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. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we receive 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 an 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.

In April 2022, the Arts Council purchased the 12th Street Methodist Church at 313 12th Street, Huntingdon, and turned it into the Huntingdon County Arts Center. The Arts Center is home to exhibits, concerts, classes and workshops, and a meeting place for community organizations.

While 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. We also strive to provide opportunities for artists, whether providing an exhibit space, selling their artwork at our Art and Holiday Shoppe, serving as a performance venue, or providing instruction at educational events.

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.

2024 Board of Directors

President: Teri Smith
Vice President: Susan Wentzel
Secretary: Susan Simpson
Treasurer: Larry Mutti
Executive At Large: Larry Closz

Board Members
Paul Amato
Greg Anderson
Mary Beatty-Sharisky
Dave Berger
Renee Berger
Jeannie Gentry
Barbara Sanchez
Keith Sutton
John Thompson

Executive Director
John Kearns



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