Join us for a celebration of fiber arts and artists! Some of the works on display will include weaving, quilting, embroidery, flax work, wool, dyeing, and much more. Check this page for more information.
THANK YOU to the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and the Earl and Jeanne Berkey Fund for supporting our holiday events this year!
Current Gallery Show
Susan Wilson's new show, Cyanotypes on Fabrics & Mixed Media opens Tuesday, April 4th and runs through April 29th. Laurel Arts will host an open house for the show on Friday, April 7 from 6 to 8 PM at the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts. Don't miss this intriguing, fun mixture of photography and fiber arts.
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.
Luther P. Miller, Inc.
The Clark Hunter Foundation
Earl & Jeanne Berkey Family Trust
The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
Somerset Fraternal Order of Eagles #1801
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
Common Threads - FIBER ARTS 2017 Laurel Arts, in partnership with the Somerset County Historical Society, will be hosting a Fiber Arts exhibition and demonstration project in 2017. We're seeking talented and original fiber artists for demonstration, exhibition, and possibly sales. For more information and an application, please download the document below: DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED.
Northern Appalachian Folk Festival Artists and craftsmen to participate in the 5th Annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival to be held in beautiful downtown Indiana, Pennsylvania, Saturday and Sunday, September 9 & 10, 2017. Visit the website for more information.
94th Annual Spring Show - Erie Art Museum Deadline is April 1. Prizes totaling $15,000 will be awarded and $12,500 in guaranteed purchases. Artists may enter 3 works at $10 per work for members of the Erie Art Museum. All others are $20 per work. Look for details here.
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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