Latrobe Art Center plans ‘Polka Dots & Plaid’ auction fundraiser |

Latrobe Art Center plans ‘Polka Dots & Plaid’ auction fundraiser

Shirley McMarlin
“Polka Dots & Plaid” is the theme for Latrobe Art Center’s “An Evening in the Neighborhood” auction fundraiser, coming up Nov. 13 at Latrobe Country Club. Here, David and Janet Seremet of Latrobe dress for the theme of the 2018 event, “Hats Off to You!”

Attendees have the opportunity to don artful outfits for Latrobe Art Center’s annual signature fundraiser, “An Evening in The Neighborhood XII: Silent & Live Auction.”

“Polka Dots & Plaid” is the theme for the semi-formal event, scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Latrobe Country Club.

“This fundraiser helps us continue our mission of providing quality art programs and events for the community,” says executive director Lauren Buches.

The evening will feature 50/50, prize balloons, silent and live auctions, as well as heavy hors d’oeurves, cash bar and dessert.

Prior to the event, anyone can purchase tickets for chance auction baskets at the center, 819 Ligonier St., from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, up until the day of the auction. Chance auction items include dining out, beer and pizza and wine baskets, and a lottery ticket tree. Winners will be announced at the Nov. 13 event.

Silent auction items include tickets to local attractions, including Stage Right performances, a West Overton Village enhanced tour package for up to 10 people, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s “Home for the Holidays” concert,Overly’s Country Christmas and Saint Vincent College concert series and summer theater.

Other prizes are a golf package, artworks, sports memorabilia and more.

The live auction will start around 8 p.m., with prizes including a Latrobe Country Club golf package, Pittsburgh Penguins ticket package and more.

Event tickets are $50, or $75 for patron level.

Details: 724-537-7011 or

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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