Festival Banner (the Arts Festival Blog)

  • Announcing Images 2017

    Announcing Images 2017

    February 28, 2017

    Although the Festival is still months away, there is no time like the present to think about entering Images 2017, our juried gallery exhibition. Images 2017 will hang in in the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery and Downsbrough Room of the Schlow Centre Region Library during the month of July. The library is in the heart … Read More

  • Follow the Clues to the Fugitive

    Follow the Clues to the Fugitive

    November 10, 2016

    A couple of weeks ago, I had a call from our sales rep from 3WZ radio, Cathy Brown, asking me if I would be the station’s fugitive in a contest the station was holding. I wasn’t to be a real fugitive, on the run from the law. Instead, she explained that the station would give … Read More

  • Annual Meeting Brings New Directors

    Annual Meeting Brings New Directors

    October 20, 2016

    The Festival’s annual meeting takes place in October and it’s an occasion for both joy and sadness. There’s joy as we note our accomplishments for the year and welcome new board members. There’s sadness too, as we say goodbye to those board members whose terms are ending. The festival had a successful anniversary year. According … Read More

  • Festival “Show and Tell” at the CCHS

    Festival “Show and Tell” at the CCHS

    September 15, 2016

    This weekend our friends at the Centre County Historical Society are hosting a program in conjunction with its summer long exhibition, Arts Festival at Fifty: Stories of the Early Days. The program takes place at 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 18 at the society’s Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 East College Avenue. It’ s called Arts Festival: … Read More

  • 2016 Brian Ebright Memorial Award Winner

    2016 Brian Ebright Memorial Award Winner

    August 10, 2016

    Now that the dust has settled on the Festival, I have time to recognize the great work and long service of fine work of Anne Layng. Anne is the winner of our 2016 Brian Ebright Memorial Award. Fulton Bank sponsors the award. The Festival staff named our only volunteer award for our first intern, Brian … Read More

  • Dear 2017 Festival Intern

    Dear 2017 Festival Intern

    July 23, 2016

    We were delighted to have Penn State student Lauren Hallowell–our third excellent intern named Lauren– as our Festival Intern for the summer of 2016. The intern’s final assignment is traditionally a wrap-up of the summer or a note to the next intern. I thought that hers was particularly good and worth sharing. Rick Bryant, Executive … Read More

  • Images 2016 Award Winners Announced

    Images 2016 Award Winners Announced

    July 6, 2016

    It’s time to tip our proverbial hat to the award winners in our fine art exhibition, Images 2016. The show’s juror, G. Daniel Massad, a pastel artist and the artist-in-residence at Lebanon Valley College, made prize decisions a few days ago during a visit to the galleries. A photograph by Tina Hay of State College, … Read More

  • Remembering Dick Baney

    Remembering Dick Baney

    June 24, 2016

    No matter how you slice it, the Arts Festival is a family event. We aren’t the venue for outlandish performance art or music that would make Tipper Gore raise an eyebrow. Our audience members often make a tradition of attending, if not with their biological family, then with close friends from their Penn State days, … Read More

  • Take the Festival Poster Trail

    Take the Festival Poster Trail

    June 8, 2016

    Wine lovers know all about the wine trail: every wine growing region seems to have one . They’re a good way for wineries and wine-loving tourists to connect. Similarly there is the lighthouse trail. They encourage tourists to check out hidden (and not so hidden) gems on our coastlines from Maine to North Carolina. In a … Read More

  • Festival Poster Unveiling

    Festival Poster Unveiling

    June 1, 2016

    We’re doing something special with the Festival’s poster this year–we’re having an unveiling! Representatives from the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) host an official unveiling of the 2016 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts poster at a special Business After Hours on Thursday, … Read More

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