The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley will host a special Winter Pein Air Paint Out event this February. Over the course of Feb. 18-20, more than a dozen artists will visit the Ligonier Valley. For three days, artists will paint a variety of winter scenes from local state forests, picturesque overlooks, and iconic attractions such as the beautiful Laurel Mountain Ski Resort.

Following the three days of painting, the museum will hold an exhibition “Wet Sale” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 with light refreshments. Open to the public free of charge, the wet sale offers an opportunity to make purchases on the freshly painted works while speaking with the artists. If you are unable to make the reception, SAMA will be retaining works for view and purchase through Saturday, Feb. 27.

The paint out will offer $500 in cash prizes. The prizes are sponsored by the Emma Clyde Hodge Memorial Fund. Artists who are interested in participating in the paint out should stop by the museum, contact ligonier@sama-art.org or call 724-238-6015. A $30 non-refundable registration fee is required for participating artists.

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is located at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South, Ligonier, PA 15658. The hours of operation are noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All CDC health and COVID-19 social distancing guidelines will be in place. The museum is an accessible facility and is open to the public free of charge. Donations allow the museum to continue providing free and low-cost educational services, cultural event programming, and regional artistic exhibitions.

For more information, visit www.sama-art.org or call 724-238-6015.

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