Holiday Art Walk

Join us in Downtown State College for a fun, festive Holiday Art Walk! Twenty of the area’s best local artists and artisans will be installed in fantastic stores and cafes throughout Downtown State College. Bring you family and stroll through our lit-up downtown as you find locally sourced treasures for everyone on your list! While […]

Light-Up Downtown

The Downtown State College Improvement District is working to make this holiday season one of the most festive and decorative seasons to date! Light Up Downtown will include several locations enhanced with lights, greenery and decoration’s. We’re creating a winter wonderland that encourages the community to come downtown and enjoy a safe festive walking tour. Come […]

Downtown State College Features the Work of Local Artist: David Whiteman

I bought my first camera in 1977 when I was in the U.S. Air Force. It was Canon AE-1.  I shot landscapes and vacation photos, but I knew next to nothing about composition, aperture, exposure, or shutter speed, and I remember thinking that the camera couldn’t replicate what I was seeing with my own eyes. What […]

Happy Valley Takeout Trail & DOWNTOWN BONUS!

We are excited to announce an added BONUS to the Happy Valley Takeout Trail!   We’re offering a FREE downtown State College gift card for anyone that fill at least 10 of the Downtown State College HVTT locations! The aim of the trail is to get as many stamps as possible by supporting local restaurants, […]

Love Is All You Need: Amazing Local Gifts for that Special Someone

You’re not someone who likes to settle — and neither is that special someone in your life. So, when February 14 comes around, you do everything in your power to wow that special someone with a gift that they’ll cherish forever. This list, with all gifts found in Downtown State College, is full of thoughtful […]

Angels Everywhere: Downtown State College Features New Local Art Work

Angels Everywhere Amy Frank is an emerging local Downtown State College artist specializing in mixed media collage. We currently have multiple pieces from her collection displayed in our office. Amy’s portraits and landscapes are often created using materials from the people and places she paints. Her collections are shown in several local and regional galleries […]

Small Business Saturday in Downtown State College

Venture downtown to support your local small businesses on November 28th during Small Business Saturday! Make a day of it, shop and dine local by patronizing the small, brick and mortar businesses that make our downtown special…this day and every day! While you are downtown make sure to check out our Light Up Downtown lighting […]

Holiday Senior Shopping Hours

Starting the Week of November 23, participating downtown businesses are designating an hour  for our senior shoppers to shop with a bit more peace of mind. Every Monday and Tuesday, 9am – 10am downtown businesses will open their doors and welcome you into a safe shopping environment. We are pleased to inform you that Holiday […]

We Appreciate You: Downtown State College Military Appreciation Scavenger Hunt

We are celebrating our veterans during Military Appreciation Week by asking the community to take part in a scavenger hunt from Nov. 7 to 14 to win a $25 Downtown Gift Card! How to Play: Each business has chosen a member they would like to commemorate, and throughout the week, their profile will be displayed […]

Downtown State College Features the Work of Local Artist: Eric Markievich

Eric R Markievich is a local artist specializing in acrylic, oil, mixed media, and sculpture. We currently have multiple pieces from his collection displayed in our office. Eric said that his paintings are “a collection of select works spanning the past five years”. He continued stating “my interests in painting continue to develop in a […]