Founded in 1979, the Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) is a rural grassroots organization that has cultivated and promoted a now thriving arts culture in the area. PCCA operates a retail gallery representing over 150 regional artists, an historic mansion which hosts concerts, workshops and exhibitions, and an arts-in-education program connecting students with hands-on experiences through artist residencies. PCCA builds community, nurtures artists, and honors acts of creativity by supporting numerous arts-related groups and events, most free to the public.
Located on the square in Newport, the Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) Gallery showcases the fine artwork of over 150 of the region's artisans. The Gallery hosts several themed and solo artist exhibitions each year, and with other gallery displays changing more frequently, there is a never-ending influx of paintings, sculptures, pottery, literature, jewelry, organic homemade personal care products, clothing, accessories and more.
Landis House – Creative Commons is an historic mansion which plays host to concerts and recitals, educational workshops, and exhibitions of contemporary art and historic artifacts. The Bechstein piano continues to be enjoyed by pianists from across the nation. Landis House may be rented for special occasions.
June 22 – Broadway My Way: Seven student vocalists sing their versions of popular Broadway tunes.
June 26 to 30 – Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering: Bringing together autoharp enthusiasts from around the world for five days of workshops, concerts and 'round the clock music-making.