Mission

To inspire a more vibrant community by promoting local arts, cultivating innovative experiences and offering an inclusive, welcoming community space.

Vision

State College becomes a cultural destination that’s energized by local artists and innovative changemakers.

Values

We believe in:

  • Importance of an energetic downtown
  • Change that is community-driven
  • The transformative power of art
  • Fostering diversity and inclusion
  • Constant evolution

Leadership Team

Spud Marshall

Spud Marshall

Innovation Director

Creative Economy Catalyst and Founder of co.space and New Leaf

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<h3>Jason Browne</h3>
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Jason Browne

Board Chair

Radio Host, Co-Owner of Streamer and Penn State System Admin

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<h3>James Tierney</h3>
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James Tierney

Board Treasurer

Co-Founder of Happy Valley Improv and Economics Lecturer

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<h3>Robyn Krause-Hale</h3>
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Robyn Krause-Hale

Board Member

Arts Lover and Development Specialist for Penn State Arts & Architecture

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<h3>Molly Kunkel</h3>
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Molly Kunkel

Board Member

Community Builder and Executive Director of Centre Foundation

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<h3>Jeff Erickson</h3>
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Jeff Erickson

Board Member

Retired Entrepreneur & Marketer, Traveler and Arts Aficionado

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<h3>Don Bedell</h3>
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Don Bedell

Board Member

Musician, Music Lover and Director of Business Support at WPSU

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<h3>Lauren Steinberg</h3>
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Lauren Steinberg

Board Member

Creative Life Enthusiast and Senior Director of Development for Penn State Ag Sciences

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Funded and Supported by Centre Foundation through generous grants from the Knight Foundation Fund and the Kalin Family Fund

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: For safety reasons, we will be closed to the public and canceling / postponing all events until Aug 1. As the situation evolves, we will share updates on our site and via newsletters.
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