We look forward to welcoming everyone for the 52nd Festival of the Arts July 12-15. Children and Youth Day will be July 11. Save the date(s)!

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Rick’s Top Picks for This Year’s Festival

David Myles will perform at the State Theatre on Friday evening.

A few years ago, I started making a list of my “top picks” to help give the Festival’s board members some ideas of the events they shouldn’t miss (including official functions they were expected to attend). One board member asked if I could do a version without the official functions so she could share the list with some co-workers.… Read the rest

 

Announcing Images 2017

Bhutanese Monk, a photograph by Tina Hay, was the Best in Show Winner in Images 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.… Read the rest

 

Take the Festival Poster Trail

1988 Festival Poster

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.… Read the rest

 

Images Juried Exhibition: Call for Entries

Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery

Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery

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 of July.… Read the rest

 

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.… Read the rest

 

The Reception

Last Friday evening was our Images Opening Reception. As I wrote in a previous post, I have never been to an art gallery, let alone a reception in one. But I arrived at 5 p.m. in a brand new dress that I couldn’t wait to debut. The gallery looked amazing. The artwork seemed to have an idea as to how many people would be there that night to see and knew to look its best.… Read the rest

 

Images 2012: The Robeson Gallery

Have you ever stepped foot in an art gallery? Because I haven’t. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all right? On Wednesday for the very first time I went to the Robeson Gallery on Penn State’s campus. Rick and I were there to meet our juror for the Images 2012 exhibit, Barbara McNulty.… Read the rest

 

Friendliest Crowds Around

Sidewalk Sale 2011I know a lot of people who don’t care for crowds. Are you one of them?

I used to be until I experienced Arts Festival crowds. They make crowds seem small. It’s lovely.

And there has been no shortage of crowds the last few days. Every performance I’ve attended – and there have been lots, let me tell you – has had a nice, friendly group.… Read the rest

 

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