November 12 - December 20 - Christmas Craft Shoppe
December 2nd - First Night
December 3rd - Violin Recital and Cookies with Mrs. Claus
December 10th - Rhythms of Christmas
Current Gallery Show
Dozens of local and regional artists have come together to show Works in Wood. Come out and vote for your favorite pieces in 5 different categories!
The show runs through November 4th and voting will take place throughout the show.
Thanks to Somerset Trust for sponsoring this exhibit!
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
Christmas Craft Shoppe Deck the Halls and hang the holly! Laurel Arts invites artists and craftspeople to show and sell their work at our annual Christmas Craft Shoppe. Dates will run November 12 through December 20th. Please download the application below, and call 814-443-2433 to participate.
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. For more information and an application, please download the document below:
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.
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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