December 2, 2023


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State College’s Arts Festival returns for its 56th celebration


Point out College or university, Pa. (WTAJ)– The Central Pennsylvania Pageant of the Arts in State University is back again immediately after staying canceled the previous two several years thanks to COVID-19.

Kicking off with a Children and Youth Day, the streets of downtown Condition School will be crammed with a great deal of suppliers, artists, exhibitions and activities for people to enjoy for the 56th celebration of the pageant of the arts from Wednesday to Sunday. Underneath is a record of occasions using put throughout the competition.

Youngsters ages 8 by 18 that are from, or have relatives from the Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin and Union locations will get to build their artistic and even their entrepreneurial expertise in the course of The Little ones & Youth Sidewalk Sale. All do the job submitted from the young ones are authentic will work.

This sidewalk sale for small children is on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition will see far more than 300 exhibitors supplying a wide wide range of objects for sale these as baskets, ceramics, jewellery, fiber, portray, pictures, and wearable art.

The sale starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until eventually 8 p.m. from Thursday until Saturday, on Sunday while hrs will be 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. In accordance to the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts web-site, the outside sale is regarded as just one the top high-quality artwork and craft reveals throughout the nation.

Every 12 months for the duration of the competition of the arts people delight in the are living leisure and certain plenty of that will be the situation for this year’s celebration with there staying each out of doors and indoor performances. Admission for are living music is by wristband which can be procured at the doorway or in specific spots in Centre County for $15.

Out of doors venues:

  • Competition Shell on the Old Main garden
  • Allen Road Phase
  • Sidney Friedman Park Stage

Indoor venues:

  • The Condition Theatre
  • The Condition College Presbyterian Church
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

For a total routine of when the performances will come about or for which location they will be at can be observed on the web.

Individuals will have the chance to see drawings, paintings, pastels, blended media, images, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and even digital art from Pennsylvania artists at the artwork exhibition, Visuals 2022.

The reside exhibition will be hanging downtown for the thirty day period of July. The initial work has to have been produced in he earlier 3 a long time.

The award announcement will materialize on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. as jurors will award the winner of the Best of Show Award $1,800. Other awards will be specified in the types :

  • Greatest pastel
  • Best drawing
  • Very best photograph
  • Ideal university student submission

The Condition Faculty Framing Firm & Gallery, CBICC, the Artwork Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, the Point out School Image Club, the Sturtz-Davis spouse and children, Joyce Robinson and Norman Spivey, and the Schlow Library Basis are the sponsors for the art exhibition.

People will have the chance to delight in dwell entertainment when sampling alcohol with the Central Pennsylvania Tasting Trail’s Craft Beverage Expo for just $10.

The Craft Beverage Expos will go from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Plaza from Thursday until Saturday.

Thursday exhibitors:

  • Axemann Brewery
  • Huge Spring Spirits
  • Fantastic Intent Cider
  • Pleased Valley Winery
  • Mt. Nittany Vineyard

Friday exhibitors:

  • Barrel 21 Distillery
  • Elk Creek Cafe
  • Keewaydin Cider Mill
  • Otto’s Pub and Brewery
  • Seven Mountains Wine Cellars

Saturday exhibitors:

  • 814 Cider Will work
  • Large Spring Spirits
  • Pisano Vineyard
  • Robin Hood Brewery
  • University Wine Business

A signature of the competition of the arts, is a banner exhibition and competition that sees banners from the earlier and current will be exhibited in excess of the festival. Winners for the competitors will be declared Saturday.

The banner entries are divided into 3 categories:


  • To start with put receives $200
  • Next location gets $125
  • Honorable mention will get $50


  • First spot gets $150
  • 2nd put receives $75
  • Honorable mention will get $50


  • Initially spot receives $100
  • Next area receives $75
  • Honorable point out gets $50

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For more information pay a visit to the Central Pennsylvania Competition of the Arts web page or go to their Facebook site.


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