Centre Gives Campaign

Thanks to all who donated during Centre Gives!
May 10 – 11, 2023

The 12th Annual Centre Gives took place from 8 am on Wednesday, May 10 through 8 pm on Thursday, May 11!  Within this 36-hour online giving window, the community raised a record-breaking $2.3+ million for more than 200 Centre County nonprofits! 
Our supporters raised nearly $32,000 for this year’s Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.  Thank you for donating!
If you missed donating during this special online giving event, and you want to give now, please do so here.  
Centre Gives is a unique, online giving event designed to encourage community giving and to support the great work of Centre County nonprofits.  It is hosted by Centre Foundation and supported by their community impact funds, the Hamer Foundation, partnerships with local businesses… and YOU!

Donating to the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts through Centre Gives helps make this year’s Arts Festival possible by allowing us to produce one of the top-ranked juried art fairs in the country, the highlight of the State College summer, one of the biggest non-football alumni weekends for Penn Staters, the summer’s economic anchor for downtown State College businesses, and the place to be for art, music, and fun the week after Independence Day.

For many of the 125,000+ visitors each year, the Arts Festival is an enduring tradition, experienced with friends and family, and not to be missed.

Highlights of the Arts Festival include more than 300 of the nation’s finest artists in our juried Sidewalk Sale & Exhibition; 80+ performances by regionally-touring and local-favorite bands; dance, theatre, and comedy productions; our signature water dumping buckets; a dedicated Children & Youth Day on Wednesday; street painting artists-in-action; an annual banner competition and exhibition; a month-long juried art exhibition; the Arts Festival Races; wine, beer, cider, and spirits tastings by the Central PA Tasting Trail; and Schlow Library’s BookFest.

Your gift also produces First Night State College, our family-friendly alcohol-free celebration of all that is possible in the New Year!

Thank you for your support!  We can’t wait to welcome you to downtown State College this year for the Arts Festival July 12 – 16! 

Your donation supports the arts and artists of the Arts Festival and anchors a summer full of fun in downtown State College!