Art Alliance of Central PA

THIS SAT (4/20) we are having an ART HANG at the Art Alliance from 4pm-8pm to make art for the EACH PIECE BELONGS show 

Join us at our studio to work on your piece for the installation EACH PIECE BELONGS 

A limited amount of canvases will be available for purchase: 

$35 (24×24) $60 (30×30)

Each purchase of a canvas for this project is a donation to Centre LGBT+ 

The Art Alliance will have paint, brushes, markers, collage supplies available for use.  

Feel free to bring your own preferred materials as well. 

Are you interested in contributing an original work to this installation but can’t make the art hang? Canvases are still available for purchase online –> click here

Proceeds from the purchase of a canvas AND sale of the original  art support the mission of Centre LGBT+ Network.

This public installation will be on display in the State College Borough building during June and be available to view during all the Pride events.

Exhibitions in April

This year’s Recycled Show, Dreamworld, will be on display during the month of April at Kish Bank, Downtown State College.

Be sure to stop by and check out all the great artwork at Kish Bank’s Expect More Store, 114 S. Allen Street in downtown State College!

Click here for more info

This show is moving the the SC DID office in April!

Lelaina Scott’s interactive exhibition “Embodiment” moves to the Downtown Improvement District’s office on Fraser Street this week, and opens on First Friday, April 5th.

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Lelaina Scott is a State College, Pennsylvania based artist and recent graduate with a degree in Visual Arts and Music Studies from the Pennsylvania State University.

“Artists strive to create works that speak. When I paint my portraits and human inspired works, I want them to stand and speak for themselves. I do not often paint self-portraits, but I consider every painting I do a self-portrait. I take the results of my playing with materials and create pieces that speak from gallery walls or mailed postcards.

Embodiment | noun – a tangible or visible form of an idea, quality or feeling. When I was a kid, I always knew not to touch the works of art in museums but that desire to know what it felt like under my fingers was always pulling. The texture of the oil paints, the smooth brass of the sculptures; There was always so much I wanted to experience. Art speaks yes, but I also want my art to pull you in. In Embodiment: an interactive exhibition waiting to meet you I invite you to gently touch the paintings you see on display. Let them invite you in and embody what it means to experience art created from a person for people.”

Call for entries! It’s the Figurative Show!

Entries are due FRIDAY, MAY 3rd!
Show will be up Wed, May 8 – Sun, May 12

Click here for details and to enter online today!

Click here to visit our registration site
— do a Session search of “Spring Classes 2024” to see all the options!

Or you can click on the class name below to go directly to that class (on the registration site)

Polymer Clay Workshop for Teens!
with Ann Taylor-Schmidt
04/06 + 04/20

Beginning Drawing Class
with Bryar Nigro
04/10 – 30

Framing Your Watercolor Paintings Workshop
with Lena Thynell

Impressionistic Oil Painting Using the Palette Knife (adult class)
with Linda Borch
05/14 – 06/04

Watercolor Flowers in Vases
with Lena Thynell

Bookbinding Workshop
with Lisa Baumgartner
05/03 + 05/04

Visit our registration website and sign up today!

Click here to visit our registration site — do a Session search of “Summer Camps 2024” to see all the options!


Be sure to check back as we may be adding additional camps in the coming weeks!

It’s Membership Month!

Our membership protocol is changing to start every year in March!

This means that your renewal will always be in March as of next year regardless of when you sign up for your membership this year.

Your membership helps us in many ways!

Because or our members, the Art Alliance can:

  • Offer a wide range of art classes and workshops;
  • Provide summer art camps for kids and kid
  • Offer teen art classes and in-service school day programs for kids during the school year;
  • Provide a place to do art work or hold your next groups’ meeting for a reasonable price;
  • Host multiple public art exhibitions;
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other organizations in our area to bring art to a wider audience and bring awareness to various programs and opportunities in our community.

Your membership helps make all this possible! So please take a minute and renew your membership or become a member to day!

Click here to go to our registration website MEMBERSHIP page to become a member of the the Art Alliance today


The 2024 Kish Bank & Art Alliance Gallery Exhibition Schedule


Youth Art Month Celebration — Wood Carving Art by Edgar Farmer


Annual Recycle Show – Dreamland


Fire and Fiber @ KISH


The Figurative Show @ the Art Alliance Gallery

June & July

Annual Members Show


Food for Thought


Community Spotlight


Let There be Light: Photography Exhibit


Annual Abstraction Show



Three ways you can support the Art Alliance and help build our arts community

Donate to the Art Alliance

Your donation really makes a difference. Click the link below to make a donation though our PayPal account.

Become a member

Becoming an Art Alliance member has benefits AND helps the Art Alliance continue to bring you quality studio art classes, exhibitions & summer camps.

Give the gift of art

Send someone you love an Art Alliance e-gift card so they can use it for anything Art Alliance – good towards classes, camps and exhibition fees.

Community Events

The Penn State University Libraries Preservation, Conservation, and Digitization Department is pleased to host the 5th annual William D. Minter Lectureship in Conservation on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, University Park, PA. The event will feature a presentation by Diane Maurer, marbler and paper artist. 

Register to join us in-person at Foster Auditorium at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.

Register to join us virtually at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.