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3 Dots Downtown Celebrates Opening In State College

Community members celebrated the opening of 3 Dots Downtown Friday night.
Steph Krane

Performances, refreshments and a temporary ball pit were among the many things welcoming visitors to the newly opened 3 Dots Downtown Friday night.

3 Dots’ Innovation Director Spud Marshall said the space can host everything from art galleries to musical performances.

“The scope of 3 Dots is pretty wide intentionally,” Marshall said. “Part of our broader hope is to generate culture in State College.”

Community members who came to the East Beaver Avenue location were greeted with a breakdance performance, an improv set and Marshall’s dog Bodi. One of the most popular parts of the space is an interactive wall featuring winners of 3 Dots’ monthly thousand dollar grants.

Marshall said he wants the space to become a go-to place for people looking to find community in State College.

“My hope with this space in the next year is that this becomes this incredible catalyst to help people feel deeply and meaningfully connected to the broader Centre County region,” Marshall said.

The space is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.