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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

Tucked away in Caledonia State Park is quaint Totem Pole Playhouse, one of the areas few classic summer theaters.

Totem Pole Playhouse hosts plays and musicals throughout the summer, and most years, has a special Christmas show for the holiday season.  The theater has been in business for over sixty years, keeping its own company of actors and also showcasing famous actors and actresses, including John Ritter, Patsy Cline and Sally Struthers.  Totem Pole Playhouse aims to bring nationally acclaimed, off-Broadway hits to its lovely and especially intimate venue.

The Playhouse is one the few theaters to maintain its longevity, providing classic theater for the central Pennsylvania area, despite being a nonprofit organization.  Snacks and beverages are available for purchase.  Subscriptions are available, offering a 10% discount to those who renew their memberships.

9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA  17222:  717.352.2164