Latrobe Art Center’s Holds Seventh Annual Auction

Latrobe, PA: A fabulous evening of original art, unique items, and enjoyable company, Latrobe Art Center will be holding its seventh annual auction at Latrobe Country Club on Thursday, September 25. This is the organization’s most important fundraiser with proceeds helping preserve the center’s mission of fostering creativity and improving the quality of life in the area through the arts.

Beginning at 6:00 P.M., guests will have the opportunity to participate in the silent auction while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Dessert and coffee will mark the end of the silent auction at 7:45, with the live auction beginning at 8:00. Between the silent and live auctions, guests will also be able to bid in the Chinese auction, which will feature exciting items such as a basket of twenty wine bottles, $100 of scratch off tickets, a restaurant gift card package, and beer and nuts. Latrobe Art Center is grateful for the generous donations from wonderful individuals and businesses, including a designer handbag, a Raspberry Acres wine basket from Knupp and Sholfield, a gift basket from Never Enough! Boutique in Greensburg, and artwork from several of the center’s members.

This year’s auction will be unique with guest appearances from Guy Junker, WTAE sports anchor, James Ferry, Duquense University Head Basketball Coach, and B.B. Flenory, a Pennsylvania sports and basketball hall of fame recipient. Flenory’s athletic achievements have inspired him to support youth development, having been recognized as a “Community Champion” by the Pittsburgh Pirate Organization. Pittsburgh artist Sam Thong will also be attending to create his signature caricatures, and art center member Marci Mason will be the guest painter for the evening. In addition to the exciting auction items, the exceptional company will make this event a wonderful evening in the Neighborhood.

Anyone interested in attending the auction is invited to contact the art center to RSVP. Latrobe Art Center actively seeks to unite the local communities through engaging social events, with the auction being one of the organization’s largest and most important of the year. Guest admittance starts at $50 a person, patrons at $75. For more information, call 724-537-7011, visit, or

PressSharon Reaves