SAMA-The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is excited to announce a special collaboration with Living Treasures Wild Animal Park! The painting event is scheduled for Monday, July 17 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Cost to participate is $35 which includes one adult and one child ticket into the park and registration fee for the plein air event. Guests will be provided with bottled water.

Westmoreland County is celebrating its 250th anniversary! SAMA and Living Treasures are helping to celebrate by hosting a special one-day workshop at Living Treasures. Children ages five through fifteen are eligible. SAMA artists will be present to assist and guide children through the process of “en plein air” or open-air painting throughout the day. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the park.  Families are to bring their own art supplies and may use any materials they choose.

The artworks created from this plein air event are eligible to be submitted to be juried during SAMA’s annual Fall Plein Air Paint Out held in September. Awards will be given. Registration can be made online at or by calling the SAMA Ligonier Museum at 724-238-6015.  If you have any questions or need more information, please contact

Living Treasures Wild Animal Park is located at 288 PA-711, Jones Mills, PA 15646. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is located at One Boucher Lane & Route 711 South, Ligonier, PA 15658. The hours of operation are 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The museum is an accessible facility and is open to the public free of charge. We suggest a $5 admission donation to help support SAMA’s free and low-cost educational services, cultural event programming, and regional artistic exhibitions. For more information, visit or call (724) 238-6015 and like us on Facebook and Instagram @SAMAligonier.