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3 Dots Downtown

3 Dots Downtown 3 Dots inspires a more vibrant community by elevating the humanities, promoting local arts, cultivating innovative experiences and offering an inclusive public space for civic engagement.

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04/11/2022
We award $1000 every month

When was the last time you submitted your AWESOME Idea? Whether you've entered before or would like to give it a shot for the first time, you could be among these winners who have helped to shape the future of our town!

We've been loving the projects being brought to us and look forward to connecting you to your neighbors who are rolling up their sleeves to better our community.

Submit today: www.3dotsdowntown.com/grants

Head downtown to 3 Dots on April 9 for the Hoppin' into Spring Expo 🐇This FREE vendor event will showcase local crafters...
04/07/2022

Head downtown to 3 Dots on April 9 for the Hoppin' into Spring Expo 🐇

This FREE vendor event will showcase local crafters/makers. Come out from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. to support these small business owners!

Events by MAC

Join us for a Small Island Big Song 小島大歌 Dance Party! The two-hour in-person event is a continuation of the Small Island...
04/06/2022

Join us for a Small Island Big Song 小島大歌 Dance Party! The two-hour in-person event is a continuation of the Small Island Big Song Dance Class offered virtually by the Center for the Performing Arts in March.

Emlyn, Kan, and Kokol will lead participants in a Sega dance from the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius. Putad will teach participants a Harvest dance from the Pacific Ocean country of Taiwan. The dance from Taiwan is scheduled to be part of the Small Island Big Song performance Thursday, April 7 at Eisenhower Auditorium.

📍 3 Dots Downtown
🗓️ Wednesday, April 6
🕕 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Partner: Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

We're thrilled for vendor pop-ups throughout Tuesdays on the Terrace including these two rad entrepreneurs for our kick-...
04/05/2022

We're thrilled for vendor pop-ups throughout Tuesdays on the Terrace including these two rad entrepreneurs for our kick-off April 5: Crumbkowski and Cards Don't Matter (www.cardsdontmatter.com).

Interested in featuring your business throughout the series? Email [email protected] 📧

Bodi's ready to say goodbye to Tuesday Defrost and hello to Tuesdays on the Terrace!Who's joining us tonight? Let us kno...
04/05/2022

Bodi's ready to say goodbye to Tuesday Defrost and hello to Tuesdays on the Terrace!

Who's joining us tonight? Let us know in the comments 👇

Tuesdays on the Terrace are making a return, April 5! In partnership with the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Dots is ...
04/04/2022

Tuesdays on the Terrace are making a return, April 5! In partnership with the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Dots is excited to kick off our 2022 series with Small Island Big Song 小島大歌 in partnership with the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.

Join us for a Trash to Musical Instruments Workshop and a Featured Performance from this critically acclaimed music, film, live project featuring over a hundred musicians across 16 island nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

🎤 5:00 pm: Open Mic
🎧 5:00 pm: Trash to Musical Instrument Workshop
🎶 6:30 pm Small Island Big Song Jam Session

Check out their YouTube: https://fal.cn/3nvJU

When Jennifer Stubbs came to us with her Awesome Idea she was seeking our Awesome Grant to assist in helping to make sig...
04/02/2022

When Jennifer Stubbs came to us with her Awesome Idea she was seeking our Awesome Grant to assist in helping to make significant improvements to Footprints in the Field—a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Garden—on the grounds of Harvest Fields.

What would make Centre County an awesome place to call home and engage the community? If you have an idea, apply for our Awesome Grant 👉 www.3dotsdowntown.com/grants

We'll have a surprise musical act tonight at First Friday! Miss Melanie is feeling under the weather, but we have someth...
04/01/2022

We'll have a surprise musical act tonight at First Friday! Miss Melanie is feeling under the weather, but we have something special in store. See everyone tonight 5-9 pm! 🎨

Take charge of your future at 3 Dots!Did you know we offer a variety of internships year round? Join the 3 Dots team as ...
04/01/2022

Take charge of your future at 3 Dots!

Did you know we offer a variety of internships year round? Join the 3 Dots team as an intern and develop your talents and connect with the community! We'll work with you to design an internship that complements your interests.

Interested in getting involved? Email us at [email protected]

Join us at 3 Dots every First Friday! Come explore Bella Lucy's exhibit: A Party in the Dreamer'z Dojo 🌈 and enjoy the s...
03/31/2022

Join us at 3 Dots every First Friday! Come explore Bella Lucy's exhibit: A Party in the Dreamer'z Dojo 🌈 and enjoy the sounds of Miss Melanie 🎤

🗓️ April 1 from 5-9 p.m.
🎨 Vinyl Painting by Scotch Pours
🍸 Mocktails by Oli available for purchase
🍷 Wine available for purchase

"The arts are a proven contributor in keeping us mentally healthy—reducing depression and anxiety and increasing life sa...
03/30/2022
10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2022

"The arts are a proven contributor in keeping us mentally healthy—reducing depression and anxiety and increasing life satisfaction."

Mr. Randy Cohen outlines 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2022 on Americans for the Arts' blog ⤵️

The arts are all about stories—often personal, always meaningful. This advocacy season, find your stories and pair them with the research-based findings in “10 Reasons to Support the Arts.”

Random Escape will play at 3 Dots on March 29 as part of our Tuesday Defrost series. Be sure to check it out—they've got...
03/29/2022

Random Escape will play at 3 Dots on March 29 as part of our Tuesday Defrost series. Be sure to check it out—they've got a bunch of new tunes to get you moving!

🎤 5:00 p.m. Open Mic
🎶 6:00 p.m. Random Escape
🎂 Sweet treats by Crumbkowski available for purchase
🍸 Mocktails by Oli available for purchase
🥂 Wine available for purchase

There's a $10 suggested cover. As always—there will be a few surprises along the way!

Join Corey from Gorinto Productions for a Listening Session March 28 at 7 p.m.This week? The Microphones, Mount Erie (20...
03/28/2022

Join Corey from Gorinto Productions for a Listening Session March 28 at 7 p.m.

This week? The Microphones, Mount Erie (2003), K Records!

🥤 $10 suggested donation includes light refreshments
🆔 $5 suggested donation with student ID

The Downtown Improvement District is planning to create a yarn mural in Calder Way this summer. The concept for the mura...
03/25/2022
Downtown Yarn Mural Interest Form

The Downtown Improvement District is planning to create a yarn mural in Calder Way this summer. The concept for the mural will be balloons, where members of the community will be invited to knit or crochet or weave individual balloons that will be assembled and displayed as a mural installation on the Pugh Street Parking Garage.

3 Dots will be a location hosting these workshops!

If you're interested in contributing to the project, leave your name and email address ⤵️

The Downtown Improvement District is planning to create a yarn mural in Calder Way this summer. The concept for the mural will be balloons, where members of the community will be invited to knit or crochet or weave individual balloons that will be assembled and displayed as a mural installation on t...

Overheard at 3 Dots about @centrelgbtqa's weekly closet: "Is this really just... free clothing??" and then "Oh my gosh, ...
03/24/2022

Overheard at 3 Dots about @centrelgbtqa's weekly closet: "Is this really just... free clothing??" and then "Oh my gosh, that's so CUTE!"

See what the hype is all about, weekly on Fridays from 1-4 p.m. 🌈

Would you like to help fund and vote on our monthly $1000 Awesome Grants? Become a trustee!Perfect for individuals who w...
03/23/2022

Would you like to help fund and vote on our monthly $1000 Awesome Grants? Become a trustee!

Perfect for individuals who want to regularly offer financial support, trustees meet monthly to vote on projects, receive 50% off one evening rental per year, get priority scheduling for booking events, in addition to premium swag (including a 3 Dots pull-over)!

Interested persons should contact us: [email protected] 📧

Contribute to a community mural project, organized by the Downtown State College Improvement District at Tuesday Defrost...
03/22/2022

Contribute to a community mural project, organized by the Downtown State College Improvement District at Tuesday Defrost! We'll be painting on paper inside 3 Dots, and we'll install the finished mural in the coming months as part of Calder WalkWay. The temporary mural will be on display throughout the summer. No experience necessary, supplies will be provided, and all ages and skill levels are welcome!

🌈 Opening of The Dreamer'z Dojo with Bella Lucy
🎤 5:00 pm Open Mic
🎶 6:00 pm Mellow Honey
🍸 Mocktails by Oli available for purchase
🥂 Wine available for purchase

"3 Dots Downtown, Webster's Bookstore & Cafe and The Makery have all provided sacred spaces for State College creatives ...
03/21/2022
Female business owners command the forefront of State College’s creative hubs, communities

"3 Dots Downtown, Webster's Bookstore & Cafe and The Makery have all provided sacred spaces for State College creatives for years. While the experiences cultivated through these businesses seem to be endless, they simply wouldn’t exist if not for the women who run them."

Check out Erica in this article from The Daily Collegian 👇

In a bustling college town like State College, it may come as no surprise the area is beaming with centers of cultural significance.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, alone and hopeless in a world full of stress and division. Is that the only option? That ...
03/18/2022

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, alone and hopeless in a world full of stress and division. Is that the only option?

That question is explored in the next art exhibition, “The Dreamer’z Dojo” which opens with a reception on March 22 at Tuesday Defrost and runs through April 30.

The exhibition brings to life an illustrated book by illustrator, animator and painter Bella Lucy, who seeks to bring people together through art to embrace their differences and have tough conversations about toxic societal structures.

Find her on Instagram: @bellalucy__

State College’s 3/20 Coalition has been hosting a variety of events, including at 3 Dots, to honor the life of community...
03/17/2022
3/20 Coalition To Host Week Of Events To Honor Osaze Osagie

State College’s 3/20 Coalition has been hosting a variety of events, including at 3 Dots, to honor the life of community member Osaze Osagie.

Check out the remaining events, Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20 ⬇️

The group's events hope to educate the community about the Black Lives Matter movement, bias in the U.S. education system, and more.

Who would hang at 3 Dots Downtown if we offered ping pong open hours? 💫 💜 🏓
03/16/2022

Who would hang at 3 Dots Downtown if we offered ping pong open hours? 💫 💜 🏓

Stay warm with us this winter at Tuesday Defrost and Draw for Justice with the 3/20 Coalition March 15 🕊️ Adults and kid...
03/15/2022

Stay warm with us this winter at Tuesday Defrost and Draw for Justice with the 3/20 Coalition March 15 🕊️ Adults and kids are welcome for community activities and opportunities!

🎤 5:00 p.m. Open Mic
🎂 Sweet treats by Crumbkowski available for purchase
🍸 Mocktails by Oli available for purchase
🥂 Wine available for purchase

Check out this article in The Daily Collegian: https://fal.cn/3mX2D

Set aside some time for yourself to enjoy the collective relationship of deep listening with others, March 14 at 3 Dots!...
03/14/2022

Set aside some time for yourself to enjoy the collective relationship of deep listening with others, March 14 at 3 Dots! We'll see you at 7:00 p.m.

🎶 William Basinski, dlp 1.1 Disintegration Loops (2002), Temporary Residence
🥤 $10 suggested donation includes light refreshments
🆔 $5 suggested donation with student ID

Connect with likeminded old and new friends and experience poetry from around the world every Saturday at 3 Dots for our...
03/10/2022

Connect with likeminded old and new friends and experience poetry from around the world every Saturday at 3 Dots for our Global Poetry Workshop from 2-3 p.m.

This special new series is supported by the Department of Comparative Literature at Penn State.

Centre Lgbtqa Support Network's Clothing Closet is available for browsing on Fridays from 1-4 p.m. at 3 Dots. Come on by...
03/09/2022

Centre Lgbtqa Support Network's Clothing Closet is available for browsing on Fridays from 1-4 p.m. at 3 Dots. Come on by!

Bella at work being interviewed and photographed by a PSU student about her bathroom project!Check out this piece on The...
03/08/2022

Bella at work being interviewed and photographed by a PSU student about her bathroom project!

Check out this piece on The Daily Collegian: https://fal.cn/3mM9w

"The music was not just heard, but felt." -Phil, age 86 (NYE Rave)The Tuesday Defrost at 3 Dots series sets you up just ...
03/07/2022

"The music was not just heard, but felt." -Phil, age 86 (NYE Rave)

The Tuesday Defrost at 3 Dots series sets you up just right for a night of all vinyl DJs: local birthday boy (!Pisces!) Elbow Knee Knee and Walter Wadsworth (Basic Blends), live visuals, juices and drinks, and an open session of Ping Pong playing while you dance to buttery mixes of classic and current house/tech dnb and left field.

🎂 Sweet treats by Crumbkowski available for purchase
🍸 Mocktails by Oli available for purchase
🥂 Wine available for purchase

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137 East Beaver Avenue
State College, PA
16801

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(814) 954-8938

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3dotsdowntown.com

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We have extended the discount rate to participate in State College PRIDE 2022 (march/table) until end of day TOMORROW! I Individuals, families, groups, organizations, and businesses are all welcome. (Marching is FREE for individuals and nonprofits, but you still have to sign up). You can be in a car, on a bike, on skates, in a wheelchair, or on your feet - we just want you to be part of this momentous event. Tabling in the festival is a great way to show your support for our community, engage with a large number of people and educate about your organization/business. WE NEED YOU! http://centrelgbtqa.squarespace.com/pride2022-participation Sign up TODAY! Borough of State College 3 Dots Downtown Downtown State College
Check out these photos from Wednesday's Small Island Big Song 小島大歌 Dance Party at 3 Dots Downtown. The island-nation artist collective's residency at Penn State will continue tonight with a 7:30 concert at Eisenhower Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door.
Don't miss this Dance Party with Small Island Big Song 小島大歌 at 3 Dots Downtown tonight!
Tonight at 6 at 3 Dots Downtown! Head to downtown State College for a FREE Small Island Big Song 小島大歌 Dance Party. Performers from the island-nations artist collective will teach dances from Mauritius (Indian Ocean) and Taiwan (Pacific Ocean). No dance experience needed.
Kokol, a Small Island Big Song 小島大歌 artist from Mauritius, and Sita Frederick, director of the Center for the Performing Arts, worked together to make a drum at the Upcycled Instrument Jam Session Tuesday night at 3 Dots Downtown. (photos by Amy Dupain Vashaw) College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State
Spring is here, and 3 Dots Downtown is debuting the 2022 edition of Tuesdays on the Terrace in partnership with Small Island Big Song 小島大歌, the Penn State School of Music and us. Head to the corner of Beaver Avenue and Pugh Street in State College from 5–8 tonight for the Upcycled Instrument Workshop and Jam Session. Penn State Composition & Technology
My Strawberry Pop-Tarts were such a hit at 3 Dots Downtown last week, that I'm bringing them again tonight, and these Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts too! I'll be there from 5pm-8pm! 😃
Introducing the Quasi Quintet! Come by this Monday, 7pm at 3 Dots Downtown in State College for the MLK remembrance event. Huge shoutout to Michael Black for the awesome photos!
We'll be at 3 Dots Downtown this Friday, starting at 6. You should stop down 🎶❤️
We had a great turnout at 3 Dots Downtown for our community mural project! We can’t wait to see these murals on display in Calder WalkWay this May!
Visiting our friends at 3 Dots Downtown tonight. Be sure to check the local art scene in your community.
Kudos to these strong, creative and innovative leaders in our community! We are grateful that they play active roles alongside our organization in fostering a vibrant and welcoming downtown! The Makery 3 Dots Downtown Webster's Bookstore & Cafe #downtownstatecollege #InternationalWomensMonth