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.
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.
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
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.