Arts Council


The Council consists of five members who are appointed on an annual basis.

  • Patricia Crawford
  • Sandra McKeehan
  • Mary Grace Newsome
  • Lorraine Rogers
  • Stanley K. Smith

Staff Liaison

  • Rachelle Scott


The Arts Council has been established to develop arts and cultural policies and to provide a vehicle for productive partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department in promotion of the arts, cultural, and aesthetic concerns. Arts Council hosts events throughout the year. 

Upcoming Events:

Book Discussion Flyer for December 16 2021


The mission of the Lower Paxton Township Arts Council is to promote and support the arts, encourage participation in the arts by people of all ages, and create an environment in which art experiences are an integral part of community life.


Some activities that the Arts Council has sponsored or conducted include:

  • Art exhibits to feature work of skilled visual artists
  • Author Nights in cooperation with the East Shore Area Library and its Friends
  • Bimonthly book discussions
  • Community concerts with the Lower Paxton Variety Band
  • Crafts activities for children at the annual Night Out for Public Safety and Holiday Tree Lighting events
  • Movie nights with speakers and discussion on classic films
  • Trash(can) to Treasure: The decoration of trash receptacles for Township parks, a yearly event