The mission of the Perry County Council of the Arts is to build community through the arts.

Within this context, PCCA nurtures the creative spirit in adults and children, supports artists and celebrates their successes, enhances the local economy, implements arts education initiatives in seven counties, and brings vitality to Perry County, Pennsylvania.


Celebrate this year’s award-winning poetry and the announcement of the 2016 Perry County Poet Laureate. Stick around for Coffeehouse!

More Details


Learn the basics of soapstone carving with local artist Bradley Miller.

More Details



12feb - 7mayAll DayInterior Exhibition(All Day) Landis House - Creative Commons

8apr - 4junAll DayDuets Exhibition(All Day) PCCA Gallery


12feb - 7mayAll DayInterior Exhibition(All Day) Landis House - Creative Commons

8apr - 4junAll DayDuets Exhibition(All Day) PCCA Gallery

6mayAll DayFundraiser Bus Trip to Washington DC!(All Day: friday) National Gallery of Art

7may1:00 pm- 4:00 pmDrop-in Art Classes1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

13may - 6augAll DayLandis Legacy: Mary Marguerite Landis Exhibition(All Day) Landis House - Creative Commons

13may5:00 pm- 8:00 pmSecond on 2nd5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Downtown Newport

13may6:00 pm- 8:30 pmOpening Reception: Landis Legacy: Mary Marguerite Landis Exhibition6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

14may9:30 am- 12:30 pmWRITING WORKSHOP – A Novel IdeaClass9:30 am - 12:30 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

18may6:00 pm- 8:00 pmPerry County Camera Club6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Newport Public Library

21may9:00 am- 12:00 pmWheat Weaving9:00 am - 12:00 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

21may6:30 pmCoffeehouse Open Mic6:30 pm Dave Synder's House

In Memory
Naomi GrixWe are devastated by the news of the death of our beloved Naomi Grix, who was killed on December 13 at age 20 in an automobile accident. Naomi was one of our shining lights, a young woman who we pointed to with pride when discussing how PCCA can positively impact the lives of our young people.

Read More

I love the open mic sessions. It's great to see how much talent we have. Keep up the good work!
Art in schools is vital. It helps kids figure out that not every problem needs to get solved by following A+B+C because sometimes you can swing past X and through O to arrive at a different (yet valid) conclusion. Kids need the SPIRIT in art, they need to learn the visual voice that can create stories of beauty, or hurt, or fear, or joy or hope. To say things that can’t be said with words alone. Art curriculum can employ a wide variety of skills, reinforcing their relevance and importance in life (geometry in creating shapes, chemistry in mixing paint or glazes, engineering in building sculpture, verbal skills in reacting to their own work or the work of others, written or spoken, cultural and earth appreciation in examining art from other times and places…). I teach art to high school students and see daily what art brings to my students. Pride and accomplishment in their eyes, a “safe place” to create and take risks, a place where struggle is sometimes needed to learn past ideas, where they can come face to face with a splash, dot, line of paint and see it as beauty. All of this and more makes me feel compelled to fight to keep art in school.
Erin Welsh, Mifflin County High School art teacher
Keep up the great work! I love our PCCA! I get so much from the PCCA from afar in Montana!
Sarah, Montana
Thanks for being a great local organization and for the great events you bring to our area!