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)!

Arts Festival Media Kit

Here are the materials that could be helpful if you are interviewing a member of the Arts Festival staff or board, or a participating artist or performer about this year’s event. These materials can also be used for news stories, blog posts, reports, and other publications. Artists and performers participating in this year’s Festival can also use the information and images on their own websites.

General Festival Information

Brief Overview

CPFA is an independent, nonprofit corporation that functions as a cooperative town-and-gown venture. The Festival has grown to encompass Children & Youth Day, a juried gallery exhibition, the Downtown State College Improvement District Italian Street Painting Festival, and a wide variety of performances on outdoor and indoor stages. Approximately 125,000 people visit the Festival each year. The mission of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is to celebrate the arts with presentations of diverse, high-quality visual and performing arts through the cooperative volunteer support of the community and The Pennsylvania State University. The essence of this organization is the enrichment and education of the audience, grounded in personal interaction between artist and audience.

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Downloadable Images

Click on the images below to download them for use in articles, blog posts, etc. that discuss Arts Festival. Please contact us if you have trouble downloading either of these images or you need a different image.

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts square logo

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts square logo

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Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts horizontal logo

2017 Festival Materials

Brief Description

The 2017 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will be held from July 12 through 16, with Children and Youth Day on July 12, and the Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition running from July 13 to July 16. The Festival brings over 125,000 people to downtown State College and the University Park campus of Penn State each year to celebrate the arts! Come shop at our nationally recognized Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, and take in performers of international, national, and regional stature on outdoor and indoor stages. You won’t want to miss our giant sand sculpture, the Downtown State College Italian Street Painting Festival, or BookFestPA. We have a full day of children’s activities, a gallery exhibition, and more!

Downloadable Images

Click on the images below to download them for use in articles, blog posts, etc. that discuss the 2017 Arts Festival. Please contact us if you have trouble downloading any of these images or you need a different image.

2017 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

2017 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

2017 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Button

2017 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Button

2016 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts T-shirt

2016 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts T-shirt

2017 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Poster

2017 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Poster

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