The Westmoreland’s Big Art Party to Celebrate Second Anniversary of Renovation and Expansion Project
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Claire Ertl, Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Kaitlyn Zurcher, Manager of Communications
Image: John Hultberg (1922-2005), Garage, 1963, Lithograph on paper, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Anderson, 1984.240 (detail)
GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania (Tuesday, October 10, 2017) – To celebrate its second year of operation following a significant renovation and expansion project completed in 2015, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art will host its second annual Big Art Party on Saturday, October 21 from 7:30-11pm, with a VIP Party beginning at 6pm. All proceeds from the event will support the Museum’s education and exhibition programs.
Last year’s Big Art Party was an incredible success and was named one of TribLIVE’s top 10 parties in Westmoreland County in 2016, with more than 400 attendees enjoying live music, a silent disco, special performances, food stations and art projects inspired by the Museum’s collection.
Big Art Party’s theme for 2017 is “Black, White & Art All Over.” The celebration begins at 6pm with a VIP Party that will include food by Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions, entertainment by Two Tall Twins, VIP party favors and open bar with specialty cocktails.
Big Art Dance Party from 7:30-11pm will include cash bar, small bites, art activities and a dance party with live music by Neon Swing X-perience and the High and Mighty Brass Band, as well as special performances by Kierra Darshell’s Drag Divas and DJ KellyA spinning Electro-Swing.
Judith Hansen O’Toole, The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO of The Westmoreland, said, “We see the Big Art Party as a fun opportunity to celebrate the Museum and our incredible supporters and local partners, while giving the community a wonderful, creative experience that supports the work we do every day.”
The Presenting Sponsors for Big Art Party are Susie and Roy Dorrance; Strassburger, McKenna, Gutnick & Gefsky; and UPMC Health Plan. The Event Co-Chairs are Pam and Scott Kroh and Carolyn and Mark Snyder. Additional sponsors and information on the event can be found on our website.
Tickets for Big Art Party can be purchased online or by calling 1-888-71TICKETS.
About The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, located at 221 N. Main Street in Greensburg, PA, completed a transformational renovation and expansion project in October 2015. A new LEED-certified addition of over 13,000 square feet features a dynamic cantilevered design along with a stunning view of the City of Greensburg and the Laurel Highlands beyond. The Westmoreland’s permanent collection is comprised of works by major American artists from the 18th century through the present, with a special emphasis on Southwestern Pennsylvania art and artists. The Museum also offers an impressive schedule of temporary exhibitions of American art – both nationally-travelling and those organized in house – as well as events and community-oriented educational programming for all ages. More information is available at thewestmoreland.org.