Craft Your Perfect Art Venture

This exclusive Cumberland Valley tour will give guests a sample of Cumberland Valley arts including performing arts, demonstration arts, hand-crafted arts shopping and edible arts.

Full Day

Artist In Action: Housed in a renovated 1875 brick church, the Village Artisans Gallery was once again voted #1 Gallery and #1 Gift Shop on Central PA Magazine's HOT LIST and was also chosen a 2011 NICHE TOP RETAILER. You'll enjoy a special demonstration by one of the 200+ artists that exhibit their wares in the gallery.

Unique Demos: Learn more about the art process at the Art Center School & Galleries in Mechanicsburg. They feature fun classes and exhibits for every level of artist. For a truly unique culinary experience plan to include a demonstration cooking class at The Kitchen Shoppe and Cooking School

World's Largest: Enjoy an afternoon at the world's largest gourd-crafting company, Meadowbrooke Gourds. Experience the process of turning a dried out gourd into a work-of-art as the talented staff creates bunnies, angels, birdhouses and more.

State of the Art: Located in a historic firehouse, the Carlisle Arts Learning Center features galleries, demonstrations and lectures.  Uncover the magic of throwing clay pots, learn about the featured artist on a guided tour of the current exhibit or shop for locally made crafts from PA artisans.

The Show Must Go On: End your day at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. This intimate 1,500 seat venue hosts a variety of acts including musicians, Broadway musicals, comedians, speakers and children's shows.

Make it a Weekend

Venture to nearby York to experience the "Factory Tour Capital of the World." Watch as motorcycles, potato chips and more are crafted before your eyes. 

Visit the famous town of Hershey and discover how the favorite Hershey's Chocolate Bar transforms from cocoa bean to candy.

Art Center School & Galleries

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

The Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School

Meadowbrooke Gourds

Village Artisans Gallery