Lansdale Borough, PA

Festival Of The ArtsThe citywide Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) returns in 2016 to showcase this city’s phenomenal performing and visible arts scene. Don’t miss the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council’s (CBAC) annual fundraising public sale held at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion on Saturday, July 15. Enjoy a money bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment while previewing authentic art objects reflecting a yearly theme.

The competition kicks off on September 1, 2016 with the Outside the Box Grand Opening and culminates with Storybook Theatre on November 6. Other highlights include Arts for Everybody within the Pop-Up-Town arts space during September, and the thrilling Festival of Lights: Diwali Integration on October 1.

On the tail of Hail Columbia,” a consensus emerged that there needs to be a Columbia Festival of the Arts that represented all genres; that combined both local and national performers; and that mirrored and was accessible to all elements of the neighborhood: races, ages, incomes, and genders.

The twelfth Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival additionally takes place from September 12 – October 31. The event brings out the festive aspect in business and locals alike, as the whole city is embellished in harvest décor, including pumpkins, scarecrows, hay bales and other symbols of the season.

Another examine showed at-risk college students who, for one year, participated in an art- based mostly curriculum raised their standardized language arts test by an average of eight percentile factors, 16 percentile points if enrolled for two years.