The holiday season is a great time to visit the Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC). With fascinating exhibits, fun events, and shopping opportunities, you won't want to miss everything that CALC has to offer.

If you have time now, stop by and check out their two current exhibits. The upper gallery features The Balkan Backstory: Photographs by Janet Powers. Downstairs, People and Places features a collection of plein air-inspired artwork by Kim Stone and Pat Walach Keough.

Carlisle Arts Learning CenterFrom November 15 through December 31, get some holiday shopping done at CALC's annual 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 these one-of-a-kind gifts. 

In addition to hosting a number of art classes and one-day workshops on topics such as yarn dyeing, weaving, drawing, and marbling, CALC also hosts Creative Night Out. The theme for October 11 and November 15 will be Craft Beer & Clay. Pottery supplies, instructions, snacks, and beverages are included in the class fee. Other Creative Night Out sessions include Intro to Metal Jewelry on October 8 or November 6, encaustic painting on October 9, and enameling with stamps on October 22.

With all these great events you'll definitely want to take a "creative escape" at CALC during the busy holiday season. You'll find that if it's your first time visiting, it definitely won't be your last!