Always something good happening at Laurel Arts...
Click HERE to learn more about our biggest fundraiser of the year: Somer@LaurelArts, including Winefest, Somerfest, and Makers Market. 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
Calling All Artists & Makers!
The deadline for application has been extended to accommodate more entries, so what are you waiting for? 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
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 email@example.com.
BEST OF THE WEST
Artists wishing to compete in the Best of the West: Three Dimensional Art of Western Maryland may now enter their pieces through the CaFÉ online entry system. There is a $20 entry fee for the first entry and a $10 fee for each additional entry. Each artist may enter up to six pieces. The deadline for entries is July 30, 2016.
Fiber Options 4th Biennial Material Explorations Exhibit Entry Deadline Is May 12 July 14-August 16 @ Circle Gallery
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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