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

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-3pm with participating businesses moving […]

Central PA Festival of the Arts

Founded by the State College Chamber of Commerce and Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, the Central PA Festival of the Arts attracts about 125,000 visitors each summer. Each year, Children and Youth Day kicks off the beginning of the festival. At the Central PA Festival of the Arts Children and Youth Day, artists […]

Wire Wrapped Earrings Class

Learn how to create these wire wrapped sterling earrings. In this class we will be lots of forming, twisting and hammering. There will be a selection of freshwater pearls to choose from. Easy enough for a beginner, experienced jewelry makers are welcome too! $40 includes all supplies, tools, instruction and parking validation. e Makery gift […]

Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest 2019

Three days of theatre, dance, poetry, and more! Involving over 20 performing arts groups, the Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest will offer ticketed events, workshops, panel discussions, and more events for folks of all ages. Last year’s festival featured over 100 events in 3 days!

Indian Block Print Bonanza

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.

First Friday: Anni Matsick Art Exhibit

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 […]

Wax Cloth Food Wrap Make and Take

Cloth wax wraps are easy to use alternatives to plastic wrap and zip lock containers. They are flexible, water resistant, airtight and reusable. 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. All materials and parking validation […]

Block Printing Basics: Make Your own!

Block printing for caretakers and kids! Join us during Open studio May 11 and learn the basics of Block Printing In this beginner class you’ll learn about the basic tools, transfer a design to a carving block, carve and then block print a set of 6 cards to take with you (along with your carved […]