Festival Banner (the Arts Festival Blog)

  • 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

  • Everyone Knows It’s Windy

    Everyone Knows It’s Windy

    May 14, 2016

    Everyone knows it’s windy. Go ahead, start humming the tune now. You’ll be doing it soon enough, you might as well get a head start. In the spring of 2015, the staff at the Centre Foundation encouraged participants in Centre Gives, its online giving event, to create simple videos to publicize their efforts. My festival … Read More

  • Online Giving Through Centre Gives

    Online Giving Through Centre Gives

    April 28, 2016

    If you are connected to Centre County in some way, it is hard to miss the lead up to the online giving event Centre Gives each spring. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find postcards, emails, news stories, signs, and social media posts to tempt you to give.  So what’s all the buzz about? Now in its … Read More

  • Meet Volunteer Anne Layng

    Meet Volunteer Anne Layng

    April 22, 2016

    Hang around at the Arts Festival’s Silent Auction barn in front of Panera Bread long enough, and you’ll surely see volunteer Anne Layng. She’ll be the one with flowers in her hair, flashing a bright smile to all who pass by and stop to browse and bid. “It’s such a neat surprise when you see … Read More

  • Images Juried Exhibition: Call for Entries

    Images Juried Exhibition: Call for Entries

    February 27, 2016

    The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has issued the Call for Entries for its juried gallery exhibition, Images 2016. Images 2016 will hang in the Woskob Family Gallery of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center and in the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery and Downsbrough Room of the School Centre Region Library during the month … Read More

  • Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale Applications Available

    Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale Applications Available

    February 23, 2016

    The 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 … Read More