Lycoming Arts Upcoming Events 2024

Grown Up Book Fair Lycoming Arts

Lycoming Arts Storytellers

Inaugural Grown-Up Book Fair

Join us for a fantastic and fun evening during our very first Lycoming Arts Grown-Up Book Fair! You’ll discover a wide range of books from local and regional authors, great food from local eateries, chocolates, art and more! This is a fun evening for the adults so leave the kids at home and come join us at Pennington Lounge on the campus of Lycoming College.

When: Friday, May 24, 2024 6pm - 10pm
Where: Pennington Lounge, Lycoming College, Williamsport PA

Buy Your Event Pass Online - Space is Limited

Buy Your Storytellers Soiree Pass (with Swag Bag) - Space is Limited

Buy Your Vendor Table Online - Limited Availability

The Gingerbread Queen Carrie Anne Noble
Carrie Anne Noble and The Gingerbread Queen

Carrie Anne Noble

The Gingerbread Queen: A Book Release Celebration & Signing

by best-selling author Carrie Anne Noble

Once upon a time, Gretel defeated the witch of the gingerbread cottage and saved Hansel. Now, she must face what the witch left behind...

Join us for book launch and signing by best-selling author Carrie Anne Noble during Williamsport First Friday in June.

When: Friday, June 7, 2024 5pm - 8pm
Where: Lycoming Arts Gallery, West 4th St., Williamsport PA

“...Packed with unexpected adventure, young romance, and the power we each hold to choose good over evil.”

-- Laura L. Zimmerman, Award-winning Author

Rider Park Clay Workshop 2024

Nature’s Palette: Clay Art in Rider Park

We are going to work with clay this summer! Lycoming Arts will host an Artist in Residency at Rider Park. Local clay artist Kathy Gorg will lead us in making handbuilt clay creations inspired from nature. Participants will create a textured clay bowl and a small animal sculpture. 

We are asking that participants, aged 16+ attend ***all five days***.
Each session runs on Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. 

The dates are May 28 & June 4, 11, and 18, 2024. 

An Art Show will be held during the First Friday event at Lycoming Arts, 46 W. 4th Street, Williamsport, PA, on July 5th from 5-9pm, for participants to display their handbuilt clay creations.

  • This class is limited to 15 participants
  • Cost for the entire program is $100, which includes all materials, firings, and artist instruction
  • If this is a hardship, limited scholarships are available upon request

Buy Your Ticket Online - Space is Limited!

For questions and to register for this program please email [email protected] with the subject line “Art in Rider Park.” Directions to the Park can be downloaded at

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Summer Firefly Experience 2024
at Robert Porter Allen Natural Area

This Summer, join Lycoming Arts at the Robert Porter Allen Natural Area for an immersive Firefly Experience. Combining art, science, and nature, the event is a collaborative effort between Lycoming Arts, Bucknell University and the team behind the natural area project.

The event will be held in July (details to follow based on the Firefly hatch) at the entrance of the natural area, located at the natural area at 1724 Sylvan Dell Rd, Armstrong Township, PA 17702. The experience will take viewers into a darkened barn on the preserve where professor and firefly expert Sarah Lower of Bucknell University will give viewers a dose of science education. Lower will discuss the environmental conditions necessary for fireflies to flourish, and how they are working to create that possibility at the natural area. Viewers will venture out from the barn space to the various paths leading to the natural area as Sarah leads a walking tour alongside some Bucknell University students. Firefly crafts will be provided to kids in attendance, courtesy of Lycoming Arts.

Simon Ward

Lycoming Arts Gallery
Arts in the Neighborhood 2024

Featured Artists - Opening Receptions 5pm - 7pm

  • January - Brian Druckenmiller
  • February - Marjory Hafer/ Karen Elias
  • March - Leslie James & Simon Ward collaboration
  • April - Molly McHenry & Montgomery School District/Bess Lowry
  • May - Ashley Reitmeyer
  • June - Ric Jones
  • July - Arthur Sterngold
  • August - TBD
  • September - Peter Kelly Williams
  • October - Holly Patton Shull
  • November - Marc Williams
  • December - Gail Jones / Fiber & Ceramics

Music Coming in 2024

  • May 3, 2024 Lycoming Arts First Friday featuring the UPMC Community Block Party, and the award-winning Gabe Stillman Band
  • June 7, 2024 Cass & the Bail Out Crew 
  • July 5, 2024 Pepper Street 
  • August 6, 2024 Dylan Zangwill
    America's Got Talent & American Idol
  • September 6, 2024 Trip the Light 
  • October 4, 2024 Blue River Soul featuring Karen Meeks 

Upcoming First Friday

  • February 2, 2024 
    Lycoming Arts Gallery: Marjorie Madox Hafer and Karen Elias
    Collegetown Artist: Muireann Tran 
    Music: Violinist Peter Harris
    Opening Reception: 5-8pm February 2 at Lycoming Arts 
  • March 1, 2024
    Lycoming Arts Gallery: Leslie James and Simon Ward
    Jazz Festival Weekend
    Opening Reception: 5-8pm March 1 at Lycoming Arts 
  • April 5, 2024
    Lycoming Arts Gallery: Molly McHenry
    Collegetown Artist: Alexis Rockwell
    Student Art: Montgomery School District
    Music: Joe Tokay
    Opening Reception: 5-8pm April 5 at Lycoming Arts 

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