The New Kensington Arts Center is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for artists at all levels of their creative journey, encouraging participation in the arts through advocacy, education and outreach, and serving as a vital creative resource for the revitalization of the community.


Mission Statement

The New Kensington Arts Center is a co-operative effort between the creative minds of the New Kensington area, as well as the entire A-K Valley to hone our crafts, share our talents and instruct others. Our 501(c)3 is under the umbrella of the Parnassus Area Preservation Partnership.


We offer a variety of Workshops and Open Display Galleries to Members and Non-Members.

September Gallery Shows

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                       What is Meetup

                              All New Kensington Arts Center workshops and meetings are listed on
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Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.

Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.

*Note: Click on the Meetup icon to go to the calendar of events. You can also join to get automatic notifications sent to your email.

Upcoming Events

Art and Music Festival


New Kensington Corridor of Innovation
Art & Music Festival

September 16, 2017, 12 noon to 7 PM

5th Avenue, Downtown New Kensington, PA


Join us for the first annual New Kensington Corridor of Innovation Art and Music Festival. Help us celebrate the soon-to-be opened Penn State New Kensington Entrepreneurial Center and the creation of the adjacent Corridor of Innovation.

Share in a magical day outside in the Corridor enjoying original art, live music and a tasty assortment of food from local eateries and food trucks. This juried event will showcase the talents of exceptional artists and craftspeople in a variety of mediums. All forms of family friendly art and mediums are welcome.


Artists, apply to show your art by filling out the Artist Application


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For all the Arts Centers Events and Workshops go to the Events/Workshops

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Become a Member

Become a member of either the Arts Center, New Ken Camera Club, Allegheny Valley League of Artist  or all three. See Membership for details.

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