Video: City of Makers
LANCASTER IS A CITY of makers. Creating. Innovating. Collaborating. There is a rhythm to our city. It’s fast. It’s authentic. It has soul. There is a sense of community. It’s fun. It’s fresh. It has flavor. Fig is proud to showcase The City as a place to live, work and play. Be part of it. Find it at Fig.
Finding our Next Voice
YOU COULD BE THE NEXT VOICE. For more than 6 years, Fig has partnered with WXPN to bring you the best in local bands and new music through Helen Leicht’s Fig Voices column. To be considered for possible coverage in a future issue of Fig Voices, please send an email to FigVoices@xpn.org and include a brief bio, links to your band website, links to a minimum of 3Read on →
The LancHappy Project 2016
FIG IS SEARCHING THE CITY FOR A KING OR QUEEN OF HAPPY! Do you know someone making downtown lancaster a better place to live and work? The LancHappy Project is back for 2016! This year, we will be honoring the people who always find a way to bring others together and spread a smile to those they meet. We want to recognize the neighbor on your block who alwaysRead on →
Setting the Table: A Very Social City
WE'LL BE HONEST: We like to host a great party. From five to five thousand, Lancaster is a perfect place to throw a party. It’s a place where everyone is welcome. There’s room for everyone at the table.
Having a thriving community is a lot like throwing a great party. It starts with a plan and a vision. This season, we’re inspired by the collaborationsRead on →
Fresh Face: Rudewood Design
ALEX RUDEGEAIR AND JEREMIAH LINTON became friends while studying carpentry at Thaddeus Steven’s School of technology. The two formed RudeWood Design in October of 2014. Their custom design and build woodworking company focuses on skilled commercial and high-end residential creations.
RudeWood’s handiwork can be seen inside Spring House Brewing Company, TheRead on →
Fresh Face: Cafe One Eight
Cafe One Eight is celebrating the start of their fourth year in business with a brand new renovation! Owners Matt and Kathleen Smucker named the café after the address: 18 West Orange Street and Acts 1:8.
The couple collaborated with Christopher and Claudia Beiler, owners of The Chris & Claude Co., to transform the space. The husband and wife team specializesRead on →
Fresh Face: Pubforge
“Pubforge is a collaborative tech working space that’s been uniquely tailored toward web professionals, programmers, geeks, and people who make their living by using computers and high-speed Internet,” says Joel Walker, Pubforge’s owner. The new tech-working space is located on the second floor inside Tellus360 alongside Walker’s other business, IndustrialRead on →
Fresh Face: The Premise Studio
FOR THE PAST 13 YEARS, Jeremy Hess and Donovan Roberts Witmer have captured compelling photography for clients in Lancaster and throughout the East Coast. In 2012, Donovan left his career as a magazine editor and creative director to join the Jeremy Hess Photographers’ team. In the years since that transition, the commercial side of the business has grownRead on →
Fresh Face: DiCarlo’s Pizza
CHOOSE THE ORIGINAL, TASTE THE BEST! is the tagline. The distinctive taste of DiCarlo’s Original Pizza is made with a special crispy crust, a trademarked tangy sauce, and freshly ground provolone cheese. The “Original Way” includes sprinkling cheese on top of the square-shaped pizza after it comes hot out of the oven. A melted cheese option is also availableRead on →
Fresh Face: David Lyall Home & Design
AFTER THIRTY-SIX YEARS in Buck, David Lyall is proud to call downtown Lancaster his new home! Along with the new location comes a new name: David Lyall Home & Design.
In 1979, Lyall’s father and uncle founded a small furniture store called Buck Home Furnishings. Lyall grew up in the family business and from an early age loved bold designs and visuallyRead on →
Authentic: Martha Lester Harris
YWCA Lancaster is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCA provides safe, affordable childcare for hundreds of Lancaster County families, affordable housing for women and children, advocates for improved social justice, sexual assault prevention, and women’s and girls’ empowerment throughRead on →
Discover Lancaster’s Galleries
EXPLORE THE CITY'S FINE ART GALLERIES. Find nationally-celebrated art, monthly exhibits, and interactive art sessions all in our walkable Downtown.
Keep up with your favorite galleries and discover new talent by #buylocalart and joining our social community.
SAVE THE DATES:
First Friday with The Gallery Guide
Friday, May 6
Spring Art WalkRead on →
Saturday, May 7 &
2016 Social Mission Partners
At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors.
For 2016, we have chosen three innovative nonprofits whose good works contribute immensely to our thriving, local community. Please join us as we support these inspiring causes thisRead on →