York, Pennsylvania Mayor Kim Bracey will recognize the city's first Artisan of the Month in a community ceremony today. In a citywide effort to inspire involvement by York residents in their community, a local artist representing the unique feel and style of the York arts community will be named each month. The first Artisan of the Month award will be presented at City Hall, 101 South George Street, at 5:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend the ceremony that includes live performances and a speech from the winner.
Award winning photographer and artist Daniel Walczyk will be the first to receive the Artisan of the Month award in York Pennsylvania. He is co-owner of Vulcania Graphics & Fine Arts, located at 122 West Philadelphia Street, and also helps organize art displays for The Gallery Group.
Originally from Milwaukee, Dan moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania after graduating college in 1982. Vulcania was founded in a small apartment in Lancaster by Dan and his partner Shawn, and then moved to York Pennsylvania. Dan's work focuses heavily on nature and natural elements, but he has been known to work in a variety of styles.
Vulcania is only one of the many galleries in York, Pennsylvania. Here are some other locations throughout the city where you can enjoy local creations.
If you want to experience the art scene in York all at once, come to the Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival to see more than 100 artists from around the country including a juried exhibition, family-friendly entertainment, live music, tours, and more. This year's festival will be August 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and August 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the area surrounding the Colonial Courthouse at 205 West Market Street.
York, Pennsylvania has its own full-time Arts and Culture Liaison. Carla Christopher, a local poet, spends her days finding ways to bring the local community of artists together with area businesses and residents. Her primary focus is to make York a prominent arts destination both for local residents and for the touring public.
Carla's plans include quarterly town hall meetings to give artisans a voice in community planning, adding more arts festivals that involve both businesses and artists, and finding more opportunities for area artists to find paying work.
If you'd like to become part of this vibrant and supportive community, take a look at some of the available homes for sale in York. If you see something you like, or to learn more about living here, contact Homesale Realty today.