Your Donation Helps So Much!

Coming up on our 57th year in 2023, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is 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 businesses, and the place to be for art, music, and fun the week after Independence Day. For many of the 85,000+ visitors each year, the Arts Festival is an enduring tradition, experienced with friends and family, and not to be missed. 

As a not-for-profit community service organization, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Inc. depends on business sponsorship, community philanthropy, and individual donors to pay for a sizeable portion of the event’s budget.  There are no general admission fees—in fact festival-goers can easily enjoy almost everything there is to see and do without spending a dime, if they choose.  They are not obligated to pay anything to offset the cost of the Festival.

They do spend money in other ways.  And the local bars, restaurants, hotels, and businesses are quite thankful.  So are the hundreds of juried artists who come to show and to sell to our art-loving audience.

Some of the businesses who reap the financial rewards from the Festival’s efforts happily give back as sponsors, investing a bit of their earnings into the production of the event that brings their customers to town. 

However, the Arts Festival also needs donations from festival-goers who enjoy and appreciate their experience.

If you value your Arts Festival memories and experiences, and look forward to making even more each year, please give back.  If the Arts Festival holds a special place in your heart, please give back.  If you missed the Arts Festival during the COVID hiatus and were so happy the Arts Festival was back in 2022, please give back!

Thank you for making the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts possible!

Donate using your major credit card or PayPal account

Or you can mail your gift to:

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
403 S Allen St, Suite 205A
PO Box 1023
State College, PA 16804

Become a Sustaining Donor by checking the box on the PayPal screen to “Make this a monthly donation”.

Interested in being a Sponsor? Lots of specific sponsorship options are available.  Learn more here.

Join the Celebrations Circle by including the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in your will or other estate plans. Download your Celebrations Circle commitment form here and send it back to us when complete.

If you have a question about making any type of donation, please give Jennifer Shuey, Director of Development, a call at 814-237-3682. You can also complete the form here and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!

Buy a Festival Wristband!

Festival wristbands are required for certain indoor performances. They are $15 each (plus shipping if ordered online) and are good for the entire Festival.

Visit the Festival Store!

Get a Festival poster and buy Festival wristbands, t-shirts and other merchandise at the corner of College and Allen – or visit our online store.