Festival Banner (the Arts Festival Blog)

  • 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

  • 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