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)!

Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale Applications Available

Children and Youth Sidewalk SaleThe Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale is one of the signature events of the Arts Festival. Young artists and craftskids (a word I just coined) sell a wide variety of art and crafts, ranging from friendship bracelets to hand forged jewelry. The range of creative products the kids sell is quite remarkable, and their budding entrepreneurship is just as noteworthy.

Applications for the Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale are now available. You can review the guidelines and download an application here.

The Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale is a fun way for children to sell original artwork that they have made and perhaps earn some money in the process.

Children from ages 8 to 18 who live in, or who have relatives in Centre, Blair, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin or Union counties are eligible to participate in the Children’s Sidewalk Sale. The Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale is subject to very simple rules. For example, each artist must make his or her own work and must attend the event. Items made from kits are not permitted, nor is the sale of food. A full list of rules can be found in the application.

There is a $20.00 entry fee. The application postmark deadline is June 24, 2016. Applications postmarked after that date will not be considered. Applications may be delivered to the Festival offices at 403 South Allen Street, Suite 205A, State College until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016. As Gertrude Stein might have said, the deadline is the deadline is the deadline.

The Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale will be held, rain or shine, on South Allen Street, on Children and Youth Day, Wednesday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is a great warm-up act for our 2016 Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition which opens the following day, July 14, and continues through July 17 on the streets of State College and on the adjacent campus of Penn State.

This summer marks the fiftieth Festival and several special events, such as exhibitions and concerts, are being planned.

About Rick Bryant

Rick Bryant has served as the Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts since 2005. Active in the State College community, he has served on many boards including the State College Board of Health, and the Board of Deacons of State College Presbyterian Church. He currently serves as the chair of the State College Design Review Board.

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