Special Events

November 28 – December 30

he Merry Maker’s Mart for 2023 is a stellar collection of twelve participating artisan tables for your holiday gift giving needs!

Art vendors include Rayner Shine Crafts, Laurel Highland Alpaca, Motions in Glass, Dan Eash, Hyperfocus Dyes & Upcycles, Hero Works Publishing, Matt Lamb Art, Joanne Mekis, Colleen Albright, Carol Churchey, Open Door Studios, and the Bead Chics.

Our Gallery Shoppe is also open during these hours where we represent more than 60 artists! There is something for everyone on your list at the Bottle Works this holiday season!

Drink & Draw: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse

Saturday December 9, 2023 5 PM

Join Hero Works Publishing, our local comic book artists and publishers, for our first Drink and Draw. From 5:00-7:00 we will do guided drawings with the members of HWP on how to draw superheroes. Their artwork and feature comic book, The Legacy of Captain Bottle Works, will be for sale as well. Concessions and snacks will be available for purchase. Following the drawing session, join us in the theater for a showing of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse.

The Oh, So Artsy Holiday Party is back!

Join us on Saturday December 9, from 2-5 PM for a family friendly, free event celebrating the arts and the holiday season.

Festivities include holiday music, arts & crafts, holiday shopping, and an appearance by Jolly Old Saint Nick!

The BW team of artists will have holiday inspired arts & crafts for the kids and will be on hand to assist them. Our Gallery Shoppe will be fully stocked for your gift giving needs, and the Merry Maker’s Mart will be in full swing! Santa will be appearing from 3-5 to take pictures with the kids!

We will also be joined by a very special group, the Spirits of the Mountain Sled Dogs, a pack of Siberian and Alaskan Huskies. The sled team will make their appearance on the FNB Pop Plaza lawn.

Hot chocolate and light refreshments will be available, kids will receive one holiday treat bag each, while supplies last, including a Funko POP! courtesy of Buckethead’s Collectibles. www.bucketheadscollectibles.com

We are also a stop on the Cambria City Cookie Tour, so get your tickets for the tour! Cambria City Cookie Tour – Johnstown Area Heritage Association (jaha.org)

Last Minute Shopping Event

Thursday December 21 from 6-8 PM

Join us for a fun filled 3rd Thursday on 3rd Avenue Gallery Night! Opening receptions for Visual Storytelling Exhibit: The Legacy of Captain Bottle Works & the Small Works Juried Exhibition 2023. Last minute shopping from our Merry Maker’s Mart artisan vendors and Gallery Shoppe Artists.

Live holiday music by Strings & Bellows at the “Creatively Inspired” Holiday Concert.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Northwest Savings Bank

Find your artistic inspiration in the holiday sounds of Strings & Bellows! For generations artists have been inspired by the melodies of their favorite musicians. You are invited to bring your art supplies, and paint, sculpt, craft, paper cut, or quilt while enjoying the holiday sounds of local musicians. Several of our studio and folk artists will create alongside our musicians to show you first-hand how the music inspires them. If you aren’t interested in creating along with the music, you can simply join us and watch our artists create while the musicians share their gifts with the audience. Light refreshments will be available, and BYOB is allowed. As always, our Gallery Shoppe will be fully stocked with unique artisan items from your favorite folk artists and more for your gift giving needs, the BW Merry Maker’s Mart will be in full swing, and the Small Works Exhibit & Visual Storytelling Exhibit: The Legacy of Captain Bottle Works will be available for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. Sponsored by Northwest Savings Bank

Admission: Non-Member $7 BW Member $5

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.