Thank you for your interest in the SAMA Shop Small Event

You are invited to participate in the first SAMA Shop Small Event. Visitors will enjoy holiday shopping in the museum as an extension of the small store shopping in downtown Altoona. In addition to awesome artists selling their creations, SAMA will also be giving out a free book from the SAMA library of art to each visitor who purchases something from our artists! Click on the image below to download the application. Mail payment and application or send electronic paperwork to and submit payment using the button below. 

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Choose Our Museum Venues for Your Event


Reserve one of our museums for your wedding! Choose from open and modern, historic, exquisite gardens dotted with sculptures. Catering kitchens on site. Call us today to learn more

Dream Spaces

Reserve now! 814.472.3920


The beauty of the galleries, the enchantment of the gardens—no matter where you choose to stage your event—SAMA provides the ideal setting to take your event to new heights.

SAMA Altoona (5580 sq. ft.)
The Shirley Pechter and Paul Detwiler Galleries are a changing exhibition space ideal for private meetings, small seminars and small groups for a seated dinner. During normal business hours, the space is available to local non-profits for small meetings one time per year at a nominal fee (dependent on availability), please contact the Museum for details.


SAMA Bedford (3748 sq. ft.)
Surrounded by artifacts from the region’s history, this unique space provides the perfect conversation piece for any reception or medium seated event.

SAMA Ligonier Valley (2040 sq. ft.)
Located on the Museum’s main floor, these three adjoining rooms offer a versatile space.

Ligonier Valley Gardens (1+ acres)
The outdoor gardens feature sculptures and exquisite floral abundance. This space is ideal for weddings, family gatherings and many other special events.


Questions? Call 814.472.3920


SAMA Loretto (7024 sq. ft.)

Located on the Museum’s main and second floors, this space features a a view from above. This space can accommodate large seated events. This large space will provide the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies, birthday parties for kids and adults, corporate meetings and more.