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Visit the event list page to register for workshops, classes, and additional event offerings.


We are able to open our doors to the public free of charge because of proceeds raised from our events. The SAMA museums offer luncheons with guest speakers, art classes, community events and award-winning student education programs. We cannot do it without the support of our communities. Thank you for supporting the museum in YOUR community.


Use the links below to visit the page for the signature fundraiser hosted by your SAMA museum.


All fundraisers include delicious cuisine, drinks, silent auction, and games of chance!


Altoona's Dueling Pianos is an electric evening of excitement hosted in the fall at the luxurious The Blairmont Club in Hollidaysburg. This event features an incredible performance of dueling pianos by The Flying Ivories. 

Bedford's Crystal Soirée is a black-tie affair hosted in the winter at the opulent Omni Bedford Springs Resort. This fundraiser has traditionally been a partnership with the Bedford County Humane Society. 

Ligonier's Garden Party is held in the spring among the beautiful gardens of SAMA Ligonier. Every year, we pick a new theme that highlights the current exhibition and fundraiser attire.


Loretto's Gala is the largest fundraiser of the year hosted in the spring at the Winsome Estate in Hollidaysburg. This event boasts the most impressive live auction items you can't get anywhere else! 

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