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.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Poster_Waterfront
COFFEEHOUSE OPEN MIC

Join PCCA for Coffeehouse open mic and grab some dinner at Waterfront Bar & Grill in Marysville on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m.

More Details

Santa Visits the Gallery
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) will host holiday events on Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its two locations, Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport, and PCCA Gallery, One S. Second Street, Newport.

A Holiday Recital begins at 11 a.m. at Landis House, with piano and vocal performances by students of Jan Simmons, Jennifer DiLissio and Lauren Eshenour. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and stay for free Drop-in Art from 1 to 4 p.m. to create holiday card puzzles and geometric star ornaments to take home.

Shop PCCA Gallery’s Artisan Marketplace of Perry County for unique, handcrafted and locally made holiday gifts for your friends and family, while enjoying light refreshments. Also visit with PCCA member artists for demonstrations and book signings. PCCA Gallery will host basket maker Teena Beutel, author Don Helin and soap maker Kathy Mumma.

Executive Director Search – Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume before December 15

More Details

COMMUNITY ARTS EVENTS

december

14oct - 14janAll DayArtisan Marketplace of Perry County(All Day) PCCA Gallery

11nov - 20janAll DayAnnual Juried Exhibition(All Day) Landis House - Creative Commons

3dec10:00 am- 12:30 pmStudent Piano & Vocal Recital10:00 am - 12:30 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

3dec12:30 pm- 1:00 pmVisit from Santa and Mrs. Claus12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

3dec1:00 pm- 4:00 pmDrop-in Art1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

7dec6:30 pmCoffeehouse Open Mic6:30 pm Eastern Waterfront Bar & Grill

17dec9:30 am- 12:30 pmPUBLISHING WORKSHOP – A Novel Idea 102Class9:30 am - 12:30 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

26dec - 2janAll DayCLOSED - Landis HouseChristmas to New Year(All Day) Landis House - Creative Commons

january

14oct - 14janAll DayArtisan Marketplace of Perry County(All Day) PCCA Gallery

11nov - 20janAll DayAnnual Juried Exhibition(All Day) Landis House - Creative Commons

26dec - 2janAll DayCLOSED - Landis HouseChristmas to New Year(All Day) Landis House - Creative Commons

1janAll DayCLOSED - PCCA Gallery & Landis HouseNew Year's Day(All Day: sunday)

6jan7:30 pmStephanie Jeter and Empty Bottle Band Concert7:30 pm St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

7jan1:00 pm- 4:00 pmDrop-in Art1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

7jan1:00 pm- 4:00 pmMUSIC - Autoharp WorkshopClass1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Orthey Instruments

7jan7:30 pmStephanie Jeter and Empty Bottle Band Concert7:30 pm Highland United Prebyterian Church

9janAll DayRSVP DEADLINE - Off the Page Exhibition(All Day: monday) PCCA Gallery

14jan11:00 am- 3:00 pm"My Jealous Heart" Pendant Workshop11:00 am - 3:00 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

18jan6:00 pm- 8:00 pmPerry County Camera Club6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Newport Public Library

21jan9:30 am- 12:30 pmPUBLISHING WORKSHOP – A Novel Idea 102Class9:30 am - 12:30 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

View full calendar

TESTIMONIALS

In 1983, when we began to plan the first Little Buffalo Festival of the Arts for 1984, we had no idea that we would be captured by the fun and worthwhile work that the fledgling Perry County Council of the Arts would become in our lives and in those of friends, neighbors and many residents of the county.

Thirty-three years later, we were honored and touched that PCCA recognized us with Life Achievement Awards at the annual meeting earlier this month. We were so pleased that Tony Oliveri wrote and presented his poetic tribute and Dick Gregg stood up to speak about our early times together planning and working to develop the organization. And we felt humbled by Clyde McGeary’s remembrances of his early impressions about PCCA and the impact the programs were having on the county and central Pennsylvania.

Those of us who immigrated to Perry County from other areas brought lifestyles and ideas that resonated with people who were already involved in the arts here and with others who were looking for  new stimulating and creative outlets and activities. All of us together enjoyed the opportunity to make something beautiful happen right here at home. As the saying goes, “Bloom where you are planted.”  It’s been a great recipe for fulfillment.

We are proud to witness and be a small part of the continuing growth of PCCA, as new volunteers and staff have added their own song to the symphony. We look forward to future developments.

Thank you for our recognition, the enjoyable gathering, lovely awards and certificates.

Tom & Carol Vracarich

I love the open mic sessions. It’s great to see how much talent we have. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous

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