The sidewalks of downtown York will become an artist’s canvas and a place for audiences to watch works of art being created right before their eyes. Completed chalk murals are judged in two age-based categories: Adult and High School. A “People’s Choice” award is also given to the artist who receives the most votes from audience members and passersby. Artists are encouraged to participate as a group or individually; however, only one prize will be awarded per category. Registration is necessary to be eligible for prizes.
If you are interested in participating in Chalk Walk or for more information, contact Mindy Christian at 717-848-3200 or email email@example.com.
This one-week intensive program, modeled on the now defunct Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, will serve 30 students in either visual or performing arts tracks. Professionals from the Strand-Capitol and YorkArts will work with special guest artists in developing an educational experience that gives York students the opportunity to enhance their skills and talents, while learning about the possibilities and challenges of a life in the arts. The week concludes with a performance and exhibit of student work, which will offer a chance for the young artists and their families to meet the community and for everyone to learn from one another.
The Summer Arts Institute will be based at YorkArts and the Strand-Capitol in center city York, with other venues to be added. The program will run July 22-26, from 9am-2pm.
York County high school sophomores and juniors (school year as of the application deadline) can be nominated by their high school directors and art teachers. Other students may also apply and interview for inclusion in the program. There will be no cost to students.
The Summer Arts Institute will not only encourage our young artists to become more involved in the city and its programs but also increase the possibility that these same students return to York throughout their lives and add their own unique support for the city and its art.
The Summer Arts Institute builds on the foundation established by numerous arts organizations and highlights the talent, dedication, and training of our area’s outstanding young artists. The institute gives students, community leaders, and internationally recognized artists an opportunity to share their ideas and dreams.
To find out more about the York Summer Arts Institute or how to apply, contact Mindy Christian at YorkArts, at 717-848-3200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
York’s premier fine arts festival takes place on Saturday, August 24 (10am to 5pm), and Sunday, August 25 (10am to 4pm), in historic downtown York along the Codorus Creek and in the Colonial Courthouse Courtyard and surrounding area.
Yorkfest will showcase the works of more than 100 fine artists from across the nation. The weekend will also include a number of family-friendly events, including music on several stages, children’s activities, a Culinary Arts food court, Chalk Walk (Saturday, along Market Street between Pershing and Beaver Streets), submissions from the children’s art and literary competition on display at the YorkArts@CityArt Gallery (118 W Philadelphia Street), as well as the Yorkfest Juried Gallery Show at YorkArts (10 N Beaver Street), just to name a few.
The weekend’s festivities will kick off 6-8pm on Friday, August 23, at YorkArts with the opening reception and awards for the Yorkfest Juried Gallery Show and the Adult Literary Competition winners. All are invited to attend.
For information and entry forms on booth space at the Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival, and the Youth Art & Literary Competitions, please visit www.yorkcity.org/yorkfest.
For information and entry forms for the Yorkfest Juried Gallery Show and the Adult Literary Competition, please visit www.YorkArts.org.
In August, you’ll be able to download event maps, the festival program book, entertainment schedule, up-to-date artist listing, and more by visiting www.yorkcity.org/yorkfest.
Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival is held rain or shine. All events are free and open to the public.
PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of all guests, NO DOGS ARE PERMITTED IN THE FESTIVAL AREA. The York City Police Department will enforce this ordinance.
If you have specific questions about Yorkfest, please email email@example.com or call 849-2217.