Arts Festival Support

Arts Festival Volunteers

Annual visitors’ surveys, under the direction of Dr. Julie Lammel of Lock Haven University show that approximately 125,000 people attended the festival yearly. About 80% of our audience lives within Pennsylvania and about 40% of the audience comes from within Centre County. Visitor say that they attend to immerse themselves in the art; as an annual tradition; to reunite with family and friends; for the fun and pleasant atmosphere; and to visit the Penn State campus and State College area as an Penn State alumni. Typical comments from visitors include:

  • Best festival around – the art and the setting!
  • I attend for the enjoyment of the show – and what a show it is!
  • The exhibits are great. I love it!

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has been recognized as an outstanding event by the Pennsylvania Tourism Office, Sunshine Artist magazine, Liveabilty.com, and thousands of people who return to State College each year for a few days of art, music, food, friends, and fun.

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is a blend of many components and activities, thereby yielding an array of partnerships in all budget ranges. There are also countless ways to volunteer your time and talents.


2014 Sponsors

We’re grateful to all the individuals and organizations that are supporting this year’s Festival. Our Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors are featured below. You can see the complete list of sponsors here.