Greensburg Art & Shopping Crawl Brings Together Local Businesses and Artists
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GREENSBURG, PA, Thursday, November 10, 2016 – Local retailers, restaurants and cultural attractions will be paired with area artists to celebrate Small Business Saturday® at the first annual Greensburg Art & Shopping Crawl Saturday, November 26 in the downtown area. This first-time collaboration of Think Greensburg!, Westmoreland Cultural Trust and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is designed to encourage the public to experience all of the art and shopping Greensburg has to offer. Each destination stop will feature artwork on display from local artists. Artist demonstrations will also be available at various locations throughout the crawl.
“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to work with The Westmoreland Museum of American Art and Think Greensburg! to support local cultural and economic stimuli within the downtown Greensburg area,” stated Kelli Brisbane, Westmoreland Cultural Trust Event Coordinator. “When you buy from a small business, you’re helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy gets a team jersey, and helping neighbors put food on their tables. This holiday, let’s start a new trend to shop small, spend local, eat local, enjoy local and support our local community.”
Greensburg Mayor Robert L. Bell will kick-off the event at 11am at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Throughout the day, visitors can tour Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s Incubator for the ARTS working artists’ studios that house local and student artists; see the Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy & Sylvester Damianos exhibition and take part in the Family Day activities at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art; cross off items on their holiday gift list; and grab a gift for themselves by shopping at the many local retailers in downtown Greensburg. After working up an appetite, they can make a pit stop at one of the many eateries to refuel.
Visitors can stop at three information stops the day of the event for printed maps and Shop Small® bags (while supplies last). The information stops will be located at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art (11am-5pm), The Palace Theatre (10am-3pm), and on the corner of S. Pennsylvania Ave and W. Pittsburgh St. beside Mancuso’s (10am-5pm). Free parking will be offered at the Bell Garage at 106 W. Otterman St. (10am-3pm).
To be entered for a chance to win a prize, including a gift certificate for The Palace Theatre and VIP parking pass, a Museum membership gift certificate, and more, crawl goers should be sure to have a representative at each crawl location place a check mark by the location’s number listed on the event map. Completed maps can be dropped off at any information stop during noted hours or at WCT’s Incubator for the ARTS, 108 N Main Street, Studio A between 5-8pm.
A current list of participating crawl locations, artists and hours of participation, along with Google map locations, can be found at www.greensburgcrawl.org.
Crawl goers are encouraged to use any of the following hashtags when sharing their experiences from the day on social media: #GbgArtShoppingCrawl, #ShopGreensburg, #ShopSmall and #SmallBizSaturday. For more information, one may also visit our Facebook event page: Greensburg Art & Shopping Crawl.
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 of 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.