Sip N’ Stroll Art Walk to offer wine sampling, local art viewing to support Latrobe businesses

Latrobe Art Center will host its annual Sip N’ Stroll Art Walk on Wednesday.

Attendees can sample wine and cider while supporting local businesses in downtown Latrobe.

Michael Tusay, the center’s director, said this will be the third art walk overall but the second one partnering with wineries and cideries.

It will take place from 4-7 p.m., with check-in located in the Downtown Latrobe Parklet for those over 21 years old. Check-in will be required prior to sampling.

“The whole event is about bringing in visitors to downtown Latrobe,” Tusay said. “Sampling wine is an added perk.”

Around eight wineries will be set up at participating merchant locations, where artwork will be placed for viewing.

Participating merchant locations include:

  • The Paper Heart — Own Brook Winery
  • Latrobe Art Center — Local Wine Samplings
  • Eclectique — Raspberry Acres Winery
  • GLLV Visitor’s Center — Tattiebogle Cider Works
  • Terri’s Gourmet Sweet Treats — Glades Pike Winery
  • Maria Mejia Photography — Christian Klay Winery
  • Clips On Mane — Ungrapeful Winery
  • Green Goddess — Chapel Hill Winery
  • Mangata Massage — Bushy Run Winery
  • Rose Style Shoppe (will be open for shopping and art viewing only)

Additionally, Ricolita’s Cafe, which is inside Latrobe Art Center, will offer a charcuterie box special to pair with the tastings.

Tusay said the event’s purpose is shop local and support the local business in downtown Latrobe.

All of the artwork that will be displayed are pieces created by local artists, according to Tusay. He said he hopes seeing the art “gives people a taste of the quality and talent of local artists.”

There will be live attractions as well, as Kyle Greene will provide jazz music for attendees. There are a handful of live artists coming as well to paint outside and conduct demonstrations for visitors, Tusay said.

The Sip N’ Stroll Art Walk is part of the events happening to celebrate Westmoreland County’s 250th anniversary by Discover Westmoreland. The theme for September is “Paint Westmoreland,” Tusay said, to celebrate local art.

Megan Swift is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1204, or via Twitter .

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