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Latrobe Art Center Turns 20, Plans to Hold October Celebration and Auction

Latrobe Art Center’s humble beginnings date back to June 2002, when the center began as a one-room gallery space.

More than two decades later, the center has a café and two additional galleries. Executive Director Michael Tusay said it was an “incredible journey”.

“It’s amazing to see the growth of the center over the years,” Tusay said. “As we grow physically, we continue to grow our membership, our galleries, and our programming.”

On October 1, the center will host a month-long celebration of “20 Great Years in the Neighborhood,” which will aim to raise “$20,000,” or $20,000.

The festivities begin on Saturday, when the center will host a celebration and the launch of the annual auction. From 6 to 9 p.m., guests can enjoy food, games, a cash bar, and more at the center.

Ricolita’s Café will host the semi-formal event, which costs $50 at the guest level and $75 at the customer level. The center is still taking reservations, Tusay said.

During the remainder of October, the center will host an online silent auction.

More information about the auction, which will end on October 31, is available on the center’s website. Auction items can be viewed in person at the center during normal business hours.

The center will also be accepting online donations throughout October.

The money raised will help the center continue to operate and begin offering new art programs and classes, Tusay said.

“We’re all looking forward to the next 20 years ahead,” Tusay said.

Maddie Aiken is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Maddie by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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