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First Friday

June 7 @ 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.

Indian Block Painting at The Makery

6:00-8:00 pm

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Try out the traditional technique of Indian Block prints. These wood blocks have beautiful intricate designs. I will have a large variety of wooden blocks available. You have the choice of designing your own tea Towel or wristlet. All materials and Parking validation included.  $15


Annie Matsick Art Exhibit at The Expect More Store

5:30-7:30 pm

The Expect More Store presents the work of local artist Anni Matsick during First Friday! Stop by to view her original watercolors and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer.

Matsick, a freelance illustrator, specializes in the children’s market and has had her work featured in picture books, magazines, readers, posters, and other printed materials for thirty years.


Grab your camera or phone and join us for an evening of creative photography fun at the Woskob Family Gallery

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Visit the Woskob Family Gallery June 7th, from 5:00-8:00 PM, for a photography inspired First Friday Event! Grab your camera or phone and join us for an evening of creative photography fun. Try painting with light or capture a one of a kind selfie in front of our artist photo booth. Bring your family and friends for an engaging evening of art, live music, light refreshments, and more. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Appalachian Outdoors

5:00 – 8:00 pm

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It’s always a good time at Appalachian Outdoors during First Friday, and the June event is no exception!

Vendors that will be involved:
Mount NitaNee Kombucha
Skydive Happy Valley
ABC Chiropractic
BeWell Associates
Kid Tech

Stop in for light refreshments and check out what’s new for your spring outdoor adventures!


Art of the Body Opening Reception at The Art Alliance Downtown Gallery

5:00-8:00 pm

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A visual exploration of the uniquely human desire to adorn and decorate ourselves.

Humans have expressed their identity, social status, and sexual desirability through self-adornment for thousands of years. Through tattoos, piercings, scarification, make up and hair styling we continue to express our individuality.

The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania is using this show at its’ Downtown Gallery to showcase several local tattoo and piercing artists and by doing so, actively encourage the community to become involved in diverse art experiences and expand the boundaries of what is traditionally thought of as art.

Art of the Body runs from June 7th-30th. The First Friday opening reception is on the 7th from 5-8 pm. We invite the community to come and meet the artists and join us on the Martin Luther King Plaza for entertainment from local dance groups.


June 7
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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