The Parliament is a non-profit organization, sponsored by Philanthropic Endeavors, committed revitalizing the arts in York City. Our goal is to make art accessible to everyone. We showcase creatives in the community, giving them a store front for their work, and a space to teach and share with others.
Currently our location E. King Street holds several monthly events, check out events page for more information. However we’re always open for First Fridays. First Fridays for us are dedicated to often undiscovered and underfunded creatives and artists. Merchants join forces with us for these events, promoting local small businesses, and area musicians set the tone for the evening.
Who are you guys?
Board of Directors
President Mark Broomell
Vice President Alexandra Dwyer
Secretary Janna Slagel
Treasurer Josh Hankey
Gallery Curator Rita King
Community Coordinator Christina Kauffman
Project Coordinator Missi McLaren
Taylor Lapierre, Aaron Lewis, Courtney McConnell, Kirby Sybert
What’s the deal with the owl?
The Owl directly correlates with our name The Parliament. A Parliament is simply a group of owls. In Native-American folklore owls represent helpfulness, and wisdom, two characteristics we strive to inflict through our actions as an organization. This theme associated with owls also continues in Greek mythology. Athena, the goddess of wisdom adored owls, and had one accompanying her on her shoulder which revealed unseen truths to her. The owl was a symbol of protection and honesty, displayed on Greek currency and flying above the Greek armies.
Our E. King Street location is only open during specific events. The gallery is currently open monthly on First Fridays from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For poetry and music events at this location please check are “Upcoming Events” listings or check our Facebook page. Additional gallery events and hours coming soon.
Our office is located at 110 E King Street, in Downtown York PA. Our event space is two doors down at 116 E King Street which is directly across the street from the famous Kleppers Key Shop.