First Night

Ring in 2019 in Downtown State College! Enjoy New Year’s Eve at a local restaurant, take in the holiday atmosphere with carved ice sculptures and festive musical and visual entertainment – it’s fun for the whole family! First Night State College will take place in downtown State College, PA and on the University Park campus of Penn […]

Pop Up Ave

Pop Up Ave is back for a Fall Market! Join us on Fraser Street and Calder Way in Downtown State College for a unique shopping experience. There will also be live music, food vendors, beer—and it’s completely free! Check out for more info, including our vendor lineup and music schedule.

Hammered Copper Earrings

Learn how to make these fun hammered copper earrings with the seed beads of your choice. In this class we will be lots of forming, twisting and hammering. Easy enough for a beginner, experienced jewelry makers are welcome too! $30 includes all supplies, tools, instruction and parking validation. Makery gift certificates may be used for […]

Beeswax Cloth Food Wraps

Cloth wax wraps are easy to use; flexible, water resistant, airtight and reusable. A great way to reduce your plastic use. They make a fabulous hostess gift as well. In each class you will make 4 wraps of varying sizes. You may make additional kits for $10 each. Parking Validation included.

Sidewalk Sale and Street Bazaar

Back by popular demand, the Downtown Sidewalk Sale is returning on August 3rd. The Sidewalk Sale will kick off after August’s First Friday from 5pm-8pm. Participating downtown businesses will have an outside presence on the sidewalks in front of their stores. On Saturday, the Sidewalk Sale will go on from 9am-4pm with participating businesses moving […]

First Friday: Pressed Plate Party at The Makery!

Join in an evening of First Friday fun creating pressed clay plates! Roll out a slab of clay, press in lace or flora, drape over a hump mold, then paint with glaze. As always, sips and sweets and creative conversation are included. We recommend registering in advance to be sure we have enough supplies! Be […]

Monster D at Uncle Eli’s!

Monster D is back! Our favorite monster aficionado and artist extraordinaire will be making Five Minute Monsters outside of Uncle Eli’s. Design your very own monster and see it come to life!

Crystal Chakra Workshop and Sound Bath

Chakra Crystal Workshop and Sound Bath with Jason Adams and Denise Strayer. In this workshop, participants will learn about the healing properties of crystals and how they can affect our overall health. We will discuss chakras and how crystals can assist in stimulating and releasing energy of the subtle body system. Learn how to cleanse, […]

Arts Festival: Wishing Wand Workshop at The Makery

Join us on Friday, 7/12 from 1-3p at The Makery to create mixed media wishing wands and a community wishing wheel! We’ll use wire, fibers, paper and other eclectic materials to make these unique, artful and inspiring creations!