Small Star Art House (movie theater – downtown York)

Wow are we lucky.  This tiny high quality independent downtown movie theater features fantastic films.  What a gem.  Kudos to the owners.  They have done something extraordinary here.  Their mission:   connect people to the world and create “a special kind of meeting place reminiscent of a traveler’s crossroads – where stories, ideas and culture interact in a rich and dynamic environment.”   They have succeeded.

232 W. Market St, York, PA 17401

(717) 843-0091

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Creative York Gallery North

Creative York, formerly YorkArts, is an arts-based, nonprofit learning center that provides opportunities for students to explore their creativity through the arts. Creative York encourages active participation in the arts through their classes, gallery programs, outreach programs, and special events.

10 North Beaver Street, York, PA 17401




Creative York Gallery West

Creative York, formerly YorkArts, is an arts-based, nonprofit learning center that provides opportunities for students to explore their creativity through the arts. Creative York encourages active participation in the arts through their classes, gallery programs, outreach programs, and special events.

118 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401




Marketview Arts

A studio for creativity. Across the street from Central Market, Marketview Arts houses PA Arts Experience (promoting the arts along the scenic river valleys of southeastern PA), artist studio space, York College Studio and Gallery Hall available for rentals.

37 West Philadelphia St, York, PA 17401




York Symphony Orchestra

Performing at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. Classical and pops series, youth programming.

50 N George St York, PA 17401-1214

(717) 812-0717



National Museum of American History

Learn about the history of the United States from the beginning. Also, see Dorothy's ruby slippers, Julia Child's kitchen and more national treasures here!

14th St and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 633-1000



International Spy Museum

Only public museum in US dedicated to espionage. Largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display.

800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

(202) 393-7798



National Museum of Natural History

Find here everything relating to the natural world from the prehistoric past to present day and beyond! Discover fossils, animals, gems and more at this Smithsonian!

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560

(202) 633-1000




Mission is to champion the five freedoms of the First Amendment through exhibits, public programs and education.

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 292-6100



Smithsonian American Art Museum

The nation's first collection of American art. Home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world.

8th and F NW, Washington, DC 20004

(202) 633-1000



John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Featuring theatrical performances, the National Symphony Orchestra, Millennium Stage, ballet and more.

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

(202) 416-8000



United States Botanic Garden

Living plant museum informing visitors about the importance plants play in our ecosystem.

100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

(202) 225-8333



Metropolitan Museum of Art

Founded in 1870, the museum is committed to showcasing significant works and encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts.

1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

(212) 535-7710



Guggenheim Museum

Experience special exhibitions of modern art and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings and classes for teens and adults.

1071 Fifth Ave. (5 Av/89 St), Manhattan, NY 10128




Whitney Museum of American Art

Presenting the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists.

99 Gansevoort St. (Gansevoort St/10 Av), Manhattan, NY 10014




The Frick Collection

Internationally recognized as a premier museum and research center and known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and examples of European sculpture and decorative arts.

1 E. 70th St. (70 St/5 Ave), Manhattan, NY 10021




The Franklin Institute

12 core exhibit galleries showcasing The Giant Heart, The Train Factory, Amazing Machine and more as well as limited engagement exhibits.

222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 448-1200



HIVE artspace

The mission of HIVE artspace is to inspire, motivate and support the members of the Collective in their artistic endeavors, to work together to bring independent art into a gallery setting, and to actively participate in, cultivate and nurture the growing creative community within York City. HIVE has new exhibits every month that open on First Friday each month, and they are free and open to the public.

126 East King St. York, PA 17401

(717) 968-9365




Offering space for local Artist to display and sell their Creative goods. They carry unique thrift items to help others with their creative decorating.

256 West Philadelphia St. York, PA 17401

(717) 505-9818



The Parliament Art Gallery & Tea Bar

The Parliament is a non-profit community arts organization making a positive impact in York city. They market, place and represent a growing number of emerging local artists and continue to build on their mission of revitalizing the arts in the community. They open their doors to a new show each month and offer a unique opportunity for emerging artists to display their artwork in a professional gallery setting and gain exposure to a large central PA audience.

116 E King St, York, PA 17401

(717) 801-1760



Mulberry Art Studios

We are hoping to reach many who are not familiar with the unique facility we call Mulberry Art Studios. Since 1990 we have hosted so many different kinds of events that it's impossible to showcase the variety.

21 North Mulberry Street Lancaster, PA 17603




York Art Association

The York Art Association is over 100 years old, and offers classes, lectures, and exhibits throughout the year. A true gem!

220 S Marshall St, York, PA 17402




Midtown Cinema

Make the trip to Harrisburg and check out some great independent films. Enjoy dinner at the Firehouse before the movie and a drink at the Red Door afterwards.

250 Reily St., Harrisburg, PA 17102

(717) 901-6218



York Libraries: Martin Library

Check out Martin Library's GO! Series! GO! is a programming series that seeks to build connections to our community through dynamic and unique learning opportunities for adults and families. Martin Library hosts three series annually, each lasting approximately eight weeks. Each themed GO! series includes displays, author visits, workshops, book discussions, special events, and contests.

159 E. Market Street, York, PA 17401




Just Brenda Studio Gallery

You aren?t really a ?downtowner? until you?ve hung out with Brenda Wintermyer. The pieces on display include scenes from downtown York, the Italian countryside, and a smattering of portraits, vintage pop, and still life. Visiting Brenda in her studio feels like you?ve reconnected with an old friend. Go see her and we?re pretty sure you?ll leave feeling inspired. Hours: Thurs/Fri 1-6pm, Sat. 11-4 and First Fridays 5-9. www.brendaart.net

22 N Beaver St, York, PA 17401




Baltimore Tattoo Museum

Thinking ink? Then look no further than the Baltimore Tattoo Museum. On display in historic Fell?s Point, the Museum offers free tours of exhibits and artifacts. Get a lesson in the history of electric tattooing, and if you dare, get a tattoo yourself! That?s right, the Museum is also a fully functional tattoo shop specializing in everything from old-school traditional to Japanese, Kanji, names, black & grey, portraits, and custom-drawn designs.

1534 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21231




The Barnes Foundation

Located in a twelve-acre arboretum, the Foundation is home to one of the world's largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings.

300 N Latch's Lane Merion, PA 19066




Eastern State Penitentiary

There are 2 ways to see America's most historic prison, by day or by night...Terror Behind the Walls Haunted House.....

22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue 2124 Fairmount Avenue

(215) 236-5111



Vox Populi

Presents visitors with cutting-edge contemporary art of emerging artisits.

319 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107




York County Heritage Trust

A little geeky at times but you'd be surprised at some of the cool stuff. Check the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, especially. Plus, they do put on a microbrew fest in July.

250 E Market St, York, PA 17403

(717) 848-1587



Art Association of Harrisburg

Located across from Riverfront park, Harrisburg's oldest gallery offers opportunities for the artist and the enthusiast alike.

21 North Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17101




Chameleon Club

Lancaster's connection to live, original music - launching-pad of Live, the Central PA stop for up-and-coming national artists.

223 North Water Street Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-9684



Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Visit a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

260 S. Broad St. on the Avenue of the Arts Philadelphia, PA 19102




303 Gallery

303 Gallery is located between 10th and 11th avenues in Chelsea. The closest subway stop is at 23rd street and 8th Avenue for the C and E trains. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.

507 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011

(212) 255-1121



Tanya Bonakdar

Representing more than 30 distinguished artists worldwide, the gallery showcases works including painting, sculpture, installation, photography and other types of media.

521 W 21st St #1, New York, NY 10011

(212) 414-4144



Lancaster Museum of Art

One of the largest cultural organizations in the region responsible for an extensive collection of works by contemporary regional artists.

135 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 394-3497



Museum of Modern Art

Showcasing almost 200,000 works from around the world spanning the last 150 years. Includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and other forms of visual expression.

11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

(212) 708-9400



Fulton Theatre

Central Pennsylvania's premier regional theatre & National Historic Landmark combines Broadway caliber musicals, comedies and dramas with the grandeur of ornate Victorian architecture.

12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 397-7425



Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

IMAX can sometimes be cool...yes - it really can. We know you're skeptical but 70-foot-high penguins are entertaining. Occasional worthwhile touring acts - keep an eye on the "Stage 2" listings.

222 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 214-ARTS



Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art?including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Throughout the Museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands.

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

(443) 573-1700



The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art, which was amassed substantially by two men, William and Henry Walters, and eventually bequeathed to the City of Baltimore. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.

600 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 547-9000



National Gallery of Art

A NATIONAL TREASURE. The National Gallery of Art has one of the finest art collections in the world. It was created for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress accepting the gift of financier, public servant, and art collector Andrew W. Mellon in 1937. European and American paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, and decorative arts are displayed in the collection galleries and Sculpture Garden. Admission is always free. The National Gallery of Art, located on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on December 25 and January 1.

2000B South Club Drive, Landover, MD 20785

(202) 737-4215



National Air and Space Museum

Just as much fun as an adult as it was as a kid. Like to dream about flying in rockets? Fascinated by the history of flight? Love IMAX? This is one of the coolest museums around. Come marvel at the rediculously fragile tin cans that our astronauts road into space and imagine what adventures await us in the future. These are the voyages of the starship Enter......

Independence Avenue at 6th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20560

(202) 633-1000



The Smithsonian

The world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 16 museums and the National Zoo in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and two museums in New York City.

901 Seventh Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 633-1000



National Arboretum

Not just flowers. HERE'S A PEACEFUL ZEN EXPERIENCE YOU OUGHT TO CHECK OUT. People are flocking to the National Arboretum in record numbers. Why? One reason is improvements to the grounds like the colorful, attractive and expanded plants in the Introduction Garden; the new Flowering Tree Walk; and the major efforts to improve the appearance of the collections, display gardens, and grounds by the Gardens Unit and Facilities Services. Over 14,000 different species, varieties, and cultivars are displayed in a series of world-class gardens and collections on the 446-acre campus in northeast Washington, D.C.

3501 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, D. C. 20002-1958

(202) 245-2726



Philadelphia Museum of Art

Overlooking one of the nation's most culturally vibrant cities, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes nearly a million visitors each year, encouraging them to embark upon a walk through time that extends across two millennia and six continents.

Benjamin Franklin Parkway, at 26th Street

(215) 763-8100



Longwood Gardens

Celebrate the harvest season with giant pumpkins, unusual gourds, a delightful garden railway, tractor display and tasty autumnal treats.

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348

(610) 388-1000



Pullo Center

The Pullo Center, located on Penn State's York campus, is a beautiful new facility with a wide variety of programming. Keep your eyes open for the occasional touring musical or famous comedian.

1031 Edgecomb Ave., York, PA 17403

(717) 505-8900



Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center

A downtown York and community institution. Restored classic theater updated with modern technology. You'll feel good when you're in it. It has taken a sustained community commitment to make sure York has a major cultural institution of this kind. Performing arts center has touring musicals, the symphony and other national and regional touring acts. Watch the listings and you'll find something for your taste. The Capitol shows classic and art films - always a better bombnative than the mall theaters - watch their website and the marquee and there is regularly something worth seeing. Worth becoming a Capitol "balconista" - there's a cool vibe up there.

50 North George Street, York, PA 17401

(717) 846-1155



York Little Theatre

Really-good quality community theater - deserves credit for pushing the envelope in an historically conservative community.

37 S Belmont Street, York PA 17403

(717) 854 3894



Eichelberger Center for Performing Arts ? Hanover

Hanover's performing arts center - a decent local place - let's not be too judgmental.

195 Stock St., Hanover, PA 17331

(717) 637-7086