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Your Invited: Arts Council’s Annual Meeting & Holiday Shoppe Preview

We would like to invite all Arts Council members to the  Annual Meeting & Holiday Shoppe Preview on Thursday, November 30 at 7 p.m. at The Art Space. Per our By-Laws, “During the Annual Meeting, the general membership will receive annual reports, elect new officers and Board members, and give direction for the future.” Executive

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Holiday Shoppe Opens Friday, December 1

Open Tuesdays to Fridays, Noon to 6 pm Open Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm The Holiday Shoppe opens to the public on Friday, December 1 at noon. This year’s Holiday Shoppe has a terrific lineup of great artwork. If you are looking for some unique gift items for this holiday season, make sure to stop and

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Support Your Arts Council

We love sharing art and encouraging art. Our mission is to encourage and promote artistic and cultural activities in Huntingdon County. The joy on the face of a young student as she sees her artwork on display at our Spring Thaw. A sense of wonder as a visitor views a unique piece of art at

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Art Walk Huntingdon: Learn to Hand Color a B&W Photo, Thursday, November 16, 5 to 8 pm

Join us Thursday, November 16, as the Huntingdon County Arts Council participates in Art Walk Huntingdon with a very special event: Learn to Hand Color a Black & White Photo. James Pingry will demonstrate and assist in guiding you to take a black and white photograph and paint color to the photo. Hand-colored photographs were very popular in

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Travels Near & Far Exhibit Opens Friday, November 3

Travels Near & Far is an exhibit showcasing photography by members of The Camera Club. The club is a small, diverse group of amateur photo enthusiasts who meet once a month at The Art Space. The exhibition will include photographs of a wide range of subjects with each member displaying their favorite images. A special feature

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Interested in Exhibiting at The Art Space?

The Arts Council is in the process of determining the monthly art exhibits for 2018. While we already have a waiting list, we welcome any interested artists to submit an application to exhibit. If you are interested, please fill out our Exhibit Application Form at: https://goo.gl/forms/TA1abSHhzZX9bCe92 You will be asked to share basic contact information

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Art Walk Huntingdon: Open Photoshoot on Infant Loss Awareness, Thursday, October 19, 5 to 8 pm

Join us Thursday, October 19, as the Huntingdon County Arts Council participates in Art Walk Huntingdon with a very special event: Open Photoshoot on Infant Loss Awareness. Aaren Sellers and Chantel Nuebauer will be running an awareness photoshoot, focusing on Infant Loss, which can include still born, miscarriage and infertility issues, but are definitely not limited to just these

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Invitation to Sell Your Artwork at The Holiday Shoppe 2017

The Huntingdon County Arts Council would like to extend an invitation to you to sell your artwork at our 2017 Holiday Shoppe– an annual artists’ market hosted by the Huntingdon County Arts Council at our Art Space in downtown Huntingdon. This year the Shoppe will run from December 1-23. Important dates: Drop Off: Monday &

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I Believe You Exhibit, October 7 to 31

I Believe You is an art exhibit showcasing works by survivors of trauma from different cities. Through art, this show brings awareness to subjects such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, trafficking, including LGBTQIA+ experiences in these types of abuse roles. I Believe You is a compelling, educational, and powerful art exhibit of survivors works and

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Fiber ArtsFest Free Vendor Market Place Saturday, September 23

Fiber ArtsFest Market Place Vendors • Demonstrations • Make & Takes Saturday, September 23, 9 am to 5 pm Join us this Saturday at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds for PA Fiber ArtsFest on Saturday, September 23. The event promotes fiber arts and the creative uses of diverse fibers. A free one-day vendor Market Place features a variety

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Art Walk Huntingdon: Create Your Own Fiber Craft, Thursday, September 21, 5 to 8 pm

Join us Thursday, September 21, as the Huntingdon County Arts Council participates in Art Walk Huntingdon with a very special event: Create Your Own Fiber Craft. Cindy Felisberto will lead instruction on some cool fiber projects: a twisted rope project and stick weaving. Cindy will be leading 6 similar fiber craft projects called Make & Takes at Fiber

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Inhabited Setting Exhibit, September 9 to 29

Meet artists Harlan Ritchey, Fran Bowman, and Jeff Bowman at the opening reception for the Inhabited Settings exhibit on Friday, September 8 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibit combines the wonderful paintings of Harlan Ritchey, the stained glass creations of Fran Bowman, and the superb woodworking of Jeff Bowman.   The exhibit will be

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Plein Air Painting by Harlan Ritchey at Art Walk Huntingdon August 17

Artist Harlan Ritchey will be demonstrating Plein Air Painting at Art Walk Huntingdon at The Art Space on Thursday, August 17 from 5 to 8 pm.   Plein air is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Harlan is a gifted painter from State College that has participated in many exhibits at The Art

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Myriad Exhibit Opens August 4 to 29

A new exhibit entitled Myriad opens at The Art Space on August 4. Michael Dietz, Sally Frehn, and Ginny Gill combine their artistic talents to present this dynamic exhibit. The trio of local artists’ complimentary gifts in metal, ceramics, painting, and other media result in a delightful exhibit of creative vision and artistic expression. Come meet

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Registration Open for Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering

Be part of Pennsylvania’s living musical tradition at Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering, as you enjoy playing, singing, jamming, dancing, listening, learning and sharing your enthusiasm for folk music. Whether you are a non-musician or an advanced player, you will find activities to suit your interests.  We offer workshops and classes in nine time slots covering

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Registration Opens for Fiber ArtsFest Classes

Fiber ArtsFest class registration is now open. Learn a new skill and take your craft up a notch or two. You can choose from 14 different classes over the 2 day event on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. Friday, September 22 Classes Full Day Tumbling Triangles, quilting Sashiko Sampler, embroidery Out of This

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Meet Shawn McCullough at Art Walk Huntingdon on July 20

Meet artist Shawn McCullough and view his unique art as part of Art Walk Huntingdon at The Art Space on Thursday, July 20 from 5 to 8 pm.   Shawn is the art/music teacher at the Stone Valley Community Charter School. His exhibit, Vision Quest, features large close-ups using newspaper, stencils, paint and lots of

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Vision Quest Exhibit Open July 7 to 29

Artist and Stone Valley Community Charter School art and music teacher Shawn McCullough will exhibit his paintings from July 7 to 29. Shawn’s creativity will be on display, including some rather large pieces of art. In a departure from our routine, the Artist’s Reception will not be until Thursday, July 20 as part of Art

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The Crooked Line at the Concerts on the Quad July 27

Come hear the fine sound of the Crooked Line as they perform at the Concerts on the Quad.   The Concerts on the Quad music series is sponsored by the Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College.   Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College

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The Nick Miller Project at Concerts on the Quad July 13

It’s The Nick Miller Project night at the Concerts on the Quad. Huntingdon’s own Nick Miller will bring his wide musical talent as the Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College once again are bringing music to the community with our Concerts on the Quad music series. The Nick Miller Project records multiple instruments live

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Chip Lovett at Concerts on the Quad July 6

Chip Lovett will bring his jazz keyboard to the Concerts of the Quad music series. The Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College once again are bringing music to the community with our Concerts on the Quad music series.   Chip Lovett was raised in Brooklyn, New York and was exposed musically by playing clarinet

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2 Vocal Groups at Concerts on the Quad June 29

It’s Vocal Night at the Concerts on the Quad. Two vocal groups will perform as the Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College once again are bringing music to the community with our Concerts on the Quad music series.   Take Note is a 15 member female group singing all your favorites from the 40s

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Arts Council’s Parking Lot Party: Saturday, June 10, 12 to 7 pm

Join the fun! The Huntingdon County Arts Council is holding the Arts Council’s Parking Lot Party featuring artist demonstrations (12 to 4 pm), face painting, and food.   Crooked Line will be performing from 4 to 7 pm.   View the new Call for Entries exhibit Lattitude, Longitude at The Art Space next door.  

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Latitude, Longitude: 250 Years of Huntingdon Exhibit, Opening Reception June 9

Helping to celebrate 250 years of the town of Huntingdon, The Huntingdon County Arts Council has issued a Call for Entries to area artists on the theme of the 250 years of Huntingdon.   The exhibit opens with an opening reception on Friday, June 9, from 6 to 8 pm.   The exhibit is at

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Big Band Sound Kicks Off Concerts on the Quad Music Series June 8

The Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College once again are bringing music to the community with our Concerts on the Quad music series.   Kicking off the season and also helping to kick off the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of Huntingdon Weekend Celebration, is the ever popular Big Band Sound.   The Big

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Call for Entries: Latitude, Longitude Exhibit Accepting Entries June 6 & 7

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of Huntingdon Borough. In celebration of this historic event, we are announcing a Call for Entries show with the theme of 250 Years of Huntingdon Borough. Here are the details: Call for Entries 2D/3D artwork, poetry, and prose based on, inspired by, or related to the

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Folk College Concerts Open to the Public, May 26 & 27

Folk College brings top caliber musicians to Huntingdon, and 2 concerts are open to the public. The concerts take place at Halbritter Center for Performing Arts on the Juniata College campus in Huntingdon, PA. The concerts are open to the public with tickets available at the door. Friday, May 26, 2017 Concert 7:00 p.m. Faculty Concert

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Folk College, A Great Weekend of Music, May 26-28

Folk College is three days of playing and listening to folk music in a fun and friendly environment! For 18 years Folk College has fostered and often rekindled the love for music in a non-competitive environment with classes, instruction, concerts and fellowship for all instruments and skill levels. Folk College offers a level of music engagement

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Painter Jennifer Hartzler’s Melange Exhibit Opens

Melange, a new exhibit of paintings by Jennifer Hartzler, in on display at The Art Space during the month of May. Jennifer Hartzler, a native of Central PA, is classically trained in representational art. Her paintings often display a strong sense of humor as she carefully crafts her composition, employing both the figure and light as

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Art Walk Huntingdon: Folk College Preview, Thursday, May 18, 5 to 8 pm

Join us Thursday, May 18, as the Huntingdon County Arts Council participates in Art Walk Huntingdon with a very special event: Folk College Preview. Holly Foy and Jerry Trusty will be on hand to play music, teach how to play a ukulele, and sing a song or two. Here is a schedule for the evening: 5 pm Try a

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Support the Library & Arts Council: Chair-ity Auction, Wednesday, May 3, 6:30pm

The Huntingdon County Library and the Huntingdon County Arts Council have teamed up for a joint fundraising event. We invited area artists to decorate some old library chairs, and we have 15 chairs that we will be auctioning off with a silent auction on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm at the library. The library

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Spring Thaw Awards Ceremony: Saturday, April 29 at 3 pm

Mayfest is a great time to be in Huntingdon. It is also a great time to stop into The Art Space and take a last look at Spring Thaw, our annual Youth Art & Writing Exhibition. That’s right: Saturday, April 29 is the last day for Spring Thaw. And at 3 pm we hold our

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Art Walk Huntingdon: Thursday, April 20- Celebrate National Poetry Month

Our Art Walk Huntingdon special event for April is Celebrate National Poetry Month at The Art Space. We will have kids’ activities and readings from 5 to 7 pm, and a poetry reading/open mic from 7 to 8 pm. Feel free to bring your own poetry to workshop from 5:00-7:00 pm or share during our

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Spring Thaw Opening Reception

An Opening Reception will be held Friday, April 7 from 6 to 8 pm for our annual Spring Thaw Youth Art & Writing Exhibition. Every year the Huntingdon County Arts Council invites area youth to showcase their artistic talent. And boy, did they response this year. We have 209 pieces, from kindergarten to high school seniors, and from schools throughout

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National Quilting Day Demo at The Art Space

The Redbud Quilt Guild is participating with a demonstration for National Quilting Day. The demonstration will be Saturday, March 18 from 12 to 3 pm. If you have an interest in learning quilting or have questions about quilting techniques, come to The Art Space and talk to expert members of the Redbud Quilt Guild.

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Art Walk Huntingdon: Thursday, March 16- Mosaic Demonstration

Join us Thursday, March 16, as the Huntingdon County Arts Council participates in Art Walk Huntingdon with a very special event: Mosaic Demonstration with Deb Tumlin. Deb Tumlin, co-owner of Stone Town Gallery & Cafe on Washington Street in Huntingdon, is a multi-talented artist. Her mosaic works are well known, both at her shop and across the county in a number

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Spring Thaw 2017 Info & Rules

We invite K-12 students to submit their art and writing to the Huntingdon County Arts Council’s annual Spring Thaw, a juried Youth Art & Writing Exhibition. The exhibit will be open to the public from April 7 to 29, 2017 at  The Art Space, 212 4th Street, Huntingdon. Art Submissions: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 4 & 5,

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Art of Guitar Workshop with El McMeen Announced

Saturday, April 1 at 1 pm The Art Space, 212 4th St, Huntingdon Advance reservations required Relaxed. Conversational Atmosphere  • Bring your guitar   Learn from the Best! Internationally acclaimed acoustic guitar player Author/co-author guitar instruction for Mel Bay Publications Listed as among 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists His music on 25 audio/video recordings $80 El

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Art of Glass Exhibit Opens Friday, March 3 at 6 pm

The Art of Glass, a new exhibit of mosaics by Elizabeth Klevens, opens with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 3, from 6 to 8 pm. Elizabeth Klevens, a Pittsburgh native, grew up exploring various forms of art and has always had a lifelong love for creating. Glass has become the central theme for her

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Original Poem Now Displayed in Poetry Post

The Poetry Post, our display board attached to the outside of The Art Space, has a new original poem. Ginny Gill has written a poem Crows Make Me Smile. The next time you are at The Art Space, take a minute and see if the poem makes you smile! Thanks Ginny.

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Art Walk Huntingdon: Thursday, February 16–Printmaking

Join us Thursday, February 16, as the Huntingdon County Arts Council participates in Art Walk Huntingdon with a very special event: Printmaking with Ryan Gibboney. Ryan Gibboney, a talented graphic artist and member of the Juniata College faculty, will be at The Art Space to lead simple printmaking projects. Try your hand using a variety of assorted materials to both

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Local Fiber Exhibit Opens Friday, February 3 at 6 pm

Works of local fiber artists, spanning from the artistic to the practical, will be on display as part of a new exhibit Local Fiber. The world of fiber arts encompasses a wide range of techniques and skills, and works on display include weaving, knitting, quilting, cross stitch, embroidery, and more. The exhibit will be on display

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Map of shuttle for Art Walk Huntingdon

Art Walk Huntingdon Offers FREE Shuttle Service

Art Walk Huntingdon participants will now be able to us a FREE shuttle service to get from one of the twelve Art Walk Huntingdon venues for both January and February Art Walks. Thanks to a grant from Standing Stone Coffee company, Maidens Taxi Service will using it van of offer FREE rides to Art Walk

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Call for entries for Adams County Arts Council’s Annual Juried Exhibition at Gettysburg College

The Adams County Arts Council invites submissions to its 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, June 1 – June 23, 2017, in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College. Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror Barbara McNulty, Director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College

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Art Walk Huntingdon: Thursday, January 19–Bike Anatomy

Join us Thursday, January 19, as the Huntingdon County Arts Council participates in Art Walk Huntingdon with a very special event: Bike Anatomy with Jake Weller. Jake Weller, mechanic at Rothrock Outfitters in downtown Huntingdon, will be at The Art Space to demonstrate the attractive and artistic process of building bicycle wheels. Come watch this unique version of performance art, ask

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Sardines Exhibit Opens Friday, January 6, 6 to 8 pm

Brooklyn based illustrator, designer, writer, photographer, and pretzel smith Mike Shea will exhibit his imaginative illustrations in a show called Sardines at The Art Space from January 7 to 31. There will be a reception on Friday, January 6 from 6 to 8 pm to open the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served. Mike Shea

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Holiday Shoppe Open Wednesday & Thursday, December 28 & 29

So you have opened your presents, spread your holiday cheer to family and friends, and now . . . it’s time to spoiled yourself. Yes, the Holiday Shoppe will be open just for you this Wednesday and Thursday, December 28 & 29, from 12 to 6 pm. Pick up some wonderful ceramics from Jack Troy, Carolanne Currier, Sally Frehn, Rob Boryk,

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Holiday Shoppe Open

Tuesdays thru Fridays, 12 to 6 pm Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm The Huntingdon County Arts Council’s annual Holiday Shoppe showcases artwork from a wide variety of local artists. Artwork is on display from 37 different artists, ranging from jewelry, ceramics, paintings, fabric art and lots more. Many new items have been added in the last

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Art Walk Huntingdon: Thursday, December 15–Meet the Artists/Chocolate Demo

Join us Thursday, December 15, as the Huntingdon County Arts Council participates in Art Walk Huntingdon with a very special event: Meet the Holiday Shoppe Artists and a special Chocolate Demonstration by Renee Berger. Join us to have a chance to meet some of the artists who create the artwork for sale at the Holiday Shoppe. We currently have 37 different artists with work

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Holiday Shoppe Open Friday, December 2

Open Tuesdays to Fridays, Noon to 6 pm Open Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm The Holiday Shoppe opens to the public on Friday, December 2 at noon. We are still accepting entries, but this year’s Holiday Shoppe has a terrific lineup of great artwork. If you are looking for some unique gift items for this holiday

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Arts Council Participates in #GivingTuesday

  #GivingTuesday is Today The Arts Council Appreciates Your Support Today is #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving where you choose to donate money to any organization of your choice! We appreciate your ongoing support of our programs and activities! Your support of the Huntingdon County Arts Council helps us support arts and cultural

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Your Invited: Annual Meeting & Holiday Shoppe Preview

Mark your calendar! The Arts Council will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at The Art Space. The Annual Meeting is open to ALL current members of the Huntingdon County Arts Council. Per our By-Laws, “During the Annual Meeting, the general membership will receive annual reports, elect new officers and

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Spud Block Printing, Art Walk Huntingdon on November 17, 5 to 8 pm

Join us to create your own art with Spud Block Printing, a simple priting technique using designs carved into potatoes. The potato designs are used as stamps to create your own art.   Pam Kavanaugh and James Pingy will help young and old alike create their own art as part of Art Walk Huntingdon on Thursday,

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Light, Life, and Lens Exhibit Open Until November 22

Light, Life, and Lens is a new exhibit by the Camera Club featuring member’s photography at the Art Space in Huntingdon. The exhibit will be open through Tuesday, November 22. Thirteen members of the club have their photographs on exhibit, with a wide array of subjects. One unique feature of this exhibit is that the club has

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Invitation to Sell Your Artwork at The Holiday Shoppe

The Huntingdon County Arts Council would like to extend an invitation to you to sell your artwork at our 2016 Holiday Shoppe– an annual artists’ market hosted by the Huntingdon County Arts Council at our Art Space in downtown Huntingdon. This year the Shoppe will run from December 2-23.  Drop Off: November 28 & 29,

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Explore, Reclaim, and Conserve: Huntingdon County Exhibit Open

The current exhibit at The Art Space is a unique exhibit that is the result of a Call for Entries to area artists. Based on the theme, Explore, Reclaim, and Conserve: Huntingdon County, our artist community responded big time. Forty-eight artists submitted 134 pieces of art to create a terrific show. Artwork on display includes paintings, photography, jewelry, basketry, poetry,

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Art Walk Huntingdon October 20: Fish Prints for Young & Old

Join us to create your own Gyotaku art. the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing may have been used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own. Celina Steftas, District Manager of the Huntingdon

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Art Walk Huntingdon to Feature Fiber ArtsFest Teachers

As part of Art Walk Huntingdon, a number of teachers from this coming weekend’s Fiber ArtsFest will be demonstrating some of their craft and projects. Come join us from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, September 15 for this opportunity. Teacher schedule: 5 pm Yvonne Wilson 6 pm Marie Campbell & Shelley Shaffer 7 pm

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Mythologies in the Narratives Exhibit Opens September 9

An Opening Reception will be held today, Friday, September 9 from 6 to 8 pm for the exhibit Mythologies in the Narratives. The exhibit features paintings by J.E. Crum. Her paintings and drawings exaggerate color and combine imagery to tell personal narratives central to the artist’s experience. Crum’s work draws inspiration from a range of fantasy creatures and mythical beings, questioning the depiction of women

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Pennsylvania Heritage Musician to be Awarded to George Putt

At this year’s festival, Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering will honor Hesston resident George Putt as the 2016 Pennsylvania Heritage Musician. George Putt started playing music in grade school, and has always had a passion for music. Seven years ago George and his wife Sandy started hosting a jam at their home in Huntingdon County every

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Free Events at Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering

The 12th annual Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering kicks off today at Greenwood Furnace State Park to share and enjoy folk music. The weekend is full of workshops, concerts and a contradance. While musicians will want to sign up the full weekend of events (fee required, although individual workshops can also be purchased), there are 5 events

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Inaugural Art Walk Huntingdon Set for Thursday, September 15, 5 to 8 pm

An exciting new art promotion is set for beginning the third Thursday of every month, starting Thursday, September 15, from 5 to 8 pm. Art Walk Huntingdon is a special event celebrating the arts at local venues & businesses. Look for Art Walk flags for participating venues. The Arts Council’s event will feature demonstrations and interactions with some

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Call for Entries: October Theme Show Open to All Artists

Once again, the Huntingdon County Arts Council invites all artists to submit to their work based on a theme for an exhibit this October. The theme this year is Explore, Reclaim and Conserve: Huntingdon County. McVeytown native and pioneering environmentalist Joseph Trimble Rothrock (1839 to 1922) was the father of Pennsylvania forestry and inspired our theme with his

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Director’s Cut: Take Two Exhibit Open Until Tuesday, August 30

A director’s cut is a specially edited creative work that represents the director’s own approved edit. While we are constantly curating works created by other artists, this show puts the Huntingdon County Art Council’s own board of directors on the spot showcasing our personal creations for public view. ARTISTS’ OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 19, 6-8pm ART

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Arts Council Awards Arts in Ed Grants

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The Huntingdon County Arts Council is pleased to award its first Arts in Education grant! The grant is awarded for Mud Mobile, a project spearheaded by Bethany Benson at Juniata College to establish a mobile ceramics project that will bring ceramic arts and art education experiences to local Huntingdon County Students.

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Exhibit Hours

The Art Space, at 212 Fourth Street in Huntingdon, is home to monthly exhibits. During each exhibit, The Art Space is open: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12 – 6 pm. Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm.

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Hear From Our Board Members!

"The medium is irrelevant: paint or words, dance or war. If you are creative and strive for beauty in what you do, then you are an artist."

Dave Berger

( HCAC Board Member )

"Creativity is intelligence having fun.” -Albert Einstein

Kristie Putt

( HCAC Board Member )

"ART am I"

Norm Wilson

( HCAC Board Member )

"I believe in connecting our communities, organizations, and institutions through education and the arts"

Erica Quinn

( HCAC Board Member )

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