The vibrant poster is a stylized bouquet of flowers made of elements representing art and music in with Penn State’s Old Main, and other visual references to Central Pennsylvania in the background.
Before and during the Festival, the poster is free and can be picked up at several local businesses, including:
- Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, 403 S. Allen, Ste. 205A
- The Happy Valley Store, 204 West Beaver Avenue
- Downtown State College Improvement District, 127 S. Fraser St.
- HUB-Robeson Center Desk, Penn State Campus
- Hintz Family Alumni Center, Penn State Campus
- Penn State Federal Credit Union, 1937 North Atherton Street
- State College Framing Company and Gallery, 160 Rolling Ridge Drive
- Art ala Carte, 107 S. Allegheny Street, Bellefonte
- Bellefonte Train Stration, 320 W. High Street, Bellefonte
- Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau, Historic Court House, Lewistown
After the Festival you can purchase the poster through our online store.
Vintage Arts Festival posters from previous years are available for purchase while supplies last.
Lanny Sommese took undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida and received his MFA Degree at the University of Illinois. He started teaching at Penn State shortly thereafter.
Sommese’s work is the subject of two books, Lanny Sommese: World Master and Lanny Sommese: X-Ray Vision. His work has been reproduced in hundreds of periodicals and books, such as Graphis, The New York Times, Communication Arts, A History of Graphic Design, and A History of Contemporary Graphic Design.
Sommese’s posters are included in numerous collections including the Museum for Deutsche Geschichte, Berlin; Muzeum Plakatu w Wilanowie, Warsaw; Musee D’Histoire Contemporaine, Paris; The Central Institute of Fine Art, Beijing; Moravaska Galerie, Brno; Kanazawa University, Japan; The Museum of Applied Art, Helsinki; and in the Library of Congress National Poster Collection, which has more than 100 of Sommese’s posters in its collection.
In addition to many other professional honors, he is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, an elite international group of graphic designers based in Zurich.
Saige Sommese is a 2018 graduate of Penn State’s graphic design program. She is the co-founder and creative director for Golden Creative, in Denver.
She has had her work published in the Graphis New Talent Annual and in 2016 designed the logo for the THON, the Penn State Dance Marathon and largest student run fundraising event in the world. Saige does freelance work helping small businesses with their branding, advertising, identity and packaging design – usually from coffee shops across the U.S. – as she follows her passion for travel.