Yellow Tie Gala Video Blog

Good Morning! This week’s video blog is about the upcoming Annual Yellow Tie Gala, hosted by the Latrobe Art Center on Friday, August 25, from 6pm-9pm. It is part of the Banana Split Festival here in the Latrobe. The schedule for the evening goes as follows. At 6:00pm, the celebration on 819 Ligonier Street begins with walking the yellow carpet. From 7:00pm-9:00pm, Musical Entertainment will be provided by Neon Swing X-Perience. Of course, hot and cold appetizers will be served by Ricolita’s Café. There will also be a dessert station that will feature Banana Splits served behind the original Strickler’s soda bar, which is sponsored by the Latrobe Dairy Queen. In addition, there will be an open bar featuring the new 2017 yellow tie-cocktail in addition to soft drinks, coffee, tea and water. Guests attending are encouraged to wear something yellow, whether it be a sweater or jewelry. Optional Attire for the evening is something semi-formal, sport coat, polo shirt, tie, something like that. Now, speaking of guests attending, let’s discuss reservations. For members, the price is $50 each and for non-members, it’s $60 each. Please, if you want your name in the program, RSVP by August 21 and be sure to include the following information. First, the reservation, then what have you enclosed(a $50 member rate, a $60 member rate or unable to attend), also you’ll want to say enclosed is my money contribution to support the Latrobe Art Center. In addition, please include your email address, and the names of the guests attending. Please, make all checks payable to Latrobe Art Center, earmarked Yellow Tie Gala, 819 Ligonier Street, Latrobe PA, 15650. If you have any questions, as always, please feel free to contact the folks here at 724-537-7011. In addition, the Latrobe Art Center will be open all weekend long for food, shopping, etc. This event is a really fun and exciting community event and it really does help us all to celebrate the birthplace of the banana split! Please, join us for this community involvement and celebration event! Check it out! Hope you enjoy and check back for more videos!

Latrobe Art Center Bus Tours Video Blog

Good Morning! This week’s video blog is about Bus Tours that visit the Latrobe Art Center! How exactly do the Bus Tours work? They are actually part of the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau Tourism Program. Through this program, tours from all over the U.S. come and visit the Latrobe Art Center. The first tour took place on Memorial Day 2013. During these tours, guests normally get to make a craft, which is painting a coaster, have a snack, and even shop at the Latrobe Art Center. Recently, however, guests have also had the opportunity to go down and see the statue of Fred Rogers in the park and even take pictures with it. These tours get great responses overall with Maxim Tours of Canada and the Ramada Inn of Ligonier both bringing 50 and 60 individuals on their respective trips. In addition Carol Love’s Tours Inc. also has also provided great responses for these tours. Now, the Latrobe Art Center’s tours don’t have to include a craft, food, stuff like that. They can just be simple a tour and food, or just simply food. They are flexible you might say. Tours and luncheons can also be done for and not limited to the following: clubs, organizations, and even meetings. These tours are a great outreach program and they allow people from really all over to come in and see and experience our neighborhood! Check it out! Hope you enjoy and check back for more videos!

Paint-Out in Latrobe Video Blog

Good Morning! This week’s video blog is about the Paint-Out in Latrobe. What exactly is the Paint Out in Latrobe? Simply put, the folks here at the Latrobe Art Center are inviting you to spend some time and paint Mister Rogers Neighborhood. You are free to choose any location within the Latrobe boundaries to paint. For example, you could choose to paint The Arnold Palmer Airport, McFeely Rogers Park, etc. Maps and Directions to these locations and more are available. This fun event runs from July 19th thru July 22nd. Paintings should be dropped off between 9am-11am at the Latrobe Art Center on Saturday, July 22nd. Also, save the date of August 5th, that will be the Neighborhood Exhibit and Sale. The public is encouraged to come to the Latrobe Art Center and see some beautiful pieces of art, purchase a piece of art, and even meet the Plein Aire Painters. This will run from 11am-3pm. Paintings from this exhibit will be on display through August 7th. This sounds like an incredibly fun painting and community event, so fun that it has to have a price. The price is $25. Please, make all checks, credit or cash payable to Latrobe Art Center, 819, Ligonier Street, Latrobe, PA, 15650. To register, please call 724-537-7011, and please do so soon, because space is limited. Check it out! Hope you enjoy and check back for more videos!