Upcoming Events:



Artist Workshop - Working with Graphic Designers

Best Practices & Encouraging their Creativity

When: Thursday, May 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Parliament, 116 E. King St., Downtown York 

Graphic designers. You know you need their help, but where do you start? Branding, logos, a website? How do you even find a designer to work with?

We’ll cover everything you need to know about the proper etiquette for working with graphic designers - from finding the right graphic designer for you, to how to best work with that designer, and how to make the relationship fruitful for both parties. 

When we’re done, you’ll be ready to reach out and find the best match for you and hit the ground running on your branding and design needs.

Bring something to take notes on and plenty of ideas and questions for our graphic designer - Chelsea Foster. Visit her site here.

Register by emailing kate@parliamentyork.org.


Spring Forward

An Elegant & Immersive Art Experience

When: Saturday June, 3 2017 from 7-11pm
Where: The Bond 134 E King St, Downtown York PA

Save the date for the most anticipated event of the season!

The Parliament Arts Organization presents the 5th Annual Spring Forward event sponsored by CGA Law Firm.

This sell-out event will take place at Central Pa.’s most sought-after industrial chic venue, The Bond, 134 E. King St., on Saturday, June 3, from 7-11 p.m.

Ten area artists are partnering with downtown York retailers to create immersive art installations that incorporate three-dimensional objects and design elements that bring art and fashion to life. When you enter the event, you become a part of the living, breathing masterpiece that is Spring Forward.

It’s art meets fashion meets party and it’s a night you won’t soon forget. 

Guests can look forward to the following at this unforgettable event: 

  • An elegant and immersive art experience featuring 9 artists, 9 installations, 9 spring fashions
  • A brand new theme with show-stopping decor and lighting  
  • Southern-inspired gourmet food by award-winning chef, Jay Varga, of The JDK Group 
  • Photobooth and entertainment to keep the party going 
  • Themed signature cocktail and open bar all evening 
  • Special surprises and so much more! 

Dress Code: Smart Casual.

All proceeds from this exclusive event will directly benefit The Parliament Arts Organization, which advances social and economic revitalization of York by providing professional development and event programming for creatives.

For information on sponsorship opportunities or to learn more, contact Alex Dwyer at Alexandra@ParliamentYork.Org



Artist Workshop Series: Death & Syntaxes

Grammatical errors that kill your professional reputation

When: Thursday, June 15 from 6-7 p.m.
Where: The Parliament, 116 E. King St., York 

This course covers the essentials of written communication. Topics include punctuation, capitalization, problematic pronouns, writing professional emails and social media posts, readability, killing your darlings, writing better with fewer words, avoiding the passive voice, the purpose of hyphenation, and real-life examples of bad grammar through a very satisfying live-editing session of social media posts. Bring a notebook, examples of bad writing, and questions. 

About our speaker

Christina Kauffman is an award-winning investigative reporter, feature writer, columnist, and editor with more than 15 years of experience covering multiple beats for newspapers in Pennsylvania.

She owns and operates Word. By Christina Kauffman, LLC. http://www.wordbychristina.com/