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ARTS & CULTURE

Below is a list of arts and historical organizations in downtown. You can also enjoy art and history offerings through the following projects:

     - Chambersburg Art Walk

     - Chambersburg Community Mural Project with Isaiah Zagar

     - Downtown History Walking Tours

     - Downtown Mural Project

     - Window Walk on Main

159 S. Main St.

717-263-0202

boxoffice@thecapitoltheatre.org

The historic Capitol Theatre, built in 1927, is nestled in the heart of downtown Chambersburg and features an 852 seat theater as well as The Wood Center event space. Each year, thousands of patrons of all ages enjoy live shows and films in this grand, spectacular setting.

159 S. Main St.

717-709-1800

cbts@innernet.net

The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre (CBT) School is located in the newly renovated and historic Capitol Theatre. They offer 14 levels of study in classical ballet and related disciplines, for ages 4-60+, beginner through pre-professional.

Chambersburg Civil War Tours

100 Lincoln Way E.

Chambersburg, PA

lkennedy@chambersburg.org

Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours has been hosting Civil War Tours for more than 25 years.  Experience a guided tour of monuments, battle sites, museums and more led by nationally recognized historians. History enthusiasts from across the nation and beyond attend our tours each year.

159 S. Main St.

717-263-3900

info@cctonline.org

It is the mission of Chambersburg Community Theatre, Inc. to entertain, educate and increase participation in and appreciation of live theatre. They present a variety of shows throughout the year, from dramas to musicals and more, all performed at the Capitol Theatre. 

100 Lincoln Way East

717-264-7101

receptionist@chambersburg.org

The Heritage Center is an interpretive center, explaining five areas of historical merit in Chambersburg and Franklin County through exhibits. There is also a Children's Activity Room, and walking tours are available by scheduling in advance (fee included). The Center opens the door to the distinctive history of Franklin County and its communities.

103 N. Main St.

717-264-6883

The Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts was established in 1987 with a mission to inspire, educate and create artistic opportunities within our community. By making the arts accessible to all, the Council for the Arts works to promote a community that is inspired and innovative.

102 N. Main St.

717-263-1054

Located in downtown Chambersburg, the Coyle Free Library has been a part of the Chambersburg community since 1891 when it was started by a group of ladies called the Afternoon Club, a group that still exists today. Currently in its third location, the former post office, they provide 20 public computers, a collection of nearly 70,000 books, a wide variety of movies and free wifi. The Coyle Free Library is the resource center for public libraries in Franklin and Fulton counties and therefore has longer hours and a larger collection.

1015 Philadelphia Ave.

717-261-1220

Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) was founded in 1990. They offer a wide range of lessons, classes, workshops, and summer camps. Their primary studios are located in Thomson Hall at Wilson College and they often host performances at The Capitol Theatre.

100 S. Main St.

717-261-0706

FoundryArts@gmail.com

The Foundry is a community for creatives that fosters, encourages and celebrates the diverse talents within the Cumberland Valley, giving artists an opportunity to network, create, exhibit and sell their work. Visit their retail space to view and purchase work from local artists!

 

The Garage Studios

102 S. Main St.

717-262-5434

coolstuff@thegaragestudios.com

The Garage Studios is an artist collective featuring a retail shop with works made by local artists.

 

225 E. King St.

717-264-1667

The John Brown House was where the famous abolitionist boarded during the summer of 1859 under the alias of Isaac Smith. During this time, weapons were secretly secured and plans furthered to seize the arsenal in October 1859. The house has been restored with period furtnature and open for tours in May-October on Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in November-April on Thursdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

27 N. Main St.

717-261-0797

Lotus Moon is a yoga studio, art gallery and bohemian boutique located in Chambersburg that has been a staple in the downtown community since opening its doors in the summer of 2013. 

140 N. Third St.

717-263-1486

Mar-Le-Nie Dance Studio gives children the opportunity to learn the art of tap, jazz and ballet dances. Founded in 1978 and the oldest dance studio in Chambersburg area, Mar-Le-Nie also gives students exposure to vocal and theatrical numbers. Mar-Le-Nie Dance Studio currently enrolls dancers ranging from 3 to 18 years of age. Classes are also available for adults.

175 E. King St.

717-264-1667

The jail was built in 1818 and survived the burning of Chambersburg by the Confederate Forces in 1864. This building of Georgian design is one of the oldest in Chambersburg and was placed on the State and National Register of Historical sites in 1970. The jail is open for tours in May-October on Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in November-April on Thursdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

21 A N. Main St.

717-261-1304

Voila! is a a Children's Art and Creativity Center offering mixed media classes, Open Art and Play, birthday parties, and bimonthly Kid's Nights. Group reservations are available Friday mornings.

1015 Philadelphia Ave.

717-264-4141

The Bogigian Gallery - Two exhibitions are hosted each semester, with a concentration on women artists. The Bogigian Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Cooley Gallery - Located on the second floor of the beautifully renovated John Stewart Memorial Library, Cooley Gallery provides space for students and professional artists to share their creative voice with a community of scholars. 

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Downtown is rich with vibrant 
cultural arts and deep-rooted history just waiting for
you to explore.

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717-264-7101          100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201

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