Friday, May 5, 2017
- Commencement: 11:00 a.m., Lancaster Marriott Hotel at Penn Square, 25 S Queen Street, Lancaster PA 17602.
- Senior Show & Celebration at PCA&D, 204 N. Prince St., Lancaster PA 17603
- Family Preview, 4 – 5 p.m.
- Open to the Public, 5 – 8 p.m.
The 35th Commencement of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design will be held Friday, May 5 at 11 am in the Commons on Vine at the Lancaster Marriott Hotel, 25 S. Queen Street, in downtown Lancaster’s Penn Square, three blocks from the College.
Graduating seniors will receive their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in one of four majors: illustration, graphic design, fine arts, and photography, during the May 5th commencement ceremonies.
Senior Show and Celebration
The day’s activities continues at the Senior Show and Celebration, when artwork will fill four floors of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, as the Class of 2016 exhibits professional-level senior thesis projects in a variety of media, the culminating work of PCA&D’s graduates. In addition, One piece of work from each graduating senior will be on display in PCA&D’s Main Gallery.
Families are invited to join their graduates for an exclusive look at the Family Preview from 4 – 5 p.m.
Following the Family Preview the College will open the Senior Show & Celebration to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. The community is invited to meet the artists, view the artwork and enjoy live music and refreshments. Many works are for sale at this event, often described as the largest annual one-day gallery event in Lancaster. Live music, refreshments, friends and family also make this celebration special and unique in Lancaster.
The first weekend in May is also Lancaster’s Art Walk, a self-guided tour of the downtown galleries in Lancaster city. PCA&D’s Main Gallery, featuring One piece of work from each graduating senior, will be open for Art Walk, and the public is invited to see our graduates’ work on Saturday, May 6 , from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 7, from noon – 4 p.m. The exhibit in PCA&D’s Main Gallery will be remain through the month of May.