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.

FEATURED EVENTS
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Poetry Out Loud
PCCA’s 2016 regional student poetry recitation contest will be held on February 3 at 10 a.m. at PCCA’s Landis House. This event is free open to the public.

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Bach, Mozart, & Wagner
Central Pennsylvania Symphony
Enjoy a concert on Sunday, February 14 at 3 p.m.

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COMMUNITY ARTS EVENTS

february

9febAll DayEntry Deadline for Youth Art Day(All Day: tuesday) PCCA Gallery

12feb - 2aprAll DayStories of Individual Struggles and Personal Growth Exhibition(All Day) PCCA Gallery

12feb5:00 pm- 8:00 pmSecond on 2nd5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Downtown Newport

12feb6:00 pm- 8:30 pmOpening Reception: Stories of Individual Struggles and Personal Growth6:00 pm - 8:30 pm PCCA Gallery

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

12feb6:00 pm- 8:30 pmOpening Reception: Interior6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

13feb9:30 am- 12:30 pmWRITING WORKSHOP – A Novel IdeaClass9:30 am - 12:30 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

13febAll DayEntry Deadline for 18th Annual PCCA Awards for Poetic Excellence(All Day: saturday)

14feb3:00 pmCentral Pennsylvania Symphony OrchestraConcert3:00 pm Greenwood High School

17feb6:00 pm- 8:00 pmPerry County Camera Club6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Newport Public Library

19feb7:30 pmHello Stranger featuring Dale Carter Jett Concert7:30 pm St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

20feb1:00 pm- 4:00 pmMUSIC - Autoharp WorkshopClass1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Orthey Instruments

20feb7:30 pmHello Stranger featuring Dale Carter Jett Concert7:30 pm Highland United Prebyterian Church

24feb6:30 pmCoffeehouse Open Mic6:30 pm Sorrento's Bar & Lounge

march

12feb - 2aprAll DayStories of Individual Struggles and Personal Growth Exhibition(All Day) PCCA Gallery

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

5mar1:00 pm- 4:00 pmDrop-in Art Classes1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

11mar5:00 pm- 8:00 pmSecond on 2nd5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Downtown Newport

12mar9:30 am- 12:30 pmWRITING WORKSHOP – A Novel IdeaClass9:30 am - 12:30 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

13mar3:00 pmSunday Arts Hour Presents Barry & Mary Hannigan3:00 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

16mar6:00 pm- 8:00 pmPerry County Camera Club6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Newport Public Library

18mar7:30 pmMountain Fling Concert7:30 pm St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

19mar9:30 am- 4:00 pmONE-DAY WRITING WORKSHOP – Writing PlaysClass9:30 am - 4:00 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

19mar1:00 pm- 4:00 pmMUSIC - Autoharp WorkshopClass1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Orthey Instruments

19mar7:30 pmMountain Fling Concert7:30 pm Highland United Prebyterian Church

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.

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TESTIMONIALS
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!
Anonymous