About Us

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 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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Robert Lang designed our Peace Flight sculpture that is on Bryon Street up to the hospital. His origami work was translated into the metal sculpture and was installed in September 2013. He also came to Huntingdon to lecture on origami. His work is amazing. ...

Robert Lang is a physicist who worked at NASA studying lasers and has 46 patents on optoelectronics to his name. However, that's not what he's best known for now: he's a legend in the world of origami. His intricate designs are second to none, and they actually have applications back in engineering.

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So excited for our Chair-ity Auction with the Huntingdon County Library this Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm. ...

Join us Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm for a Chair-ity Auction. The Huntingdon County Library and the Huntingdon County Arts Council will be co-hosting the auction which will raise funds for both organizations. The event will feature a silent auction of chairs painted by local artists and will also have raffle baskets. Tickets to the event are $10. The first chair is called "Play" and was painted by seniors Drew Watson and Emily Wennick. The second chair is called "Color SPLAT!" and was painted by sophomore Logan Allen and senior Jonathan Bair. All the artist are students in Erin Shaffer's 3D Design class at Huntingdon High School. If you'd like a chance to bid on this chair, stop by the Library or Arts Council for a ticket or buy one at the door. Join us at Mayfest today to see the chairs in person and keep watching our social media for more chair and basket previews before the auction. Sponsored by The Daily News.

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Contact Us:

212 4th St, Huntingdon, PA 16652

(814) 643-6220


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