After opening in October last year in Bellefonte and hosting a series of special events since, Titan Market welcomes Center County shoppers for its upcoming Titan’s Art Festival on Friday and Saturday.
“Titan Market has become more of a community gathering place,” said market founder Corinna Anskis. “[With] our weekly market, karaoke nights, school parties, parties and special event market days, there’s always something going on.
On a typical Friday or Saturday, the indoor market at 2042 Axemann Road at Titan Energy Park has a growing list of rotating vendors, with offers from across the state. Vendors sell everything from baked goods to baskets, gifts to groceries. The next art festival will feature the typical market vendors, as well as artists, artisans and music.
“Readers can expect to find not only a wide variety of locally made artwork, unique gifts and decorations, but also nutritious handpicked products, fresh baked goods, beef and cheese. local pork, smoked cheeses, ice cream and much more, “says Anskis.
The Titan’s Art Festival is just one of many new arts and crafts-themed festivals to appear in Center County this season, as other larger and more established festivals have been brought to light. line or have been canceled due to persistent pandemic issues. However, the Titan’s Art Festival has a few features that will set it apart from some of the others taking place in the region this month. One of these differentiators? The Young Artist Block of the event.
According to Anskis, the Young Artist Block is a way to “give our children the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works”.
“Art is a wonderful way for our young people to express themselves,” she says. “It gives them the opportunity to show off their passion or their hobby. Thanks to Happy Valley Landscaping by Stauffer, we are also able to offer this special section free of charge to children.
Another major differentiator is the interior setting of the event, which offers vendors and attendees some special perks.
“Our suppliers are inside with a lot of space,” says Anskis. “Vendors don’t need to worry about the weather or wrestle with awnings etc. This protection from the elements is something participants can also appreciate.
However, the new Titan’s Art Festival isn’t the only thing the venue has planned for the season.
“This event is just one of many events taking place at the market this summer,” said Anskis. “In addition to our arts festival on July 9 and 10, we will be having a party for the kids who participated in our summer reading program on Saturday July 31.
“We also have auctioneer Al Hamilton who is having a market auction on July 31st. [an] Arts & Crafts Fair at the market this year on August 6-7 and will have a motor show on August 14. We are very happy with all that the summer has in store for us. Friday July 9 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday July 10. Learn more about the event, upcoming events and the market at www.titanmarketbellefonte.com.