New Year, New Studio!

New Year, New Studio!

New Year, New Studio!

Friendship Heart Studio is opening up a second Studio location at 1159 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543, adjacent to Friendship Community's main office, and has opening for new Heart Artists.

It's no secret that COVID-19 has caused many challenges for our Artists within our day program. To limit the amount of physical contact, our studio has resorted to virtual lessons, limited the amount of heart artists per day, and arranged the desks for proper social distancing. While the Studio is striving towards the goal of getting back to full-capacity, there are currently over 40 Heart Artists attending one day per week each.

This new Studio space, which used to house Meaningful Day Academy, will allow more current Artists to safely come back to the Studio, as well as welcome brand new Heart Artists into the Friendship Heart Studio Day Program. The second Studio space is set to open in March 2022 and will allow the Artists count to reach 18 per day at full capacity and will offer program 5 days per week – similar to the downtown Lancaster Studio. Upon first opening, the Studio will house around 6 Individuals per day and will work towards full capacity. “The new studio space will allow us to invite dozens of new Artists who wish to develop their artistic skills, foster their creativity, and express themselves more fully. Our team is excited about this new challenge and opportunity to expand the program!” says Studio Manager, Sarah Rush.

The layout of the new Studio includes a spacious and private medication room, a Studio supply room and a new space for matting and framing. The matting and framing room will allow for more pieces to be safely handled and for proper storage afterwards.

With this new Studio opening, Instructor needs will also increase – possibly at either Lancaster or Lititz locations. Anyone interested in working in the Studio should keep an eye on our website and social medias for these openings to be posted.

Help us fill the new Studio! Interested Individuals, or supports on behalf of Individuals, should fill out the digital inquiry form below. Please note that filling out the online inquiry form does not guarantee a spot in the Studio program. Please direct any questions to Studio Manager, Sarah Rush, at (717) 945-6904 or

Friendship Heart Gallery is a faith-based, non-profit Gallery and state-licensed Studio cultivating capabilities of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Autism since 2007. Supporting over 40 Individuals in the Lancaster and surrounding areas, Friendship Heart Gallery continues its vital work every day of Expressing Capabilities.

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