4:00 pm16:00

Open Studio and Reception

  • Ben Nelson Artist Studio

Join me in my artist studio to see my latest work and get a chance to see the behind the scenes of my process. Light refreshments and bites will be provided. Hope to see you there!


My studio is in a large red barn at the corner of Shaub and Meadow Lane. I will have a large chalkboard out front pointing you to the entrance in the barn as well!

Sep 3

Lancaster First Friday: Smart Growth Pop-Up Exhibit

  • Pop-Up Park

Join the CSG as we celebrate the places we like that make Lancaster County unique and special. This year's Pop-Up Park will be a fun and artistic interpretation of a vision for the future of Lancaster County. Meet the artists that are building our future!

May 8

Music is For Everyone: Wandering Warehouse

  • Box Company Flats

Celebrate Music is for Everyone with an evening of local food, artists and music. My work will be on exhibit on the 3rd floor. Hope to see you there!

1:00 pm13:00

Open Studio and Reception

  • Ben's Private Art Studio

Join us as Ben opens the doors to his personal art studio space. Come view Ben's most recent work as well as works in progress. Light beverages and food provided.

Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show
Aug 16

Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show

  • Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show

Presented under the oaks of Chautauqua, the annual Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show exhibits hundreds of carefully juried and selected national artists. Ben will be presenting his work on Saturday, 8/15, 9am - 6pm, and Sunday, 8/16, 9am - 5pm. For more information on location, visit

Ben Teaches Plein Air Landscape Painting
9:00 am09:00

Ben Teaches Plein Air Landscape Painting

  • Susquehanna Art Museum

Join Ben for an exciting  and expressive Plein Air Landscape painting workshop that focuses less on making a "perfect" work of art and more on an expressive reaction to nature.  Let go of your preconceived notions about making a painting from life and learn some fun, unorthodox ways to approach painting. This class is being held by Ben and hosted at the Susquehanna Museum of Art in Harrisburg. For more details and to sign up, visit