual fundraiser that donates money to children's organizations
that are in need. Refreshments will be available, sponsored by ”Safe Kids”. The primary
medium is paint on canvas; the artists provide their own paints and brushes, artFEST
provides each artist with a 20 x 24” canvas. Other mediums will be considered; if you work in
other mediums and want to participate, please get in touch by calling the numbers below.
Participating artists may work in the morning, or in the afternoon, or all day. There will be
canvases for approximately 30 artists.
Some items to consider: the building is a working warehouse. There is a heated office area
and restroom, but the area for artFEST is heated with propane patio heaters. All art must be
family friendly. There will be people watching you create, and asking you questions; some
people may find this to be too distracting. Last year over 300 people watched art being made;
while there may be distractions, it is a great place to get your name out and have your art
seen. Any art created during this event is considered a donation to artFEST.
Please call 717-261-9110 or 717-377-3093 with any questions or by January 19, to register for
In case you are not able to create your art in public,donations of artwork are also sought for
the silent auction. Any and all mediums are welcome and greatly appreciated!
Lilfe Drawing at Wilson College
Life Drawing is scheduled for Mondays Feb. 4 – Mar. 25, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Lortz 300. The
contact will be Joel Pagliaro, Director of Conferences & Special Events, 264-4141 x3260. The
fee once again will be $90 and the class limit is 12.
Life Drawing is one of Wilson’s most popular classes for artists and artists-in-training. It is a
fantastic opportunity to work with a different live model each week, at your own pace, in an
actual art studio. There is no instruction. Easels and boards are provided.
Wednesday Portrait Group
The Wednesday Portrait Group meets at the Hagerstown YMCA to paint and draw from live
models; there is no instruction. This semester starts January 16th and continues into April,
on Wednesdays from 9:30am until 12:30pm. Each member is required to pay $15 each at
the beginning of each semester. Weekly attendance is not mandatory, and artists pay a $4
model fee each time that they do attend. Artists must bring their own drawing or painting
supplies. There are some wooden easels and some stools provided. If you are interested in
joining the group, please contact: Donna Mitchell, DonnakArt@aol.comThis e-mail address
Note: No IceFest show at the The Franklin County Historical Society this year!