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.

Landis House - Creative Commons
Christmas House Tour
Presented by Newport Revitalization and Preservation Society. Landis House, 67 N. 4th Street, Newport, is one of the landmarks featured on the tour. Advanced tickets of $12 are available at PCCA Gallery. Tickets are $15 on the day of the tour.

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holiday shopping hours
Black Friday & Small Business Saturday!
PCCA Gallery is packed full of great holiday gifts of fine art and handcrafted items. Keep us in mind for your shopping needs. There is even a gift registry to help provide ideas for those who may be shopping for you!

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PCCA Board of Directors & Honorees Announced at Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting 2015Welcome new Perry County Council of the Arts Board members Kristie SmithStephanie KellerJan Kipp and Ann Shull.

Congratulations to our 2015 awardees: Artist of the Year, Irene VanBuskirk; Volunteer of the Year, Leadership Harrisburg Area; Service to the Arts, The Margetts Foundation, Lifetime Achievement Award, Dick Gregg.

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!