Founded in 2002, the Armstrong Community Theater is a community theater organization dedicated to providing a positive outlet for cultural and artistic expression to all of those who wish to entertain.
Arts on the Allegheny aims to enrich the cultural life of Western Pennsylvania by presenting free, high-quality entertainment at the John P. Murtha Amphitheatre in Kittanning and other venues. The well-attended summer concert series features local vendors and big-name performers for both residents and visitors to enjoy on land or anchored out in the Allegheny River.
Donna Weckerly is a creative photographer who offers stylized photography sessions for high school seniors, engaged couples, boudoir, expecting parents, and families. She also offers professional business headshots and product photography, and her work is featured in a studio space at The Manos Gallery in Tarentum.
Jesica of Forever Whimsy Photography is a natural light lifestyle photographer specializing in children and family photography. FWP is based out of Worthington, PA and serves Armstrong County and surrounding areas. Jesica also has a convert to digital service and offers photography classes and mentoring.
2022 marks the beginning of the next 50 years for the Fort Armstrong Folk Festival. This annual event pays tribute to Armstrong County’s heritage along the banks of the Allegheny River in Kittanning. Each August, the four-day festival features a handcrafted artist market, live music, historical entertainment and demonstrations, delicious festival food, and more.
Founded in 1989 and located on the Steele Farmstead, Freeport Theatre Festival is a summer community theatre offering the cherished classics as well as original historical dramas written by playwright Rennick Steele.
Kelly Grabiec of Larry Johns Photography has had the pleasure of capturing photographic memories in Armstrong County and the surrounding areas for over 19 years. She is privileged to carry on the tradition of creative photography started by her mentor, Larry Johns, and continues to operate her business under his name in memory. Larry Johns Photography thrives on offering high-quality, affordable photos to the community.
Lisa Marie’s is proud to offer a variety of specialized disciplines in dance. Their instructors are trained to provide top-notch dance education to students in both recreational and competitive environments.
Miss Frances Dance Club offers combination dance classes, ballet, tap, jazz, competitive hip hop, competitive solos and duets, and pointe for students ages three and up to build confidence one step at a time.
Just over the county line, Murphy’s Music Center is The Valley’s #1 choice for band instrument rentals. They also have a music store and provide instrument repairs, lessons, and bands for hire.
Pour Dirty is a Shakedown Street-style brick and mortar gallery that sells local artist works, from paint pours, acrylic works, and graphite sketches to handmade jewelry, dreamcatchers, live edge decor, and more.
Purple Pinkie Pottery is a paint your own pottery studio that holds painting classes on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, self-paint hours on Thursdays and Fridays, and monthly happy hours.
For over 13 years, Smail’s has been Armstrong County’s only full-line music store. While specializing in drums, they carry everything from keyboards to string instruments for all your music needs.