Arts and Culture
Launched in March 2016, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office’s “Pursue Your Happiness” marketing initiative echoes the call to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” that began with the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776. The campaign included updating nearly 40 interstate and highway welcome signs with the slogan. The goal was to create “a positive first impression for those entering Pennsylvania from neighboring states.” In Western Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, people-powered happiness begins with the beloved personality who was everybody’s neighbor.
From its famed cuisine to art museums and musical landmarks, Shreveport-Bossier and Baton Rouge invite groups to experience Louisiana’s culture.
The southwest region of Missouri has a secret: its three main towns, Springfield, Joplin and Branson, have a rich and diverse mix of art and entertainment venues. History takes the main stage in Springfield and Joplin with outlaws and Route 66, while Branson goes beyond its well-known country shows with venues dedicated to jazz, swing, classical and more.
For a small coastal enclave, South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island, along with neighboring Bluffton and Daufuskie Island, loom large when it comes to arts and culture.
Home to a wide variety of talented performers, Maui rocks and sways with plenty of live entertainment after dark. Even its laid-back sister islands, Molokai and Lanai, offer places to enjoy Hawaii’s distinctive music and cultural scene.
Founded in 1967, the Maryland State Arts Council supports creative talent and promotes awareness of and accessibility to the arts statewide. The citizens have listened.
From art to architecture, Madison, Wisconsin, is a hub for its cultural attractions.
From teambuilding in Montgomery County to sprucing up Philadelphia, art is an animating force in the region’s meetings experience.
Asheville, N.C., one of the fastest- growing cities for meetings in the Southeast, tempts groups.
Inland Mississippi is a place that has left a strong imprint on American literature.