Special Events

Special Events at The Arts Barn

Scheduled special events are listed below in chronological order.  These include fundraising and special events, holiday kids classes and more!

  • The Arts Barn Fall Arts Festival

    September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Our annual Fall festival is free and open to the public and will be held at The Arts Barn grounds just a mile and a half from the Orwigsburg Post Office, from Noon – 5 PM September 24, rain or shine.

    Festival admission and parking are free. The Festival will feature live music, food/wine, fine art & craft vendors, chainsaw carving, petting zoo, cowboy poetry, kids crafts, Chippy Chipmunk book signing, demonstrating artists and more! No pets please.


  • Fall Classes at The Arts Barn

    October 3 - December 16


  • Intro To Painting (4 part series for kids 6 – 10)

    October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Taught by artist Karen Stafford

    Class 1 Oct 4 – 6-8pm: Painting Journal
    Students will create and design their own painting journal to record ideas and inspiration.

    Class 2 Oct 5 – 6-8pm: Painting Tools and Techniques
    Students will experiment with the tools used in painting and record their brushstrokes and painting in their journals.

    Class 3 Oct 11 – 6-8pm: Playing with Color
    Students will learn about primary and secondary color mixing, layering, and the effects of adding black or white to colors. Students will begin choosing the content for their final painting.

    Class 4 Oct 12 – 6-8pm: First Works
    Students will complete at least one painting using the skills they learned and practiced during class. Students will take home a beautifully matted or framed masterpiece.
    Cost: $75

    Taught by Karen Stafford ; meet Oct 4, 5, 11 and 12 6-8pm


  • Fall Crafting for Kids and Youth

    October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Please join us at the Arts Barn for a fun time of Fall crafting. We will be making tin can pumpkins and learning about layering paper to create a beautiful Fall scene for each participant to take home.

    This event is FREE. A suggested $5 donation to cover supplies cost is appreciated.

    Fall Art! Ages 2 – 16. We’ll make tin can pumpkins and paper layering scenes


  • Holiday Ornaments Party for Kids & Families

    November 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Come out and join us at the Arts Barn For holiday music, treats, crafts and fun. Make beautiful hand crafted ornaments to decorate for the Winter season. All materials will be availabe for you to create with. All Ages are welcome! This event is FREE. A suggested $5 donation to cover cost of supplies is greatly appreciated.

    Call to reserve your space: 570-366-8736

    Holiday Ornaments Party – Free, All ages!


  • Painting 101 (4 part series for youth 11 -16)

    painting class
    November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Taught by artist Karen Stafford

    Class 1 Nov 8 – 6-8pm: Painting Journal
    Students will create and design their own painting journal to record ideas, inspiration and techniques.

    Class 2 Nov 9 – 6-8pm: Painting Tools and Techniques
    Students will experiment with tools and techniques used in painting and record their findings in their journals.

    Class 3 Nov 15 – 6-8pm: Playing with Color
    Students will play and experiment with paint, focusing on on mixing, layering, thinning and fattening their paints to achieve different results. Students will begin choosing the content or theme for their personal painting.

    Class 4 Nov 16 – 6-8pm: First Works
    Students will complete at least one painting using the techniques they learned and practiced during classes. Students will take home a beautifully matted or framed work of their art as well as a beautiful journal to record their journey as an artist.
    Cost: $75

    Taught by artist Karen Stafford Class 1 Nov 8 – 6-8pm: Painting Journal Students will create and design their own painting journal to record ideas, inspiration and techniques. Class 2 Nov 9 – 6-8pm: Painting Tools and Techniques Students will experiment with tools and techniques used in painting and record their findings in their journals. Class 3 Nov 15 – …


  • Family Holiday Card Making

    December 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Please join us for a seasonal event at Seton Manor in Orwigsburg to create cards with our Young at Heart resident friends. All materials will be provided. Festive music and treats will be provided.

    A suggested $5 donation is greatly appreciated to cover materials.

    Please join us for a seasonal event at Seton Manor in Orwigsburg to create cards with our Young at Heart resident friends. All materials will be provided. Festive music and treats will be provided. A suggested $5 donation is greatly appreciated to cover materials.


  • Winter Break Camp – 3 days

    Winter Break Camp
    December 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Dec 27 9am – 4pm
    Dec 28 9am – 4pm
    Dec 29 9am – 4pm

    Space is limited…If interested please contact Lauren Anderson, Youth Education Director
    Cost: TBD

    Dec 27 9am – 4pm Dec 28 9am – 4pm Dec 29 9am – 4pm Space is limited…If interested please contact Lauren Anderson, Youth Education Director