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.… Read the rest
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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, Bhutanese Monk, earned the Best in Show nod.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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?… Read the rest
The Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts once again ranked first on the list of 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America published by Sunshine Artist magazine. The twenty-third annual poll, published in the September 2015 issue of Sunshine Artist, is based on sales totals reported by exhibitors at the 2014 festival. … Read the rest
C-NET Television is Centre County’s government and education access television network. It’s available throughout Centre County on the Comcast and Windstream cable systems. (If you rely on rabbit ears, well, you’re out of luck.) The network’s programming features public meetings and concerts in addition to coverage of some high school sports and local festivals.… Read the rest
The 24” by 36” inch poster features the festival’s jester floating Mary Poppins style against a blue sky. As he travels over a landscape of Central Pennsylvania mountains, the jester leaves a contrail of musical notes in his wake.… Read the rest
We’re delighted to welcome a new Director of Development to the Festival staff, Jennifer Shuey. Jennifer succeeds Diane Bloom who has retired (again) to devote more time to her family and managing her fantasy football team. In addition to serving as Director of Development, Diane was our unofficial staff photographer, so if you see us start to post lots of shots that are kind of out of focus and look as if there’s an end of a finger covering part of the lens, well, it’s not because we’ve suddenly gone all artistic on you.… Read the rest
I say over and over again that the hardest part of managing the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts isn’t choosing the artists in the Sidewalk Sale, or the fifty-odd musical acts we book, or even finding the kazillion volunteers who donate their time and energy over five days in July to make the event a success.… Read the rest
We don’t often make changes in our exhibition rules, but this winter we made an important change to the rules for our Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale. We’d been thinking of this change for some time. We decided to ban the sale of toy weapons.
This includes both offensive and defensive weapons including both toys and facsimiles of historical objects.… Read the rest
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