5/01/2024 - 11/14/2024

Creativity is….A Community Art Exhibition

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D)’s Exhibitions Department and Center for Creative Exploration have teamed up with support of the City of Lancaster Office of Public Art to host an opportunity for the Lancaster community to showcase their visual response to the prompt, “Creativity is…” in an exhibition that will be installed at the Lancaster Amtrak station in two of the public art cases from August 9 – November 14, 2024. We hope to engage Amtrak station visitors and travelers through this collaborative installation that will involve the creation of artwork.  

The Lancaster Amtrak station is the second busiest station in Pennsylvania with residents that commute in and around our region and visitors that pass through. This exhibition presents an opportunity to show the strength of creativity in our City and extended Lancaster community.

From April – July 29, 2024 community partners, PCA&D students and faculty, and Lancaster community members are invited to join a workshop, event, or visit our partner, curio, to pick up a 6” x 6” canvas panel and create their response to “Creativity is…

Names of partner organizations and each individual artists’ name will be listed on signage in the station cases. 

Panels are due back to PCA&D by July 29, 2024. PCA&D is located at 204 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603. Questions can be sent to ce@pcad.edu

We invite artists to express their connection to creativity in as many ways as their imagination takes them. We only ask that artists be mindful that this exhibition is in a public space that is interacted with by guests of all ages including children. For this reason, PCA&D reserves the right not to display any artworks that feature explicit or graphic content.

Thank you to our Creativity Is… Partners!


The Demuth Foundation

The Demuth Foundation’s mission is to promote the appreciation and awareness of the visual arts in Lancaster. The Demuth Foundation works to preserve the legacy of Charles Demuth and his groundbreaking art, support current local and regional artists, and inspire a new generation of creatives. This is accomplished through unique exhibitions and engaging educational programs to serve a diverse community.


Lancaster Science Factory

The Lancaster Science Factory is a nonprofit science center for kids in grades K- 8 and their families. Over 70,000 people visit the Science Factory annually, with half of those visitors receiving free admission through one many grant-funded programs. The Science Factory’s mission is to inspire curiosity, creativity, and confidence by fostering an inclusive environment for STEM education.


curio. Gallery & Creative Supply

curio. features a carefully curated selection of drawing and writing supplies, books, open stock art papers for drawing, printmaking and painting as well as a wall of greeting cards. Rotating exhibitions within the gallery focus on local and regional artists, all of whom have a story to share through the work they create. Owned by Nicole Duquette and Matt Allyn Chapman, their vision with curio. is to encourage creativity, build community and have meaningful conversations through art. Quality product, unique items, a passion for creativity and support for artists make curio. a destination in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Student Life

Community & Belonging Initiatives, Events, Workshops, and Programming for Students of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.


Friendship Heart Gallery

Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio, an extension of Friendship Community, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit creative arts Studio for Adult Artists, 18 years of age and older, with Intellectual Disability and Autism celebrating personalities and talents through free expression and collaboration. Since 2007, we have been encouraging the Artists to share their innermost thoughts, feelings and dreams with the world through their creativity. Each day we honor our vision statement of Expressing Capabilities. Over sixty unique Artists work with professional instructors and volunteers, in addition to visiting community artists, to create and sell artistic masterpieces while developing a sense of purpose, value, freedom and joy.


Zoetropolis Cinema and Stillhouse

Zoetropolis is a movie theater, restaurant, event space, and distillery located in the heart of downtown Lancaster.