I’m in State College, PA for Arts Fest. I’m also here for The Nittany Valley Society‘s July board meeting. Among other things, we’ll be discussing next steps for the Nittany Valley Heritage Walk and a University history course, both great projects which should make an impact.

Arts Fest is an annual Central Pennsylvania tradition. Started by students in the 1960s, the weeklong festival is now run by the nonprofit Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. It important to the region and draws more than 100,000 each summer.

Something that I hadn’t realized is that the distinctive Arts Fest posters have each been designed by Lanny Sommese since the inception of Arts Fest. Also neat that you can purchase many of them online. The 2012 poster is one of my all time favorites.