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 […]

Introduction to Encaustic (wax painting)

Encaustic Wax in an ancient form of painting that creates a colorful lasting image. In this class you will learn the basics of materials, fusing, and care of your materials along with creating a piece of art that you can hang on your wall. All materials provided. We will be working with the colors of […]

Men on Boats: Penn State Off-Centre Stage

A rollicking adventure tale brought thrillingly to life by a cast of diverse performers, who use carefully exaggerated theatrics to tell the story of an actual 1869 expedition led by John Wesley Powell to chart the Colorado River. Comical but never camp, pointed but never political, this rousing historical saga is a provocative meditation on […]

Vintage Pop-Up Shop to Benefit CLSN Youth Group

Join us at Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe on April 6th and 7th for a vintage pop-up shop. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Centre LGBTQA Support Network’s Youth Group. You’ll find vintage and up-cycled clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage decor and more! The sale will be held from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Vintage Pop-Up Shop to Benefit CLSN Youth Group

Join us at Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe on April 6th and 7th for a vintage pop-up shop. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Centre LGBTQA Support Network’s Youth Group. You’ll find vintage and up-cycled clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage decor and more! The sale will be held from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Happy Valley Indian Performing Arts Festival, 2019 – Day 1

Central Pennsylvania’s premier Indian music and dance event, the fifth annual Happy Valley Indian Performing Arts Festival features top artists from over the world. Join Society for Indian Music and Arts and Nritya on the evenings of April 5 and 7, for moving, spectacular, and memorable performances! The evening of April 5th will present two […]

October First Friday

Downtown State College celebrated our First Friday event on October 5. This monthly event promotes art and entertainment for community members and visitors to enjoy, as well as exclusive offers and discounts at local businesses. This month’s First Friday featured a live acoustic set by Chris Good at MLK plaza and modern jazz group Urban […]

19th Annual Fall Festival

Downtown State College welcomed hundreds of local residents and families to the 19th Annual Fall Festival. The 200 block of Allen Street was filled with dozens of family-friendly activities including different crafts, food vendors, music and more. This year, mini-pumpkins lined Allen Street where children could choose their pumpkin and adorn it with Halloween-themed decorations. […]