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50th Annual Central PA Festival of the Arts

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The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts was founded in 1966 by Penn State University’s College of Arts and Architecture and the State College Chamber of Commerce. Drawing over 125,000 people to State College each summer, the Festival includes, in addition to the nationally recognized Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, a gallery exhibition, Children and Youth Day, BookFestPA, educational opportunities, and music, dance and theatrical performances in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues.

In September 2015 the Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition was ranked first on the list of 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America published by Sunshine Artist magazine.  The twenty-second annual poll was based on sales totals reported by exhibitors at the 2014 festival. 


Thursday, July 14, 2016 —
Sunday, July 17, 2016


Thursday – Saturday, 10am -8pm
Sun 11am - 4pm


Booth # A-09, Allen Street
Penn State College Campus
State College, PA