6:30 – 8:30 PM – The Waynesboro Police Department will host an event for the 31st annual National Night Out to heighten crime awareness and prevention. Activities will include an emergency vehicle display, bike registration, kickball games, bowling with DUI goggles, music, McGruff the Crime Dog, display booths, car seat installations, free hotdogs, pizza, chips and water.
1:00 – 4:00 PM – Marjorie Tressler’s weekly painting demonstration will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday inside of Gallery 50.
5:00 – 8:00 PM – Audiences are in for a treat on Friday night as the Irish music of Across the Pond fills the air in Center Square. “The most booked Celtic band in Central PA” features Michael Morrison (guitar, flute, mandolin, vocals), Chuck Krepley (fiddle, guitar, vocals) and Dan Diviney (whistles, bodhran, vocals). All members of the trio are passionate about their traditional roots but say their music is also delivered with a modern edge, with a repertoire ranging from hauntingly slow airs to high energy jigs and reels, love ballads and contemporary songs. Across the Pond begins performing at 5:00 p.m.
5:00 – 8:00 PM – J. “Mudcracker” Parks lives and loves music. A 20 year veteran of the local music scene and beyond, he has been shouting the blues and singing out joy for the people. Delivering a mix of original music and eclectic covers, he will surely move you. He will be performing outside of Gallery 50 beginning at 5:00 PM, Friday.
6:00 – 8:00 PM – The Hagerstown Community College String Ensemble will present “Pop Go the Strings” at Gallery 20 East starting at 6:00 on Friday night. Directed by Deborah Stotelmyer, this particular program contains a wide range of music, from Henry Mancini to Billy Joel, to movie favorites from “Hatari!” and “Ghost.”
5:00 – 8:00 PM – Patric Schlee will again be playing flute and drums at 42 West ARTS Friday from 5:00 to 8:00.
Civil War Encampment, August 8, 9 & 10. Have an immersive Civil War experience. Free admission.
7:00 – 10:00 PM – Friday Night Bluegrass Jam – Admission $4.00.
1:00 PM – On Saturday, 42 West ARTS is the site of Donna Bingaman’s latest painting demonstration. The fine artist will work with oils beginning at 1:00 p.m. A graduate of the Washington School of Art, Bingaman is an impressionist and realist who blends originality with tradition, winning several awards along the way.
1:00 – 3:00 PM – Also at the co-op on Saturday afternoon, Laura Shindle will be teaching a pen and ink class from 1:00 to 3:00. Participants will learn how to make different marks with their pens to create texture, value and mood, much like what can be seen in a nostalgic black and white photo. The cost for the class is $35, which includes supplies.
4:00 PM – Later on Saturday, a group of musicians will congregate on Center Square for the First Destination ARTS! Blues Jam. The line-up includes Brad Munn, Jon Ingels, Kevin Coldsmith, Andrew Sussman and Edgar Myers, with the possibility that other talented entertainers may stop by. The jamming starts at 4:00 p.m.
12:00 – 4:00 PM – Royer Farmstead Tours – “Walk Back In Time” as you tour the farmstead with guides in period clothing Adults – $8.00, Seniors – $7.00
7:00 PM – Bluegrass Concert – Kody Norris and the Watauga Mountain Boys from Mountain City, Tennessee – Admission is $14.00
1:30 PM – The weekend of music comes to a close on Sunday with The Quincy Duo playing on the square at 1:30 p.m.
1:30 PM – Ben Dennis, a recent graduate of the Waynesboro Area Senior High School, performing Broadway show tunes and current pop hits in Gallery 20 East at 1:30.
The 2014 version of “Destination ARTS!” features six galleries –
Gallery 50 (50 West Main Street)
Gallery 20 East (20 East Main Street)
42 West ARTS (42 West Main Street)
The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery (10 East Main Street)
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street)
“Through the Lens” – Gallery 74 West (74 West Main Street).
Together, the galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, photographs, furniture, prints and much more. They are open each week as follows:
Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, visit artsalliancegw.org.