Discover the Future of Art on First Friday: A Celebration of Young Talent at the Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House

Lancaster, PA – Mark your calendars for an evening of art, inspiration, and community spirit! We’re thrilled to invite you to a unique First Friday open house event at the historic Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House, nestled in the vibrant heart of Gallery Row at 123 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA. Join us from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 5, 2025, for an unforgettable showcase that shines a spotlight on the creativity and talent of our youngest artists from the School District of Lancaster.

A Spotlight on Young Artists

This special evening celebrates the imagination and creativity of elementary students through a collection of artwork that promises to inspire and delight visitors of all ages. The displayed pieces represent the incredible artistic potential and diverse talents of Lancaster’s youngest creators. As part of the festivities, awards will be distributed to honor outstanding pieces of art, recognizing the hard work, dedication, and unique vision of our elementary artists.

Experience the Heart of Lancaster’s Art Scene

The Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House, a gem in Lancaster’s historic architectural landscape, provides the perfect backdrop for this celebration of emerging talent. Situated in the heart of Gallery Row, the house is not only a site of historical significance but also a hub for artistic exploration and cultural engagement within our community.

Enjoy Snacks and Community

To make the evening even more enjoyable, we’re offering free freshly popped popcorn and a selection of other snacks for all our guests. It’s the perfect accompaniment to an evening spent strolling through the gallery, admiring the art, and engaging with fellow art lovers and community members.

Join Us in Celebrating Young Talent

This First Friday event is more than just an art exhibition; it’s a celebration of the potential within our community and a testament to the importance of nurturing and supporting young talent. Whether you’re an art aficionado, a proud parent, or simply looking for a meaningful and enjoyable way to spend your Friday evening, this open house promises an enriching experience for everyone.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House on April 5, 2025, from 5 to 8 p.m. Come and be a part of a community celebration that supports the arts and showcases the incredible talent of our young artists. It’s an opportunity to witness the joy of creation, encourage our local youth, and maybe even get inspired to pick up a brush or pencil yourself. We hope to see you there!

Walters/Unitarian Universalist Church Trust

The Future of Art is sponsored by the Walters/Unitarian Universalist Church Trust, an endowment from Arthur and Selma Walters to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster in support of events that affirm the worth and dignity of all humans and that strive to increase the awareness of and respect for our environment.

Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County Items for Sale

Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County

The Trust was established in 1966 to help “stem the rapid destruction of historic properties in Lancaster County.” Through the years, the Trust has been active in helping to preserve many historic properties in Lancaster County that contribute to their respective communities as unique places for people to live, work, and play.

Our equation for success has been working for over 50 years. Look around you and know that our advocacy and direct action have resulted in saving hundreds of historic structures and other sites throughout the county. The flip side is that not everything can and should be saved. The Trust continually faces this delicate balance and works closely with all parties involved to reach an equitable decision for all. Sadly, it sometimes takes an irreplaceable loss to a community before preservation moves higher on the priority list.

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