Gallery, Music Venue & More


     Conveniently located a short 3 blocks from Lancaster Train Station (LNC) and just 1 block from Downtown Lancaster City, The Discerning Eye Center for the Arts is the newest, most accessible contemporary art gallery in the Central Pa region.

Not only set apart by location, the DECA is the areas only gallery not afraid to show avant-garde works by emerging and established artists to properly reflect the current trends happening online and in metropolitan Art circles. We have the vision of NYC with a LNC state of mind: community, fairness, accessibility and innovation. 

Our newly renovated space reflects the mindfulness and respect to the Art and Artists exhibiting. Our singular focus is to provide a clear vision through which to inspect and introspect.

     The DECA building is also a rentable venue for your private or public event.
Available to private artists, organizations, non-profits or to those who are looking for a creative space to gain inspiration.






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Click Event Calendar for a more complete listing of events at the DECA


Check out our calendar for cultural and musical events which occur in our main gallery


The 2nd edition of An Intimate Evening of Music featuring Acoustic musical acts at the Discerning Eye Center for the Arts in Lancaster, PA. 3-28-15 Acts: Ben &Joe Love and Dust Dave May Liz Fulmer Ben & Joe (excerpt from FB) "Alternative singer-songwriter duo from Lancaster, PA.






Manifest your dreams

At The Discerning Eye Center for the Arts, we can help you manifest your dreams by helping you organize a well promoted, well attended gallery show promoting your works as an Artists in house, as well as on our website and store.


Stay connected and up to date with the DECA's monthly workshops. We are always looking to for contract instructors for children and adult classes.




The DECA is also a place to gather amongst friends, creatively commune, and share ideas.

Rentable Venue


The DECA Building is available for Private Bookings for special events and public gatherings.

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When you work with the Discerning Eye, you have the trusted reputation of 5+ years of Arts Advocacy behind you. We have taken much care to mold our prestige in the Arts community, backing and recommending artists with drive and talent. Our social media and real world reach is growing day by day. Join our team.