BW Special Events


The Bottle Works presents Folk Art Fridays at the Cambria County Library!
Through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as the Folk and Traditional Arts Partner for Region 12, the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center is bringing a series of 15 Folk Art workshops, lectures, and performances to our community partners at the Cambria County Library!

Michael Allison examines the European folklore of the immigrant and native cultures, how they evolved and became the folk stories of the Appalachian Region.

“This project is made possible in part by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries”


July 20 & 21, 2024

The 3rd Avenue Folk & Arts Fest takes place on July 20 & 21, 2024!

The festival is back for its eighth year, and promises to be the best one to date! Sponsored in part by the Bottle Works role as the Folk & Traditional Arts Partner with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the 3rd Avenue Folk & Arts Fest brings a celebration of the arts to Cambria City.

Live music (under the brand-new POP Pavilion!), art vendors, folk art demonstrations, chalk street art, food trucks, and beer! This year we are partnering with several other area non-profit organizations to make this the most spectacular, family-friendly, and free event around! The Johnstown Concert Ballet, Beginnings Inc., the Cambria County Library, and the folks at ACRP will all be participating!

Our exhibits will be “I shall wear a crown” – a history of African American Women’s Hats in Johnstown, Fluid Works – acrylic pour paint groups show, and a special exhibit from the GJSD!

Our art vendors will include favorites like The Bead Chics, Hero Works Publishing, Simple Stitch by Rayna LLC, Carol Churchey Fiber Arts, Colleen Albright, Disobedient Spirits, The Laxer Room, hi Hemp Infused Crafts, and many more!

Join the Bottle Works quilting team and participate in the hand quilting on the BW quilt!

Schedule:

Saturday, July 20, 2024

10 AM – Festival Opens

10 AM-Noon Johnstown Concert Ballet Performance

12:30 – 2:30 PM – Strings & Bellows

3-5 PM – The Irish Pretenders

5:30-7:30 PM – Screech Owl

8-10:30 – HABATAT

Sunday July 21, 2024

Noon – Festival Opens

Noon – 1 PM – GJSD student exhibit acknowledgment

1-1:45 PM – Kulani West African Drum & Dance Performance

2- 4 PM – Rachel Allen & Friends (with Norman Ed & Leah Rittenhouse)

4:30 – 6:30 PM Coltt Winter Lepley

7 PM – Festival concludes


The Bottle Works presents Folk Art Fridays at the Cambria County Library!
Through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as the Folk and Traditional Arts Partner for Region 12, the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center is bringing a series of 15 Folk Art workshops, lectures, and performances to our community partners at the Cambria County Library!

Michael Allison examines the diverse group of German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania.

“This project is made possible in part by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries”


The Bottle Works presents Folk Art Fridays at the Cambria County Library!
Through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as the Folk and Traditional Arts Partner for Region 12, the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center is bringing a series of 15 Folk Art workshops, lectures, and performances to our community partners at the Cambria County Library!

Michael Allison examines the universal belief in magic, and it’s practitioners among Pennsylvania’s immigrant population.

“This project is made possible in part by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries”


The Bottle Works presents Folk Art Fridays at the Cambria County Library!
Through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as the Folk and Traditional Arts Partner for Region 12, the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center is bringing a series of 15 Folk Art workshops, lectures, and performances to our community partners at the Cambria County Library!

In this workshop Rayna Noel will share the techniques of crochet necessary to crochet a Worry Worm.  You will learn a few basic steps required to complete simple crochet crafts including choosing the right hook, what yarn weight means and how to read a label, and reading a crochet pattern.  

I’m a little worry worm,

Keep me near and squeeze me tight,

Tell me all your worries and I will make everything alright!  

“This project is made possible in part by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries”


Steve Ditko Family Fun Night

Thursday August 15 @ 6 PM

Disney is honoring the late Steve Ditko with an induction to the Disney Hall of Fame on August 11, 2024.

We can’t help but want to celebrate our Hometown Hero for this well-deserved recognition!

While some of the family will be in Los Angeles accepting the honor on Steve’s behalf, The Bottle Works will host a Steve Ditko – Family Fun Night on Thursday, August 15, 2024, beginning at 6 PM!

We will celebrate Steve’s legacy with arts & crafts for kids of all ages inspired by some of his most iconic creations, including Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Mr. A, Blue Beetle, Squirrel Girl, and Static just to name a few!

Then at 8:30 PM we will watch one of Steve’s original characters make the mystical leap to the big screen as we watch Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on the FNB Pop Plaza!

Good Times Ice Cream Bus will be on hand with delicious ice cream treats!


The Bottle Works presents Folk Art Fridays at the Cambria County Library!
Through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as the Folk and Traditional Arts Partner for Region 12, the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center is bringing a series of 15 Folk Art workshops, lectures, and performances to our community partners at the Cambria County Library!

Michael Allison examines the folklore surrounding witchcraft, the witch trials, and the new religion of Wicca.

“This project is made possible in part by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries”


Saturday August 17, 2024 from 6 -10 PM

You are invited to the Bottle Works No Tie Gala – A Night on the Boardwalk!

It’s the biggest celebration of the year at the Bottle Works. Join us in helping raise the funds needed to propel the arts community in Johnstown forward.

Your ticket supports local businesses too! Each ticket gets you:

  • Access to the exclusive No Tie Gala
  • A Caribbean dinner provided by Island Cuisine Restaurant
  • Dessert provided by Lambcakes Bakery
  • One signature No Tie Gala drink
  • Live music from That Oldees Band under the new Pop Pavilion
  • Gift Basket Opportunities
  • BW Boardwalk Games of Chance
  • Enjoy stargazing on the Jackie’s Garden Works Rooftop Garden

All proceeds support Bottle Works’ numerous arts education classes, M.I.N.D. Works school outreach programs, public art initiatives, festivals, art exhibits, greenspaces, community events, and more!!!

Tickets – $100 or $85 for BW Members

Table Sponsorship – $600

Sponsored by:


The Bottle Works presents Folk Art Fridays at the Cambria County Library!
Through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as the Folk and Traditional Arts Partner for Region 12, the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center is bringing a series of 15 Folk Art workshops, lectures, and performances to our community partners at the Cambria County Library!

What is a Cryptid? Cryptids are creatures studied by cryptozoologists. They are believed to exist in the wild, but their existence is either disputed or unsubstantiated by science. Cryptozoology is considered a pseudoscience that primarily looks at stories from myth and folklore like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

In this workshop, Rayna Noel will show you how to “paint” a picture using wool and a felting needle. The notches on the needle felt the wool together by pushing it into itself. 

“This project is made possible in part by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries”


Sound Healing w/ Carissa

Saturday August 24 from 6-7 PM

Come escape stress with sound healing and rediscover tranquility with soothing frequencies of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and other healing instruments. Connect with the present moment through mindful meditation and breath awareness. Sound baths promote a state of deep relaxation, potentially reducing anxiety and a sense of calm. Improves overall well-being and can enhance mental clarity, improve sleep quality, and contribute to a more balanced emotional state. The frequency from the sounds resonate with the body, creating a sense of harmony and balance. (Individual experiences vary.) Elevate your well-being with the healing power of sound at our upcoming workshop.

Hello there! I’m Carissa McClellan, and my journey into sound healing started in late 2020, as a personal quest for a holistic approach to my overall well-being and mental health. As life presented its challenges, I found myself seeking internal peace. It was during this exploration that I stumbled upon the effects of frequencies on the mind, body, and soul. I discovered how these vibrations can release energy and bring deep relaxation. Sound practices and meditation quickly became a part of my daily morning routine for my personal growth. With encouragement from a supportive friend and mentor, I am now excited to share my new-found passion and inspire others on their own paths of self-discovery through mindfulness and sounds with workshops or one-on-one sessions. I invite you to join me on this journey of healing with frequencies and mindfulness.

What to Wear: Comfortable Attire, wear loose, comfortable clothing to allow for ease of movement and relaxation. What to bring: Bring a yoga mat, pillow, and blanket to sit or lie on comfortably during the session. Water bottle is also encouraged. (Optional Eye Mask or Cover: Some participants prefer to enhance their experience by using an eye mask or covering their eyes to create a more introspective atmosphere.) How to Arrive: Approach the session with an open mind and set intentions for relaxation, stress relief, or any personal goals you may have for the experience. Be present in the moment and focus on the sounds as they guide you. Mindful breathing can also enhance the experience. Remember, the most important aspect is to come with an open heart and a willingness to embrace the therapeutic benefits of the sound bath.


The Bottle Works presents Folk Art Fridays at the Cambria County Library!
Through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as the Folk and Traditional Arts Partner for Region 12, the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center is bringing a series of 15 Folk Art workshops, lectures, and performances to our community partners at the Cambria County Library!

Michael Allison examines the rise of the new religion of spiritualism.

“This project is made possible in part by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries”


The Bottle Works presents Folk Art Fridays at the Cambria County Library!
Through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as the Folk and Traditional Arts Partner for Region 12, the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center is bringing a series of 15 Folk Art workshops, lectures, and performances to our community partners at the Cambria County Library!

Michael Allison examines European Folklore surrounding the Winter Solstice and the Christmas Time Holidays.

“This project is made possible in part by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries”


The Bottle Works presents Folk Art Fridays at the Cambria County Library!
Through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as the Folk and Traditional Arts Partner for Region 12, the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center is bringing a series of 15 Folk Art workshops, lectures, and performances to our community partners at the Cambria County Library!

In this workshop Rayna Noel will instruct the basic methods of wet felting and create a simple flower. Wet felting “knits” the wool fibers together using soap and water agitating the wool into felted shapes.

“This project is made possible in part by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries”


The Bottle Works presents Folk Art Fridays at the Cambria County Library!
Through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as the Folk and Traditional Arts Partner for Region 12, the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center is bringing a series of 15 Folk Art workshops, lectures, and performances to our community partners at the Cambria County Library!

Michael Allison Examines end-of-the-world predictions and their often tragic outcomes.

“This project is made possible in part by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries”


The Bottle Works presents Folk Art Fridays at the Cambria County Library!
Through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as the Folk and Traditional Arts Partner for Region 12, the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center is bringing a series of 15 Folk Art workshops, lectures, and performances to our community partners at the Cambria County Library!

**Join us for a captivating journey into the art of Ukrainian Easter eggs!** 🌟

Dive into the rich history and intricate designs of pysanky in our exclusive master class. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced artist, this session will enhance your appreciation for this beautiful tradition and help you create your own stunning designs.

– **History & Significance:** Discover the origins and cultural importance of pysanky.

– **Symbolism:** Learn the meanings behind traditional symbols and patterns.

– **Design Principles:** Understand the techniques for creating harmonious patterns.

– **Hands-On Sketching:** Create your own pysanky sketches using watercolors and colored markers.

**Materials Provided:**

– Watercolor paints and colored markers

– Design templates and reference materials

✨ **Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the magical world of pysanky and bring your own designs to life!** ✨

We can’t wait to see you there and share the beauty of pysanky with you! 🌺

Bottle Works will be offering a Pysanky Egg Decorating class with Natalka in 2025!

“This project is made possible in part by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries”