Wearable Runway & The Jacket Project at Franklin County Visitors Bureau

Wearable Runway & The Jacket Project at Franklin County Visitors Bureau

Saturday April 30th, 2022 * 6:00 PM
$30.00 per person
Join us for a thrilling evening of fashion and art at The Council For The Art’s inaugural Wearable Runway Show.
Featuring locally made Wild Wearable Art presented in a Fashion Week style event complete with canapes and refreshments.
Followed by the 2022 Jacket Project, a fundraising auction aimed at exploring the diversity of talent and style within our local arts community, encouraging sustainability in fashion and a new perspective of clothing as art. You could win your favorite jacket!
This awesome event is sponsored by:
BCM Payroll
Iron Valley Real Estate
Brad and Linda Gottfried
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The VIP IceFest Experience: A Taste of Downtown

The VIP IceFest Experience: A Taste of Downtown

Thursday January 27th, 2022 * 5:30 PM
The VIP IceFest Experience: A Taste of Downtown
Limited tickets are available for $25.
Thank you to our sponsor, Rick Ribeiro – REMAX Elite Services!
Start with an exclusive meet & greet at the Council for the Arts at 5:30 to sample tasty treats and receive your SWAG BAG, then head out to explore downtown on the Trivia Trek and take advantage of exclusive specials just for you.
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Franklin County Visitors Bureau Thanks Supporters of 3rd Annual Festival of Trees—A Fundraiser to Support Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance.

Franklin County Visitors Bureau Thanks Supporters of 3rd Annual Festival of Trees—A Fundraiser to Support Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance.

Franklin County Visitors Bureau thanks supporters for making the 3rd Annual Festival of Trees a success. Hosted at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center in downtown Chambersburg, Festival of Trees  raised $2700 for the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance. It attracted more than 2500 visitors during the two-week period. Visitors from Michigan, New York, Florida, DC, and the tri-state area of Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania enjoyed 33 beautifully decorated trees and wreaths.

The beauty and success of Festival of Trees would not be possible without the decorators of the 2021 event. FCVB extends special appreciation to these decorators:  the shop, Cumberland Valley School of Music, Mr. Phab Photos, Renfrew Museum & Park, Yoga with Melissa, Martin’s Potato Rolls, Conococheague Institute, Chambersburg Frontier Girls #576, Penn State Mont Alto Student Government Association, Coyle Free Library, Council for the Arts, Rotary Club of Chambersburg, OSI, Totem Pole Playhouse, Middletown Valley Bank, Carly Patla – Iron Valley Real Estate, ReMax Prestige Shippensburg and Carlisle, Franklin County Certified Tourism Ambassadors, Chambersburg Hearing, Shafer Equipment Co., Chambersburg Quilt Guild, Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg, Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance, Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, Willian F. Sellers Funeral Home, The Pet Store, YMCA of Chambersburg, Conococheague Audubon, F&M Trust, Dile Family, Marco, and Twin Bridge Campground.

The 4th Annual Festival of Trees is set to open on Saturday, November 19, 2022, and run through the First Friday of December—December 2, 2022. The event will be hosted in the lobby and Great Room of the 11/30 Visitors Center, formerly a bank from 1865 to 2015. FCVB hopes to increase the display to 50 trees and wreaths and again raise funds to support the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance.

Franklin County Courthouse Complex Will Feature Public Art Project

Franklin County Courthouse Complex Will Feature Public Art Project

The Council For The Arts, in collaboration with the Franklin County Commissioner, is excited for the start of a new public art project that will find its permanent home inside the new Franklin County Courthouse Complex

Featuring  two unique indoor murals that encompass the spirit of the local community, the locally produced art will be a celebration of Franklin County with a particular focus on the history, culture, industrial and manufacturing heritage and agriculture of the region.

The new Courthouse complex is not only an important addition to the Franklin County infrastructure and the inclusion of local artists work presents an exciting opportunity to continue the momentum of the cultural evolution of Franklin County.

To achieve this, The Council For The Arts will work collaboratively with local artists, blending their talents and passions to create unique artworks to be displayed within the newly built courthouse building.

To ensure a wide variety of representation across Franklin County artists, all creatives who live, work, or who are from the region can apply to participate in the project by creating a rough concept design or sketch of their proposed art work depicting one of the themes being included in the project. Around 20 designs will be selected and each artist will then paint their work on panels approximately 2ft by 3ft in size that will then be put together with the others to create a larger “collage” style mural.

The second mural will be a design developed by the Council For The Arts creative team and representative of the works of all the artists involved.

This is a paid opportunity for accepted artists. The deadline for artists to apply is AUGUST 15th

For more information or to submit a design sketch, visit OUR WEBSITE or email publicart@councilforthearts.net

Live! Living. Local. with Mrphab: On Main Street Chambersburg

Live! Living. Local. with Mrphab: On Main Street Chambersburg

Wednesday March 24th, 2021 * 3:00 PM
Join us live with the phabulous Mrphab, Phillip Whitley,
as he drops in to visit with our favorite Main Street businesses on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:00 PM
March we visit Kara Taylor in the Gift Enclosure to find out what Mom & Pop Independent Business weekend is all about, And what cool new gifties she has in the store!
Then we will drop into the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Thrift store to talk to Jen Vanderau from CVAS about the animals!
Last we will drop in to see Tarryne West at the Council for the Arts (CFTA).
Watch Phillip paint a jacket that will be up for auction on March 27th at (FCVB) Franklin County Visitors Bureau!