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The main draw of the Arts Festival, the Sidewalk Sale has been ranked as one of the top outdoor fine art and craft shows in the country. The Sale attracts artists from around the world and features more than 300 exhibitors offering such items as baskets, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, painting, photography, wearable art. and more.


Arts Festival Friday Events

The Chris Bell Band
Chris’s music draws in equal measure from traditional and contemporary blues, southern rock, and alternative country without compromising his integrity or missing a beat.
July 12th 2019 at 9:30 pm

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The Nightcrawlers
Passionately delivered vocals, fiery-smooth guitar, raging sax, growling harp, a tight-ass rhythm section and songs that stick in your head like gum to the bottom of your shoes.
July 12th 2019 at 9:30 pm

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Front Country
Front Country is an American folk pop and progressive bluegrass band founded in 2011 in San Francisco.
July 12th 2019 at 9:00 pm

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Essence of Joy Alumni Singers
Since its first performance at the Festival in 2006, the “Essence” performance has come to be a highlight of the Festival. Founded by former Penn State Laureate, Dr. Anthony T.
July 12th 2019 at 8:00 pm

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Harold Lloyd’s 'The Kid Brother' by Ben Model on the theatre organ
In The Kid Brother, silent-comedy legend Harold Lloyd goes west in this irresistible blend of action, romance, and slapstick invention.
July 12th 2019 at 7:30 pm

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Erin Condo’s & the Hoofties
In the last few years, Erin has lived in different parts of the country- from Texas to Northern California, to North Carolina, along the way composing a new set of songs that draw from soul, swing, bl...
July 12th 2019 at 7:30 pm

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Joe Baione Jazz Trio
The youngest of three musical sons from musical parents, Joe Baione is a professional jazz vibraphonist, educator, and producer.
July 12th 2019 at 7:00 pm

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Tim Vitullo
If there is such a thing as a run-of-the-mill Festival performer, Tim Vitullo isn’t it. In 2012 he released his first EP, This is the Thing.
July 12th 2019 at 6:30 pm

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Ted McCloskey and the Hi-Fi’s
Ted McCloskey has been telling compelling stories for a long time. He is a singer/songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a producer and film composer.
July 12th 2019 at 5:30 pm

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Matt Santry
Matt Santry began his professional career as a social worker. While working with children with autism, he started using music in an intuitive way. One moment changed the way Matt looked at music.
July 12th 2019 at 5:00 pm

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Scott & Jack Mangene
Scott Mangene is a veteran performer in the State College music scene. He’s all about versatility—he’ll play at a bar on Saturday and church on Sunday.
July 12th 2019 at 4:30 pm

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The Christopher Dean Band
The Christopher Dean Band is a Bethlehem based blues/soul band that tours the East Coast year ‘round, playing original tunes as well as covers of tunes by Marvin Gay, Chuck Berry, Al Green, and othe...
July 12th 2019 at 4:00 pm

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Hops and Vines
Jonathan McVerry (hops) and Christie Clancy (vines) come together on stage for original covers, eclectic pop, bluesy rock, and sweet original tunes as well.
July 12th 2019 at 3:30 pm

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Jay Vonada Quartet
The Jay Vonada Quartet has been playing concerts and festivals regionally since 2009.
July 12th 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Below Centre
Instruments that play the bass parts are often the unsung heroes of the symphonic band.
July 12th 2019 at 11:30 am

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