We serve as an advocate for artists working in all the disciplines and
a clearing house for information on all aspects of the arts. We host an
exhibition series based in our Galleries at 734 Willow Street. We
promote theater, music and dance performances and are the coordinating
organization behind Lebanon's First Friday Art Walk.
Our services to the community include classes for children and adults.
We offer inexpensive studio rentals aimed at artists and access to our
facilities for those using the Studio Pass membership option.
Our website is a gateway to the sites of member artists and
Our space is also available for meetings, celebrations and community
The Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts was founded in 1970 and
incorporated in 1975. The Council received their first grant that year
from the PA Council on the Arts to support a series of Bicentennial
Celebrations of the Arts Since that time, the Council has continued to
promote the arts. Various projects including "Artists in Action"
demonstrations, art classes workshops, exhibits, arts festivals as well
as fine art and crafts shows. In 1993 an Artists and Arts Organizations
directory was published with the help of another grant from PCA. In
2004 the Council was awarded a performance grant from Pennsylvania
Partners in the Arts, and sponsored a workshop and performance by
dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet.
A series of grants from DCED enabled the Council to buy the former St.
Joseph's Convent building on Willow Street and the building opened to
the public for our First Annual Storytelling Festival in April 2007.
Classes in various arts related fields followed and the center has been
open to the public since then. In 2007 we received a grant to construct
a computer arts lab, which began operation later in 2008.
Our concept of the Arts includes all the performing arts, including
dance music and theater, as well as the visual arts, literary arts and
language arts. We believe that the presence of the arts here in the
Lebanon Area enriches our individual lives and enhances the quality of
life for our entire community.
Membership is open to the general public and to artists, artisans,
craftspeople, businesses, government officials and organizations
interested in promoting the arts and culture in Lebanon.
Board of Directors
All directors may contacted at the following e-mail address: LebanonArtsCouncil@gmail.com.
LVCA President Elect