Central Pennsylvania Festival of the ArtsTM State College, PA July 10-13, 2014         Children and Youth Day July 9, 2014   Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Pinterest Festival Videos on YouTube Festival Blog

  • The Festival Poster
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    Arts festivals across the country often advertise themselves with collectible posters. Some festivals hire an advertising agency, others commission a prior year’s winner to do their poster. The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts does things a bit differently.

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  • 2013 Festival Store
    Select T's and Posters Available!
    This year we offered a wide selection of t-shirts and more to celebrate the 2013 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts! Almost everything is gone, with profits from the sales going directly to the central Pennsylvania festival of the arts. Thanks for your support!

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  • Children & Youth
    Deadline for ENTRIES is June 20, 2014
    Young people are bursting with artistic energy. The Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is a fun way for boys and girls to express themselves visually. Click to learn more about Children and Youth Day, July 9, 2014!

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  • Ready, Set, RUN!
    10 Mile, 10K and 5K Race
    The Sue Crowe Memorial 39th Annual Arts Festival Races are the oldest and most storied in Central Pennsylvania. First run in 1975 as a 10 Miler, the Arts Festival race became a 10K race in the late 1980s adding a 5K in 2005. This year we are bringing back the 10 miler!

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View this and other work at the Palmer Museum

William Wallace Denslow, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 1878, Viewed from Half Moon Hill, 1878, lithograph.
Palmer Museum of Art, partial gift and purchase from John C. O'Connor and Ralph M. Yeager


In addition to our events, numerous opportunities are offered all over the area.

Palmer Museum of Art
Suspended Contemplation: Drawings and Watercolors by Leon Kelly
May 21–August 11, 2013
Drawn largely from the private collection of Albert and Lorraine Kligman, this exhibition includes surrealist-inspired compositions for which Leon Kelly is best known. The exhibition also includes numerous additional sheets that range from his early cubist studies to his neo-baroque experiments of the early 1960s.

La Manière Anglaise: Mezzotints from the Permanent Collection
May 28–August 25, 2013
Although the mezzotint process flourished first in the Netherlands, by the 1750s the technique came to be known as la manière anglaise—the English manner. The prints in this exhibition range from Dutch and British efforts from the height of mezzotint production to examples by artists who revisited the process in the twentieth century as a means of generating original images.

From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints from the O'Connor-Yeager Collection Revisited
June 4–August 11, 2013
From Your Town to Ours will be the first time in over twenty-five years that the full scope of the O’Connor-Yeager collection of Pennsylvania prints will be evident. In addition to the panoramic and bird’s-eye views of Pennsylvania towns and cities for which the collection is best known, the exhibition will also include an array of images that document historic events, the founding of Pennsylvania, and the growth and development of highways, byways, and railways across the state.

Millbrook Playhouse
A Midsummers Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
258 Country Club Lane, Mill Hall, PA 17751
(570) 748-8083
July 12-14, 7:30 pm

From the Stained Glass Window Tour
Willet Studios, Samuel Seabury, Absalom Jones, and Jackson Kemper,
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Stained Glass Window Tour
Corner of West Foster Avenue and Fraser Street
Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13 10:00 am to noon
Facing Memorial Field, this church building, in the English Norman style was consecrated in 1928. St. Andrew’s is well known for its stained glass windows designed, produced, and installed by the famous Willet Studios (www.willethauser.com) of Philadelphia. The tour includes some newly restored windows. www.standrewsc.org/ (814) 237- 7659

21st Annual People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts
July 11 to 14
Thursday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Military Museum Grounds, Boalsburg

The Mystery of the Purloined Art": An Arts and Forensic Science Workshop – A
Friday, July 12, 1:00 to 3:00
Saturday, July 13, 9:00 to 11:00
Spruce Cottage, Penn State Campus
Adults and children are invited to an interactive CSI experience to uncover who has stolen valuable art from Spruce Cottage on Penn State's campus. Visit the "crime scene" for a self-paced workshop in forensic science and try your hand fingering the crook. Admission $4.99 for each "investigative unit" (individual, pair, family, team).
www.science.psu.edu/outreach  (814) 865-0083.



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