The Art Cafe

Signs of spring

I'm thinking about flowers and many of the other wonderful things associated with spring like melted paths and green. I had to share a photo I took from a few years ago of tulips. You might see a yellow dandelion in there as well. I just found out that the roots of dandelions may have ...

Rip Van Winkle Play Performed at St. Luke’s!

From Lisa Escott Long: This is not your typical church play, rather, a full-scale production with lights, costumes, makeup, sound effects... based on Washington Irving’s classic tale of Rip Van Winkle. Delicious desserts provided during intermission. About the play: Dutch-American villager ...

Art at the Loretto SAMA by artists of the 21st Century!

If you are traveling around and looking for some local art to view, check out SAMA! The show runs till April 7th. You can take a virutal tour of the the art show here. Additionally, here is a video on the show.

February Videos

It's snowy and drippy out. Even so, hope you get some fresh air and move around a little. There has been a lot of sad news lately and sometimes it's best to work out what has happened by trying to protect one another. It's a complicated issue and one where I stand firmly with the victims and ...

Happenings around Altoona

So, recently, I particiated at the open mic event at the Greenbean Coffee House. I painted for about an hour and half while getting to listen to some wonderful local talent. It is a great atmosphere, lively and full of support. I enjoyed getting to hear a variety of music, getting to sip good ...

Upcoming art events in Altoona

Exiting news as ArtsAltoona is making a splash in the downtown as they have acquired the Kress building to create a fantastic art centered gallery and roof top biergarten (German word for beer garden). Very cool! I know I definitely am excited to see this happening in our town. Last week, I ...

Artist of the week: Angela Landrin

This week we present Angela Landrin's work. She is a local abstract artist in Hollidaysburg. Wife and mother of two, she sells her work on her website ALoriginals (found on her FB page below). Landrin says she "loves painting with bold colors to make a connection with all who looks at my ...

LaVintage Decor Art Upcoming Art Classes

September and October Upcoming Events at LaVintage Decor and Wine & Design Studio Ticket URL for all classes is https://squareup.com/store/lavintage-decor or call LaVonne at (814)934-8928 Take advantage of this coupon for these classes unless stated otherwise in the ...

Paint Party by Sarah and upcoming classes

If you're looking for art classes check out Paint Party by Sarah. She recently opened up a studio space for paint classes! Check out the schedule for upcoming events (below). Stay updated with Sarah's paint page on Facebook as classes are added. And best of all, have fun painting! 2017 ...

Halloween Kitties and more!

Had to share my new work on Redbubble.My Red Bubble shop Lots of fun things. Also, if you are a local artist and would like to share your work, send me a link and your website and you'll be a featured artist on the Art Cafe!

Featured local artist, Sande Harder

Artist statement: I am a local artist, born and raised in Altoona. My love for animals shows in my work as I have only a few paintings without animals in them. My medium is acrylic on canvas, pastels and stained glass. I also do commission work. You can reach Sande Harder on facebook. ...

Altoona Arts Gallery Crawl

UPDATE: This has been rescheduled till Spring 2018. Enjoy wine or sample products as you follow the Altoona Arts Gallery Crawl and view local artists in the area!

Blair County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) showcasing local artists

Blair County Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) is looking for artists to display their art on a monthly (sometimes bi-monthly) status. It is a great way to reach out to our community as well as inspiring children who might not realize how important the arts are to their well being. If you would ...

Summer arts

It's summer and nearly the beginning of August which equals end of summer vacation for many. Everyone is starting to think of school, school clothes, and back packs. If not, many others are working, finishing up vacations or house renovation plans. For my self, I'm doing day-cations, one day ...