If Lancaster’s First Friday Is A Taste, ArtWalk Is The Full Smorgasbord

How do you keep a good thing going?

You keep it fresh.  You keep it innovative.

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And you keep it energized.

In the past three years, Lancaster’s Fall ArtWalk has been gaining momentum, and director Nick Mohler sees the city-wide event’s success as one based on change.

“I think ArtWalk is changing.  I’m seeing galleries trying new things,” says Mohler.  “There’s been a lot of discussion with local art groups to put on performance art, which is something I think will come more into focus in the spring next year.”

Lancaster’s Spring ArtWalk Will Be Hands-On

During next weekend’s ArtWalk in downtown Lancaster, you won’t just be looking at the art — you’ll be a part of it.

Community-made paintings will be one byproduct of the hands-on, interactive events offered by several galleries and studios around town Saturday and Sunday.

For example, you can step into the paint-flecked shoes of Jackson Pollock, helping to create one of several paintings on the second floor of Tellus360/Gallery360, 24 E. King St., from noon to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 
Annie Schwartz, of Tellus360, said 11 stretched canvases of various sizes will be placed on the floor, and visitors can take turns dripping various colors of donated house paint onto the canvases, experiencing Pollock’s technique.

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