Children and Youth Day launches 2011 Arts Festival

July 13, 2011

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts opened with Children and Youth Day on the Penn State University Park campus and in downtown State College today (July 13). Although the day started with some light rain, the rain didn't last long and the crowds came out with the sunshine by mid-morning. The main portion of the festival begins on Thursday, July 14, and runs through Sunday, July 17. The festival will bring more than 125,000 people to town to celebrate the arts with its nationally recognized Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, gallery exhibition, sand sculpture and music, dance and theatrical performances in a variety of traditional and nontraditional venues. For photos from Children and Youth Day, visit online.

  • Madelyn Olds, 6, reacts as she gets hit with a bucket of water in the water feature. For additional photos of this year's Arts Festival, click on image above.

    IMAGE: Annemarie Mountz
Last Updated July 13, 2011