Sullivan County Council on the Arts - Supporting the arts, culture and heritage of Sullivan County, Pennsylvania

Volunteers Needed

 The SCCA is an all-volunteer outfit. This implies two important things:

1) All of our income goes back into our programs and their support. We have no salary or overhead expenses/

2) We need volunteers, which means people who will do things – oversee activities, support those who oversee activities, bring supplies or provide helping hands on short notice. If you're willing to do this or anything else, at any time, and in any way, send us a note: info [at] 

Our expanded activities are putting an increasing strain on the small circle who take an active part in our labor-intensive programs.

You don't need expertise in any area, just a willingness to put in a few hours.


Concerts by the Celtic Martins over the past several years have put new life into the Arts Council's music scene.

And it got us thinking: It seems a particular shame that much of the ancestral music of the county – such as the Irish tradition showcased by the Martins – has vanished from current daily life.

We'd like to change that, possibly with an art and theater festival in coming years.

Using the same techniques that our Roving Historical Theater has developed over the last eight years, we'd like to integrate historical skits with contemporary musicians to provide a unique form of "historical entertainment" that will celebrate the traditions of the German, Irish and East European melodies that were the bedrock of the county's home and community entertainment for over a century.

The Celtic Martins have agree to remain the headline act.

Tune in for further developments here and on our home page.

SCCOTA Activities

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Sir Sullivan Stanzalot, the SCCA mascot, guards the artwork of contestants at the Art Expo at the Forksville Fairgrounds.

  • Roving Historical (and Hysterical) Theater productions, examining the history of Sullivan County in dramatic form, featuring major characters in the county's development, with period music and dance. Also vaudeville and nonsense.
  • annual Youth Art Awards
  • Purchase of a Choice of Show artwork by a Sullivan County High School student, to be placed on permanent display at the school.
  • High school awards in Theater and Writing: read past issues of the high school literary magazine "Hills and Valleys." They also include each year's high school-level Youth Art Awards winners.
  • Art Expo during the Fall Festival in October, at the Forksville Fairgrounds, with juried prizes and a People's Choice Award 
  • Musical events, including the annual visit by the Celtic Martins and concerts by Simple Gifts and ragtime pianist Bob Milne
  • Awards for children's clothesline art at the annual Kiwanis Winterfest ; children receive cash prizes in a number of categories
  • Entertainment for residents of the Dar-Way and Highlands care centers; over the years, we have celebrated Christmas, Valentine's Day, the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice
  • Membership Potluck Dinner, with music, dancing, a report on activities, sale items, and a heck of a good time with friends and neighbors

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