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The Huntingdon County Arts Council (HCAC) was established in 1972 to serve the residents of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Its audience now includes neighboring counties and visitors as collaboration and service expand. A 501-C3 non-profit organization, it receives support from local governments, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and its membership.

The organization is governed by a board of directors, elected annually with representatives from throughout the county and varied backgrounds. Day-to-day activities are handled by a part-time employed executive director.

HCAC activities vary throughout the year and individual programs and projects are subject to funding availability and continuous review. While some HCAC programs have withstood the test of time, others have evolved to meet new needs and conditions. The HCAC encourages partnerships with other organizations or government entities to allow for maximum cooperation and benefit.

P1050655While the majority of HCAC programs are geared towards the enjoyment of the general public, we also serve an active artist community in and around the county. Artists have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship, awarded every two years in a competitive process. We also strive to provide employment opportunities for artists whether at performance venues like Raystown Lake or Greenwood Furnace or for instruction at educational events. This website includes an artist registry and the HCAC is open to comments and suggestions.

Board meetings are held monthly, and are open to the membership. Please call (814) 643-6220 for more information or check the calendar for time and location information.

Bylaws

Bylaws undergo regular review and updates. Bylaw changes are advertised to the membership and voted on at the annual meeting.

The most recent HCAC Bylaws 2016 were revised in 2010.

 


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It's The Nick Miller Project night at the Concerts on the Quad. Huntingdon's own Nick Miller will bring his 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.

Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts.

These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciated.
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Concerts on the Quad: The Nick Miller Project

July 13, 2017, 6:30pm - July 13, 2017, 9:30pm

It's The Nick Miller Project night at the Concerts on the Quad. Huntingdon's own Nick Miller will bring his 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. Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts. These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciated.

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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 in elementary school and trumpet in Junior high school. During his junior year at Juniata College located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania in 1975, he began to explore a different instrument, the piano, due to listening to jazz legends such as Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock , his main musical influences even today.

Chip received individual piano lessons for three years and then created Bryne/ Lovett , a jazz saxophone/ keyboard duo which subsequently led to the creation of Urban Fusion, a fusion jazz band which he started with three other members in State College Pennsylvania.

As a solo keyboard artist, Chip has performed in the Huntingdon County area at weddings, fine dining establishments and has collaborated with other musicians performing for the Huntingdon Historical Society. Chip also performed with Urban Fusion at the Juneteenth Celebration in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania for the last seven years. Chip was also the guest pianist performing jazz standards for the Juniata College Jazz band in 2013.

Chip has recorded duo- jazz projects, performs trio jazz piano and has served as musical director and arranger for numerous jazz, R&B and vocal groups in the State College area.

Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts.

These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciate.
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Concerts on the Quad: Chip Lovett

July 6, 2017, 6:30pm - July 6, 2017, 8:30pm

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 in elementary school and trumpet in Junior high school. During his junior year at Juniata College located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania in 1975, he began to explore a different instrument, the piano, due to listening to jazz legends such as Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock , his main musical influences even today. Chip received individual piano lessons for three years and then created Bryne/ Lovett , a jazz saxophone/ keyboard duo which subsequently led to the creation of Urban Fusion, a fusion jazz band which he started with three other members in State College Pennsylvania. As a solo keyboard artist, Chip has performed in the Huntingdon County area at weddings, fine dining establishments and has collaborated with other musicians performing for the Huntingdon Historical Society. Chip also performed with Urban Fusion at the Juneteenth Celebration in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania for the last seven years. Chip was also the guest pianist performing jazz standards for the Juniata College Jazz band in 2013. Chip has recorded duo- jazz projects, performs trio jazz piano and has served as musical director and arranger for numerous jazz, R&B and vocal groups in the State College area. Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts. These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciate.

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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 though today. The group is lead by Bill Croissant.

Music, Music, Music! features a variety of music and music styples. The group is lead by Shirley McBreyer.

Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts.

These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciated.
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Concerts on the Quad: Take Note & Music, Music, Music!

June 29, 2017, 6:30pm - June 29, 2017, 8:30pm

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 though today. The group is lead by Bill Croissant. Music, Music, Music! features a variety of music and music styples. The group is lead by Shirley McBreyer. Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, picnic supplies and your friends and family to the Juniata College quad, in front of the Halbrittter Center for the Performing Arts. These outdoor concerts are free, but donations appreciated.

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As part of our Art Walk Huntingdon tonight, check out the replicas of the medallions from the large mosaic on Penn Street. The original medallions covered different periods in Huntingdon's history. In celebration of the 250 years of Huntingdon, replicas of these medallions are available for purchase. We have both both fired and unfired ones on display tonight from 5 to 8 pm. #artwalkhdon ...

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Contact Us:

212 4th St, Huntingdon, PA 16652

(814) 643-6220

huntingdonarts@gmail.com

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