Chalk the Walk, Live Music and more on Howard Street at July 30th Friday in the ‘Fonte

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Friday in the ‘Fonte — a free summertime event which supports Bellefonte’s shopping, dining, craft beverage producers and more — is held on the last Friday of the month in May, June, July and September. As part of the Friday in the ‘Fonte celebration in July, we’re bringing Bellefonte to life with colorful artwork created with chalk on High, Allegheny and Spring streets downtown. Squares will be designed by residents and families, as well as local businesses and organizations during this fundraiser that benefits Downtown Bellefonte Inc.!

Participants can purchase one or more $25 squares to design and decorate between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday — supplies included! At 1:30 p.m., a panel will judge each square in the following three categories: Family/Children; Business/Organization; Individual. Want more room to spread out? Purchase multiple squares and make your mural as big as can fit on the sidewalk! 

Purchase Chalk the Walk Squares here!

New this year, we’re adding a People’s Choice Award, where our social media followers will also vote on their favorite square via social media. All prize winners will be announced on Downtown Bellefonte Inc.’s Facebook page in the week following the event. Thanks to the Bellefonte Art Museum, supplies for this event are covered! You’ll be able to register and pick up your chalk at the Downtown Bellefonte Inc. table at Friday in the ‘Fonte (near the Library and Historical Museum) starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, and in front of Bellefonte SpringBoard (127 S. Allegheny Street) on Saturday. 

Howard street will be filled with artisans and live music by Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats; music is sponsored by Blink and Bellefonte.com. URBN Flavourhaus will be grilling chicken and burgers or grab takeout from your favorite downtown restaurant, and enjoy it while sipping on a craft beverage from Big Spring Spirits and Axemann Brewery. Portfolio A Salon will be offering free makeup and hair consultations, hand massages and discounts on products and pre-booking appointments. Join Local Historia on a free historic walking tour at 5, 6 and 7pm and make sure to participate in the Shop Small Crawl by purchasing a Bellefonte tote and collecting buttons while shopping at our local establishments.  

Venture over to the Children’s Garden, located behind the Historical Museum, and join in a scavenger hunt led by the Master Gardeners and Garden Club! Learn about night pollinators and make your own nature bracelet from 5pm – 7pm. Full of Hot Air will be twisting balloon animals for the kiddos enjoyment! “Rock artists” are invited to express their own individuality with a positive message, designs, symbols and colors. Painted stones will be used to create a path as a metaphor of how our individuality and uniquenesses come together to create a beautiful community. Rock art supplies sponsored by Nature’s Cover and Bellefonte Art Museum. 

 

Announcements from participating businesses can be found below: 

 

Art a la Carte, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

107 S. Allegheny St • artalacartepa.com

Art a la Carte features dozens of Central PA artists! In the shop, you will find jewelry, glass, woodwork, quilts, handwoven pieces, felt, marbled silk, pottery, paintings, pastels, photography, homemade goats’ milk soap, handmade cards, and Bellefonte tees…plus much more! During Friday in the ‘Fonte be sure to grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase. On August 25th from 6-8pm they will be hosting a fun intro to pastel painting class with Susan Nicholas Gephart. 

 

Axemann Brewery, Will be popping up on Howard Street near the Historical Museum and Library from 5 to 8 p.m.

Their tasting room and patio are open and their beer is flowing. Check out their killer space with great views of Spring Creek. 2042 Axemann Roadinfo@axemannbrewery.com Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Bellefonte Art Museum, 12 to 8 p.m.

133 N Allegheny St • bellefontemuseum@gmail.com

During Friday in the ‘Fonte, Elody Gyekis will be doing quick portrait sketches from 5pm – 7pm! After, be sure to check out their gift shop, which has fine art and handcrafted gems! Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Belle Mercantile, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

135 South Spring St. • 814.353.4751

Belle Mercantile is a collective marketplace featuring local artisan, handmade, vintage and unique finds. You can purchase special Bellefonte Shop Small Crawl Totes at Belle Mercantile! Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Big Spring Spirits, Will be popping up on Howard Street near the Historical Museum and Library from 5 to 8 p.m.

Stop in their tasting room to enjoy a summer inspired handcrafted cocktail and delicious food from Nomad Kitchen. Dine safely indoors or outdoors on the patio with views of Talleyrand Park. 198 Match Factory Place • (814) 353-4478. Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

The Blonde Bistro, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Located inside Axemann Brewery at 2042 Axemann Rd • 814.353.4696

The Blonde Bistro is an Italian restaurant located inside Axemann Brewery. They have big plates, small plates and custom pizzas and just updated their menu. Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Bonfattos Italian Market and Corner Cafe, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

401 West High Street • 814.353.3330

Bonfattos is a third generation, 100 year old family business located in Historic Downtown Bellefonte.  Looking for a great breakfast, lunch or dinner option? Bonfattos has it all. Their specialty coffee, italian desserts and bonanza sub are all staples made with quality ingredients. You can purchase special Bellefonte Shop Small Crawl Totes at Bonfattos! Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

By A Thread, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

135 W High Street • byathreadboutique.com

By A Thread is a women’s clothing boutique featuring colorful spring tops, cute boho dresses, floral patterns and trendy accessories. Fun fact: By A Thread started as a popup before opening their brick and mortar shop, in Bellefonte, last year. Smith + Front will be popping up at By A Thread during Friday in the ‘Fonte. Smith + Front is a new Bellefonte business that will be located within the Gamble Mill. Checkout their handmade + local jewelry, bath and body products, candles, cards, plants and more. Grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

The Cakery, 11 to 8 p.m.

105 N. Potter St. • thecakerybellefonte@gmail.com

Whether you like cakes, cupcakes, pies, bread, scones, or some other sweet treat, The Cakery will most certainly meet your needs! Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Confer’s Jewelers, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

100 N. Allegheny Street • (814) 355-8836

Confer’s Jewelers provides the Bellefonte Pennsylvania community with fine jewelry and exceptional service at affordable prices. You can purchase special Bellefonte Shop Small Crawl Totes at Confer’s! Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Co2 Boutique, 10 a.m to 7 p.m.

104 N Allegheny Street • (814) 353-4258

Shop at Co2 Boutique and get $5 off a $20 purchase and ½ off ½ the store. Co2 has many great accessories, gifts and jewelry. Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Downtown Bellefonte Inc., Will be popping up on Howard Street near the Historical Museum and Library from 4 to 8 p.m.

127 S. Allegheny Street • downtownbellefonteinc.com

Downtown Bellefonte Inc. will be set up on Howard street during Friday in the ‘Fonte. Grab your Chalk the Walk supplies from the table at 4pm and during Friday in the ‘Fonte festivities. Bellefonte merchandise will be available for purchase and enter to win tickets to Bellefonte Under the Lights: Waterfront dinner. Become a member by visiting www.downtownbellefonteinc.com or contacting jennilyn@downtownbellefonteinc.com. Downtown Bellefonte Inc. is a local non-profit dedicated to helping businesses arrive and thrive in 21st Century Bellefonte while preserving, protecting and utilizing Bellefonte’s historic architecture and heritage, and organizing town-wide initiatives that invite residents and visitors alike to discover all the Bellefonte has to offer. Event proceeds benefit the preservation and promotion of Downtown Bellefonte.

 

The Faith Centre, 10 a.m to 8 p.m.

110 W. High St 

Shop at The Faith Centre for all your clothing and household needs.

 

Federalist Studios – Photography, Will be popping up on Howard Street near the Historical Museum and Library from 5 to 8 p.m.

Local photography prints will be available for purchase on Howard Street. Be sure to follow Federalist Studios on facebook and Instagram.

 

Good Intent Cider, 3 to 10 p.m.

167 S Potter St. • 814.355.1654

Good Intent Cider is a family owned and operated cidery that strives to make the best cider by adding no water and very little sweetness. Their cidery and great outdoor patio are not to be missed! You can enjoy their cider by the glass, bottle, crowler and growler. Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

The Great Mish Mosh, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

128 S Allegheny Street • (814) 353-4226

Stop by Mish Mosh for a great selection of new, used, & antique furniture, estate jewelry, glassware, art, handcrafted and home decor. They’ve got a bit of everything! Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Helen Foxx and Co., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

122 S Allegheny Street • (814) 548-7847

Helen Foxx carries a wide selection of ladies boutique clothing and accessories, for all sizes and budgets. During Friday in the ‘Fonte be sure to grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase. SAVE THE DATE: on August 14th Helen Foxx is having a huge party to celebrate being in business for 5 years. Festivities will be from 10-4pm!

 

Happy Wraps, 10 am to 8 pm

216 W High Street  • (814) 954-5383 

Stop in for fresh and healthy wraps and finish up with a fruit smoothie or hand-dipped Hershey’s ice cream before or after your shopping adventures. During Friday in the ‘Fonte grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Jabebo Studio, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

213 E. Bishop St. • 814-353-1022

Stop in the gift shop to see their handcrafted earrings, you can also find locally made bath and beauty products, hand-made and fair-trade items. They make their earrings from recycled cereal boxes; consider donating yours to Jabebo. Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Local Historia, 5pm to 8 p.m.

https://localhistoria.com/your-local-historians • 814-952-9342

Local Historia will provide free and fun historical walking tours near Howard and Allegheny street. Tours will start every hour starting at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm and will last approximately 30 minutes.

 

Our Fair Lady Bed and Breakfast, open 24 hrs. 

313 E. Linn Street • 814.355.1117

Our Fair Lady is a beloved Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Historic Bellefonte. Enjoy warm hospitality, quality comfort, and a rich historic atmosphere in this meticulously-maintained 19th century home. It’s the perfect weekend getaway, or place to call home for an extended stay. During Friday in the ‘Fonte they are offering a 10% discount! Stop by during Friday in the ‘Fonte and grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Pizza Mia!, 8 a.m. to midnight

106 N Spring St • 814.355.3738

Pizza Mia’s hand-tossed dough and homemade pizza sauce is what they pride themselves on. Their vegetables come from hometown gardens and the tomatoes go from vine to plate in just a few days, even in the off-season. Pickup a pizza and come enjoy it while listening to the band during Friday in the ‘Fonte! Be sure to grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Plumb’s Cards and Gifts, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

105 N Allegheny Street • (814) 355-3225

Plumb’s offers beautiful home decor, gifts, cards and stationery. And don’t forget about their old-fashioned soda fountain with hand dipped ice cream. Enjoy a 25% discount off your purchase during Friday in the ‘Fonte and be sure to collect your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase.

 

Portfolio A Salon, Will be popping up on Howard Street near the Historical Museum and Library from 5 to 8 p.m.

Salon Location: 376 Phoenix Ave • 814.466.7112

Come visit the newest and exclusive Aveda Concepts Salon. They are a new Bellefonte business with a great space, a ton of services and fabulous products. During Friday in the ‘Fonte stop by their pop up on Howard street for a hand massage and free makeup and hair consultation. Receive a 20% discount on products and pre-booked appointments.

 

Richard Knupp Heritage Center, 1 to 7 p.m.

123 N. Allegheny Street

Stop in to check out the recently opened heritage center in Bellefonte. Here you can find information on Bellefonte history and scheduled historic self-guided tours through town. Chat with Sally Houser and JoAnn Knupp about all things Bellefonte.

 

 Titan Market, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

2042 Axemann Road, Suite 200 • 814.404.7422

Titan Market is an indoor market that not only has weekly markets and events. They also have space available to rent for your private parties and events! You can purchase special Bellefonte Shop Small Crawl Totes at Titan Market and be sure to grab your Shop Small Crawl button with purchase. On August 6-7 they will be hosting an Arts and Crafts Show.

 

For more information:

Jennilyn Schuster, Main Street Manager — jennilyn@downtownbellefonteinc.com