Always something good happening at Laurel Arts...
A HUGE THANK YOU to all who participated in making our summer events a success! The volunteers were wonderful, the entertainment outstanding, and the vendors amazing! Let's do it again next year!
We heard a lot of great comments and suggestions. Committees will be forming soon for next year's event, so watch for dates if you'd like to help! Help us to continue offering great programming, exhibitions, classes, music, events, dance, preschool, and more. We're 40 years strong and still growing. Join the fun!
The Somerset County Artists' Association's annual juried exhibition is in our gallery now through August 12. The show features sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, and papercutting. Come see all the talent we have!
The Opening Reception for this show is July 1st from 6 PM to 8 PM. As always, it is free and visitors are welcome.
Sculpture by Bridget Mayak
Painting by Madelyn Cindric
Dressler Center Hours of Operation
10 AM to 6 PM Tuesday through Thursday 10 AM to 4 PM Friday 12 PM to 4 PM Saturday Closed Sunday and Monday, except by appointment
If you would like to view our exhibits outside of regular hours, please contact us to make arrangements. We will try to accommodate your request.
Admission to the gallery and exhibits is free. Donations gratefully accepted.
Who We Are
Laurel Arts, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1975 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. In 1976, the Dressler family donated the historic homestead that serves as the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts. Laurel Arts serves residents, guests, and tourists alike. Come see what we have to offer!
Be sure to check out our events calendar for exciting year-round classes and events!
Looking for a unique gift or accessory for your home? Our Gallery Shoppe contains affordable works from many local artists.
Our rotating shows also display beautiful works for sale by local and regional artists. Admission to the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts is always free, so come visit to start your art collection today!
Calls for Entries
Works in Wood Laurel Arts invites submissions to a new show devoted to artwork created from wood. We are looking for works that display the craftsmanship, creativity, and skill necessary for fine woodworking, as well as pieces that highlight the beauty and versatility of wood as a medium for works of art. Carved, turned, or shaped artwork, as well as original fine furniture are suitable pieces for this show. Pieces may be dropped off on September 28, 29, or 30. The show runs from October 4 to November 4. Call 814-443-2433 for information.
Re:NEW Festival The Re:NEW Festival invites artisan vendors to participate in the Re:NEW Festival on Fridays (5:00 - 10:00 PM) and Saturdays (12:00 - 8:00 PM) on September 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and October 1, 7, and 8. The Festival will be located at a sheltered downtown Pittsburgh location -- tents will not be required. Items for sale must incorporate:
Reflect the themes of reuse or sustainability
OR incorporate sustainably produced materials.
Deadline to apply is July 15, 2016. If you have questions about submitting a Market Vendor application, please contact Jack Dougherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOYT Art Center in New Castle is seeking artists to fill its 2017 - 2018 solo exhibition schedule. Visit Hoyt Art Centerfor more information and for submission guidelines. Submissions due by October 15, 2016.
City Park Fall Fest Artist Vendors
The Washing ton County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD invites artists and art vendors to apply as exhibitors for the City Park Fall Fest on Saturday, September 17th. Rain or shine, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Deadline to register is August 23rd. Check out THIS LINK for more information.
Laurel Arts is always in need of Volunteers. Right now, we could use instructors and clerical help. A lot of volunteers are needed for our special events, as well. Please click on the image to fill out a form. Help keep the arts alive in Somerset County!
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