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In many ways, Lancaster County is an arts community. Several artists live here, work here, and display their art here. Lancaster initiated the Arts in Education program, a statewide program first piloted here to bring hands-on art instruction from artists-in-residence to students from elementary to high schools. Drama productions, classical and folk music concerts, and chamber choir performances are scheduled throughout the year. Something is always going on in the arts in Lancaster—from art, pottery, and drama workshops to gallery crawls.

The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County
The Community Playhouse performs popular musicals and plays at their spring, summer, and winter productions.  Summer Drama Camp available in summer.

The Lancaster Arts League
The Arts League meets the third Tuesday of each month during the school year for hands-on art and fine crafts workshops. It also co-sponsors the annual Marian Hagins Art Competition, held in September and exhibited through the end of October at the LCCA Gallery. For details, call 803-283-3965 or 803-285-1820.

The Lancaster Chamber Choir
The Chamber Choir performs in concert in May, December and again in the spring. Regular auditions and rehearsals are held September through April. Season tickets are available. If you are interested in joining or finding out about the next concert, call 803-283-8927 or

Lancaster County Council of the Arts (LCCA)
The mission of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts (LCCA) is to enhance the quality of life in Lancaster County through arts education and programming, to form community partnerships for promotion and support of the arts, and to serve as a resource center of the arts.

Performing Arts Series
For more information, please see Performing Arts page on our website.

Bob Doster
Bob Doster is an internationally acclaimed artist who makes his home and studio in Lancaster. Bob's unique style of metal design ranges from free-floating steel in multi-colored tables and accent pieces to monumental sculpture. He is the winner of the 2006 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Artist of the Year Award – the highest honor awarded artists in the State of South Carolina.