Latrobe Art Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization opened its doors on June 15, 2002. Mrs. Nancy Rogers Crozier and the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hazlett had a vision to create an art center in the heart of downtown Latrobe, where local artists could exhibit their work.

Within a decade, the Latrobe Art Center has become the hub of activity by reaching out to the community and encouraging everyone to share in the creative process.  The Center is known for its education programs, community involvement, quality artwork, and Ricolita.


ABOUT US

Latrobe Art Center is a membership gallery which provides the opportunity for artists to display and market their work by exhibiting six times a year. Non-members may exhibit and sell their work for a two month period in our Featured Artist Section. Visitors to the center will find a variety of artwork in all media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink drawings all professionally displayed and ready for purchase. Beautiful stained glass, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, and fiber art are also available.

Latrobe Art Center is a place of renewed vitality and opportunity of growth to all who participate. Thanks to the generous support our neighbors and local and state grants we will continue to sustain, strengthen and advance our vital mission.
 

Our Mission

The mission of the Latrobe Art Center (LAC) is to create a welcoming environment that encourages and fosters individuals to be creative and develop artistically.

Latrobe Art Center is a place where artists, beginners and art lovers can enjoy local original art by participating in a wide variety of workshops, classes, lectures, events and demonstrations. The Center’s goal is to improve the quality of life in the area through the visual arts.

The Latrobe Art Center has several significant community outreach programs that touch the lives of special populations and interface with other social service organizations. The Center enjoys significant community support through volunteers, membership, class fees, and donors. It’s significant location in downtown Latrobe continues to play a vital role in the City’s downtown revitalization project


Testimonials

Love it here! Everybody is so friendly and helpful.
You are proof that dreams and possibilities are endless when you believe in yourself!
No one deserves success more than you do-congratulations-another honor-I’m so happy for you!
 
Miss Gabi, thank you so much for all the great art lessons and for showing us how much fun art can be!
The food, music, and most of all the time spent with all of you was wonderful!
 
...such a dynamic and energetic resource for the children and families in or community by fostering creativity in the arts.
You are all to be commended for all of your hard work and dedication to make our students feel special! They felt like superstars! We are already looking forward to next year!
The art show at the Art Center was fabulous!
The art lessons were fun, educational, yet so appropriate for children.
 
The children talked about it for days afterwards. Their time at the center is so well spent both educationally and artistically.”
We were so impressed with all the activities/projects that we planned and the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming!
We would like to thank you specifically for the art classes held at your facility and for working to ensure everyone in the community has a chance to create art.
You are a wonderful treasure for our Community
Thank you for making our visit to the art center awesome!
 
 
Our son had an amazing experience during your art camp. Thank you for all of your efforts in providing a week filled with love, creativity and fun!
Great job with Puzzle week! This project will be a huge success and you will rock it!
 
It is a joy to spend time with you and your staff.
We view the Latrobe Art Center as an important addition to the quality of life in our area and look forward to the coming events, activities....
Thank you so much for a rewarding experience at the art center.
Just wanted to sincerely thank you for all the nice things you do.
The Latrobe Art Center is a big part of my life....being surrounded by the beauty is one reason; but I also get the opportunity to meet many of the artists and the opportunity to talk with them and learn more about art and different artistic techniques. I learn alot. There is so much talent here that I have been able to learn much-and that I like and appreciate.
I admire all the work that the Art Center with Gabi does with all the school children.
I believe that this exposure to art helps to round them(the kids) out as fully developed adults.
....I will say that it gives me the chance to learn. And it gives me an art studio where I can expand our art collection.
What can I say about LAC? It gives me the gift of wonderful friendships with a beautiful place to celebrate and showcase my work. That’s really quite an incredible gift.
It has given me so many opportunities that I would never have had without it! Thank You LAC!
Thank you for another fabulous experience at the Art Center.”
I do go to the Pop the Cork evenings at the Latrobe Art Center and enjoy myself as Gabi guies through various projects. I appreciate that she teaches us alot about artistic techniques and encourages us to try them as we paint.
I have also attended most of the creative art workshops run by Sue Hrubes as she teaches the classes alot as well about different techniques and different ways to create art.
I fully support its(Latrobe Art Center’s) mission to bring the love of art and the chance to create and display to the people of this community and surrounding area.
I do not have a favorite piece of artwork displayed at the Latrobe Art Center. I have many, many favorites.
There is so much artistic talent in the Latrobe area that there are so many wonderful artworks to appreciate and, in fact, love.

Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau Tourism Program

The Latrobe Art Center joined the Group Tour Program in June 2013. The LAC director, Gabrielle Nastuck, has been asked to join the Group Tour Committee. The meetings will be held at the LAC. We will have tours from all over the US. The first tour took place on Memorial Day 2013. Maxim Tours of Canada brought a group of 50 individuals to the Center for a luncheon and lecture. Our second tour has been booked from the Ramada Inn in Ligonier. This tour will be a mystery tour of about 60 people. The Center will provide lunch and an art activity dealing with painting coffee mugs. The guests will get to take home the mug and their favorite sample of coffee and biscotti.