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Jay Jackson: “Light Out For A Walk” @ CityArt


The Show is waiting to be installed.
Light Out For A Walk
40 images

and some words for company

by Jay Jackson
118 West Philadelphia Street


YorkArts@CityArt is open
Friday Nov 21 
6 pm – 9 pm

Saturday Nov 22  6 pm – 9 pm
Parking is across the street
The White Rose is a handy place
for dinner options next door

At the Strand
Lewis Black on Friday
Invincible Tribute to Michael Jackson on Saturday

Call for Works: 100 Under 100, 2014


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100 Under 100

Member’s Exhibit

December 4, 2014 – January 17, 2015

Submission Deadline: November 21, 2014


            All artists and art enthusiasts are invited to exhibit original artworks in YorkArts Gallery for during our annual holiday exhibit, 100 Under 100. There is a limit of three submissions per artist and the deadline to have your work delivered or dropped off to YorkArts Gallery is Nov. 21.

All submitted original works will be displayed as long as they meet the size and price requirements (6×8 or smaller *not including frame*,( 6x8x6 or smaller if 3D), and priced under $100) . Call YorkArts: 717-848-3200, or refer to the official prospectus if you have any questions regarding the submission process for this exhibit.



Poet Laureate will Speak at Creative York Awards

Christine photo

Christine Lincoln, Poet Laureate of York, is an artist activist who dreams of using her poetry and fiction to save the world, like Princess Diana of Themyscira (Wonder Woman), only with words instead of an invisible jet and lasso of truth.

Christine will share a creative message of inspiration at the Creative York Awards ceremony during her closing remarks, titled, “Living in Wonderland.”




2014 Big Idea! Award: The Buddy Bench

We are pleased to announce The Buddy Bench as the 2014 Creative York’s  Big Idea!

The Creative York Big Idea! Award, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, recognizes an event, program, proposal or effort that demonstrates both a creative accomplishment and inspires the community.

We would like to thank all the nominees for letting YorkArts share their stories with the greater York Community. Voting was held October 6-10 so the community would have the opportunity to vote for who would win the award. All three nominees are shining examples of creativity, inspiration and good work. We echo the same comments submitted by the voters…

“All three are worthy of this award! Congratulations!”

“All three are amazing nominees!”

“This is a hard choice..” 

We can’t wait to see where their creativity will lead them next!

Buddy bench
The Buddy Bench

Christian Bucks Family, Roundtown Elementary School

York County second-grader Christian Bucks knew that some of his classmates felt lonely during recess, and he decided to do something about it. The result was the Buddy Bench. A buddy bench is a designated seating area where students feeling lonely or upset can seek camaraderie. The area is customarily painted in bright, inviting colors. Christian thought it would be a really great thing to have on the playground at his current school, Roundtown Elementary. He told his teacher and his principal about it and they thought it was a great idea! Six months after

Christian introduced the buddy bench idea at Roundtown Elementary School, more than 200 schools around the world have followed his lead. There are buddy benches in many states across the United States, and in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, Italy and Canada, according to Christian’s family, which is keeping track of the growth.

For more information about the Buddy Bench Visit Buddy Bench Website

To see the impact and effect of the Buddy Bench idea click here. Be sure to scroll out to see its world wide impact!

2014 Nominees
Wayne White Artist Residency

York College introduced York to artist Wayne White, best known as the puppeteer/set designer for Pee-wee’s Playhouse via a month-long residency. As artist-in-residence, White created a large-scale public art installation that reflected a pivotal time in the history of York. Wayne White worked with a large number of York College students, local artists, and volunteers and throughout the process gave valuable insight into his imagination and a connection to a larger art community. His piece was exhibited at Marketview Arts located in downtown York. White also brought an exhibit of his word paintings to York College galleries. An artist talk and a screening of “Beauty is Embarrassing”, a documentary film about his life and career were also featured events during his artist-in-residency.


In one year, foodstruck has grown from an idea tossed around over a couple of beers to Central PA’s largest food truck party. The event is organized and managed entirely by volunteers, a group of friends–all with full-time jobs–who wanted to bring something cool to the city they love.

Over 20,000 people have attended the three foodstruck events in 2014, enjoying (at the latest and largest event) eats from 50 food trucks and carts hailing from Central PA, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Delaware and New Jersey. The event outgrew its original location in the unit block of N. Pershing Ave, moving to the 4 square blocks of Penn Park in the heart of York City. foodstruck 3 also included the Treasure Island Beer Garden, featuring craft brews and ciders from 18 different breweries.

The success of the event and demand for food trucks in York City has even prompted the formation of a special committee to discuss expanding legislation to allow mobile food vendors to operate within city limits. Now that’s a pretty powerful party.



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