Join the York County Cultural Alliance for a week of free community cultural celebrations January 19th-25th!

CelebrateARTS Week will provide residents of all ages the opportunity to enjoy cultural experiences while celebrating our community’s rich culture and vitality.  This annual event builds long-lasting personal connections without the barrier of cost.

CelebrateARTS will also be the public launch of the 2020 Cultural Alliance Campaign!

Join us for any or all of these free events as we work to raise money for arts and culture in York County!

All events are free to the public thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and community partners. Though all events are free, some have limited space. Register for any or all of the events below to save your spot. Come out and CelebrateARTS! with us!

Event schedule from January 19th-25th, 2019 to include:

Sunday, January 19th  
2:00-4:00 pm
Teaching Artist Panel Discussion and Staff Exhibit
York Art Association
221 S. Marshall St., York, PA
Hear 4 of the York Art Associations Teaching Artist staff discuss their creative process and artistic philosophy.  Panelists include Robert Oughten, Alison Baker, and Barbara Buchanan.

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All are welcome, no rsvp required



3:00 pm
Latino Dance Workshop and Celebration
CASA York Welcome Center
225 E Princess St,York, PA 17403.

Enjoy an afternoon of dancing and heritage by learning along with some of the areas best!  Refreshments, as well as artwork by local Latino artists will be available!

All are welcome, no rsvp required

¡Disfruta de una tarde de baile y patrimonio aprendiendo junto con algunas de las mejores áreas! ¡Las lecciones estarán disponibles tanto en bailes folclóricos mexicanos como en estilos de bomba afrocaribeña, así como refrescos y obras de arte de artistas latinos locales! ¡Celebre la cultura y el patrimonio con nosotros en el Centro de bienvenida de CASA York!

todos son bienvenidos, no es necesario rsvp!



Monday, January 20th
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm 
MLK Day Celebration
Union Lutheran Church
408 West Market St., York

An evening of music, dance, poetry, food and powerful messages to honor the extraordinary life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brought to you by Union Lutheran Church, The Movement, and Weary Arts Group.

Find the Facebook event here

No RSVP required, all are welcome.



Tuesday, January 21st
7:00 pm
York Story Slam: BEST DAY EVER
Holy Hound Taproom 
57 West Market Street 

The Cultural Alliance will partner with York Story Slam to provide a community storytelling event at the Holy Hound Taproom. the first of the 2020 season. Ten willing audience members are chosen to share a true story based on the theme, BEST DAY EVER, with one emerging as the Story Slam winner for that month. Tickets are free but space is limited and you must reserve your spot in advance! SOLD OUT


Wednesday, January 22nd
6:00 pm
Poetry Showcase and “Assemblage” Gallery Show
York College Center for Community Engagement

59 E Market st. York, PA 17401
Four York poets will share their original works a the York College Center for Community Engagement.  In addition, the show ‘Assemblage: A Photographic Representation of Black Togetherness’ will be available for viewing, created by Richard Craighead and Shelby Elaine of York.

No RSVP required, all are welcome.



Thursday, January 23rd
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Family Hip Hop Class provided by Greater York Dance
The Studio at The Appell Center for the Performing Arts

ages 7+

Parents, Grandparents and Students can come together to inclusively learn Hip Hop styles.  This class will be fun and unique allowing freedom of movement and the opportunity to add in their own personalities.
Wear something comfortable like sweatpants or leggings and a form fitting shirt. Hair worn out of face. Dance shoes or Sneakers preferred.

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Space is limited so registration is required.  Contact Rita at or call 717-812-9255


Friday, January 24th
5:00 pm-8:30 pm
World of Pure Imagination Family Night and “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” Movie Screening
50 N. George St. York, PA

Get your golden ticket! Take on our Imagination Scavenger Hunt by making 2 creative stops before you make your way over to the Appell Center Capitol Theatre for a free screening of “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory!” 

Make your own wearable art props at Creative York’s two Creation Stations from 5-6:30 pm. Visit Creative York at 10 N. Beaver St. to create your own wacky Wonka bowtie, and visit the second Creation Station at Marketview Arts at 37 W. Philadelphia St. to design your own top hat, perfect to accompany you to the film!

Get your picture taken with your new artwork when you arrive and get a golden ticket for a free popcorn!  Costumes encouraged!

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No RSVP required, all are welcome.


Saturday, January 25th
10 am-1 pm
Free Dress Rehearsal Performance with the York Symphony Orchestra
“Bolero!” concert
Appell Center for Performing Arts
50 North George Street in York
Attend a free dress rehearsal for the evening’s concert; musical French pastiche anchored by the works of Ravel and Debussy. Come hear the iconic harmonies of Debussy’s seafaring voyage, La Mer, and symphonic poem, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.
Please read and honor the open dress rehearsal rules & guidelines.

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Saturday, January 25th
Family Day: Adventures in the Chocolate Factory presented by the York County History Museum
Agricultural & Industrial Museum
217 West Princess Street in York

Explore York County’s candy making history and Willy Wonka’s magical world.  Stations throughout the Agricultural and Industrial Museum will encourage hands on learning of York’s sweet past, candy making, and the world of Willy Wonka.  

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No RSVP required, all are welcome.


BONUS OPPORTUNITY, Saturday, January 25th

Toast to the Arts Special: Extend your event experience at Tutonis and benefit York’s creative community! Mention the Cultural Alliance when dining at Tutonis on January 25th, and 10% of your table sales will be donated to the 2020 campaign! For reservations and menu, visit



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