We promote the visual arts…
…by providing art education for adults and children, offering opportunities for practicing artists to exhibit and teach, presenting the public with quality exhibitions and sales, and cooperating with other organizations to initiate arts outreach programs that serve communities across Central Pennsylvania.
We are a nonprofit organization that serves students, artists and the art-loving public in Pennsylvania’s Centre County, the adjacent counties, and beyond. Our organization builds bridges between teachers and art students of all ages, as well as between artists and potential art patrons.
We actively encourages community members to become involved in diverse and ever changing art experiences. At present the Art Alliance has approximately 350 members, all of whom are dedicated to recognizing, developing, and supporting visual arts. New members are always welcome.
The Art Alliance is supported by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded through annual appropriations by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. PPA is administered in this region by Galaxy.
Our adult classes, workshops, and short-term exhibits take place in our own Art Center building at 818 Pike Street in Lemont, PA. Children’s classes and summer camps are held in the walkout lower level of the adjacent Gallery Shop building at 824 Pike Street. Our office is also located in the Gallery Shop building. The rear yards of both buildings overlook picturesque Spring Creek as it winds its way through the historic village of Lemont. The buildings are located very close to the Pennsylvania State University’s main campus.
The following serve on our volunteer board:
- Linda Hale, President
- Stacie Bird, Vice President
- Jan Dillon, Treasurer
- Joe Beddall
- Jim Bright
- Holly Foy, Potters Guild of Central PA
- Art Heim
- Martha Taylor, Farmland Preservation Artists
- Michele Randall
Day to day operations are run by a small staff:
- Marie Doll, Executive Director
- Christina McNeill, Design Maven
- Diane Kesidis, Accountant