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First Friday

September 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Friday State College



Relax. Play. Shop. Stay.

Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College during our monthly First Friday events.  A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and delectable State College restaurants.  First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, live music and entertainment, retail and restaurant specials, and more. And there’s free parking in the Pugh, Fraser and Beaver garages with validations from participating merchants.  Visit FirstFridayStateCollege.com for all the details.


Appalachian Outdoors 


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Bid on Black Diamond gear in a silent auction, enjoy refreshments, and get to know vendors this upcoming First Friday at Appalachian Outdoors from 5-8pm!



Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

6-8 pm

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Attend opening night at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown featuring Nancy Burch Brassington’s art exhibition, “Houses”!


Woskob Family Gallery

5-8 pm

Join the Woskob Family Gallery for a workshop in making your own mini-zine during Downtown State College’s September First Friday!

Breanne Trammell | Pocket Poetry Mobile Zine Library

Gallery staff will lead participants of all ages in creating their own mini-zine using the contents of their own pockets. Drop-ins welcome throughout the evening and no experience necessary!

The Pocket Poetry Mobile Zine Library (PPMZL) is a project of artist Breanne Trammell, whose work appears in the Summer Reading exhibition. Participants will create an eight-page zine from a single sheet of paper, using the contents of their own pockets as subject matter and the artist’s portable copy machine as a tool. Participants will receive two copies of their zine to take home, one goes to the cart library, one to Trammell’s teaching collection, and one to a local special collections archive (if applicable).

Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe

5:30-7 pm

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Join us for the premiere solo art exhibition of Marica Tacconi’s abstract work followed by a book event with Mimi Barash Coppersmith at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe!



Frackwater Jack 

5-8 pm 

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Come enjoy Frackwater Jack on the Fraser Street MLK Plaza Stage, this group mixes modern, alternative, and classic rock with a bit of punk and new wave…there’s something for everyone!




5-8 pm 

ROTEC4 will be preforming at the Tavern Walkway on McAllister. Stop by and listen to the Latin, Funk, and Jazz sounds of this dynamic band live!



The Expect More Store

5:30-7:30 pm 

The artistic work of Ben Saggese will be presented by the Expect More Store during First Friday! Check out his unique work while enjoying cheese, wine and beer!

The Makery 

5:30-8 pm 

Help The Makery celebrate three years of creativity this First Friday! Shop in their Artisan Market and bring your kids to experiment in over ten different craft stations, all while enjoy tasty treats!

Sweet Tooth Bakery

5-8 pm

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Decorate a Penn State inspired cupcake using delicious treats, or dip a strawberry in a rich chocolate for only one dollar! Stop by Sweet Tooth Bakery anytime between 5-8 pm to build your own dessert!


Duck Donuts 

5-8 pm 

Enjoy any hot or cold Espresso drink from Duck Donuts for HALF OFF! Stop by anytime between 5-8 pm on First Friday!



September 7, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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