Regional Artists Needed for ‘Heart of the Arts’ Project

Regional Artists Needed for ‘Heart of the Arts’ Project

Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) is looking for skilled and experienced artists for this year’s Heart of the Arts (HOTA) project. BCPAC is excited for the second year of this community event, celebrating the beauty of the Twin Tiers region through the talented work of our skilled and experienced regional artists.

The project will, once again, display creative works of visual artists at area businesses around McKean County for art enthusiasts to enjoy all summer long. A puzzle map will guide visitors on a tour through the streets before auctioning the pieces off at the Fall Music & Art Festival in Bradford on September 10. Artists will receive 50% of the proceeds, with the remainder benefiting the BCPAC Arts Scholarship Fund, to support future artists wishing to pursue a vocation in the arts.

HOTA was created to inspire and encourage regional artists, by giving our regional artists an opportunity to network and support one another as they each transform, illuminate, educate, encourage, inspire and motivate people with the incredible gift of the creative arts. BCPAC took some of the suggestions from last year’s project to make this an even better event and changed up the dimensions of the wooden board for artists to create their art on a 24″ x 20″ primed wooden MDO board.

Before displaying the artwork throughout the county, a special reception will be held to celebrate the artists and give them an opportunity to meet each other and share their works.

BCPAC is incredibly grateful for last year’s artists who helped us raise over $7,000 to support this project, and we are hoping to include more artists this year to reach our $10,000 goal. This is a great opportunity for artists to share their intimate perspective of the world with their creative artwork. Art is something that is truly at the heart of our visual and creative artists, and certainly makes our world just a little brighter in the Twin Tiers.

Registration is now open, and the new art boards available for pick up at the BCPAC office. For information on how artists can register for this event, go to or contact the BCPAC office at 814-362-2522 or click on the link to downlaod your form.

Register for HOTA here and learn more about the BCPAC here.


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