Welcome to the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance

The Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance (PRAA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and promote  the arts throughout rural areas of southwestern Pennsylvania. Recognizing a need for arts information and technical assistance to existing and emerging arts organizations and individual artists, PRAA was founded in 1988. Our activities are supported by membership dues and grants from private foundations and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.


Membership in the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance is open to arts organizations, arts managers, patrons of the arts, and other individuals who support the arts in southwestern Pennsylvania. Our members range from very small, all volunteer-driven groups to larger organizations with offices, performance and exhibit spaces and paid staff. All of our members have a visible presence in their communities and are making a strong artistic and economic impact in the region.

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Upcoming Events

Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance member organizations offer a wide variety of arts events, activities and performances in our region. They include art classes for individuals of all ages, dance classes, art gallery exhibit openings, arts festivals, musical and theater performances, and much more. They also include educational and participatory activities like cooking classes and yoga. Check out our calendar of events to see what’s happening.

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