Poster available for 2017 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has released its 2017 collectable poster. The 24” by 36” inch poster features the festival’s jester standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a stylized Central Pennsylvania landscape with the tower of Penn State’s Old Main in the background. A happy and radiant sunrise presides over the whole scene.

The festival will take place from Wednesday, July 12, to Sunday, July 16, in downtown State College and on the Penn State University Park Campus. Children and Youth Day is July 12 and the festival’s well-known Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition opens on July 13.

The poster is free and can be picked up at several locations, including:

— HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk, Penn State University Park Campus

— Hintz Family Alumni Center, Penn State University Park Campus

— Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800 E. Park Avenue, State College

— Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, 403 S. Allen Street, Suite 205A, State College

— Penn State Federal Credit Union, 1937 North Atherton Street, State College

— Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau, One West Market Street, Lewistown

The 2017 Arts Festival poster was designed by Lanny Sommese, emeritus professor of graphic design in the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State, where he is also a fellow of the Institute for Arts and Humanities.

For over 30 years Sommese has designed the Arts Festival's colorful posters, a feat unrivaled in the festival industry. The entire collection of Sommese’s posters is currently on display in the HUB-Robeson Center.

This year’s poster is made possible by the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Arts Festival receives grant support from the Centre County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and Centre County Commissioners and state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

For additional information regarding 2017 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, please visit the Festival’s website, www.arts-festival.com.

Last Updated June 20, 2017