Connect with nature and the arts

The mission of the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art is to honor the legacy of Ned Smith by merging the arts and natural world through education, exhibition, and experiences.



"Seeing is more than merely looking, it involves noticing things." - Ned Smith


Nestled in the scenic Susquehanna Valley of Central Pennsylvania, the Ned Smith Center serves as a leading institution in the region for the collection and sharing of art and natural history, especially when nature and the arts intersect and reinforce one another.

As a repository for the art, writings, and other work of renowned Pennsylvania wildlife artist Ned Smith, we take our inspiration from his life, work, and interests.

We hope all who visit our facility or lands experience the Center as a vibrant cornerstone of the cultural, economic, social, and environmental life of our community. We therefore seek to welcome and appeal to people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds across Pennsylvania and beyond.

Upcoming Concerts in the DeSoto Amphitheater

7/20/24:  Cruise Control with No Last Call      (+ "Fill the Bus" school supplies donation drive)

8/24/24:  Shotgunn     (+new socks donation drive)

9/7/24:  Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills, & Nash Tribute     (+Breast Cancer awareness night)

9/21/24:  Heart by Heart featuring original band members

Coming to a concert in the woods at the Ned Smith Center? Here are some tips!

  • Doors open at 6pm (earlier on especially hot evenings), shows start at 7:30pm.
  • Dress for the weather! Concerts are held outside, rain or shine. Umbrellas not permitted.
  • Bring your own chairs or cushions to sit on.
  • Carpool if possible - parking is limited.
  • Food/beverage vendors are usually on-site, but you are welcome to bring your own food & drinks also!



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