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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. 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.

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:
  • Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-3pm
  • Parking: Street parking
  • Payment Accepted:
    • Mastercard
    • Visa
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Amenities
  • 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.
General
  • Group Reservations Required:
  • Maximum # of People for Tour: 40
  • Motorcoach Parking:
  • Price Range: $3.00 - $5.00 per person
  • Tour Length: 30 to 40 minutes
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Art Exhibit: Capturing Nature, Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters

  • Dates: August 4, 2017 - September 2, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

Inherent Energy: Exhibit

  • Dates: August 4, 2017 - September 2, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

Concha Correal and Joan Wolf: Journeys

  • Dates: September 8, 2017 - October 7, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

8 Looks at Architecture: Exhibit

  • Dates: October 13, 2017 - November 11, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)

CALC's Art for the Holidays

  • Dates: November 21, 2017 - December 30, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)