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 […]

#WEART Show with Artist Tom Mosser

As an artist, Tom Mosser is always looking around for ideas. In the alleyway dumpster near his studio a discarded tire became a paintbrush to get tread marks on his canvas. “That’s how I ended up painting with balls,” said Mosser, a Pittsburgh-based painter and muralist whose work appears in sports venues across the country. […]

Weekend Events October 11th-13th

Are you looking for something fun to do this  weekend? Look no further! Downtown State College Improvement District has got you covered. Continue reading to discover events happening in and around downtown between Friday, October 11th and Sunday, October 13th. Enjoy! Friday, October 11 Downtown Farmer’s Market                  […]

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 popupave.com for more info, including our vendor lineup and music schedule.

Wax Cloth Food Wrap Make and Take

Cloth wax food wraps are easy to use; flexible, water resistant, airtight and reusable. They are a great way to reduce your plastic use. Join us at The Makery as we learn about the materials and process to make these. In each class you will make 4 wraps of varying sizes. Class is $25. You […]

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 […]