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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 December 6, 2017
GALLERY OPEN Every Friday 11am-2pm & During all music events.
Come upstairs and check out the latest show in the gallery!
SAT December 9th - 7:00pm
VOMA Folk and Bluegrass Series Presents: Hickory Bottom Band and Striped Maple Hollow
Tight three-part harmonies, solid pickin' and lots of fun are the hallmarks of the Hickory Bottom Band, a fine western Pennsylvania-based bluegrass band. Every member has a rich musical history in a variety of genres, so the material ranges from both well-known and obscure bluegrass classics, to grassy versions of select radio hits from the past 40 years. But no matter the music's source, it's "all bluegrass" from this talented bunch!

Johnstown's own Striped Maple Hollow will open the show at 7pm, and as always, you can look forward to a great evening of music at VOMA.

Doors at 6:30pm - Music at 7:00pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D.
Find out more on the Facebook event page!
SAT December 9th - 7:00pm
Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents: VOMA Guided Art Party- "Meet Me at Glosser's"
SPECIAL EDITION - JOHNSTOWN INSPIRED, HOLIDAY PAINTING PARTY Take-Home Masterpiece: "Meet Me at Glossers"16x20 acrylic painting on canvas.

Admission Only $35. Includes guided art instruction all materials and supplies & snacks.
BYOB for ages 21+.
Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event @ www.eventbrite.com
FRI December 15th - 8:00pm
VOMA Presents: A COMEDY SHOW Featuring Comedian Krish Mohan-"Empathy On Sale" with special guests: Michael Cohen & Stacey Fleurime
Comedian Krish Mohan is a socially conscious, Indian standup comedian and writer who regularly tours the country. He performs at small theaters, bars, comedy clubs, colleges and DIY venues with his quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor. Krish captivates and engages audiences of all backgrounds, tackling hot button topics like race, religion, war, immigration, while adding an optimistic philosophical & sociological twist! Mohan has also been featured on NPR and performed at several Fringe Festivals (IndyFringe, Pittsburgh Fringe, Capital Fringe, Philly Fringe Arts), where he has been an audience favorite with his unique brand of comedy & social vigilantism. He has also opened for nationally touring headliners like Stewart Huff, Redacted Tonight's Lee Camp and Hari Kondabolu. Krish is also the host of the weekly socio-political commentary web show, "Fork Full of Noodles" and the podcast "Taboo Table Talk".

"Empathy On Sale": Stepping out our bubbles can be hard. Touring Comedian, Krish Mohan is exploring bubble culture and the current divide in today's political climate. He uses his sharp wit & comedy to illustrate how race, identity politics, and misunderstanding progressivism has led to splitting us apart. He explores Native American culture, effective ways to treat mental illnesses and western culture's obsession with war and violence - all of which pushes us further into our bubbles. Find out if he can figure out how we can get out of our bubbles!

Michael Cohen is a burned-out activist, big-hearted low life, hitch hiking road scholar. Michael laces punchlines into his stories to help us find the hope, humanity and hilarity in armageddon with his unique brand of "Planetary Gallows Humor"

Stacey Fluerime is a up and coming Pittsburgh based Stand Up Comedian & Improviser.

Doors at 7pm - Show at 8:00pm
$10 General Admission
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D.
SAT December 16th - 7:30pm
The VOMA Jazz Series presents: Franky Filia & The Mark Perna Trio
The incomparable crooner, Mr. FRANKY FILIA will be joining The Pittsburgh based, Mark Perna Trio that features: Mark Perna on Upright Bass, Kevin Moore on Keys and Mark Weakland, Drums.

Franky Filia worked the Las Vegas scene for a number of years before returning to Johnstown, and his expertise and smooth vocal stylings make him a Must See. He is a true entertainer.

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
SAT December 23rd - 7:30pm
VOMA presents: A Jazzed Up Christmas with George Byich
Get in the holiday spirit with George's fingerstyle jazz arrangements of some your favorite Christmas Carols. As in the past, this show will feature a few guest performers along with desserts & refreshments included with admission. Spiked Nog & Hot Toddys will be available!

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$7 General Admission - $5 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
TUE December 26th - 7:30pm
VOMA presents: The annual BLOODPIPES Reunion
Join us for an evening of Bluegrass Fusion featuring: Tim Wetmiller on fiddle, John Bagnato on guitar, Dave DiStefano on banjo and Mike Hruska on the mandolin.

The Bloodpipes are a "fusiongrass" band that assembles via brotherly love for a reunion concert each year at VOMA the day after Christmas.