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Out & About: Greensburg Art and Shopping Crawl

Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Studio volunteer Anna Kate Payha (right) assists Lily Dorr, 10, of Ligonier with an art craft at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art during the Greensburg Art & Shopping Crawl and free family day at The Westmoreland.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Bruce Bookheimer of Greensburg and his granddaughter, Rose Bartnicki, 10, shop in The Westmoreland Museum Shop at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art during the Greensburg Art & Shopping Crawl and free family day at The Westmoreland.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Chrissy Leichliter of Greensburg and her daughter, Reese Leichliter, 5, make art crafts at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art during the Greensburg Art & Shopping Crawl and free family day at The Westmoreland.

Downtown Greensburg was alive with activity and art Nov. 26 during the Greensburg Art and Shopping Crawl.

Eight community organizations, 14 businesses and six food and drink establishments participated in the crawl, which offered sales and artistic demonstrations, and was promoted by the Westmoreland Cultural Trust, Think Greensburg! and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

It was Family Day at the museum, with free admission, discounts and children’s activities. In the studio, Paula Schutte, Maureen Zang and Anna Kate Payha assisted with making bookmarks, magnets and clip art.

Lily Dorr, 10, spent the afternoon crafting with her aunt, Arlene Hostetler. Also seen: Nicholas and LauraDamiano with their children, Claire, 5, Rose, 3, and Grace, 16 months; Michael and RoseanneJankovic; and KimModar.

KevinMiscik, owner of Lapels, a Fine Men’s Clothier, said attaching the crawl to Small Business Saturday made for a “very busy” day. “One of my customers said, ‘This is what downtown used to look like on a Saturday,’” he said, while he and BobNolan assisted customers Dennis and PattyPorter.

It was standing room only during a holiday open house at GaryPratt‘s Le Jardin Florals, which offered fresh greens, chocolates and holiday decor. Seen shopping: Jane Church, John and Malinda Sherid, Audrey Novak, B.J. and Judy Williams, Barb Bridge, Cindy Downes, Kayla Richey, Scott Flanigan and LisaHoffman with her daughter, Elena.

At the crawl’s information center on Pennsylvania Avenue, Leyla Pilon sold Laugh in the Bath Products and made a new friend: New York artist Rodney Allen Trice, who repurposes found objects into art. Trice is a Greensburg native who is moving back to contribute to the growth of the arts.

Business was brisk at Cafe Barista, where chef Lisa Hegedus served spinach and tomato quiche and hot coffee to warm chilled shoppers.

Sponsors were the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Fotorecord Print Center.

— Dawn Law

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