The Dillsburg Arts and Revitalization Council has begun its Capital Campaign for the repair of Historic Monaghan Church, their home base and location for concerts and programs. This is a result of decreased state and federal funding for projects involving the arts and the repair of historic structures.

The Dillsburg Arts and Revitalization Council has been actively involved in the improvement of the Dillsburg Area community since 1998.

State and federal funding for programs and repair of the historic church have diminished to a point that threatens the continuation of these programs. The roof on the church is in need of repair and in order to do that monies would have to be used that pay for our programs. This is something we do not want to do, so we are reaching out to the community for donations to assist with the maintenance of Historic Monaghan (the oldest Presbyterian Church west of the Susquehanna River) and take care of the roof.

Watch the Dillsburg Banner and our Web Site for future news and articles on the project and “thank you” so very much for all your support in the past and for our future.

Jay Young
Dillsburg Arts and Revitalization Council 

Important note about Dance Camp Registration: If the class you are interested in is full, please select a different week or alternate class time (in the case of the Kdg/1st grade class)

 Fall Concerts sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of York County Creative Impact Grant.

Polar Bear Dance Camp was started in 2017 and is run by Jason Reed, the instructor for the Artist in Residency Program in the Northern York County School District.

We recently were informed that our program is a model program for the Artist in Residency program for the state of Pennsylvania and we are so very fortunate to have Jason as our artist. This year the Dance Camp will be:

2018 Polar Bear Summer Dance Camp

                                                      June 25th-28th

​Watch our web site and also the NYCDSD web sites for more information to come.

The AIR program is provided by the Cultural Alliance of York County and funded with a matching grant provided by that organization and matched by the Polar Bear Foundation and local PTO groups.

Become a "Friend of Dillsburg Arts" - Support this project with a tax-deductible donation. Download Donation Form

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Here are the latest in what we have to offer in free classes, speakers, and performances.

Dillsburg is a thriving community offering many programs and learning opportunities in the arts. Explore this website to find out how you can participate!



You can contribute!

(and receive a tax credit)

Click here for the Donation Form


Check the Visual Arts Page for more information on Arts Camp.

Check the Performing Arts Page for more information on Dance Camp.

Past programs provided by the Dillsburg Arts Council have included:

  • Rebel Hearts Irish Dancers
  • Polar Bear Singers
  • Northern String Quartet
  • Pigeon Hill Station- country music
  • The Eaken Trio- chamber music
  • Susquehanna Travellers
  • Pa. Woodwind Quintet- chamber music and popular
  • Reese Project- jazz
  • Free Spirit Watercolor Class (ongoing)
  • Dillsburg Watercolor Class art show
  • Summer Art Camp for elementary age students
  • Watercolor workshop by Yachiyo Beck
  • Creating a "bound journal" workshop
  • Art Journaling techniques
  • Harrisburg Mandolin Quintet
  • Dillsburg Brass
  • Carol Knisley- show tunes
  • Old Time Hymn Sing
  • Letters Home at Christmas- Civil War Soldiers ( a reading)
  • The Sea Dogs- pirates chants and songs
  • Irish Rovers- Irish music
  • Music assemblies at the local elementary schools
  • Occasional Saxophone Quartet

 These cover a few of the performances and programs sponsored by the Dillsburg Arts and revitalization Council.  It is our endeavor to feature local artists and youth whenever possible also to have programs for young people to inspire them to develop their talents in the arts.

Register Here for Dance Camp or Arts Camp 2018

June 25-28Polar Bear Dance Camp (see Performing Arts Page for more info)
July 22, 2pmHymn Sing and Ice Cream at Historic Monaghan 

July 30-Aug 2

Art Camp Week 1 (see Visual Arts Page for more info)
Aug 6-9Art Camp Week 2  (see Visual Arts Page for more info)
OngoingFree Spirit Watercolor Class 
Mondays from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 a.m     See the visual arts page​​​​

Read more information below about the impact that the Arts Council has had on the community and find out how you can help be a part of our campaign.

Dillsburg Arts Council Begins Capital Campaign

Dillsburg Arts and Revitalization Council