little about our organization and it's inception to present day - - - -
From the 1960's to the early 1970's, a small group
of artists and craft persons formed an organization called
the "Country Arts and Crafts". This group met monthly at the studio of
artist Marilyn Rea located, at that time, in Burrell Township, Armstrong County,
PA. The members were from surrounding townships of Armstrong and Westmoreland. In 1974, the group
disbanded and allocated its treasury monies for the formation and incorporation of the present day
organization known as the "Armstrong County League of Arts".
The new organization was initially formed and guided
by a Board of Directors consisting of four couples which drafted the by-laws and were then legally
completed by an attorney as a non-profit incorporation. Ford Cliff Elementary School in Ford City, PA.
became the Arts Center for the first five years of incorporation.
In 1974, William Rea donated the land which the League of Arts is now
located on. Carl and Marilyn Rea sold their home and financed
building the present League of Arts building. Carl and Marilyn built their private
home adjacent to the Log Art Center.
The promotion of "arts, crafts and music" is the goal
of the organization.
The Armstrong County League of Arts Log Center is
located on approximately 7 acres of land
donated by William Rea in 1974 and continues to
promote arts, crafts and music for it's members and the community.
Governed by a Board of Directors, the Arts Council
meets only when events are scheduled.
This may be an art or craft special presentation,
festival show or a specially requested class. Members are
notified by mail or in the bi-annual newsletter of such events.
Classes are held when an interest is voiced. Through
the years, classes in painting, drawing, various types of crafts and music have been held. Arts
weekends have consisted of art shows and contests, music competitions (both indoor and outdoor), music and
dance presentations, craft shows, antique car shows and music concerts.
The Arts Council meets only when events are
scheduled. This may be an art or craft special
presentation, festival show or a special class.
Members are notified by mail or in the monthly
bi-annual newsletter of such events.
OLD TIME MUSIC COUNCIL
The Old Time Music Council was formed to promote
"old-time" and country music. The Council meets every Thursday at 7pm playing country (electric or
acoustic) music. The first and third Wednesday's of each month is acoustic bluegrass night. If you
participate in the music singing or playing an instrument,
you must be a member of our organization. Visitors and spouses are welcome
to listen at these jams.
LOG CABIN SQUARES COUNCIL
The Log Cabin Squares Council is a Western Square
Dance group that meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday's of the month at
from 7pm - 9pm year round. This group
averages 20 couples.
The Log Cabin Squares are members of the Pittsburgh
Square and Round Dance Association
and also the Pennsylvania Round and Square Dance
Organization. Classes are held October through May.