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Calling All Vendors – Winter Block Party 2014

Lancaster Performing Arts is now accepting applications for holiday crafters and food vendors for the 2014 Winter Block Party. The Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014 in downtown Lancaster from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm during the Red Rose Holiday Tour.

This FREE family friendly event will rock you into the Holiday Spirit with live musical performances, holiday booths, and concessionaires. The Winter Block Party is a great opportunity to introduce your food or crafts to the many residents and visitors drawn to downtown Lancaster during the Red Rose Holiday Tour.

Other Red Rose Holiday Tour free activities taking place downtown on Saturday, December 6th include a multitude of holiday open houses, an indoor artisan show, Santa Train & Workshop and much more!

For more information, contact Jimola W. Wade by calling 803-289-1494, by email at or visit





Springs Memorial Senior Circle Newsletter 

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Call For Artists

Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is issuing a Call For Artists for the 2014 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition.  This juried show is open to all Lancaster County artists, high school age and older.  Cash prizes are awarded to nine winners, including the People's Choice Award.  Artists may submit up to two paintings which must be delivered to the LCCA, 201 W Gay Street, August 25-28 during office hours.  This community exhibit will be on display in the Springs House Galleries during September and October.  The Opening Reception will be Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 3-5 p.m.  The Gallery Exhibit and Reception are free and open to the public and is sponsored by the LCCA, the Lancaster County Art League and the Hagins Family.

For more information or a registration form, please contact or visit the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay Street, Lancaster, 803.285.7451 or

Metal Bottle Tree/Sculpture Workshops
at Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio

Avant Garde Center for the Arts, a non-profit agency, is sponsoring metal bottle tree/sculpture classes at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio on these Saturdays from 9am – 4pm: September 20, October 11, November 15, and December 13 in 2014. $100 per student includes all supplies. Students will work with Doster to design, cut, weld, and polish their own creations. Expect to get dirty while having fun – wear old clothing and closed-toe shoes. Class breaks for mid-day meal : bring a bag lunch to enjoy in the private garden and gallery or plan to dine at a local restaurant. Doster has worked with hundreds of thousands of students since the 1970’s and his works are in galleries, museums, corporate, governmental and educational settings, public and private collections worldwide. Backstreet Studio is located at 217 East Gay Street, Lancaster, SC 29720. Call 803-285-9190 or email to register. More artist information at  More information on Avant Garde Center for the Arts at

Holiday Market

Applications are now available for the second annual Artisans of the Olde English District & Downtown Holiday Market to be held December 6th from 10am until 4pm at 212 S. Main Street, Lancaster, SC as part of a weekend-long Red Rose Holiday Tour.  Applications are online at .  The artisans and holiday market is promoted throughout the region and beyond, is an indoor show, and is made possible with support from Duke Energy Foundation, the City of Lancaster, Mitch & Mandy Norrell, and other sponsors.   The Red Rose Holiday Tour includes a multitude of holiday open houses at galleries, gift shops, designers, cultural centers, and historical locations, in addition to annual Native American Art and Piedmont Folk Art Sales, Home tours, Winter Block Party, Santa Train & Workshop, Food & Beverage pairings, jewelry trunk show, free Concerts, all-day Lancaster Performing Arts downtown stage entertainment, and the opportunity to gift everyone on your list with original works by talented artisans!

Avant Garde Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization which supports and fosters partnerships with existing arts providers with a focus on cultural ourism, creative economy, community-based arts & culture, arts in education, and neighborhood public art.  For show applications and information, contact Cherry Doster at

For more information on the Red Rose Holiday Tour email Cherry at ,  call 803-289-1492

Gallery 102 Art Classes

October 20, 4 to 6 p.m. Stretchy Bracelet Class with Carolina Mullis. Cost is $15 per bracelet.

October 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Easy Earring Class with Carolina Mullis. Cost is $10 per pair of earrings.

October 21, 4 to 6 p.m. Easy Earring Class with Carolina Mullis. Cost is $10 per pair of earrings.

  Wondering where to eat tonight?

Check out the Red Rose Dining Page