ATTRACTIONS

FOOD COURT

Located in the Parking Lot to the Left of Penn State Altoona’s Main Entrance on Juniata Gap Road.

More than 20 vendors prepare delicious food on the spot. The irresistible aromas and delicious looking dishes entice you to sample funnel cakes, fresh cut fries, salads, ethnic foods, corn dogs, cheese steaks, sausages, ice cream, pastries – and so much more! Let’s be honest! Some people come to the Arts Festival just for the food! But they stay for the music, art, and crafts.

CRAFTS VILLAGE

Located Just Across the Bridge Near Penn State Altoona’s Main Entrance on Juniata Gap Road.

This is the way to shop for unique, hand-made treasures! Browse through the Crafts Village and engage in conversations with the talented artisans who create each item. You’ll discover everything from lawn art to jewelry, from wood carvings to stained glass, from quilts to handbags, from guitars to wind chimes, from candles to caricatures – and so much more.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Located on Four Different Stages Throughout the Penn State Altoona Campus.

As you stroll through the crafts village or enjoy that delicious festival food, you’ll hear live music in the background. Take a break, sit down, relax, and enjoy an entire performance by these excellent musicians and performers. There are more than 30 performing artists, who express themselves through the arts of music, dance, and comedy. CLICK HERE for a complete schedule.

CHILDRENS VILLAGE

Located in the Big Blue & White Tent Near the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.

Budding young artists look forward to discovering what they can create at the Arts Festival. Some years, it’s a pirate or a princess hat. Others years it might be making a mosaic masterpiece. Each station provides another hands-on project to spark a child’s imagination and encourage creativity. Across from the big blue and white tent is the Altoona Symphony Orchestra’s Instrument Petting Zoo, where budding young musicians can try various instruments.

STUDENT ART EXHIBIT

Located in the Auxiliary Gym Inside the Adler Athletic Complex.

The talent of our young people can also be found in one of the most popular attractions at the Blair County Arts Festival – The Student Art Exhibit. Students take great pride in finding their own or a classmate’s work of art on display here. One of the most commonly heard comments from those who visit the exhibit – “I can’t believe this is the work of a student!” The talent is truly amazing. Kudos to the art teachers who instruct and encourage their students.

JURIED ART EXHIBIT

Located in Three Different Galleries Inside the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.

At the heart of the Arts Festival is the Juried Art Exhibit. The region’s finest artists have been chosen to exhibit their paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and mixed- media pieces. Their work is thought-provoking, inspirational, and impressive. And, all of this museum-quality artwork is available for purchase.

Meet the award-winning artists! Attend the awards ceremony in the Misciagna Center for Performing Arts, Sunday, May 19, at 4:30 p.m.