Painting Workshop with "Ibi"!

The PA Firefly Festival and Forest Area Arts Council are pleased to present a Firefly Painting Workshop with Mr. Ibiyinka Alao (aka Ibi) on Saturday, April 20th, 1-3 pm, at the MACA building in Marienville, before the PAFF Firefly International Film Festival featuring his animated film "MY FIREFLIES". Ibi is a United Nations Ambassador of Arts who has become a good friend and supporter of the PAFF and Forest County. He will conduct a painting/writing workshop for the community. Ibi combines his painting instruction with his beguiling stories of growing up in Nigeria, his inspirational philosophy and the life lessons he's learned from the fireflies.


All the materials will be provided by the Forest Area Arts Council. The workshop is open to all ages and skill levels from beginner to expert, but space is limited to the first 40 people who register. Registration is $20 per person, (students $10). Call Peggy at 814-230-2035 to register by April 18.


The Pennsylvania Firefly Festival, Inc has a mission of educating the public about firefly science and conservation.  PAFF also celebrates the annual PA Firefly Festival on the last Saturday in June.  This coincides with the mating displays of over fifteen different species of firefly in the Allegheny National Forest area including the Synchronous firefly and the unique "Chinese Lantern" firefly along the Tionesta Creek.


You can view all documents related to our non-profit status HERE.

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Pennsylvania Firefly Festival

13558 Route 666, Tionesta, PA

T: 814-230-2035