Always something good happening at Laurel Arts...
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
Our current exhibit is the Somerset County Junior/Senior High School show continuing through February 24th. Open House is February 12 from 1 - 3 PM. Please come out to see what our talented kids can do!
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.
Blair County Arts Festival - Juried Fine Art Exhibition Entries due by March 17th, exhibition will be May 20 and 21. Two dimensional, 3-D and photography. Entry fee is $20 per category with a limit of 3 pieces per category. $3000 in total prizes. Visit blaircountyartsfestival.org/ for more information.
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.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Multi-level mural in the City of New Castle, PA. Deadline to apply, March 3rd. Proposals should include cover letter, resume, concept drawings, work samples, bid amount, and references. Click here to learn more.
MAKERS MARKET 2017!!!!
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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