Abstract Art Workshop

Painting, drawing and mixed media workshop
explores the past 100 years of avant-garde art.

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Chester Springs Studio

Chester Springs Studio is a vibrant arts center at Historic Yellow Springs.  Founded in 1978, the Studio has grown in reputation in the visual arts.

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The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs

The Washington, a colonial inn and tavern built c.1750, is now a venue with a 2000 square-foot main room, easily hosting 150 seated guests with room for dancing.

Experience Elegance

Dear HYS Friends,

HYS classes, events and gatherings will be postponed and the HYS offices will be closed starting 3/18/20 until further notice.  Many team members will be working remotely and will still be available during this time.  Like many organizations around the globe, Historic Yellow Springs is monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus).  Our top priority is the health and safety of all who come in contact with HYS.  We are closely watching updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and plan to reopen the offices and reschedule events, classes and gatherings as soon as safety allows.  We will provide ongoing updates as they become available and we encourage you to join our face book page, if you have not already.  https://www.facebook.com/HistoricYellowSprings/

Our goal again, is to reschedule all programs for a later date, again as soon as safety allows.  We ask that you please consider moving any paid registrations or deposits as an account credit for rescheduled happenings.  We ask you to also consider additional support at this time, if you are able; and to possibly donate those funds in lieu of a credit.  As a non-profit HYS will be impacted by this closure, and we appreciate your support in these unprecedent times.

In the meantime, our beautiful gardens and grounds will remain open and are starting to pop with spring color. In the midst of everything happening there is still beauty in this world and Historic Yellow Springs is the perfect picture of nature at its best!  We encourage you to come out and walk the property, explore the trails and enjoy the outdoor village that we all love so much.

We will continue to take extra precautions to minimize the spread of the virus.  We will continue to follow the state and county guidelines for the COVID-19 public health concern as well as keeping a close watch of communication from the Chester County Health Department.  We will keep you informed as soon as changes occur.

Please continue to follow suggested guidelines.  The following links are available for you to easily access information.

We invite you to visit:

Chester County Health Department: https://chesco.org/224/Health

PA Department of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

WHO: https://www.who.int/

We will continue to monitor and discuss the situation and keep you informed if our plans need to change.  If you are a Pennsylvania resident and are experiencing symptoms or believe you have been exposed to the virus, call 1-877-PA-HEALTH. 

Donate to HYS

Your donations support our historic village and educational programs dedicated to the arts, history and nature. Every dollar counts. Every gift matters. Help to preserve over 300 years of local history, rich artistic heritage and inspiring natural beauty.

Create, discover and develop your skills in the fine arts, including painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and ceramics in the peaceful and scenic village of Historic Yellow Springs. Classes are offered for all ages and skill levels.

Join us for exciting events and exhibits at Historic Yellow Springs. We host events year round, including the Yellow Springs Art Show, Fine Arts and Crafts Show, HYS Members Show, Town Tours and Village Walks, Jazz at the Springs and HYS Holiday Stroll.

The Washington is ready to host your special event. With over 2000 square feet in the main room, it can easily hold 150 seated guests and have plenty of room for dancing. Find out more about its history, beauty and elegance.

The mission of Historic Yellow Springs, Inc. is to share, preserve and celebrate the unique living village of Yellow Springs. With the focus on history, art, education and the environment, Historic Yellow Springs enriches the lives of all who come here. Historic Yellow Springs is home to Chester Springs Studio, a vibrant arts center that hosts classes, workshops and exhibitions in the visual arts. Historic Yellow Springs, Inc. is supported in part by the following organizations:

Pennsylvania Council on the ARTS       Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

Upcoming Events

  1. Spring Semester: C:March30-June1

    March 30 - June 1
  2. Good Friday

    April 10
  3. Easter

    April 12
  4. Private Event: 4/18/20(sat) 5:00 PM

    April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Earth Day

    April 22