EMFA Mission Statement

The Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts is an organization dedicated to presenting professional musical programs and other cultural events of high quality for the community of Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area.

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What We Do

Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts is a seasonal community arts center serving Eagles Mere and Sullivan County in the bucolic Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania.

For 10 weeks each summer the lights go on in our home, the David A. DeWire Center, and we bring the community together to enjoy concerts and performances, create art and share food and ideas at Brain/Food, our weekly lecture, movie, book discussion series.

More than 2,000 people from our community and beyond attended our programs in 2022.

We were founded in 1975 by visionary community members to bring music to Eagles Mere and Sullivan County. Over the years we have expanded this vision to make The Friends of the Arts the comprehensive arts center it is today.
EMFA is a Pennsylvania non-profit membership organization. Our programs are supported by memberships, sponsorships, donations, and grants. All donations are tax-deductible under IRS Section 501 c (3).


Adelaide Ferguson, Co-Chair
Jeanne Sullivan, Co-Chair
Betsy Beaugard, Treasurer
Casey Goodall, Secretary

Linda Berry
Jason Blake
Lori Carpenter
Frank Comfort
John Landreau
Harriet Power
Margaret Polaneczky
Henry Ryder
Bryn Smythe

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