Exhibitions, workshops galore for York County artists

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Attention all creatives – York Arts Week is coming later in August.

Instead of Yorkfest this year, the summer event celebrating all things art in York County will return August 20-27.

Events will include art exhibits, block parties and studio workshops.

Here is a schedule of York Arts Week events:

Saturday August 20

  • Bonham House Guided Tour: With tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., visit the historic Bonham House, located at 152 E. Market St.
  • Lindsey Lively: Detectable change: This gallery exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Marketview Arts, located at 37 W. Philadelphia St. Lively is a Colorado-based artist who focused her thesis on gender roles, stereotypes, and roles within the nuclear family.
  • DreamWrights Summer Party: 5-9 p.m. at DreamWrights, located at 100 Carlisle Ave.
  • Pardon my French: Sukey Starkey: Retired teacher Sukey Starkey will be available for visits at Pardon My French, 33 N. Beaver St. Starkey primarily uses mosaics to create free-form abstract works and geometric patterns.

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Sunday August 21

  • OMG Open Studio Sale: From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., OMG Studios will be open to patrons looking to add new artwork to their collection. The studio is located at 57 E. King St.
  • Tour of the Place Royale gallery: From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., the following studios will have Open doors: Venture, HIVE artspace, King’s Courtyard Artist Collective, The Dark Parlor, The Parliament Arts Organization, OMG Studios, Artemis Vintage and PCAD-York.
  • Pardon My French: ASK Art Wire Jewelry: From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., featured artist ASK Art Wire Jewelry will be at Pardon My French, 33 N. Beaver St.
  • Sip and comb: From 4-6 p.m. at Cantina York, located at 105 S. Duke Street, Artistry instructor de Luz will demonstrate a painting activity for others to follow.

Tuesday August 23

  • Artistic activity: Local artist Rosa Luz Catterall will lead an art activity from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Shop at Marketview Arts, located at 37 W. Philadelphia St. All ages are welcome.

Wednesday August 24

  • Danko Studio workshop: Peter Danko, an eco-friendly furniture artist, will have a workshop from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Peter Danko Designs, located at 1221 Elm St. Danko has pieces featured at the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Art and at the Smithsonian American Museum of Art.
  • Parker Hooker and Robin Robinson: Stop by 2-8 p.m. at 1202 Elm St. to learn how these artists transformed their outdoor space with “whimsical sculptures” created by the couple.
  • An evening of short films: Community-made short films will be screened from 5-9 p.m. at Marketview Arts, located at 37 W. Philadelphia St. Washington Winnona Images and C+P Media are currently seeking film submissions across all genres. Films should be 5-10 minutes long. Submissions should be sent to [email protected] by August 19.
  • Art Uncorked: Paint Your Own Wine Glass: Artistry Instructor de Luz will host a painting party from 6-8 p.m. at the Handsome Cab, 106 N. George St.

Thursday August 25

  • York Youth Symphony Orchestra Petting Zoo: A “kids zoo” with musical instruments is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Curious Little Playhouse, 41 W. Market St. Children who attend can get hands-on experience with new musical instruments.
  • SightLines: an all-access pass to Appell Center: Taking place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, located at 50 N. George St. This all-access pass includes music, theater, film, and creative activities throughout the building, as well as food and drink.
  • Pardon my French: Diana Thomas: Visit watercolor artist and oil painter Diana Thomas from 5-8 p.m. at Pardon My French, 33 N. Beaver St.
  • Show Jury: 6-8 p.m. at Creative York, 10 N. Beaver St.
  • Walking tour of the city center: Join the York History Center for a free walking tour starting at 6 p.m. at 250 E. Market St.

Friday August 26

  • Royal Square Community Day: Stop by the Royal Square District from noon to 9 p.m. for arts activities aimed at families and children.
  • Refillism Community Cap Art Project: From 5 to 8 p.m. at Refillism, 38 S. Beaver St., come paint a plastic cap that will be arranged as a piece of community art at the shop.
  • Pardon my French: Morgan Auchelle: Visit acrylic artist Morgan Auchell from 5-8 p.m. at Pardon My French, 33 N. Beaver St.
  • Open mic night: Beginning at 6 p.m. at Marketview Arts, located at 37 W. Philadelphia St., singers, instrumentalists, poets and spoken word artists are invited to share their talents.

Saturday August 27

  • WeCo Walk the Arts: From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., a juried arts and crafts festival will be held in conjunction with the PA Cigar Box Guitar Festival 2022, from Penn Streets to Newberry.
  • Chalk walk: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the sidewalks of downtown York will transform into an artist’s canvas.
  • Artistic activity: Local artist Rosa Luz Catterall will lead an art activity from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Shop at Marketview Arts, located at 37 W. Philadelphia St. All ages are welcome.
  • PA Cigar Box Guitar Festival: The world’s largest festival of cigar guitars and homemade instruments is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the York Emporium, 343 W. Market St.
  • Walking tour of the city center: Join the York History Center for a free walking tour starting at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., starting at 250 E. Market St.
  • Bonham House Guided Tour: With tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., visit the historic Bonham House, located at 152 E. Market St.
  • Creative York Youth Art Show: Creative York’s annual Youth Art Show will be held at the Appell Center, 50 N. George St. An awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m.
  • Uncorked Art! Paint your pet: Sign up and send a photo of your pet to [email protected] — who will transfer the photo to a canvas. OMG Studios artists will guide customers on how to create your portrait. The event is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. at the Parliament Arts Organization, 116 E. King St.
  • Pardon my French: Jan Dobrowlosky: Visit goldsmith and jeweler artist Jan Dobrowlosky from 5-8 p.m. at Pardon My French, 33 N. Beaver St.
  • Aortic valve performance: Bi-sensory performance scheduled for 8-11 p.m. at Granfalloons Tavern, 41 E. Princess St.

— Contact Tina Locurto at [email protected] or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.

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