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Jul 18

Prism Episode 4: Planting the seeds for the arts to flourish

Arts are a driver of growth and vitality — that's the argument being made by economic development and local government leaders across the state. In a lively conversation, we heard from two such folks, one from Corry and one from York, about how their communities support, fund, and catalyze the creative sector, and how that work is paying unexpected dividends. 

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Jul 12

We Are Here Episode 1: Murals and moxie in Millvale

In the first episode of our new podcast, we’re heading to a small town across the river from Pittsburgh that is home to a spectacular set of church murals. Tackling themes such as social justice, poverty, and immigration, these stunning works of art, which are almost 100 years old, have a surprising amount of resonance in today’s world — and are playing an important role in Millvale’s renaissance.

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May 16

Culture and cottages in Mt. Gretna

This charming hamlet has a fascinating history and an enchanting present. Come for a packed performing arts calendar and summer festivals, and stay for afternoons by the lake and dappled sunshine under the trees.

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Mar 10

In Reading, Goggleworks looks beyond its walls

A changing world pushed this arts campus towards its own evolution, inspiring the team to focus on accessibility and the outdoors. The annual Spring Iron Pour and Forge Festival, a celebration of local blacksmithing, is happening on April 30. 

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Mar 2

Prism Episode 1: "Nobody crowds you and nobody goes it alone"

In the first episode of our new podcast series, we speak with Hannah Harley of Indiana, PA, and Erin Ninehouser of Ambridge in Beaver County, two women who have committed themselves to creative pursuits outside of resource-rich and art-dense cities. The lesson is clear: In a small place, you can have a huge impact.

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Nov 12

The small town that could

Dublin is a Bucks County hamlet that has long been overshadowed by its neighbors. That is starting to change thanks to a raft of new businesses and The Square, a dynamic mixed-use development.

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