Fourth Fridays are special in Columbia – happening this Friday

Fourth Fridays along the River Towns is excited to offer the arts and culture, along with a variety of eating establishments throughout each town.


“Visions of the Susquehanna” at Columbia Crossing, come and view the beautiful display located on 41 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA. Open during Fourth Friday hours; as well as Wednesday – Saturday 10-4, and Sunday 10-4.

Garth Galley is having their 7th Annual Abstract Exhibit of local artists and friends of the gallery.

Historic Mount Bethel Cemetery is having an art exhibit called “Spotlight on the Artists of the River Towns” on April 22nd from 5:00PM – 9:00PM will feature works by several local artists.  The Susquehanna River has been a drawing card over the years for a variety of artists and today many of them still reside near the scenic waterway.

Held in conjunction with the Susquehanna Valley of Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center’s “Fourth Fridays,” works by: Phyllis Koster, Robert Oughton, Suzanne Satterfield, Dale Weibley, Christine Ott, Chris Redding, Thomas Hermansader, Diana Thomas, Bill Clark, Cleon Berntheizel, Robert Hammer, and Dave Haneman will be featured.

Hermansader is well known for his paintings of the area’s most noted landmarks on canvas and paper. Using pastels, acrylic, colored pencils and watercolor, Satterfield creates paintings illustrating the Susquehanna River and the Lancaster/York County area.

“Inkmen”: Robert Oughton, Dave Haneman, Dale Weibley, and Cleon Berntheizel each using pen and ink in their own creative way will share some of their exquisite renderings.  Weibley accomplishes his work by using a technique called “stippling”, where images are created by using individual ‘dots’ of ink.  Berntheizel has created an extensive portfolio of local landmarks meticulously rendered in pen and ink.

Koster, a fiber artist, captures art through the craft of weaving. She has received awards from the Philadelphia Hand Weavers Guild, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts for some of her creations.

In addition to Friday evening the exhibit at the Caretaker’s Cottage at Mt. Bethel Cemetery will continue on Sunday afternoon, April 24th from 2:00 – 4:00PM. Refreshments will be available and the event is open to the public.

We are excited Jonal Gallery will be reopening this Fourth Friday. The proprietors of Jonal Gallery, John Novak and Dale Weibley, invite the public to visit their newly configured Gallery and Boutique space during the SVCC’s Fourth Friday Event in April as we reopen our new gallery concept; 5-9pm. Come experience our unique gallery experience in a new exciting footprint dedicated exclusively to the art and artistry of Dale Weibley.  Weibley is a River Towns native. Born in Columbia and is a graduate of Donegal High School. Upon Graduation he left Marietta to attend Kutztown University where he majored in advertising, art and sculpture. He returned to the River Towns in 2002, first to Marietta until 2005 when they purchased the current 1876 Victorian Townhome in Columbia that now serves as their private residence and houses The Jonal Gallery/DWDesigns Boutique.

Dale Weibley is best known for his Pen & Ink renditions of his art created using a technique known as “stippling” where each piece is created with individual ‘dots’ resulting in the whole. Many of his stippled works were, and are, inspired by the monuments, architecture and landmarks experienced alone the Susquehanna River. Weibley favors pen & ink but also offer his talent in Oil, acrylics and water color. The Gallery offers select originals and giclees of his works. Also enjoy browsing our assortment of note cards, coloring books and cross stitch kits – all from original works by the artist. Dale has developed, and continues to develop his exclusive deigns in accessory wearable items, all created and hand crafted on premise in his studio.

Gallery will be open Friday, April 22; 5-9pm, Saturday, April 23; noon-5pm an Sunday, April 24; 2-4pm. Regular gallery hours will be Friday and Saturday; noon-5pm and select Fourth Fridays. Call us at: 717.669.1890 for details or visit us anytime.

Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts join us on Friday, April 22, 5-9 p.m. for Penn’s Woods Printmakers; Jewelry by Richelle Leigh Walk; Print Signing by painter Frank Morgan and a special exhibition featuring art work from Hempfield High School’s National Art Honor Society. Located at 224 Locust Street, Columbia.

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Columbia Historic Market House is open from 4pm till 8pm. Live music entertainment will be provided be provided by Dillweed at 5:30 till 7:30pm. Standholders include Susquehanna Blue Smoke; Olde World Pretzel, Whistlestop Bakery, Kat’s Sweet Shop, Cake Pops by Trisha, Barto’s Naturals, Intermezzo, Terram Olei, Esh’s Cannings, Nani Moon, and Fetter’s Findings. Stop in look at a bit of history from 1869. Columbia Market House is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 3pm, live entertainment beginning at 11:30am.

Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen received the Open Table Award last week! Votes sent in by Open Table participants!

Senior Night is back, featuring vocalist, Peggy Keller, Pa. Senior Idol winner! Terrific Tuesdays at Prudhomme’s-BYO Wine on Tuesday nights ONLY-no corking fees** Family Night at Prudhomme’s-3rd Tuesday- Pete The magician-tableside walk about magic-6-8pm Kids 12 & under eat free every Tuesday night from children’s’ menu.

Fourth Friday Night EVERY month 7-10pm Ragtime Willi Band-great trio-harmonica, banjo, mandolin, guitar and assorted small rhythm instruments. Late Night Happy Hour 8-10pm Great selection of craft beers both on tap and bottles.  Prudhomme’s is celebrating 26 years in Lancaster County! Features now & all summer: Canadian cold water Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese, Lobster Rolls/Po’boys, Crawfish & red potato Buckets, Juicy Atlantic Swordfish!

PA tatting expert, Diane Fisher, will present her tatting skills, antique tatting supplies and books at fabshop, 26 N Fourth St on 4th Friday open house on April 22 from 5pm-9pm. This is a preview for tatting classes, which will be held Saturday May 14th and 21st from 10am – 12noon. Call fabshop 717-984-5760, Wed-Sat 10am-6pm or Sun 12-5 for complete information and to reserve your seat for these intriguing classes.

Bootleg Antiques at 135 Bridge Avenue will be having live entertainment by acoustical guitarist Keil Holland from 5pm to 8pm. Moonshine samples will also be available in the café.

Columbia Historic Preservation Society is presenting two exhibits in, the Miller Manse building, “Evolution of Columbia” and “Columbia, the Rail of Freedom”. Fondly known as CHiPS, will be open each Fourth Friday from 5 to 8pm.

St. Paul Episcopal Church is having dance trio, “Dance Mosaic” with Valerie Henry. The performance is “Hands & Feet” “Dances for Children of all Ages.” The program will begin at 7pm. Donations are welcomed.

SOURCE: news release, Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce

“Painter, Frank Morgan will do a print signing at the SCCA Friday April 22 from 5-9 p.m” 

SOURCE: news release, Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts



  1. There are additional vendors at the Columbia market house that are not on your list would it be possible to add them or maybe even stop by and do a piece on or shout out each month on the vendors. Is there an email so send you an updated list. Thank you

  2. Please note the piece you reference is a submitted news release. News releases about events and happenings in and around Columbia are welcomed. Email releases to Thank you for reading Columbia news, views & reviews.

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