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Central PA Festival of the Arts

Aside from Penn State home football games, no other single event brings as much excitement and energy to the State College area as the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. The Arts Festival returns July 10-14 (Children and Youth Day July 10) and, like always, promises great art and entertainment, a variety of good food, and plenty of fun. Not only do locals look forward to the Arts Festival, but artists and visitors from around the world come to celebrate the arts in Happy Valley.

This Arts Festival guide not only provides you with information and features, but also let you interact and share the Festival with others. Upload a picture, blog about a "hidden gem" you found at the festival or just take a look at what others are doing and saying. You can also take a look "around" the festival on our 360 Virtual Tour page, It's All Right Here!!


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Arts Festival Top Story

South Allen Street Closed for the Arts Festival, Construction Underway South Allen Street Closed for the Arts Festival, Construction Underway
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
By Tuesday afternoon, a pile of boulders sat in the middle of the street. The sound of a chainsaw filled the air as workers started piecing together the displays. [Read More]

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Arts Fest Elects New Officers & Board Members: Prepares for 48th Edition of Popular Event Arts Fest Elects New Officers & Board Members: Prepares for 48th Edition of Popular Event
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
"The Festival’s board is a true town-gown partnership; that cooperation is part of our DNA. Even though most of the festival happens in the Borough of State College, artists all over the country know us as “the Penn State show”. [Read More]
Arts Festival Photo Gallery Arts Festival Photo Gallery
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff, Centre County Gazette
StateCollege.com has put together a collection of photos from the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, so you can check out all of the fun. [Read More]
Behind the Scenes at Arts Fest with 'General Jan' Behind the Scenes at Arts Fest with 'General Jan'
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Shawn Christ
“I don’t consider this work,” Arts Fest volunteer Jan Phillips says. “I find it very rewarding in lots of different ways. It’s rewarding for me because I meet lots of different people and it’s rewarding to remember people like the artists coming into the office.” [Read More]
Heister Street Filling up with Artwork One Square at a Time Heister Street Filling up with Artwork One Square at a Time
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“Each square is an individual piece of art, but at the same time, I feel like it all molds together pretty well and looks like one big mural.” [Read More]
The Art of Preparation The Art of Preparation
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
What about the artists who must gather their chosen pieces — wood, painting, clay, ceramics, fabric or other — and pack them to travel to State College? When do they begin to plan for the festival? [Read More]
People's Choice Festival Photo Gallery People's Choice Festival Photo Gallery
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
In addition to our photo gallery from the Arts Festival in State College, StateCollege.com has also compiled a photo gallery from the People's Choice Festival in Boalsburg [Read More]
Local Food Exhibitors Spice up the Arts Fest for the First Year Local Food Exhibitors Spice up the Arts Fest for the First Year
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Shawn Christ
Although he only started the business a little over a year ago, Lowenstein has been growing his own peppers for many years. The self-proclaimed “chili head” says he was “blessed with a little Irish grandma” who loved spicy foods, which sparked his passion for growing peppers. [Read More]