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Welcome to the City of Lancaster's

Community Events Calendar.

We are very excited to bring you all the community has to offer in one convenient location.

City Sponsored events are in Red.

Summer Fun Arts & Sciences Camp

It's that time again!

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is sponsoring it's annual Summer Fun Arts & Sciences Camp in July for K-6 children.   The week of July 7 -  Lancaster Camp at Covenant Baptist Church; week of July 14 - Buford Camp at Tabernacle United Methodist Church; week of July 21 - Kershaw Camp at First Baptist Church - Kershaw; week of July 28 - Indian Land Camp at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.  Early registration is $65 LCCA members; $80 non members.   $25 late registration fee.  Camp runs from 9-12 noon each day and registration includes daily snacks, t-shirt, supplies.

Current sponsors:  Founders Federal Credit Union, City of Lancaster-See Lancaster, Comporium Communications, Wilsons, Inc., Nutramax Laboratories, Inc., Springs Memorial Hospital, J Marion Sims Foundation, Stevens Foundation, Duke Energy Foundation.

For more information or registration forms, contact the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 803.285.7451,

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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

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


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Wondering where to eat tonight?

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