Looking to think outside the box? Check out the The Thought Lot. The Thought Lot is a non profit contemporary arts center in downtown Shippensburg, that hosts a variety of artistic and cultural events. At first glance it purports itself as a stark warehouse, but this rawness is just a backdrop for the art exhibits hosted there. Unpretentiously furnished with old couches as seating for music events, the focus really is on the art.
The venue is a gathering site for creative types to show their artwork in a gallery setting. Exhibits run for a few weeks at a time. On the weekends, the venue brings modern bands of various genres. In the past, The Thought Lot has hosted avant-garde theater and audio/visual installations. Ongoing classes for Studio Z Zumba and yoga are held on a weekly basis. Visit their calendar page to find out the times. Various workshops take place as well, and in the past have included glassblowing demonstrations. Open mic night is every Wednesday from 7-11pm. The Thought Lot has a BYOB policy.
Anything creative goes at The Thought Lot. If you are an artist looking to exhibit your own works, contact them for arrangements. Studio spaces are also available to rent. For a calendar of music shows, visit their Facebook page.
37 E. Garfield St., Shippensburg, PA 17257