See Art Happen!

Watching artists at work can be mesmerizing, no matter what their media. The combination of talent and creativity can create a performance that’s as enjoyable to watch as one by a talented musician or gifted athlete.

You can watch Greg Glenn, our very talented sand sculptor, transform 25 cubic yards of river sand into an amazing and humorous sculpture. Our street painters–now in a new location on Foster Avenue–will also amaze and entertain you.

This year there are new opportunities to watch artists at work during the Festival on the Municipal Building Plaza. They will be there Thursday through Sunday during the Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition.

Corning Museum of Glass

Flameworking Demonstration

Stop by and be blown away by flameworking demonstrations from Corning Museum of Glass artists and learn about the exciting new exhibits and experiences that will have you seeing glass in a new light. You might even win a glass creation in one of the many random giveaways!

Annually welcoming just under half a million visitors from around the world to a small city in upstate New York, the Corning Museum of Glass is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass, the world’s foremost library on glass, and one of the top glassworking schools in the world.

Glass is a versatile, ancient material that is still being explored and understood by artists, scientists and historians today. The story of glass is a story about art, history, culture, technology, science, craft and design.

William Snyder

Charcoal Portrait Artist

Live charcoal portraits can be a magical experience. We’re delighted to give you the opportunity to enjoy this bit of magic by sitting for your portrait by artist William Snyder. Fees apply.

William Snyder III’s distinct portrait style will amaze you as he captures a stunning likeness in under an hour.

William is a part-time adjunct assistant teaching professor of drawing and 2-D foundations at Penn State.  His full-time job is as the Scenic Artist for Mechanical Bull Sales, Inc., where he oversees 3D design, production and finishing of foam-carved sculptural works.

William is also known for his large-scale metal sculptures and installation work, as well as his murals. He recently completed the Wild Geese mural in downtown State College.

Buy a Button!

For just $10, you get access to select indoor performances. Proudly wear your support of the Festival!

Visit the Festival Store!

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

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