Perry County Council of the Arts features several exhibitions throughout the year highlighting the works of one particular artist or theme. The public is invited to attend a special opening reception to mark the start of each exhibition.


Ned Smith Center is currently closed until further notice.

Through July 19 at Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art

Nature’s Palette Art on Tour Exhibition

Mother Nature draws from a wide palette of colors to paint the beauty that surrounds us every day. Central Pennsylvania is rich with natural scenery and gorgeous landscapes, so it is no wonder that many artists and creative minds draw inspiration from the brilliance found locally.

Perry County Council of the Arts’ member artists interpret nature’s various hues and shades in this special off-site Art on Tour exhibition, showcased in the beautiful Olewine Gallery, surrounded by the center’s natural, wooded space. Walk along a rainbow of colors, starting with hues of red that blend into orange, into yellow, and so on – ending with purples, and gray scale artwork in center displays to reflect the main color groupings. This exhibition is a true feast for the senses and shows off the incredible talent of our member artists.

Most artwork will be available for purchase and all sales benefit local artists, Ned Smith Center, and PCCA.

Participating artists include Karen Alleman, Desiree Armolt, Deb Arthur, Janice Bailor, Jess Barlup, Connie Betz, Paul Beutel, Teena Beutel, Judy Bouder, Toby Bouder, Scotty Brown, Jon Colbert, Gail Walden Coleman, Alaina Cox, Linda Dissinger, Richelle Dourte, Biruta Hansen, Cynthia Holleran, Kimberly Kaufell, Leah Keilman, Evgeny Krayushkin, Deb Kreiger, Devera Lang, Bonnie Lorey, Michelle McBurney, Richard Messner, Valerie Moyer, Karen Lee Miller Newman, Carolyn Pio, Angela Rubinic, Missy Smith, Harry Spilker, Sara Sutton, Louise Thomas, Don Uvick, Jon Wert, James Wheeler, Robin Wheeler and Kate Zeigler.



We are rescheduling this exhibition for 2021

April 10 – June 6 at PCCA Gallery

Home Goods Show

The main exhibition room at PCCA Gallery will be filled with unique, handcrafted, original artwork and home goods that are perfect for Spring decorating.

Featured artwork by James Wheeler


May 1-29 at the PA State Capitol Building, East Wing Rotunda

Special Art on Tour Exhibition

Artwork created by PCCA members will be on display and for sale in a special Art on Tour exhibition in the East Wing Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, which is open to the public Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


June 12 – August 8 at PCCA Gallery

Accidental Art

Sometimes the most beautiful artwork is created through happy accidents. This group exhibition will feature designs and images that appear in unusual or unexpected places, like patterns in paint spills or a sunset reflected on a broken mirror.

Artists interested in submitting their work to this exhibition, can find Call for Art details here.


June 26 – September 26 at Landis House

Teaching Artists

This exhibition will feature artwork in a variety of media, created by Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) rostered teaching artists, who provide creative classroom instruction in 10- to 20-day residencies in seven counties through PCCA’s Arts in Education partnership with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Featured artwork by Evgeny Krayushkin, Zheka Art

August 15 – October 10 at PCCA Gallery

Director’s Choice

PCCA hosts Director’s Choice, a selection of noteworthy student artwork from Youth Art Day 2020. Most of the artwork will be for sale. Please consider supporting our talented youth by purchasing their works of art.

October 9 – 30 at Landis House

Arts for All

Explore an exhibition of artwork created in the Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties’ (CPARC) and Perry County Council of the Arts’ (PCCA) 6-week inclusive art classes for all ages and abilities, led by Tom Oakes. Select pieces from the classes will be highlighted in this exhibition open to the community.

October 16 – January 9, 2021 at PCCA Gallery

Artisan Marketplace

Shop for one-of-a-kind, locally made fine art and handcrafted items, perfect for gift giving.

November 13 – January 22 at Landis House

6th Annual Juried Exhibition

Original artwork in a variety of media will be displayed during PCCA’s Annual Juried Exhibition. Visit Landis House to cast your vote for People’s Choice. Join us for the opening reception on Nov. 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Enjoy local art at these locations on an ongoing basis

Buffalo Brew, Newport
Capital Joe, Harrisburg
Czekaj Dusharm LLC, Newport
Espresso Yourself Cafe, Newport
Pennian Bank, Newport
Perry County Chamber of Commerce, New Bloomfield
Rep. Mark Keller’s New Bloomfield Office
Scaringi & Scaringi Law Office, Newport
Sisson-Boyer Eyecare, Newport
Veterans Memorial Building, New Bloomfield


Exhibition promotion is made possible in part by a generous sponsorship from PPL.