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Our Recent History
The BOTTLE WORKS and ART WORKS in Johnstown! merged as one entity in January 2014. Now, the once separate companies, exist as one dynamic arts organization operating two cultural centers on Third Avenue in the historic cultural district of Cambria City. With two amazing community facilities, BOTTLE WORKS is proud to be Johnstown’s art mecca where artists can exhibit, create, teach and sell; musicians can perform; and visitors can explore, learn and ENJOY!

The Buildings
The original building is 7,500 sq. feet, with a pristine black box – excellent for a multitude of programming needs- a gallery, a teaching kitchen, several offices, and several artist studio spaces. The second building, all 18,000 sq. feet, was a former industrial building, and lends itself perfectly to large format art, bigger concerts, large classroom spaces, and studios which artists rent. It also boasts a Gallery Shoppe, full of regional artists’ work. Each calendar year, both facilities are booked with exhibits, educational programming, heritage celebrations, and community projects. The two buildings form an arts campus and our yearly visitors total is between 7,500 and 10,000 people.

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Plan to attend the 3rd Avenue Arts Fest, the first summer festival in Cambria City to highlight the artistic talent of our region! It's family friendly and FREE! Announcing Johnstown's First Italian Street Painting Exhibit featuring Holly Foy, artist and 17-year coordinator of the State College Street Painting Festival. Read more about Holly's personal passion for street painting: www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/street-painting-a-shared-experience-at-arts-festival,1468463/ Holly will be joined by for local artists creating their own street masterpieces including @[1077137244:2048:Chris Tower], Harry Price, and Jaime Helbig. Watch art come to life! Kid's can create their own street piece for everyone to see! With a $5 donation, children get a watercolor kit to show off thier talents. About the Art of Street Painting: It is believed that street painters, known as Madonnari, date back to 13th century Italy. Some say Giotto, born just north of Florence, was a Madonnaro. A Madonnaro referred to a vendor who sold religious artifacts, while in the south it is believed that the Madonnaro was a street painter, using stones and simple chalks to create his images. After World War II, Italy discouraged the Madonnari and tried to eliminate the art form which was considered an image of poverty. However, in 1973 the first street painting event, Incontro Nazionale dei Madonnari, premiered in the Italian village of Grazie di Curtatone to provide a legitimate and legal venue for the handful of traditional Madonnari still painting the streets and sidewalks of Italy. Today, the tradition lives on at festivals and events around the world, and now...in Cambria City, Johnstown! The 3rd Avenue Arts Fest will also feature the 50 Years of Living Artzy Exhibit by Dan Eash. Dan will have a booth inside the Artworks Building (the larger building), where he will sell pottery and repurposed mirrors. Dan will also demonstrate wheel thrown pottery. The Fifty Years of Living Artzy Exhibit, 181 works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and pottery runs thru July 8. At the Arts Fest, Dan will be giving tours of the exhibit at 2 pm and 6 pm each day. Participate in Our Wish Lantern Launch! Make a wish and watch it soar! With a minimum $5 donation in advance ($10 day of event), yclaim a Wish Lantern & include your wish or personal message. Your lantern will be included in our Lantern Launch at approximately 9 PM on Saturday, July 1. You need not be present July 1 participate in the lantern launch. Our volunteers will launch your Lantern. Donate Now to Claim your Lantern! bottleworks.org/product/wish-lantern-launch/ Come for the ART stay for the MUSIC! - Saturday - • @[23111323:2048:Jason Gamble] of @[287179814690593:274:Wolves in Sheep's Clothing] • @[1550242875207001:274:Matt's Blues] • @[1175255792570668:274:Starship Mantis] - Sunday - • @[1089319204:2048:Dave DiStefano] • @[27268585998:274:Herb & Hanson] • The Clock Reads Of course, there will be delicious FESTIVAL FOODS! Our mouths are watering just thinking about: Cob's Concessions - Kettle Corn and Old Fashion Soda Pappy D's Barbeque - Famous smoked pulled pork and beef brisket The Phoenix - hamburgers, chicken wings, and famous chicken balls Layton Concessions -Pierogis, funnel cakes, deep-fried pop tarts RK Hotdogs - authentic hotdog cart vendor And it wouldn't be a Cambria City festival without beer and wine provided by our own B & L Wine Cellars. We are grateful to our sponsors: Spangler Subaru WJAC-TV Von's United Beverage Somerset Trust

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3rd Avenue Arts Fest • July 1 & 2, 2017

July 1, 2017, 12:00pm

3rd Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906, United States

Plan to attend the 3rd Avenue Arts Fest, the first summer festival in Cambria City to highlight the artistic talent of our region! It's family friendly and FREE! Announcing Johnstown's First Italian Street Painting Exhibit featuring Holly Foy, artist and 17-year coordinator of the State College Street Painting Festival. Read more about Holly's personal passion for street painting: www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/street-painting-a-shared-experience-at-arts-festival,1468463/ Holly will be joined by for local artists creating their own street masterpieces including Chris Tower, Harry Price, and Jaime Helbig. Watch art come to life! Kid's can create their own street piece for everyone to see! With a $5 donation, children get a watercolor kit to show off thier talents. About the Art of Street Painting: It is believed that street painters, known as Madonnari, date back to 13th century Italy. Some say Giotto, born just north of Florence, was a Madonnaro. A Madonnaro referred to a vendor who sold religious artifacts, while in the south it is believed that the Madonnaro was a street painter, using stones and simple chalks to create his images. After World War II, Italy discouraged the Madonnari and tried to eliminate the art form which was considered an image of poverty. However, in 1973 the first street painting event, Incontro Nazionale dei Madonnari, premiered in the Italian village of Grazie di Curtatone to provide a legitimate and legal venue for the handful of traditional Madonnari still painting the streets and sidewalks of Italy. Today, the tradition lives on at festivals and events around the world, and now...in Cambria City, Johnstown! The 3rd Avenue Arts Fest will also feature the 50 Years of Living Artzy Exhibit by Dan Eash. Dan will have a booth inside the Artworks Building (the larger building), where he will sell pottery and repurposed mirrors. Dan will also demonstrate wheel thrown pottery. The Fifty Years of Living Artzy Exhibit, 181 works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and pottery runs thru July 8. At the Arts Fest, Dan will be giving tours of the exhibit at 2 pm and 6 pm each day. Participate in Our Wish Lantern Launch! Make a wish and watch it soar! With a minimum $5 donation in advance ($10 day of event), yclaim a Wish Lantern & include your wish or personal message. Your lantern will be included in our Lantern Launch at approximately 9 PM on Saturday, July 1. You need not be present July 1 participate in the lantern launch. Our volunteers will launch your Lantern. Donate Now to Claim your Lantern! bottleworks.org/product/wish-lantern-launch/ Come for the ART stay for the MUSIC! - Saturday - • Jason Gamble of Wolves in Sheep's Clothing • Matt's Blues • Starship Mantis - Sunday - • Dave DiStefano • Herb & Hanson • The Clock Reads Of course, there will be delicious FESTIVAL FOODS! Our mouths are watering just thinking about: Cob's Concessions - Kettle Corn and Old Fashion Soda Pappy D's Barbeque - Famous smoked pulled pork and beef brisket The Phoenix - hamburgers, chicken wings, and famous chicken balls Layton Concessions -Pierogis, funnel cakes, deep-fried pop tarts RK Hotdogs - authentic hotdog cart vendor And it wouldn't be a Cambria City festival without beer and wine provided by our own B & L Wine Cellars. We are grateful to our sponsors: Spangler Subaru WJAC-TV Von's United Beverage Somerset Trust

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