Our Signature Events
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) holds several themed annual gala fundraisers each year unique to the areas in which our museums reside: Altoona's Think Pink; Bedford's Crystal Soirée; Ligonier Valley's Garden Party; And, Loretto's themed gala.
The proceeds raised from our gala events help to sustain the museum's operations.
We cannot do it without the support of our communities. Thank you for supporting the museum in YOUR community!
Derby Day Gala:
We're betting the September 5th Derby Day Gala
will be a memorable evening with amazing
hors d'oeuvres, classic Derby drinks, and a
well-stocked selection of beverages. There will
be an exciting live auction featuring extraordinary
vacation packages, furniture, and art. The Casinos
will be open all evening and your winnings used to
rein in the bountiful gift baskets. The silent auction
will be set up as themed boutiques and will feature
one-of-a-kind experiences, unique jewelry, and art pieces.
The night will be filled with red roses, music, laughter, the clinking of glasses, and dancing, all in the traditional SAMA Gala style. Please save the date and join us in September for the Derby Day Gala so we can all go the distance to support the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.
2020 Derby Day Auction Preview
2020 Gala Dates
Loretto - Annual Gala, Derby Day, DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Ligonier Valley - A Magical Evening in the Gardens, 06.27.20
Altoona - Think Pink, 10.23.20
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