A Note from Becky~

As we continue to celebrate our 25th Anniversary year, and also look forward to our 5th anniver- sary in our new home, May 17, I wrote a long detailed “Note” about the growth of each of our programs. Then, I scrapped it.

Instead, I am extending an invitation to you to stop in ANYTIME this summer to see, feel, and hear all that is going on here! Please peek in on a summer camp in action, see an interesting exhibit, attend an opening reception, or celebrate our Silver Anniversary and Guy Freeman’s contributions to CALC at the From the heART cocktail party. You will see the talents of the artists living in our community, feel the power of the arts as we give back to and engage the community, and hear the laugh- ter and excitement of children creating, learning, and having fun.

You make all of this possible! Your support of the capital campaign, your membership, and your gifts through the Flower Fundraiser, annual contributions, and our events are critical in making artistic opportunities available to every member of our community. Thank you. And please, accept my invitation. I hope to see you soon!

Announcing---Even More Community Collaborations!!

Utilizing the arts to engage the community, to bring people together, to support local non-profits and schools, to partner with local businesses, the Borough and Downtown Carlisle Association to make Carlisle a vibrant place to live, and to bring the arts into the community have long been top priorities and a hallmark of CALC’s mission. As evidenced through Empty Bowls, Art on the Farm, Works in the Windows, Summer Art Camp  at Hope Station, and Carlisle Little Libraries, just to name a few, CALC is committed to mission-oriented collaborative programs. As we celebrate our 25th Anniversary, CALC is deepening its commitment to this missionwithanewprogram: TheCALCCollaborative. This is a progressive approach to exhibiting, promoting and utilizing the arts to benefit the health and the vitality of the community and giving our community a voice. The CALC Collaborative will take the visual arts into the community to thoughtfully engage people in projects that have a scope larger than the project itself. CALC’s upstairs gallery, now The CALC Collaborative Gallery, will focus on meaningful exhibits that engage the audi- ence to think outside of themselves and raise awareness about important social themes and community topics. This will be done through community-wide collabo- rations with local non-profits, businesses, artists, and community members. Collaboration means together; we are not in this alone. We are in this with YOU.

Also exciting, The CALC Collaborative will be spear- headed by Carrie Breschi. Carrie just completed her Master’s Degree in Social Engagement through the Arts from Moore College of Art & Design. In typical Carrie fashion, she’s already jumped in with both feet! Welcome back Carrie, no one is more excited to have you back than me!

If you’d like to be part of The CALC Collaborative and volunteering with this exciting project, please contact us!


CALC Member News

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Scholarship Opportunities!

The Chris Thorpe Foundation is dedicated to providing lifelong learning opportunities for those who choose to follow a path of personal achievement and civil responsibility- values that Chris shared. The foundation is happy to offer scholarships for art classes at CALC to youth and adults.

Pick up an application at CALC!


CALC Art Teacher

Are you interested in teaching children’s classes at Carlisle Arts Learning Center. CALC is always looking for talented, energetic, exible teachers with creative and fun ideas!    Call Maureen Madio at 249-6973