One of the unique things about the United Arts Media Group is its home, Erie Pennsylvania which is literally pulsating with creativity and artistic inspirations of the most exciting kind.
Vibrant, picturesque, and historic, our forty-mile slice of Lake Erie waterfront bears no resemblance to the major urban centers of Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, being entirely low-rise and extremely leafy; indeed you hardly realize you are downtown until you find yourself in the shady park-like town square, on 6th Street between the main thoroughfares of Peach and State streets.
There are several places of cultural interest in the city, all within walking distance of, and blending beautifully with the City’s urban commerce that include several museums devoted to history, art and science; among these, the Erie Maritime Museum has a fascinating display on the geological and ecological development of the Great Lakes and also focuses on warships of different periods; the elegant US Brig Niagara is usually moored outside and is part of the museum.
Additionally, another of the unique attractions our City has to offer is West 6th Street, which is known as “Millionaires Row”, a collection of 19th century Victorian mansions that are simply breathtaking, and so much more.
Undoubtedly, Erie’s main attraction is the elongated comma-shaped peninsula of Presque Isle State Park, which bends east from its narrow neck three miles west of downtown until it almost touches the city’s northernmost tip. The park is maintained as a nature preserve and has wide sandy beaches good for swimming, backed by thick woods offering a series of trails.
Among some of the other claims to fame that Erie has to brag about is that Erie has been the location for many movies, including the hometown for the fictional band “The Wonders” in “That Thing You Do!” featuring Tom Hanks. It is also mentioned in the film Wall Street as the location of the fictional company “Anacott Steel”. Erie is the hometown of “Train”, and its lead singer, Patrick Monahan, and is the hometown of Marc Brown as well, the author and illustrator of “Arthur” books and TV series.