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Welcome to ArtsAltoona

ArtsAltoona is a project of the Arts, Business and Innovation Council (ABIC) serving Altoona and the Greater Blair County area.

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Explore Arts & Cultural Events

The ArtsAltoona Calendar is designed to help you find fun activities happening in Blair County! Visit the site today to find an event for you and the family.

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Make a
Donation

Your contribution goes toward supporting the growing arts in our community. Help us bring education and awareness of arts & cultural events in Blair County.

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Join the
Newsletter

Stay up to date with Altoona and Blair County Arts & Cultural events by subscribing to our newsletter. Get news on upcoming auditions, deadlines for grants, and much more!

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THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ATTEND ARTS & CULTURAL EVENTS IN BLAIR COUNTY EVERY YEAR

OUR MISSION

To foster thriving, creative communities which will enhance economic development through sustainable outreach in arts, education, and culture in Blair County.

Inspired

We work with connectors and community builders to lead, serve and inspire a more creative region. Through collaboration and conversation, we will increase access to innovative resources and programming that will serve and enrich the greater Altoona area.

Creative

By fostering access to the arts, creative opportunities, & professional development for all artists in our area, we encourage a more honest, diverse, and engaging interaction within our city, a benefit for both residents and visitors.

Relevant

From developing a more fertile ground for arts programs, to providing access to fun, imaginative, and novel opportunities, we aim to seat Altoona’s creative community as the driving force behind a sense of community that will ultimately enrich our neighborhoods both culturally and with a robust creative economy.
ArtsAltoona believes that all aspects of the cultural community should be interconnected – events, organizations, venues, artists, public art, art education, & the businesses that support them.
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OUR PARTNERS

What Others Are Saying...

"Please consider this letter as verification of the Blair County Chamber’s support of the proposed Arts effort being undertaken in Blair County."
Executive Director
Blair County Chamber

Joseph Hurd

"We are pleased to express our support along with the many community leaders and organizations that have endorsed your vision to help transform Altoona into a ‘Renaissance Community'."
CEO and President
Altoona Blair County Development Corporation

Stephen McKnight

"It is with great enthusiasm that I offer the support and encouragement of the Altoona Public Library to the ArtsAltoona initiative. Across the ages, public libraries have inspired, educated, informed, and supported artists and arts in all forms."
Executive Director
Altoona Area Public Library

Jennifer Knisley

"We are also confident that the team behind ArtsAltoona has the right mix of vision, common sense and work ethic to bring this effort to fruition. We are especially interested and pleased to see the ArtsAltoona master plan meshing with education and business initiatives."
General Manager
Altoona Mirror

Raymond M. Eckenrode

"I strongly support the ArtsAltoona project and I am available to discuss the benefits to the children of Altoona and to the cultural health it will Bring to Altoona."
Superintendent
Altoona Area School District

Charles. A. Prijatelj, Ed.D.

"Altoona is a thriving city with many wonderful attractions, restaurants, events, and shops to offer its residents and the residents of surrounding cities and counties. As Altoona continues to grow, so will the opportunities for new cultural and entertainment events, benefiting all. As such, I strongly support the efforts of Donna Gority in transforming Altoona into “The Arts Center of Central PA.”
Mayor
City of Altoona

Matthew A. Pacifico

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Quick Links...

ArtsAltoona Office
5508 6th Ave, Rear
Altoona, PA 16602
814.201.7004 | Info@ArtsAltoona.org