Special Events

Pop Plaza Plein Air Paint & Purchase Party

Have you ever wanted to buy a painting straight off of the easel? Well, now you can!

Join us for our first FNB Pop Plaza Plein Air Paint & Purchase Party on Saturday, October 17 from 10 AM – 3 PM. Artists of all ages are welcome to set up their easels on the FNB Pop Plaza or in Jackie’s Garden Works: Rooftop Garden to paint their hearts out. (Artists should come equipped with their own supplies.) Award-winning artist Heather Davis will be here to assist beginners with the concept of plein air painting.

At 3 PM, artists and art lovers can shop the plaza to purchase fabulous original paintings right off the easel while the paint is still wet!  All paintings created during the plein air time must be available for purchase. The money earned during the shopping hours belongs to you! 

Bring your masks, wallets, and purses, and show your support for the local artists in our community. You will be sure to leave our art campus with a  one- of-a-kind piece of art to hang in your home or office. 

Free and open to the public.


Saturday October 24 from 3 PM-10 PM

Calling all Lil Monsters and Grownup Ghouls, The Bottle Works is excited to bring back the Oh, So Artsy Halloween Party 3PM – 10 PM October 24 on the First National Bank Pop Plaza. This year’s event is going to be bigger than ever. We will have a host of activities for the family for the entire day.

From 3-5 PM.  Lil’ Ghouls are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes and participate in following activities:

  • Spooky Arts & Crafts
    • Yarn Wrapped Mummies
    • Perilous Pumpkin Paper Cutting
    • And more!
  • Pandemic Pumpkin Painting
  • Pumpkin Carving Demonstration by Professional Carver, Michael Allison
  • Receive a Terrifying Treat Bag
  • Artsy Costume Contest with prizes for the “Most Artsy” costume. (virtual)

Activities are free and open to the public, however, a suggested donation of $5 will be welcomed.

Staring at 5 PM, our Grownup Ghouls can get in the spirit for a night of devilish FUN on the Pop Plaza and Jackie’s Garden Works: Rooftop Garden. Here is a list of activities for adults:

  • 5 PM Appalachian Monsters Freaky Folklore Lecture by Michael Allison on the Pop Plaza Lawn
  • 6:15 Live Music Begins
  • 8 PM George Romero’s 1968 classic “Night of the Living Dead” movie on the lawn
    • Bring Your Own Chair or blanket (BYOC or B)
    • Popcorn and beverages will be available for purchase
  • The Back from the Dead Silent Art Auction 5-7 PM
    • Artist will present Night of the Living Dead inspired art for a silent auction
    • Zombie Art – art created from a previously dead object that the artist has resurrected.

Get the VIP experience! For just $10, guests can howl at the moon in Jackie’s Garden: Rooftop Garden for an exclusive VIP Party. Rooftop Party attendees will have access to a full cash bar, groove to cool tunes and more. Tickets are limited. To purchase your ticket call 814.535.2020.


Join us on the FNB Pop Plaza on Saturday, October 24 from 5 – 6 PM, as folklorist Michael Allison takes us on a journey through the history of the Appalachian Mountain Monsters as a part of the Oh, So Artsy Halloween Party, with Monsters of the Appalachians!

Many terrifying creatures prowl the imaginations of the Allegheny Mountain Region. While seemingly unique, they find their origins in the European folklore of the settlers, and the Native American tribes who preceded them. Meet the Monsters of the Appalachians.

Concessions will be available throughout the event.


Movie Night on the FNB Pop Plaza Featuring: George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” (1968)

Grab your blanket or lawn chair and join us on the First National Bank Pop Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 24 for a special Halloween screening of George A. Romero’s 1968 cult classic “Night of the Living Dead”.  The movie will begin at 8 PM.  Guests, 21 and over, can enjoy devilish drinks at our cash bar and concessions. This is NOT a BYOB event! (Please bring along your proper ID.)

We will be practicing physical distancing on the lawn. Enjoy this classic under the stars. There is no admission fee, but donations are welcomed.

Throughout the day we the Bottle Works will have a host of activities for all ages. For a full list of activities or more information about the event, please visit our website (www.bottleworks.org), Facebook Event page, or call the Gallery Shoppe at 814.535.2020.

Thanks to our sponsors: Thomas Honda & Buick and The First National Bank.


Saturday October 24 5-7 PM

Join us for a Silent Art Auction inspired by George A. Romero’s 1968 cult classic “The Night of the Living Dead” 5- 7 PM Saturday, Oct. 24. Original zombie-inspired artwork will be available to the highest bidder.

Each piece in the silent auction will have a starting bid and bids will increase in $5 increments. The auction will conclude at 7 PM. Winners will be announced at 7:30. Checkout is located in the Art Works Gallery Shoppe.

Cannot attend the event? The silent auction will also be virtual. View auction items on our online gallery at bottleworks.org. Virtual participants can place bids via Facebook Messenger until 7 PM. If you win, a member of our staff will contact you for pickup.

After the auction, stick around for an evening of music and mayhem, as we show the 1968 cult classic George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” on the Pop Plaza Lawn.  Be sure to bring a chair or blanket for the event.  Free and open to the public, however donations are welcomed.

Call to Artists

Calling all local artists!  The Bottle Works is hosting a The Back from the Dead Silent Art Auction 5-7 PM Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, and seeking artist to enter auction items. Artists may submit one piece of art inspired by George Romero’s Classic “The Night of the Living Dead”, or a piece that is made from an object that had reached the end of its life and then was resurrected as artwork.

Submitted pieces will be entered into the silent auction, with committee approval. Starting bids are determined by the submitting artist. Pieces will be sold to the highest bidder.  Participating artists will receive 70% of the final bid and the Bottle Works will retain 30%. Unsold pieces will be returned to the artist, or you can donate your art to the Bottle Works for our use. Auction payments will be mailed to selling artist in November.

Artists interested in submitting must fill out the application online by 5 PM October 23.  Art submission will not be accepted after this date.



Please note that the Bottle Works engages in photography and recording of programs and events for its own print and online publication/promotional purposes. Staff and volunteers will make every effort to notify members of the public when filming and/or photography is taking place. Please notify a staff member/volunteer if you do not want to be photographed or filmed.