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Arts Fest Preview: Fest Facts

Don’t forget to check out the artists creating Italian street painting on Hiester Street.
Don’t forget to check out the artists creating Italian street painting on Hiester Street. CDT file photo

Where to start: Information booths are located along the festival route.

Festival information can also be found there — it’s also the place to report lost children and personal items.

For medical, fire or police emergencies, call 911 or report to the information booths or to an arts festival official wearing a grean and white badge.

For non-emergency assistance, call 863-1111 on campus and 234-7150 in the borough.

Booths are at the corners of College Avenue and Allen Street; Fairmount Avenue and Fraser Street; and Pollock and Burrowes roads.

The College/Allen booth will be open 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. July 9-11 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12. The Fairmount/Fraser booth will be open 9:45 a.m.-8 p.m. July 9-11 and 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12. And the Pollock/Burrowes booth will be open 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. July 9-11 and 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12.

Sales booth hours: The official festival merchandise sales booth is at the corner of College Avenue and Allen Street. It will be open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 8, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. July 9-11 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12.

Medical services: Emergency medical services are available during festival hours in 108 Sackett Building on the campus mall, close to College Avenue. State-certified emergency medical technicians and paramedics are on duty. Medical team personnel wear white uniform shirts with the EMS insignia.

Comfort zones: Restrooms on campus are in Sackett Building, Electrical Engineering East and Willard Building. Downtown restrooms are in the Pugh Street garage, Fraser Street parking plaza, Schlow Centre Region Library, Allenway Building and Fairmount Avenue School.

Portable restroom facilities are on Foster Avenue at Sidney Friedman Park.

Rules and regulations: Attendees are discouraged from bringing pets to the festival, and are asked not to use skateboards, bicycles or roller blades on closed streets or busy sidewalks.

Senior services: Members of the Centre Region Senior Center host open houses for tired and thirsty seniors from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 9 and 10 at 131 S. Fraser St.

Recycle: The Arts Festival has a recycling program. Festivalgoers are asked to deposit aluminum and glass containers, plastic bottles, lemonade cups and food compost in designated cans.

Thirsty?: Bottled water is for sale at the information booths for $1 per bottle.

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