3rd Thursday on 3rd Avenue Gallery Night-National Reading Month

Thursday March 19 from 6-9 PM

Nature and Literature Take Center Stage on March’s 3rd Thursday!

The Bottle Works is going Outside the Lines 6 PM – 9 PM Thursday, March 19 for our 3rd Thursday Gallery Night and Opening Reception featuring artist Shelley Poli. Guests will enjoy nature-inspired creations in the Main Event Center and mix and mingle with Shelley as she explains about her inspiration behind the art during our gallery talk. In addition, tour the main galleries to experience the work of Jack Paluh’s exhibition The Color of Nature: Landscapes and Wildlife. Nature is in full bloom at the Bottle Works. These two amazing shows will be on display from March 7 – April 4, 2020.

March is National Reading Month; and we are celebrating writers and book lovers as we kick off our writer’s meetup group Scribe Works, which is part of Club Works Meetup Groups. Guests can meet Marianne Spampinato, Tim Van Sickel, Ed Kelemen, Tony Piskurich, Robert Forte, Richard Gregory, Robert Jeschonek, RJ Henry, Joe Moore, Shelly Kerchner, and other local and nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators during this book signing event! There will also be opportunities to join the Scribe Works and other Clubs that night!

It’s All Happening at the Bottle Works!

Admission- minimum $5 donation

If you are a local author and would like to participate please reach out to our Creative Director, Matt Lamb @ mlamb@bottleworks.org or 814-535-2020

Oh So Artsy Egg Hunt

Saturday April 11 from 10-11 AM

The First National Bank Pop Plaza and Jackie’s Garden Works: Rooftop Garden at the Bottle Works will become hunting grounds as kids, ages 2-12, search for hidden treasures during our Oh So Artsy Egg Hunt Saturday, April 11 beginning at 10 am.

This is not your ordinary egg hunt. An assortment of prize eggs filled with candy, art supplies, special art eggs containing famous art images & fact cards with information about the art, and special discounts on BW Summer Camp programming, will be scattered around for the pickings. For hunters 6 – 12, there is one special egg which contains a complimentary one-week pass for our 2020 Camp BW of your choice! Will you be the lucky WINNER!

Registration is only $5 per child. To register call 814.535.2020, visit our website (bottleworks.org), or stop by the Gallery Shoppe during our operation hours. When you register, please tell us your child’s name and age so they are placed in the correct egg hunt. Registration deadline is April 8.

Hey parents, don’t let the kids have all the fun! Get tickets for our Oh So Artsy Basket Party. The Art Works’ Event Center will have more than 15+ baskets as part of our raffle. Baskets include

Original Paintings from Tanzania donated by Anthony Scaletta
Collection of Decorative Eggs done by our very own Arts Academy students
Handcrafted Ukraninian style Pysanky Egg by Folk Art Artist Paulett Siminich
Bottle Works Gift Certificate Valued at $50 to be used during Bottle Works Programming
Bottle Works Swag
And more!

Afterwards please help us celebrate the healing power of art, and join us for the opening of our Art Heals Exhibit!

The Art Heals exhibit showcases the work of artists who participate in the various Opening Minds through Art Programs (OMA) throughout the region

We will be serving a catered continental brunch at 11. Then at noon you can join Bottle Works own Mindfulness and Arts Facilitator Holly Lees on a guided Mindfulness and art project.

Art Heals Opening Reception-Brunch-Mindfulness & Art Project

Saturday April 11 from 11 AM- 2 PM

Join us in celebrating the healing power of art!

The Bottle Works presents the Art Heals Exhibit in collaboration with Mount Aloysius College’s Opening Minds through Art Program. The exhibit will be on display from April 10 – May 23. Join us for the opening reception brunch on April 11 from 11-2. A catered continental brunch will be served at 11 with a Mindfulness and art project with Bottle Works own Mindfulness instructor, Holly Lees, to follow at noon. While you are here, get your tickets for the “Oh So Artsy Basket Party”, with over 15 baskets to choose from. Proceeds will benefit the BW Summer Camp Scholarship Program.

The Art Heals exhibit showcases the work of artists who participate in the various Opening Minds through Art Programs (OMA) throughout the region.

A $5 donation is suggested.

Louisiana Lagniappe: The Taste of NOLA Ethnic Dinner

April 25 from 6-9 PM

Grab your handkerchief and wave it in the air as this second line dances from New Orleans all the way to Cambria City for a Louisiana style ethnic dinner that you don’t want to miss.

Cajun culture and cuisine will be on full display as we offer authentic dishes and desserts from NOLA! This is a BYOBourbon event. (If you don’t like bourbon, you are welcome to bring a drink of your choice.)

Louisiana Lagniappe Menu includes
• Grilled Red Fish
• Fried Specked Trout
• Jambalaya
• Boudin (sausage dish)
• Maque Choux (roasted corn and peppers)
• Homemade bread pudding
• And more!!

Tickets are available NOW! Reserve your seat online (bottleworks.org), via phone (814.535.2020), or at the Gallery Shoppe in the Art Works’ Building (413 Third Ave. Johnstown, PA 15906).

Price per person:
$25 for Non-members
$20 for BW Members.

The 3rd Avenue Arts Fest 2020

July 10, 11, & 12

The Bottle Works has some great things in store for the 2020 3rd Avenue Arts Fest! We will have live music all weekend long on our outdoor stage located in the First National Bank “POP” Plaza. Art demonstrations and vendors will line the streets in front of the “Tulip” and Art Works buildings, and don’t forget food, drinks,  kid’s art projects, face painting, Arts Fest t-shirts, and Italian street painting. It will all kick off Friday night with the All-American Ethnic Dinner. We also have a few surprises in store, so stay tuned.

If you are interested in participating as an art vendor, demonstrating artist, food vendor,  volunteer, or non-profit organization, please feel free to call Creative Director Matt Lamb @ 814-535-2020 or email mlamb@bottleworks.org

Sketch Works and Yarn Works meet Wednesday Nights 7-9 PM

The Bottle Works is holding a brand new series of Club Works Art Meet-ups!

The Bottle Works is holding our Club Works every Wednesday night from 7-9 PM. We are thrilled to continue to provide a space where artists can gather, create, and thrive in the presence of other local artists in open studio time.

Sketch works is for anyone with a sketchbook, a pencil, and an imagination!

Yarn Works is for you, if you like to knit, crochet, or just create with yarn or other fibers!

All mediums are welcome!

Please join us for the ongoing series of Club Works Art Meet-ups!

There is no charge to attend, no membership requirements, and no dues of any sort. Just show up, bring your own supplies, and join other local artists for a fun evening of creativity.

Everyone is welcome! Minors should be accompanied by an adult. This is not a class, and does not require any sort of membership or dues.

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.

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