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.

Please note: We are not hosting exhibition receptions until further notice.


June 22 – October 24

Throughout Perry County

Perry County Bicentennial Mobile Museum

Get an up close and personal look at some of Perry County’s rich history in the Perry County Bicentennial Mobile Museum, known as “Faces of Perry County” – a collaboration of The Perry County Bicentennial Committee, Historical Society of Perry County, Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA), and The Perry Historians. PCCA is proud to have helped design and set up the mobile museum, along with Boy Scout Troup 64, Duncannon, who worked to transform a donated trailer from Heller’s Hardware & Rental.


June 22 – Summer Concert in Millerstown Community Park (Millerstown)
July 1-3 – New Bloomfield Fireman’s Carnival (New Bloomfield)
July 9 – Conococheague District Twilight Camp for Cub Scouts in Perry County 2021 (Shermans Dale)
July 10 – Discover Newport & Food Truck Festival (Newport)
July 22-24 – Ickesburg Lions and Fire Company Carnival (Ickesburg)
July 27 – Summer Concert in the Millerstown Community Park (Millerstown)
July 29-31 – Marysville Lions Club Carnival (Marysville)
August 3 – Duncannon Night Out (Duncannon)
August 17-21 – Perry County Community Fair (Newport)
September 11 – Fall Street Fair (New Bloomfield)
September 24-26 – Old Iron in the Grove (Shermans Dale)
October 2 – Canal Day (Newport)
October 8-10 – Sherman’s Valley Heritage Days (Blain)
October 16-17 – Old Fashioned Apple Festival (Little Buffalo State Park in Newport)
October 24 – Bicentennial Celebration and Plaza Dedication (Lynn Sheaffer Dum Memorial Park, Elliottsburg)

September 27 – October 24

Millerstown Area Community Park

October 25 – November 21

Little Buffalo State Park

Art Uplifts

Uplifting artwork centered on the themes of inspiration, encouragement, hope, perseverance, etc., will be printed and displayed on durable outdoor yard signs along walking trails in several of our local parks to encourage and inspire our community during the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The outdoor exhibition continues online with a longer, immersive digital experience, where viewers may also purchase local art!

We continue to welcome submissions of uplifting and inspiring artwork created by local artists. Find Call for Art details here.

Pictured artwork by Evgeny Krayushkin, Zheka Art

October 2 – January 15

PCCA Gallery, 1 S. Second Street, Newport

Artisan Marketplace

Shop this special holiday exhibition, featuring locally made fine art and handcrafted items by emerging and professional artists, which make perfect one-of-a-kind gifts.

Featured artwork by (clockwise from top right) Gary Leitzel, Hyeyon Wilson, Toby Bouder, Janice Bailor, Francis Ranck, Birgit Hoppenjans, Lynn Fry, Becca Emerick, and (center) Jill Smith.


November 19 – January 29

Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

7th Annual Juried Exhibition

Exceptional original artwork in a variety of media will be on display during PCCA’s 7th Annual Juried Exhibition. Cast your vote for your favorite piece of art to win the People’s Choice Award ~ in person or on our Facebook page!

Featured artists include Alex Bellotti, Angela White, Biruta Hansen, Bonnie Lorey, Connie Bowsman, Deb Arthur, Donna Mitchell, Evgeny Krayushkin, Gail Coleman, Hyeyon Wilson, Jana Parks, Jennifer Holleran, John Guarnera, Joyce Inderbitzen, Judy Bouder, Karen VanNewhyzen, Linda Dissinger, Louise Thomas, Marilyn Paul, Michele Randall, Michelle McBurney, Mike McFarland, Peg Belcastro, Shannon Eaves, Thom Kulp, Toby Bouder, and Todd Tabb.


November 13 – January 22 at Veterans Memorial Building, 25 W. Main St., New Bloomfield

6th Annual Juried Exhibition

Original artwork in a variety of media is on display virtually during PCCA’s 6th Annual Juried Exhibition, with an opportunity to view the show at the Veterans Memorial Building. Cast your vote for your favorite piece of art to win the People’s Choice Award ~ in person or on our Facebook page!

The Veterans Memorial Building is open to the public Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Congratulations to the 2020 Juried Exhibition Award Winners!


The Red Cane, oil painting by Alex Bellotti

“The Red Cane was inspired by an old Gentleman I knew some 20 years ago. I had taken a small a black and white photo of him, and forgot about it until I was going through some stuff while clearing out junk while quarantined, and I realized he needed to be painted. The painting took very little time, as he just came to life.”


Consciousness Crashing Through, abstract painting by Gail Walden Coleman

“2020 has been a year of becoming aware! Events in my country @ poverty, social injustice, hatred to name a few have made it impossible to be blind, unaware, neutral.”


1st Place: Green Colored Pencil Tree, Francis Ranck
2nd Place: Simple Elegance, Roberta Garlock
3rd Place: King of the Skies Spirit Vessel, Joyce Inderbitzin


1st Place: The Moroccan Guide by Karen Van Newhyzen
2nd Place: Barn, VII, Lynne Hoffman
3rd Place: Copper Waves, Gregg Silvis


1st Place: Black Throated Green Warbler, Jonathan Wert III
2nd Place: Essential Break, Chet Davis
3rd Place: Last Catch of the Day, Alex Bellotti


1st Place: Division, Louise Thomas
2nd Place: Angry Ocean, Russell Fry
3rd Place: Bee on Sunflower, Russell Fry


1st Place: Cottontail on Alert, Hunter Metcalf
2nd Place: Heading in the Deep Blue, Deb Kreiger
3rd Place: Consciousness Crashing Through, Gail Walden Coleman


Enjoy local art at these locations on an ongoing basis

Buffalo Brew, Newport
Farmers Daughters Cafe, New Bloomfield
Pennian Bank, Newport
Perry County Chamber of Commerce, New Bloomfield
Sisson-Boyer Eyecare, Newport
Veterans Memorial Building, New Bloomfield


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


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

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.

August 2021

“The Light Princess” Outdoor Storybook Art Walk

Artists are invited to submit applications to be featured illustrators for “The Light Princess” outdoor art exhibition story walk for children, with plans for an interactive family event.

Find more details here.