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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 2017 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. The Arts Festival returns July 13-16 (Children and Youth Day July 12) 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 Festival App to Include New Feature for 2017 Arts Festival App to Include New Feature for 2017
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Since 2008, a year after the first iPhone was released, the students and faculty of Penn State’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction have contributed mobile computing support to the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts with an annual Arts Fest app. [Read More]
The Meetinghouse to Host New Arts Festival Weekend Event The Meetinghouse to Host New Arts Festival Weekend Event
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
A newly formed collaboration of artists will host a special local food and arts festival coinciding with the weekend of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. [Read More]
Arts Fest Unveils 2017 Poster Arts Fest Unveils 2017 Poster
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
The 51st Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is just over a month away, and on Friday the festival continued an annual tradition with the release of this year's collectible poster. [Read More]
Arts Festival Under Way for 50th Year Arts Festival Under Way for 50th Year
67 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A brief rainstorm in the morning gave way to sunny skies and warm temperatures as the 50th Annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts got under way for its first full day on Thursday. [Read More]
Street Painting a Shared Experience at Arts Festival Street Painting a Shared Experience at Arts Festival
67 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Dana Ray, Town&Gown
On Heister Street, since 2000, the making is not hidden away in a studio. Instead, the artists are in public and demonstrate their process from beginning to end. The community also can participate. [Read More]
Arts Fest Kicks Off with Children and Youth Day Arts Fest Kicks Off with Children and Youth Day
67 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The 50th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts gets started Wednesday with the annual Children and Youth Day. [Read More]
Beyond the Festival: Diverse Arts Scene Has Grown Beyond the Festival: Diverse Arts Scene Has Grown
67 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
Even within those days in July, the impact of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is felt beyond downtown State College and the Penn State campus. [Read More]
A Changing Tradition A Changing Tradition
67 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jodi Morelli, Town&Gown
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has come to mean many things to the many people who have experienced it. It means music, food, and getting together with old friends. It means lounging on the lawn of Old Main and listening to a favorite local performer. It means checking out the creativ [Read More]
Celebrating the 50th Festival Celebrating the 50th Festival
67 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown
The first Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts was big news. Governor Raymond Shafer flew in by helicopter to open the festival, landing on Old Main lawn. Banners flew, artists in action showed their skills, and crowds enjoyed theater performances, films, and local bands. And yet, the festival [Read More]
Lift for Life Returns Arts Fest Weekend Lift for Life Returns Arts Fest Weekend
69 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Lift for Life, the annual fundraiser for the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter will return for a 14th year in July. [Read More]
Special Collections exhibit honors Arts Festival history Special Collections exhibit honors Arts Festival history
71 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
A recently opened Penn State University Libraries exhibit at the home of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ official archives reflects back through a half century of artifacts from the annual arts celebration. [Read More]
Arts Fest Reveals Poster for 50th Year Arts Fest Reveals Poster for 50th Year
72 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will celebrate its 50th year July 13-17 in Downtown State College and on the Penn State campus. On Thursday, the festival unveiled its annual, collectible poster. [Read More]
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