Mural, Rear of PSU Altoona Downtown Conference Center

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1431 12th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601

Walking toward 12th Avenue, Penn State Altoona unveiled a new public art project in downtown Altoona in summer 2006. Kenneth Cotlar of Ebensburg was selected for his image, Altoona Rail, which was reproduced and installed as a 30 foot high and 60 foot high wide vinyl wallscape for display outside of the Penn State Altoona Downtown Conference Center.

Cotlar’s work, inspired by an original photograph by Bill Rogers of Sidman, PA, was selected based upon its successful integration with the surrounding landscape.