Downtown Arts

Experience the arts in Lancaster City!

Downtown Lancaster’s vibrant arts scene awaits! Experience the arts at the Fulton Theatre, Gallery Row, and more right in Lancaster City. Here’s a sample itinerary to plan a "day of art" in Lancaster City!


Experience the Arts in Lancaster, PA

Gallery Row

Treat yourself to a French-inspired breakfast at Rachel’s Café & Creperie. From vegan and veggie to meat lovers and dessert, there is a flavor for every crepe lover. If you can’t find one you like on the menu, just build your own! After a delicious breakfast and coffee, you’re ready to take on Lancaster City art’s scene.
Estimated Time: 1 hour

The Demuth Museum captures the life of artist Charles Demuth. Tour his studio and the gardens where he found inspiration and enjoy the 50 original works created by the artist, along with the notable rotating exhibits.
Estimated Time: 1 hour

Gallery Row
is a strip of art galleries along Prince Street. Gaze at the masterful pieces that fill the walls and feel inspired by the emotion they invoke. If you plan your trip in the Spring or Fall, consider visiting during the ArtWalk. This special, bi-annual event celebrates the arts in Lancaster with extended gallery hours, activities for children, and the opportunity to meet the talented artists.
Estimated Time: 2 hours

As you walk down Gallery Row, you'll see a bit further down is The Ware Center, which hosts The Regitz Gallery. The Regitz Gallery exhibits the works of local and regional artists that rotate monthly during the academic year. The exhibit is typically open each First Friday and correspond with We The People performance events.


Awesome and easy to find location. Crepes were amazing. Lots of choices. Clean. Service was wonderful. Coffee was great.
-Rachel's Café & Creperie Trip Advisor Review, 2021

Fuel up with a quick stop at Cafe One Eight, grab a coffee and a meal before you go on a creative journey.

It’s time to create your own work of art! Visit The PotteryWorks to hand paint your choice of pottery. From plates, ring holders, mugs, ceramic animals and more, there’s a perfect canvas for artists of all ages. If you take a little longer to create your piece, that’s no problem, leave your work at the studio and come back another day to continue working on it for no charge. When your masterpiece is complete, you can leave it in the safe hands of the staff to fire in their kiln. Your artwork will be available to pick up at the studio within a week.
Estimated Time: 2 hours

Keep the hands-on art adventure going at The BeadWorks. Right around the corner from PotteryWorks, this quaint studio offers the opportunity to express your passion for handmade art through jewelry. Stop in anytime to create your very own unique piece of jewelry. Choose your beads and materials, create your design, and, if needed, the friendly staff will help you size and finish your piece.
Estimated Time: 1 hour

Just a short walk away is The Gem Den, a shop full of beautiful rocks, fossils, crystals, minerals, and many other gift offerings.

Estimated Time: 1 hour

Always amazing! If Broadway is too far away or too expensive, try the Fulton Theater in Lancaster PA. Never a disappointment!
- Trip Advisor Review, 2020

Before the show grab a bite at Plough. Chef Ryan McQuillan is sure to give you a fabulous meal and is a short walk away from the Fulton, you can cut through Central Market and feel the magic of Lancaster.

Get Broadway Quality at Lancaster Prices! Fulton Theatre welcomes you to see a show in their newly expanded theatre. From family-friendly classics to electric and high energy performances, the sets, acting, sounds, and spectacle are sure to amaze. Fulton Theatre is the oldest operating theatre in the United States, making it one of only eight theatres to be named a National Historic Landmark. Get your tickets today!
Estimated Time: 2.5 hours

With so much to do and see in Lancaster, you might consider staying the night! In keeping with the arts theme, book your stay at the Lancaster Arts Hotel. Housed in a historic tobacco warehouse near Lancaster's city center, the hotel features the original brick and stone walls, exposed wooden beams, and locally-made furniture. Lancaster Arts Hotel is characterized by its commitment to the indigenous art scene, as you'll find in our first-floor art gallery. Each room is uniquely designed with beautiful pieces of art that are available for purchase! It’s the perfect place for lovers of the arts to stay in downtown Lancaster!

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Demuth Museum

A master watercolorist and pioneer of the Precisionist style, Charles Demuth (1883-1935) was an early American Modern artist and a native of Lancaster...

The PotteryWorks

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The BeadWorks

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Fulton Theatre

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Lancaster Arts

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