Mural Awards & Applefest: October 18

Applesfest is a free family event in Downtown Chambersburg brought to you by the Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg.  From 9am until 4pm come down to explore art, food, music & kids’ activities.  For more information or vendor forms go to:

Also, the winner of the 2014 Downtown Chambersburg Mural Project will be announced at Applefest. Explore the artwork throughout Downtown Chambersburg. A map of the displays is here:  map (1) final.  You can vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award by liking your favorite murals at:

Winners will be awarded in 2 categories: 18 & under and Over 18.

In addition to the People’s Choice Award, Judges will award a winner in each category.



Downtown Mural Project Seeks Artists

For the second year, the Downtown Chambersburg Inc. (DCI) Design Committee is coordinating a mural project that will add color and creativity to the public spaces of downtown Chambersburg. Area artists are invited to create an individual mural that will be displayed at various outdoor locations in the downtown area. Our presenting sponsor is Corey L. Alleman, LMFT.

“Art belongs in downtown. This project is a creative way to engage the community and to make art more accessible to everyone – as it should be,” said Noel Purdy, president of DCI, an affiliate of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Prepared canvases (1/4” primed plywood) will be available free of charge at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce beginning June 13 and will be 2-by-4-feet in size. The deadline for submissions is August 1. The installation will be unveiled at a First Friday Event on September 5. The murals will be judged and awards will be announced at AppleFest on October 18. Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate.

Guidelines for work:
Must be the artist’s individual work in design and execution.
Work must be able to withstand outdoor display for about five months; two coats of marine grade primer are highly recommended.
Work must be suitable for all ages.
Committee has the right to determine the suitability of work.
All mediums and themes are welcome.
Supplies sponsors include Pathways Counseling, Gateway Gallery Auction, Nitterhouse Masonry and Hardware Supply, John H. Myers and Son, Lowe’s and Carter Lumber.

Submissions will be photographed and posted on the Downtown Chambersburg Facebook page. For entry forms and more information, contact Gillian Mazzone, DCI Design Committee member, at, through the website at, or call 717-264-7101 ext. 207.


First Fridays, 2nd Saturdays and Summer Movie Series!

There’s a lot to do this summer in Downtown Chambersburg!

First Fridays are Back                                                                                                                                                                              Come downtown to celebrate the arts, food, music and more! Each First Friday has a theme or is paired up with another community event. May’s First Friday included the Women In Need “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, and the Race Against Poverty will be held during June’s First Friday gathering. In August there will be a focus on Chambersburg’s Hispanic community, and the Cruisin’ Car show is planned for September. First Fridays run through December (except for July). For a detailed listing of activities each month, follow the Downtown Chambersburg events on facebook. Activities are 6pm-9pm.
First Fridays are coordinated by the Downtown Business Council and Council for the Arts.

2nd Saturday  Concerts in the Park
Live music 5pm-8pm on June 14, July 12, August 9 and September 13 at Fort Chambersburg Park. FREE and open to the public. Presented by Volvo Construction Equipment North America

Downtown Summer Movie Series                                                                                                                                                    
Free, family-friendly movies will be shown this summer at Chambers Fort Park starting at dusk. Chambers Fort Park is located at the confluence of the Conococheague and Falling Spring, between the rail trail and N. Main Street (behind Northwood Books and Main Street Deli). Sponsored by Summit Health.

Bring a blanket or chairs.

On the 2nd Saturday there will also be a free concert in the same location June-September.

Movie Schedule:

  • Saturday, June 14: The Lego Movie
  • Saturday, July 12: The Goonies
  • Friday, August 1: Valentin
  • Saturday, August 9: The Wizard of Oz
  • Friday, September 5: E.T.
  • Saturday, September 13: Despicable ME2
  • Friday, October 3: The Nut Job

For more information, contact Noel Purdy, President of DCI at 264-7101, ext. 207.

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