• Oct 21, 2017
From: 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Community Arts Center of Cambria County premiers, ARToberFEST FAMILY DAY

The Community Arts Center of Cambria County will be premiering a new festival, ARToberFEST Saturday, October 21st from 11:00AM-6:00PM. ARToberFEST will be located on the Community Arts Center’s 2.5 scenic acres in the Westmont section of Johnstown, PA. The festival will feature food, beverage and handcrafted Fall/Halloween vendors. The ARToberFEST is free of admission, FAMILY DAY festival featuring a FREE KIDS’ KORNER, arts & crafts, FREE YOGA Class, vendors, food vendors, workshops and family fun. All ARToberFEST attendees are welcomed and encouraged to dress in COSTUMES.

ARToberFEST is sponsored by the Alan Gordon Fund, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and WJAC TV. A special “thank you” to Jose L. Otero for his donation of pumpkins to make Kids’ Korner possible.

Autumn/Halloween vendors are chosen by their handcrafted items, any vendors interested should contact the Community Arts Center of Cambria County at (814) 255-6515. The Community Arts Center does not take commission from the craftsmen and there is no admission fee for the public.


Pumpkin Painting (Ages 2-7)

Pumpkin Carving (Ages 8+)

Fall Tissue Paper Flower

Face Painting

Create a Sunflower

Leaf Ornaments


Soccer Shots will be participating with their 20 x 14 foot blow up soccer field.


Costume Characters 1:00PM: Scarecrow & CACCC’s Lily the Turtle reveals her Halloween Costume

RAZZLE & DAZZLE CLOWNS 3:00PM: Meet these amazing clowns as they Razzle & Dazzle you with their balloon creations!


“How-To” Create Your Own Scarecrow


Create your very own scarecrow. You will design and paint his or her face, assemble with seasonal attire and straw. Family participation is welcomed and encouraged. Bring a hat or a different accessory to personalize him or her!



PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all workshops by Wednesday, October 18.


Decorative Gourd Painting (11:00am-2:00pm)

Instructor: Sande Staib

Members: $15 or Non-members:  $19            

Paint a GOURD! This simple Autumn primitive scene incorporates crows, country stars and MORE! Great Fall decoration for your home. Easy step-by-step Instructions and no previous painting experience required. Example on display at the Community Arts Center.


Yoga & You (12:00pm-12:30pm) FREE                                                                    

Instructor Adriann White

Energize your life! Try yoga to restore and renew your spirits. Yoga is a great way to release tension & stress and boost radiance. Make sure to wear loose and comfortable clothing. If you have your own yoga mat and tension strap, please bring them to class.


FIGURE Drawing (12:00pm-3:00pm)
Instructor: Tanya Kvarta

Members: $29 or Non-members: $34

For the beginner to intermediate student. Learn important structural characteristics of the human figure, including posture, movement, angle of view, contour, and more, as you draw a live model. Explore light and shade, plus different approaches to make your drawing appear 3-D. Use charcoal and white pastel pencil as your drawing medium. Please bring a picture of a figure or choose one from a magazine.


Halloween Nights Painting (2:30pm-4:30pm)

Instructor: Lara Rice

Members: $14 or Non-members: $17            

Enjoy this guided acrylic painting class on canvas. A seasonal painting of a fun and eerie Halloween sky-scape that incorporates your own personal touch with silhouetted pumpkins and jack lanterns.  Example on display at the Community Arts Center.


Spooky Halloween Wreath (5:00pm-7:00pm)

Instructor: Melanie Rossi

Members: $21 or Non-members:  $26            

Spook up your life with a decorative black Halloween Wreath! You’ll use spider webs, black flowers, petite pumpkins, and other accessories to make a one-of-a-kindwreath you can hauntingly ornate your house with for years.


Autumn Mixed Media: Miro Mobile Workshop (10:00am-12:00pm)


Instructor: Tanya Kvarta

Members: $10 or Non-members:  $15            
Build your own mobile “in the style of” Joan Miro. By using craft wire and colorful shapes of autumn leaves to inspire your inner artist, you will intertwine these shapes with various materials. Your finished product will be a real Mobile… AND it moves!

Halloween Costume Dance Party


Instructor: Angela R. Godin

Per Couple    Members: $11 or Non-members: $16 

Join us for the first ever Community Arts Center Dance Party featuring LIVE MUSIC with The Sharptones!  This Halloween Dance Party is costume themed, with prizes for various categories. Come “shake your groove thing”. This party is open to the public and will feature classic songs, modern, and even some Halloween inspired music. Preregistration is encouraged, but not required. Mini Hustle Dance Class included.  Refreshments provided, adult beverages for purchase.

  • 1217 Menoher Boulevard
  • Johnstown, PA 15905