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: April 2017

Linda and Blake Gall Endowment Challenge

Blake and Linda Gall with Luis Enrique Guiterrez, winner of the 2013 Arete Best in Show Award

Looking back on the thirty-plus years since she and her young family moved to State College from Manhattan, Linda Gall measures the passage of time alongside her Arts Festival experiences. Her girls were just toddlers when her neighbor Renee Marks invited her to first volunteer with the Festival.… Read the rest

 

Capturing College Avenue

A section of Chuck Fong’s College Avenue photo mural

As we planned the 50th Arts Festival last year, I wanted to mark the occasion in a permanent way. Festivals are impermanent, and although they provide audiences with great experiences, they usually don’t leave much behind. Fifty years of festivals demanded a different approach.

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