There’s history at the BOTTLE WORKS…

 

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The BOTTLE WORKS is housed on what was the former Tulip Bottling Company. The founders of that revered soda pop company, which produced soda of many wonderful colors, were Jacob and Renee Goldhaber.Johnstown was lucky to be chosen as the site for this family business, even if by mistake. Mr. Goldhaber was aboard a train for Youngstown, OH where he hoped for his family to settle among a large population of Hungarians. When the train conductor announced Johnstown as the next stop, Mr. Goldhaber mistook it for Youngstown and he disembarked. Upon landing, he realized that Johnstown is where he would start his future and bring his family. When it came time to name the business, Mrs. Goldhaber did not hesitate for a moment. It would be named for the national flower of her beloved homeland of Hungary, and so it became the Tulip Bottling Company.

Tulip Update

Building update – 2011

The Tulip ruled in other ways: every style of glass bottle, and there were dozens, had a tulip on it. The complete Tulip bottle collection can be seen at BOTTLE WORKS. After the Goldhabers bought into the Pepsi Cola franchise in 1937, they tried to keep the tulip motif on the bottles, but Pepsi denied that request. As Pepsi became popular, demand soared and two adjoining buildings were added to the complex: the Goenner Brewery and the stable. Finally, the Pepsi plant built a plant in Richland and the original Tulip Bottling Company was bought by the Hornick family.

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In 1993, the building was purchased by an organization devoted to celebrating the cultural diversity of the peoples of this region through their Arts. That organization became the BOTTLE WORKS Ethnic Arts Center. Through the building was remodeled into an arts center, the tulip reference remains alive.
In 2001, the BOTTLE WORKS Ethnic Art Center looked to expand and shepherded the stable building next to it which was also apart of the Pepsi Cola story. The new facility ART WORKS in Johnstown! brought another dimension to Cambria City-with studios, huge exhibit spaces, and a renovated green roof. The two separate facilities merged in January 2014 and are now known as the BOTTLE WORKS campus for the arts.

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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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