We look forward to welcoming everyone for the 52nd Festival of the Arts July 12-15. Children and Youth Day will be July 11. Save the date(s)!

Festival Poster Unveiling

Poster UnveilingWe’re doing something special with the Festival’s poster this year–we’re having an unveiling!

Representatives from the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) host an official unveiling of the 2016 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts poster at a special Business After Hours on Thursday, June 2. The event will be held at the CBICC offices, 131 South Fraser St., State College, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event kicks off a host of special events celebrating this year’s 50th Festival.

This year’s poster, sponsored by the CBICC, was designed by Penn State distinguished professor emeritus Lanny Sommese. Sommese has designed every Festival poster since 1974, a remarkable record of achievement.

Big Spring Spirits and Otto’s will be among those providing drinks. Food will be provided by Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering.

“The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County is proud to join the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in celebrating its 50th year,” said Vern Squier, CCE, President and CEO of the CBICC. “In the years since the State College Chamber of Commerce – the CBICC’s predecessor – helped to establish the festival, it has grown to become a premier, nationally recognized celebration of art and music.”

“Of course, nothing represents the spirit of the event more than the iconic Arts Festival poster. We look forward to unveiling this year’s poster and hosting a colorful exhibit of past posters that the entire community can enjoy over the next several weeks. The CBICC is one of the sites on this year’s Festival Poster Trail.”

“We’re delighted that the CBICC is on board as our poster sponsor this year”, said Rick Bryant, Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. “The State College Chamber of Commerce was instrumental in founding the festival, and support from the business community has been crucial in helping us grow to where we are today.”

Guests may register for the event at cbicc.org. Walk-ins are welcome, but advanced registration is preferred. The cost for CBICC members is $5; non-members are $20.

Starting on Friday, June 3, posters will be available at the following locations in addition to the CBICC:

About Rick Bryant

Rick Bryant has served as the Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts since 2005. Active in the State College community, he has served on many boards including the State College Board of Health, and the Board of Deacons of State College Presbyterian Church. He currently serves as the chair of the State College Design Review Board.

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