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.
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.
In the this episode, we speak with Mario Mazza, a second-generation winemaker based in one of the state's most beautiful regions. His family has been making fine wines on the shores of Lake Erie for 50 years, and the future looks bright.
In the third installment of this podcast series, we speak with two artists who have built lives and careers in Pennsylvania after moving from abroad. Both are community-minded creators with a passion for public art.
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.
In Easton, Erie and Lancaster, historic buildings have been reimagined as foodie destinations and culinary incubators. The goal is to lure hungry tourists and residents downtown while also showcasing the diversity of these vibrant communities.
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.
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.
The city's first Black-owned coffee shop is led by an ambitious young entrepreneur who is already eyeing expansion and growing his wholesale bean business. He created Good Brotha's Book Café as a community gathering place for locals of all stripes.