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Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

38 West Pomfret Street,
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 249-6973
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Located in the heart of downtown Carlisle, the Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) offers a fabulous visual arts experience for everyone, whether you live in the area of whether you are just visiting. The center houses a unique sale gallery with hand crafted items and fine art by local artists, such as the jewelry line designed and crafted by Melissa Colucci. It also showcases a variety of exhibits that are highlighted with wine receptions and a chance to meet the artist. The upstairs gallery, called The CALC Collaborative Gallery, focuses on meaningful exhibits that engage the audience to think outside of themselves and raise awareness about important social themes and community projects.

If you are looking for a more hands on experience, try one of our art classes. Classes are offered to adults and to children and include mediums such as photography, ceramics, drawing, copper enameling and painting. An extensive art camp schedule is also available for children during the summer. Membership to the Carlisle Arts Learning Center provides many benefits to artists and to non artists. Member artists who are looking to display their work may do so a CALC and at area restaurants, businesses, and in downtown windows. CALC also prides itself on increasing the quality of life in the region through the arts. Empty Bowls for Project Share and the mARTini Auction are annual events that should not be missed. Check CALC out....you will be happy that you did.

Cumberland Valley is home to a thriving community of artisans. Follow our Artisan Adventure Trail to find unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind objects.

Groups:  This location is great for groups that enjoy visual arts, demonstrations, and artist interaction.  Enjoy learning about traditional art, pottery, photography and more when visiting.  Maximum group 50 persons.  Tour fee varies.  Convenient downtown parking.

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  • Downtown:
  • Free WiFi:
  • Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-3pm
  • Parking: Street parking
  • Payment Accepted:
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  • Price: Free admission
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  • Made in Cumberland Valley:
  • Made in the Valley Products: Some of the items in the sales gallery are locally made.
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  • Group Reservations Required:
  • Maximum # of People for Tour: 40
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  • Price Range: $3.00 - $5.00 per person
  • Tour Length: 30 to 40 minutes
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Facility Info
  • Largest Room 1172
  • Total Sq. Ft. 2400
  • Reception Capacity 120
  • Theatre Capacity 80
  • Any Licensed Caterer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Registration Area
  • A/V Equipment
  • Lobby/Reception Area
  • Outdoor Capacity 20
  • Banquet Capacity 48
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 56
events
  Sep 29
Art Exhibit: UnCOMMON Threads

Sep 29, 2022 - Oct 29, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Sep 29
Heartscapes & Landscapes

Sep 29, 2022 - Oct 29, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Oct 6
Beginning Knitting

Oct 06, 2022 - Oct 27, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Oct 12
Gifts for the Home

Oct 12, 2022 - Nov 16, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Oct 13
Macrame 101

Oct 13, 2022 - Oct 13, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Oct 15
Carlisle Seed Share T-Shirt

Oct 15, 2022 - Oct 15, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Oct 15
Copper Enameling Workshops

Oct 15, 2022 - Jan 14, 2023

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Oct 18
Drawing in Pubs

Oct 18, 2022 - Nov 08, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Oct 21
Craft Beer & Clay: A Creative Night Out

Oct 21, 2022 - Dec 16, 2022

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  Oct 22
Eucalyptus Magic

Oct 22, 2022 - Oct 22, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Oct 22
Kids' Workshop: Boo! Bowls

Oct 22, 2022 - Oct 22, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Oct 27
A Bit of Blue

Oct 27, 2022 - Nov 10, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Oct 29
Cuppa Joe: Coffee Mug & Pour Over

Oct 29, 2022 - Nov 19, 2022

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  Nov 3
Knitting II: Working in the Round + Cables

Nov 03, 2022 - Nov 17, 2022

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  Nov 5
Vintage Tin Earrings

Nov 05, 2022 - Nov 05, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Nov 19
Kids' Workshop: Quirky Turkeys

Nov 19, 2022 - Nov 19, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Dec 1
Worsted Socks

Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 22, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Dec 3
Holiday Painting & Ornament Workshop

Dec 03, 2022 - Dec 03, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Dec 17
Kids' Workshop: Holiday Ornaments

Dec 17, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Jan 10
Winter Birds Painting Workshop

Jan 10, 2023 - Jan 10, 2023

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

  Jan 21
Kids' Workshop: Cuppa Cocoa

Jan 21, 2023 - Jan 21, 2023

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)