Our Mission

ARTS of PA is an official program of the LGBT Center of Central PA. At ARTS of PA, we are committed to helping those of the trans community who are beginning to affirm their gender. Our vision is to invite artists to donate pieces of art. We then sell them on our online shop or at special events. All funds raised go directly to helping transgender and non-binary people as they start to affirm their genders and begin to express their true selves. We understand that many people have barriers to accessing gender affirming resources, and we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live their most authentic and happy life.

We also believe in sharing the work of LGBTQ+ artists. We understand that LGBTQ+ artists are often underrepresented, and it is a goal of ours to share their work and help grow their audiences. 

We are also excited to announce that in 2019 we will begin hosting Drag Benefit Shows with the help of Luna Rubbish (@lunarubbish). Proceeds from these shows will go to helping transgender and non-binary Central Pennsylvanians raise money for larger, transition-related expenses such as gender affirming surgery, HRT, legal name changes, etc. We are also creating spaces for emerging drag performers and those who do not fit the "typical" king of queen persona. These will be inclusive drag shows! We welcome you to apply to perform or to be our next fundraising partner. You can find more info here.

If you believe in our mission, please consider sharing with your friends and family on social media or donate. We need your help more than ever! Be part of making our vision a reality!