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Gettysburg Festival Continues This Week

Published June 14, 2011

The Gettysburg Festival continues throughout this week with many exciting events!!

Here is just a sampling of all the fun things going on. For a complete listing of events visit the Festival website here.

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Chocolate Sinema – June 15th A sinfully delicious combination of classic cinema and chocolate
This indulgent event will excite your senses! The evening begins with Lasse Hallström’s 2000 film Chocolat at the Majestic Theater. Following Chocolat, movie goers are invited to a decadent chocolate reception—a chocolate lover’s dream. Designed by former White House Chef Walter Scheib, the night will include a plethora of chocolate delicacies, from artisan chocolates to pastries, petit fours to fondue, and even coffees and martinis infused with chocolate. This chocolate-inspired evening is perfect for any sweet tooth! Cost is $25. More info here.

Edible Art Tour: Kicking Off History Meets the Arts – June 16th
Visit six galleries throughout Gettysburg’s historic district, meet world class artists and local top tier chefs, and enjoy both artistic and culinary masterpieces!! This culinary tour kicks off the popular downtown gallery events known as History Meets the Arts, a juried collection of the country’s most noted historical artists for one weekend. (Complimentary wine and beverages.) Also enjoy the Harmony Cornet Band as members play their musical repertoire of Big Band sounds, Sousa marches, and pop tunes throughout the downtown area. Tickets are $35 – more info here.

Participating Galleries:

  • Brafferton Inn, 44 York Street
  • Gallon Historical Art, 9 Steinwehr Avenue
  • Lord Nelson’s Gallery, 27 Chambersburg Street
  • Lincoln Into Art, 329 Baltimore Street (also serving as a location for the gallery Civil War Fine Art)
  • Lord Nelson’s Satellite Gallery at the Gettysburg Fire Hall, 35 North Stratton Street
  • Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) Juried Art Exhibition, Schmucker Gallery, Gettysburg College

Participating Artists:

  • Brafferton Inn – Artist Keith Rocco
  • Gallon Historical Art – Artist Dale Gallon
  • Lord Nelson’s – Artists Tim Sanner and Jim Wilson
  • Lincoln Into Art – Artist Wendy Allen and Artist Amy Lindenberger of Civil War Fine Art
  • Lord Nelson’s Satellite Gallery at the Gettysburg Fire Hall – about 30-40 artists/artisans total
  • ACAC Juried Art Exhibition, Schmucker Art Gallery – approximately 30-40 artists represented

Participating Chefs and Restaurants:

  • Brafferton Inn – Executive Chef Claude Rodier, Wyndham Gettysburg
  • Gallon Historical Art – Owner/Chef Sal Chandon, Chef Terry Shaffer and Chef Josh Mingle, Fairfield Inn
  • Lord Nelson’s – Chef Jason Hoover, J’s at the Village
  • Lincoln Into Art – Owner/Chef Marty Qually of Quisine 360
  • Lord Nelson’s Satellite Gallery at the Gettysburg Fire Hall – Owner/Head Chef Allison Giles and Assistant Sous Chef Zak Smith, Blue Parrot Bistro
  • ACAC Juried Art Exhibition, Schmucker Art Gallery – Chef Shelley Funt, Historic Gettysburg Hotel

History Meets the Arts: June 16th- 18th
Enjoy free admission to these gallery exhibits featuring masterful paintings and exquisite sculpture, opportunities to meet world-renown artists, artist demonstrations and much more.  History Meets the Arts is known as “the largest gathering of historical artists in the country.” Participation by artists and galleries is determined through a jurying process.

Read more about History Meets the Arts here.

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Brass on the Square – June 17th Market Street Brass Quintet and The U.S. Marine Corps Dixieland Ensemble of Quantico, Virginia
Enjoy the rich tones of two extraordinary brass bands in the heart of historic Gettysburg!

First, the Market Street Brass Quintet will perform a wide variety of music from Renaissance to jazz directly on Lincoln Square by the Gettysburg Hotel.At 7 pm, the Gettysburg Festival welcomes back a crowd favorite – the U.S. Marine Corps Dixieland Ensemble of Quantico, Virginia, for a resounding performance of military selections as well as New Orleans street music and original charts. Established in 1918, the U.S. Marine Corps Band of Quantico, Virginia, is one of the Marine’s oldest professional musical groups, and the Dixieland Band is one of its specialized ensembles.Free admission to Brass on the Square!


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