Whether you have visited before or not, the remainder of the year is a great time to visit the Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC). With exciting exhibits, fun events and shopping opportunities, you may find yourself popping by CALC a few times before winter even gets started.


If you have time now, stop by and check out the 36th Annual Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Juried Exhibit before it leaves on November 13. CALC was able to host this coveted exhibit starting back in September when awards were given. You can now browse the 122 works and vote for your favorite on the way out. At the end of the show they will be giving out the final "fan favorite" award.

Enjoy a fun Saturday evening out while supporting CALC during its fundraiser event, the mARTini Auction, on November 7. Enjoy refreshments, an open bar, live music and great art for sale. 

From November 27 - January 2, get some holiday shopping done at the Art for the Holidays event. CALC will be displaying a variety of local, hand-made, artisan-designed art including ceramics, jewelry, ornaments, paintings, photography and more. Cross some names off your holiday list with one-of-a-kind gifts. If you're free on November 29, attend the CALC Holiday Open House for shopping, music, refreshments and free gift wrapping!

Get the kids out on November 28 for the Little Elves Workshop. Your little ones can enjoy making small gifts and wrapping them for a holiday surprise, while you have time for shopping. Pizza and beverages included.

CALC also hosts Creative Nights Out on November 20, December 22 and January 21. November's will be Craft Beer & Clay which includes pottery supplies, instructions, snacks and beverages for the class fee. December's involves painting an original work of the night sky at the Winter Solstice Paint Party. January's will be Matisse Cut Outs which looks to the Museum of Modern Art's show last year to make collage shapes of hand-painted paper.

With all these great events you'll definitely want to schedule some time during the busy holiday season to make a trip to CALC, if it's your first time visiting it definitely won't be your last!