Always something good happening at Laurel Arts...
Winter in the Highlands
Winter in the Highlands!
40th Anniversary Gala
6:00 PM, February 26th at Green Gables Music, 4-course dinner, auction, cash bar, sommelier
Music by D'Verse
Special Guest Speaker Nick Jacobs
Help us celebrate 40 years of the Arts in Somerset County!
Call 814-443-2433 for ticket information
Special Weather Statement
Laurel Arts generally follows the Somerset Area School District's guide in weather emergencies. If Somerset schools are closed, we are usually closed as well. Please watch local media for more information. Stay safe!
Current Gallery Show
Somerset County Elementary Schools show opens January 12 and runs through the 29th. Opening reception is Sunday, January 17th from 1 - 3 PM. Come out and see what talented young artists we have in Somerset County!
Calling All Artists & Makers!
Complete the application below to participate in Laurel Arts' Maker's Market, July 9th and 10th. Simply print out the form below and return it to PO Box 414, Somerset, PA 15501
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!
Call for Entries
ALLEGANY NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION & EXHIBITION CALL FOR ENTRIES The CaFÉ online entry system is now accepting entries for the Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition. The deadline for entries is Feb. 29, 2016 and the exhibition will take place at the Saville Gallery April 9-May 16, 2016. Over $5000 in prizes! The juror this year is Stephen Perloff, editor of The Photo Review. See the website for more details or enter through www.callforentry.org.
BIENNIAL 2016: The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art cordially invites all artists to submit work for consideration. Top prize is $1000. Registration fee is $25 for up to 3 submissions on CD. Deadline is May 1, 2016. For more information contact curator Scott Dimond or registrar Bev Hartnett.
The Allegany Arts Council is announcing a call for entries for the 8th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air event, which takes place between June 7 and June 12, 2016. The juror selected for the event is Jason Sacran. Deadline: Februry 14. To apply see www.callforentry.org.For more information about the event, see www.mmpleinair.org or call the Allegany Arts Council at 301-777-2787.
93rd Annual Spring Show - Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum will be accepting entries for its 93rd Annual Spring Show beginning on Saturday, March 12 until Saturday, March 26. Total cash awards of $2500 and $12,500 in guaranteed purchases. Entries are $10 each. Work from out-of-town artist may be mailed with return shipment and a $15 handling fee per work. You may download the prospectushere.
Blair County Arts Festival Call for Entries
Entry deadline for the Blair County Arts Festival is March 14th for the show that takes place on May 21st and 22nd at the Penn State Altoona campus. $3000 in total awards. Call 814-949-2787 or visit the website for more information.
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.
Laurel Arts is always in need of Volunteers. Right now, we could use instructors and clerical help. Please click on the image to fill out a form. Help keep the Arts alive in Somerset County!
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