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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 9-12 (Children and Youth Day July 8) 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

The Image Maker: Meet the Designer Behind Those Iconic Arts Fest Posters The Image Maker: Meet the Designer Behind Those Iconic Arts Fest Posters
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Thousands and thousands of posters have been given away over the years. One turned up at a cocktail party in Jacksonville. “Right behind the commode there’s a poster from the Arts Festival,” he says. “And I thought, ‘At last, success!’” [Read More]
Arts Fest to Transform State College into a Living Museum Arts Fest to Transform State College into a Living Museum
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We’re going to have 300 artists here who all make and sell their own work,” says Arts Fest executive director Rick Bryant. “Call me old fashioned, but I’d rather drink out of a mug made with care with a story behind it instead of something that came from a factory somewhere.” [Read More]
Arts Fest: Itself a Work of Art Arts Fest: Itself a Work of Art
1 week ago - Town and gown
In the slower summer months in Happy Valley, Arts Fest looms large on the calendar. The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has been a special time of year for many decades, since its earliest days as a student-initiated celebration on up through the singular tradition it has become [Read More]
Penn State Alumni Can Stay In The Dorms During Arts Fest Penn State Alumni Can Stay In The Dorms During Arts Fest
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Caitlin Gailey
To make your stay in the dorms as realistic as possible, there is no air conditioning in West Halls and only a limited number of fans available for rent. The Alumni Association strongly suggests you bring your own. [Read More]
Borough Council Talks Capital Improvement, Upcoming ArtsFest Borough Council Talks Capital Improvement, Upcoming ArtsFest
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
It was a rare turn of events at Monday night's State College Borough Council meeting, as the evening adjourned in less than two hours. The short meeting wasn't due to a lack of business, however, as council covered a number of noteworthy topics. [Read More]
Arts Festival releases poster Arts Festival releases poster
6 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has released its 2015 collectible poster. The 24-by-36-inch poster features the festival’s jester floating Mary Poppins-style against a blue sky. As he travels over a landscape of Central Pennsylvania mountains, he leaves a [Read More]
It Just Isn't Arts Fest Without Weapons It Just Isn't Arts Fest Without Weapons
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
When I asked my daughter why she enjoys playing with swords, she replied, "It's cool that you can use a sword when you're only 6-years-old." Just like it's cool to use a pretend stethoscope or a plastic Swiss army knife. [Read More]
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