CALC participates in many
annual community events, such as First Night, the Amani Festival, Summerfair, and the
Harvest of the Arts Festival (formerly Octubafest). CALC has also co-sponsored programming
with On and Off Stage for Kids (OOSK), the children's program committee of the Carlisle
Theatre. Since the grand opening of its own building in September 1998, CALC has made its
facility available for meetings or other events to such groups as the American Diabetes
Association, Carlisle Area School District, Leadership Carlisle, the Downtown Carlisle
Association, the Yellow Breeches Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Unity Day
committees, and a skatepark organizing committee. CALC also rents its facilities for
private events (children's birthday parties, etc.). CALC is a member of the Downtown
Carlisle Association and the Cumberland Valley Gallery and Studio Council.
This multicultural festival is held the first Saturday in May. The
Carlisle Arts Learning Center is one of several community organizations participating in
the Children's Alley, providing free arts-and-crafts activities.
|First Night Carlisle
Ring in the New Year with exciting arts and crafts at the Carlisle Arts
Learning Center. Held each December 31, First Night Carlisle is a family-oriented occasion
that offers a range of activities and performances at a number of venues throughout the
downtown. CALC's hands-on projects are especially geared for children of all ages.
Admission to CALC and other venues by advance-purchase First Night buttons only.
|Harvest Of The Arts Festival
Held the second Saturday in October, this festival is sponsored by the Downtown Carlisle Association. The 2005 date
for this event is October 8. The Carlisle Arts Learning Center is one of several community
organizations participating in the Kid's Alley, providing free arts-and-crafts activities.
CALC also sells raffle tickets and auction tickets to its Annual Benefit Art Auction at
This community-wide event is held on several days leading up to and
after the Fourth of July. The Carlisle Arts Learning Center sponsors hands-on
arts-and-crafts activities for children on Saturday morning on the Dickinson College
campus, as part of the Summerfair arts fair that day.
|YWCA Peace Festival
The Carlisle Arts Learning Center is one of several community
organizations participating in this festival--emphasizing non-violence and
cooperation--held in the fall each year.