Art Alliance Mission
To 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.
About the Art Alliance
The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania is a nonprofit organization that exists to serve 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.
The Art Alliance 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.
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 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.
Since its incorporation in 1968 the Art Alliance has grown to support affiliate groups.
The Potters Guild has maintained studio space in the lower level of the Art Center building since the guild formed in 1971. For more information visit their website or to keep up with their news and updates visit their Facebook page.
The Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania (FPA) formed in late 2005 as a joint enterprise of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania and the Centre County Farmland Trust. Their mission is to promote the preservation and appreciation of farmland through the visual arts. For more information and news visit their Facebook page.