Gettysburg community art space Waldo’s & Company invites all to its 10th birthday celebration

Local art space invites everyone for food, music, and games to celebrate 10 years in the

Gettysburg, PA – Nonprofit art space Waldo’s & Company welcomes everyone to celebrate a
decade of community art with Waldos 10th Birthday Party Saturday, Aug. 26, from 4 to 10 p.m. at
17 Lincoln Square (Basement) in Gettysburg.  
This anniversary not only signifies the decade of hard work but the potential ahead and
welcomes all for an evening of celebratory community fun.
The birthday celebration will include food trucks, lawn games as well as live music performed
by The Heads or Tails Experience and Ben Kennedy. A dance party will kick off at 8:30 p.m.
with DJ Deezy.
Waldo’s annual birthday party will also feature a fundraiser, including limited edition new
releases and reprints of classic Waldo’s t-shirts through the years.
Thanks to the contributions of volunteers and generous donations of all sizes, Waldo’s has been
able to thrive as a community-driven space for all ages.
“We are incredibly grateful to the community for their continued support,” Chris Lauer,
executive director and trade shop manager. “Ten years feels like a dream,” he said, “We are proud to serve the artists and the community of Gettysburg.”
Over the years, Waldo’s has grown to include building improvements and expanded spaces to its
bar and studios, as well as paid staff. “From our first show with a homemade stage serving Kool-Aid, it is a wonder to see how far we’ve come,” Lauer said.
Founded by a group of likeminded local artists, Waldo’s & Company has served as an all-
day/late-night hangout for Gettysburg since 2013. The nonprofit also hosts artist studios and
trade shops and is home to an art gallery, a used bookstore, and a stage for concerts and special
events. Waldo’s trade shop monthly membership offers low-cost access to fine art equipment, including
printmaking ceramics and film photography.  A donation-based drink bar helps directly support the vision of local artists and now includes a new variety of handcrafted beverages made from scratch, including an “after-hours” menu of specialty mocktails.
Freshly roasted beans are also available through Waldo’s monthly coffee subscription.
Waldos was founded with a vision of enjoying community, advancing culture, and fostering
creativity in a substance-free space.
Waldo’s is also a proud participant of the annual Adams County Giving Spree.

ABOUT WALDO’S & CO. Waldos & Company is located beneath Lark Gifts at 17 Lincoln
Square in the heart of Historic Downtown Gettysburg. Waldo’s is open Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, including artist receptions, live music venues, volunteer
opportunities and more, visit, call 717-429-6040 and follow
Waldo’s on social media.

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