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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 10-13 (Children and Youth Day July 9) 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.




Arts Festival News Articles

Arts Fest Brings Alumni, Students Back to State College Arts Fest Brings Alumni, Students Back to State College
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jessica Tully
There is something there for all art aficionados -- scarves, chairs, belts, mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and much, much more. There is even music, dance and theatrical performances in outdoor and indoor venues. [Read More]
Budding Artists Take Center Stage at Arts Fest Budding Artists Take Center Stage at Arts Fest
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jessica Tully
Children sold a wide array of homemade items, including pillows, bracelets, chalk, picture frames, ribbons, flip flops and hats. "I like that so many of us get to show off our artistic skills each Arts Fest," says 11-year-old Lydia Tack. [Read More]
Arts Fest Goes Digital With New App Arts Fest Goes Digital With New App
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff
The app displays locations for each artist and performance venue, and can tell you which artists and performances are closest to you. If you find an event you like, you can bookmark it and get a reminder an hour before the event starts. [Read More]
Sunshine Expected for Arts Fest Celebration Sunshine Expected for Arts Fest Celebration
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jessica Tully
"In general the weather is looking pretty good," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines says. "It should make for a nice festival." [Read More]
Arts Fest Gets Underway Giving Children Chance to Shine Arts Fest Gets Underway Giving Children Chance to Shine
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
There are a million and one sports opportunities, especially here in the Centre region, for kids and the arts are not as available. This is a way to introduce kids to making art," says Rick Bryant, executive director of the festival. [Read More]
Recycling Efforts Boosted for Arts Fest Recycling Efforts Boosted for Arts Fest
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jessica Tully
"Trash does cost taxpayers a lot of money," Fey says. "People just think it goes away but there's a real cost to it. If we can reduce that cost, by doing something simple, we're saving money that would go to a landfill. Taxpayers are paying money to do that." [Read More]
Arts Festival Quickly Taking Shape Arts Festival Quickly Taking Shape
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Erin O'Leary, owner of the Old State Clothing company, says the festival brings in lots of business. "Arts Fest for this location is bigger than a football weekend because we're right in the heart of it," she says. [Read More]
Alumni Can Relive Glory Days With Arts Fest Stay in Penn State Dorm Alumni Can Relive Glory Days With Arts Fest Stay in Penn State Dorm
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jessica Tully
At $52 for a single room and $92 for a double, the price is hard to beat for any alumnus craving the familiarity of a Twin XL bed. "We love Penn State. We love coming back," Ernst says. "It was fun staying in the dorms because our kids got a kick out of it. We do too." [Read More]
Arts Fest Offers New Exhibit Featuring Centre County Photography Arts Fest Offers New Exhibit Featuring Centre County Photography
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
"It's an excellent exhibit of high quality work by local artists," says Marie Doll, executive director of the Art Alliance. "For any kind of artist, including photographers, this area offers such rich experiences." [Read More]
Arts Fest a 'Homecoming' for State College Community  Arts Fest a 'Homecoming' for State College Community
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
"Because we're 48 years old it sort of has a personality of it's own, part of that is the reunion aspect of it. People get together with old friends, or you have company, and people come back to Penn State." [Read More]
Penn State, State College Replacing State Patty's Day with Arts Festival Penn State, State College Replacing State Patty's Day with Arts Festival
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
"The goal with State Patty's Day has always been to reduce the popularity of the event to the point where it's an unattractive option to out-of-town visitors and others alike," says Penn State Student Affairs Vice President Damon Sims. [Read More]
Arts Fest seeks entries for Centre County photo contest Arts Fest seeks entries for Centre County photo contest
35 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
LEMONT — The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has issued a call for entries for “Seeing America: Centre County in Photographs,” a juried photography exhibition. The exhibition will be a part of this summer’s 48th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the [Read More]
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