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Venue Of Merging Arts (VOMA) - 305 Chestnut Street, Johnstown PA, 15906

VOMA is a non-profit community center for the arts in Western PA, featuring a standing Art Gallery, Performance/lecture hall, and Recording Studio.

Located in a former church structure, VOMA has transformed the space into a center for the community once again, but this time, through the arts. Your continued support and attendance of classes and events at VOMA help us to maintain this wonderful space for the community. Thank you!

UPCOMING EVENTS As of July 2, 2018
GALLERY OPEN Every Friday 11am-2pm & During all music events.
Come upstairs and check out the latest show in the gallery!
FRI July 6 th 8:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
VOMA Guided Art Party- ADULT Paint Party
Take-Home Masterpiece: "Red, White, Blue & Bling" flag painting using acrylic, metallic and glitter paint on canvas with gems.
*** SPECIAL HOLIDAY RATE $25 *** includes guided art instruction, art supplies and light snacks.
THIS IS A BYOB EVENT for ages 21+. Light refreshments will be provided,
Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event. Seating is limited. Payment options include credit (online), or check and cash (at the door) with reservation. We welcome all skill levels. Make your reservations at Eventbrite
or call 412-418-5996 for more information.
SAT July 7 th 2:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
VOMA Guided Art Party- Childrens Paint Party
THIS IS A CHILDRENS & FAMILY EVENT (NO ALCOHOL)
Take-Home Masterpiece: "Red, White, Blue & Bling" flag painting using acrylic, metallic and glitter paint on canvas with gems.
*** SPECIAL HOLIDAY RATES *** $18 Students and $20 Adults (family members) includes guided art instruction, art supplies and light snacks.
Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event. Seating is limited. Payment options include credit (online), or check and cash (at the door) with reservation. We welcome all skill levels. Make your reservations at Eventbrite
or call 412-418-5996 for more information.
July 6, 7 & 8 3rd Avenue Arts Fest
hosted by: Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center & Venue of Merging Arts
featuring a weekend full of Music, Art & Fun for the entire family!
FRI July 6th
This year, the festival starts on Friday, July 6 with a 5 PM Ethnic Dinner: An All-American Picnic! Bottle Works and YPA will be grilling up the chicken from Tulunes Steak & Alehouse, hamburgers and hot dogs, and we are recruiting our community cooks to provide the sides. If you are interested in bringing a covered dish, call 814-535-2020 or email bwinfo@bottleworks.org. Please Note: The Ethnic Dinner is $20 and includes the musical entertainment. Advance registration for the dinner is required.
All are welcome to come and enjoy the music (without participating in the dinner) beginning at 6 PM at no charge. Stay and enjoy the bands!

Music:
  • 6 PM Jason Gamble
  • 8 PM Matt Otis and the Sound


SAT July 7th
Enjoy artisan booths, live street and mural painting, demonstrations, food trucks, beer, wine from B&L Wine Cellars - Cambria City and music from an all-star roster of the area's best bands and musicians.
Special festival features:
  • StudioWorks Gallery Show
  • Live Street and Mural Painting
  • Wish Lantern Launch Saturday Night
  • "Show Us Your Tats" Body Art Contest Saturday Night at 9:15 PM
Are you super proud of your tattoos? Show them off! Enter our "Show Us Your Tats" contest ($10 donation) and you could win an Overnight Summer Getaway at Seven Springs with lodging, breakfast and an activities pass included! All you have to do is TASTEFULLY pose on stage, showing your tattoo and you could be a WINNER! Call 814.535.2020 to register.

Also, the VOMA Gallery will be open Saturday 6pm-10pm featuring:
  • Live Art Demonstrations
  • Pop-Up Gallery Show and Sale
  • Prize Raffles (donations benefit the VOMA Wellness & Healing Arts Program)
  • Warhol inspired interactive art workstations
  • Warhol inspired photo booth


Music:
  • 11AM -- 2:30 PM SongWorks Performers
  • 3 PM Dave DiStefano / West Hills All-Stars Music
  • 5 PM TrailHeads
  • 8 PM That's What She Said


SUN July 8th
Sunday is Family Day! Kids will love our RISING STARS YOUTH TALENT SHOWCASE with the grand finale by Pittsburgh's incredible teen funk band Funky Fly Project.

Music:
  • 11 AM - 1:00 PM Rising Star Youth Talent Spotlight (Variety of Acts)
  • 1:30 PM Kulani West African Dancers
  • 2 PM Funky Fly Project
FRI July 13 th 7:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
VOMA Guided Art Party- ADULT Paint Party
Love Flamingos? Want to create flamingo themed art? Featured masterpiece with include a canvas and some other surprises.
NEW ART and event details coming soon.
Check here for more event info
FRI July 13th 8:00pm Public Rental: Hullabaloo Collective Presents:
Buffalo Rose with special guest Jason Gamble
2017 Ethnic Fest alumni, Buffalo Rose, are a six-piece folk/soul grass band that combines intricate and passionate lyrics with soaring vocal harmonies. Formed in March 2016, this group has wasted no time feeding from each other's creative energy and musicianship. The members, which include Mac Inglis (dobro and vocals), Shane McLaughlin (guitar and vocals), Bryce Rabideau (mandolin), Jason Rafalak (bass), Lucy Clabby and Mariko Reid (vocals) all contain within them a fiery passion for music that intensifies the sensitivity of their musical collaboration. This energy shines through in their performances as well, where the combination of each distinct voice with the others creates a swirling web of sound and harmony. Paired with evocative and catchy lyrical phrases drawn from life experience and the American lexicon, Buffalo Rose's songs are ones that you will find yourself singing along to before they come to an end. Listen to samples of their music @:

buffalorosemusic.com
Doors at 7:30pm - Music at 8:00pm
$10 General Admission
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D.
SAT July 14th 7:30pm The VOMA Jazz Series Presents:
Don Aliquo and Frank Filia – A Tribute to Dee
Featuring the return of The Don Aliquo Quartet with Don Aliquo on saxophone, Mark Perna, bass, Kevin Moore, keys and John Schmidt on drums with vocals by Franky Filia.

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
FRI July 20th Public Rental: Frontline Records Resents:
LESSONS IN HIP HOP
Featuring some of the up and coming Rap Artists in Johnstown & Pittsburgh!
SAT July 21st 7:30pm Public Rental: That Oldies Band
That Oldies Band is made up of musicians from the West End of Johnstown, who have been playing since the 1960's in bands like Kindred Spirit, The Cavaliers, Runaways, Flood City Blues, Chordells, Reach N Back Cruzin, Buddy Dee, etc… Members of the band include: Todd Schaffer, Bobby Wyandt, Chuck Piro, Joe Magistro, Joe Chon and Jimmy Smedo. The band specializes in oldies by famous artists from the 1950's and 1960's including: Elvis, Dion, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Tommy James, Dale Shannon, Chubby Checkers, The Beatles, Sam Cook and many others.

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP Members
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D.