Upcoming Events at Lycoming Arts!

(Lycoming Arts Organizes A Lot More Than Williamsport First Friday!)


Nell's Bell's Comedy Festival 

October 6-7, 2023

National Comedy Acts and Local Comedy Legends

October 6-7, 2023 at the Community Theatre League
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Get tickets at www.nellsfest.com

Williamsport Architecture

Brushstrokes in Billtown
Saturday October 14, 2023

Join us for Lycoming Arts' 1st Annual Plein Air Competition, Brushstrokes in Billtown.

Artists of all ages, skill levels, and experience are invited to set-up and capture the beautiful setting of Downtown Williamsport using whatever medium of their choice. Artists will have two hours to paint any subject of their choice in Downtown Williamsport for a chance to win one of the cash prizes.

To be judged, artists must have their canvases stamped. Stamping begins at 8:30AM and can be certified at the Lycoming Arts Gallery on 46 W. 4th Street, Williamsport, PA where judging will also take place.


Saturday, October 14, 2023

  • 8:30am: Stamp at Lycoming Arts Gallery
  • 9:00am-11am: Artists Paint
  • 11am-11:15am: Artists Return Paintings Back for Judging
  • 11:15am-11:30am: Complimentary Lunch Pickup
  • 11:30am: Judging Begins at Lycoming Arts Gallery


  • 1st Place Winner: $300
  • 2nd Place Winner: $200
  • Viewers' Choice Winner: $250


  • $25 in advance. | $30 day of event


  • Painters of all ages, skill levels, and experience are welcome to participate.
  • Artists must have their canvas stamped prior to event at Lycoming Arts Gallery to be judged.
  • Stamping begins at 8:30am.
  • Artists have a two-hour time frame from 9am to 11 am to complete their work using media of choice.
  • Canvases must be completed in Plein Air style (painting outdoors).
  • Artists are encouraged to use the scenery of Downtown Williamsport.
  • Please do not sign artwork until event is over.

Remember to bring your own supplies!

Lycoming Arts Paper Craft Art Examples


Make Paper at Rider Park!

With Artist Nidhi Surbon

Where: Rider Park (near Warrensville)
When: Tuesday, July 25th, from 5-7PM
Cost: Free but please register by calling 570-321-1500 or emailing [email protected] to register for this free event.
Parking: Park at the picnic pavilion

Add flowers or seeds to discarded paper to create new sheets of paper! We will discuss paper waste and the importance of trees. Complete the evening with an art project on homemade paper. Come ready for paint, ink, or glue!


Temporary (Ephemeral) Art at Rider Park

With Artist Marissa Loner

Where: Rider Park (near Warrensville)
When: Thursday, August 3, 5-7PM
Cost: Free but please register by calling 570-321-1500 or emailing [email protected] to register for this free event.
Parking: Park at the picnic pavilion

Learn about ephemeral art, also known as temporary art. We will collect objects from around the park to create our own temporary work of art. Learn about a famous artist named Andy Goldsworthy and the shapes and colors he is able to create with natural materials such as leaves, twigs, rocks, water, and ice! Discuss how artwork from natural materials encourages conservation. Collect plant materials and create an art piece to take home.

Kids First Friday 2023

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