Forest Area Arts Council

Join Us in Supporting the Arts in Forest County


FAAC’s primary programming includes monthly “Art Experience” events open to the general public and held alternately in the communities of Tionesta and Marienville.  These include showings of art-related movies, musical performances, art history lectures, art demonstrations and workshops, garden and building tours, art exhibits and more.  These events are held the third Friday of each month from May through October.

One-day field trips – or group tours – are organized periodically to venues of artistic interest.  These opportunities are promoted on our events calendar, as well as on our Facebook page, in local newspapers, and flyers posted in local libraries and other public places.

Board meetings are open to the public and held at 6:00 pm on the last Wednesday of each month at the Forest County Visitor Center, at 422 Elm Street in Tionesta.  If you have ideas to share, or would like to become involved in our efforts, please join us!

Upcoming Events

Art in the Greenspace @ Tionesta Lake Visitor Center
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tionesta Lake Visitor Center, along the Interpretive Trail

Alfresco introduction to area artists, their art and craft, displayed under canopies on the interpretive trail at Tionesta Lake Visitor Center. This is an exhibition only event (no sales permitted on federal property), and a great opportunity to connect with local artists and learn more about their art inspired by nature.  If you like art, want to meet artists and craftspeople, support butterflies, or just like to be outdoors under trees and on a safe, paved trail, this free event is a great way to spend a few hours.  All ages are welcome.

Forest County 4-H members will be teaching visitors about the potential of moss in the garden or landscape. And for anyone with a love for butterflies, the Tionesta Lions Club will be distributing free Asclepias (milkweed) seedlings to the first 36 visitors to support the habitat of the endangered Monarch Butterfly.

FAAC will provide bottled water and cookies.

If you are an artist interested in displaying and/or demonstrating your work, contact Nancy Yergin at or 814-755-7724 by June 30th.

Cast Pewter Workshop @ Full Circle Farm & Artisan Center
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

cast pewter necklace and moldSpend a day with metal artist Donna Little learning the process of casting pewter, and make your own necklace pendant to take home.  Donna will walk you through the design of your piece, carving a plaster mold, melting and pouring the pewter, finishing your molded piece, and adding a cord necklace.

Cost is $80 per person, including materials.  Be sure to wear old clothes as you will get messy and be working with a torch.  Register by contacting the organizer by August 1st.

FAAC Board Meeting @ Forest County Visitor Center
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm

Monthly board meeting…..members and public welcome!

Phipp’s Conservatory Field Trip @ Elm Street Parking Lot
Sep 27 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Jason Gamrath glass art exhibit at Phipp's ConservatoryJoin us on our Phipp’s Conservatory field trip to view “Super. Natural. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath.” We’ve chartered a 28-passenger bus for Wednesday, Sept. 27th and will depart at 7:30 am from the Elm Street parking lot in Tionesta. Lunch will be at a restaurant near the Phipps, and we will return to Tionesta at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $17.95/person (plus lunch) and must be paid in advance. Call Nancy at 814-758-0052 to reserve your seat!

FAAC Board Meeting @ Forest County Visitor Center
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm

Monthly board meeting…..members and public welcome!