We look forward to welcoming everyone for the 52nd Festival of the Arts July 12-15, 2018. Children and Youth Day will be July 11. Save the date(s)!

Monthly Archives: May 2015

Jennifer Shuey Joins Arts Festival Staff

Jennifer ShueyWe’re delighted to welcome a new Director of Development to the Festival staff, Jennifer Shuey. Jennifer succeeds Diane Bloom who has retired (again) to devote more time to her family and managing her fantasy football team. In addition to serving as Director of Development, Diane was our unofficial staff photographer, so if you see us start to post lots of shots that are kind of out of focus and look as if there’s an end of a finger covering part of the lens, well, it’s not because we’ve suddenly gone all artistic on you.… Read the rest


Mayor Goreham & President Barron Promote Arts Festival

Mayor Goreham and President Barron

Mayor Elizabeth Goreham and President Eric Barron take a selfie with Downtown Eugene Brown

It must be dreadful to be a college president. On a good day you get to deal with alumni upset that you haven’t fired an athletic coach who’s not having a good year; you spend time kowtowing to legislators who think you heat college buildings by burning money, and you listen to parents upset that there isn’t a better selection of kale dishes in your dining halls.… Read the rest


Centre Gives: Thanks for Your Help!

I say over and over again that the hardest part of managing the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts isn’t choosing the artists in the Sidewalk Sale, or the fifty-odd musical acts we book, or even finding the kazillion volunteers who donate their time and energy over five days in July to make the event a success.… Read the rest


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