When I think of State College in July, I think of one thing – – the Arts Festival. I haven’t missed it in over 10 years and it has such sweet memories for me. Over the years, it has progressed from a relaxed and casual event for hours on end with my mother, to a quick and stressful walk through with a nursing infant and finally to a wet and fun time in the water buckets on Allen Street. It seems that State College residents have a highly varied opinion on the arts fest – – some love it, some hate it. I, for one, love it. I love the energy it brings into town, I love the inspiration in the booths, I love the food, I love the people, I even strangely love the traffic.