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
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, our 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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2018 Festival Materials
The 2018 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will be held from July 11 through 15, with Children and Youth Day on July 11, and the Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition running from July 12 to July 15. 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!
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