ABOUT ARTSALTOONA

ArtsAltoona, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,

captures the essence of what makes Blair county an extraordinary and innovative place to live, work, and play.

We work with community leaders to serve and inspire a more creative region. Culture and creativity are built into everything we do, from the way we envision new opportunities and evaluate outcomes to the way we collaborate across programs and cultivate deep partnerships.

ArtsAltoona has a variety of initiatives benefitting the residents of Blair County, from an After-School Arts Program, to the redevelopment of the former Kress building in downtown Altoona into a studio arts center, to our county-wide events calendar.

ArtsAltoona believes that Blair County truly is the Heart of Art in Central Pennsylvania!

INSPIRED

We work with connectors and community builders to lead, serve and inspire a more creative region.

CREATIVE

We foster access to the arts, creative opportunities, & professional development for all artists in our area.

RELEVANT

We aim to position Altoona’s creative community as the driving force that will  enrich our neighborhoods both culturally and economically.