November’s First Friday

November is here and we enjoyed celebrating returning Philadelphia artist Allison Miller, as well as our own Art Harrington.  We highlighted artist Jackie Madsen, and our emerging artist is Basil Clive Campbell, who came all the way up from Florida! It was a fun evening.  Let the holidays begin!

October’s Artwalk Weekend

It was so much fun to watch our featured painters demonstrate their techniques for our October Fall Artwalk Crowd!  Kim, Teresa, and Steve all had a blast while onlookers hit them with their fun questions about art!


October’s First Friday

October’s First Friday and Artwalk Weekend was busy busy busy!  Our Featured Artists,  Steve Wilson and Teresa Haag had a fabulous time up front while we welcomed Kim Smith to our highlight wall.  Kelly Micca joined us on our emerging artist wall as this year’s CX Carlson Summer Scholarship Winner.  It was a great weekend filled with live painting demonstrations which we think the crowds really enjoyed.  Thanks for coming out Lancaster!

September’s First Friday

First Friday was PERFECT WEATHER.  Not too hot,  Not rainy,  Just right!  And the entire town came out to see Susan Gottlieb’s latest show.  We also highlighted artist Jeff Schaller with his latest work, Eat, Drink, and Be Happy!!!  Stop into see the show all month long.


August’s First Friday

First Friday was great weather and we had so much fun as we celebrated Regina Martin and Nicole Michaud’s latest works , along with Tyler Allen who was one of our High School Scholarship Winners.



First Friday was a Starry Night, Swirling Clouds, Kind of Big Sky Exhibit by Canadian Artist Steve Coffey!  We are so happy that he and his wife could join us for a perfect weather First Friday in June!!!

Our Emerging artist is Ivy McComsey who won the First Mitch Lyons Clay Scholarship as a senior in High School.  Stop in to see the show!!


May’s First Friday and Artwalk Weekend

First Friday was unbelievably clear and cool,  not a rain drop in site!  We had a great night with lots going on.  Pictured above, (left to Right) Featured Artist, Robert Patierno and Jan Wier,  Highlight Artist Lee Lovett, Emerging Artist Jia Li (Also winner of the Red Raven Art Scholarship), and owners Fred Rodger, Gina Martin, and Art Harrington.

Aside from what was happening on the inside of Red Raven,  we also spotlighted Rhoda Kahler and Darcie Goldberg who brought 24/7 Project Lancaster to life. The two artists walked around Lancaster for a full 24 hour period of time yesterday into today…. taking photographs and making clay impressions of architectural details.  They met the people,  researched the history of our town, explored the buildings, and connected with the community for a full 24 hours.  They will take all of this collected information and create a show for Red Raven, of mixed media art pieces which will take place next May, 2020. They even made the WGAL news!!  It was truly a special 24 hours and many of our customers checked in with them as they traveled around town.


April First Friday

Come rain or shine,  First Friday is always First Friday, but we were SLAMMED all night long!  What a fun night.  People came and stayed.  Thank you to so many of you for supporting the arts.  We are featuring this month, Jenny Germann and Dave Krantz (both pictured), and highlighting Katherine Horst (shown), Jill Peckelun, and Adam Bunting.  Our Emerging artist is Hannah Gustafson (pictured).  It’s a great show,  stop down to see it all month long.

Senior Art Portfolio Scholarship Award Day!

Congratulations to our 2018 Senior Art Portfolio Scholarship Winners!   First in Line,  Olivia Stoltzfus won the CX Carlson Cultural Trust Scholarship which totals $11,500 for four years of Art College!  Jia Li won this year’s Red Raven Scholarship totaling $1000 !   Not pictured is Elli Strauss who won the Anonymous Art Scholarship totaling $1000 !   And finally Ivy McComsey won the first ever Mitch Lyons Clay Scholarship totaling $500 !  we are so excited for this year’s winners.  We had our award ceremony this past weekend.  Stay tuned as they each will have their own emerging artist show here over the next few months.  Thank you to all who support our young artists.

March First Friday

We are celebrating three fabulous women artists this month at Red Raven (Kristin Blanckm, Gaylen Bray, and Mary Roach-Bailey) and with three very unique techniques.   You won’t want to miss the show as it is fun and colorful!!!  Stop down through March 30th.  First Friday was a perfect evening and super busy.  We also are enjoying having two past emerging artists back to Red Raven,  Matt Savitsky and Devon Stackonis (pictured below)