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Family Night at The Trout Gallery

240 West High Street,
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-1344
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Join The Trout Gallery for a Family Night of art! We'll be celebrating the drawings submitted to The Trout Gallery as part of our "Splash of Red" contest.

Born in Pennsylvania, celebrated artist Horace Pippin is known for his paintings depicting the everyday lives of African Americans, his experiences serving in World War I, and stories from the Bible. When he was a boy, Pippin loved to draw. He saw an ad for a drawing contest and entered, winning first prize: a set of artist’s supplies. Even though Horace never took art classes, he taught himself to paint prize-winning pictures. He said that he painted the world exactly as he saw it. If you look closely at Pippin’s pictures, you’ll always find a bit of red somewhere. Pippin believed that everything needs a splash of red!

In honor of Horace Pippin, we invite you to create a drawing or painting with a splash of red. You can paint whatever you like, just be sure it represents things as you see them and has red color somewhere in the picture. The first twenty-five people to submit a work of art will win a set of artist’s supplies, just like Pippin. Prizes will be distributed during this special Family Night, November 18th, featuring food and drink, art activities, and tours of the exhibition, Horace Pippin: Racism and War.


To Enter:

Artwork may be submitted by mail, in-person at The Trout Gallery, or through school art teachers.


To submit by mail:

The Trout Gallery

Attn: Art Contest

P.O. Box 1773

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA 17013


To submit in person:

The Trout Gallery

Weiss Center for the Arts, Dickinson College

240 West High Street

Carlisle, PA 17013

Monday-Saturday 10 AM-4PM

Thursdays open until 8PM