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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 August 7, 2019
Become a VOMA VIP!
Have you purchased a 2019 VIP Membership?
A $25 annual membership runs thru 12/31/2019 and entitles you to discounted admission for all "VOMA Presents" events including monthly Jazz Series & Blues Gatherings, Spring & Fall Folk/Bluegrass Series and more!
It also provides reservation privileges and discounted private rental rates! VIP's can be obtained at the door or by calling VOMA.
The VOMA gallery is open Thursday noon - 3pm, Saturday 3 - 6pm, during all music events and by appointment.
Come upstairs and check out the latest show in the gallery!

Art Exhibit thru August 25th: Menagerie of ART...Woven Together
A multimedia Exhibition by Lida Hood

THUR. Aug. 15th 12:00 - 2:00pm - Luncheon/Artist Talk

Lida Hood had been the Education Coordinator at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County for more than 18 years, where she coordinated adult and children's classes, workshops and Summer camps. Even though she retired 2 ½ years ago, she is still actively involved at the Arts Center where she volunteers and teaches classes and workshops, along with weekly classes at the Patton Senior Activities Center.
Lida is a self-taught artist, but always looking to hone her skills by taking numerous workshops and classes in watercolor, colored pencil, soft pastels, encaustic, mixed media, drawing, printmaking and acrylics. She has taken painting workshops from well-known artists such as Tony Couch and the late Diane Maxey as well as numerous macro-photography workshops from world renowned photographer, the late Nancy Rotenberg.
She is a member of local art groups including Community Arts Center of Cambria County, Allied Artists of Johnstown and Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center.
Lida is continually looking and researching new and different techniques to try in perfecting her work as can be seen in this new exhibit.
SAT Aug. 10th 7:30pm
VOMA Theater Presents: The Dancer, Within
An original one act dramatic play written by local writer and playwright Charles A. Taormina will be performed in the VOMA Gallery.

Live music performance prior to play.

7:30pm Ticket for Play Only $5
6:30pm Dinner & Show $15 (Call 814-410-2245 for reservation).
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
SUN Aug. 11th 7:30pm
VOMA Theater Presents: The Dancer, Within
An original one act dramatic play written by local writer and playwright Charles A. Taormina will be performed in the VOMA Gallery.

Live music performance prior to play.

7:30pm Ticket for Play Only $5
6:30pm Dinner & Show $15 (Call 814-410-2245 for reservation).
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
WED Aug. 14th 6:00pm Psychic Medium Ryan Michaels Presents:
LOVE, TIME and DEATH - SPIRITS TALK!
Have you ever lost someone you love? Are you unhappy with life? Do you want to know your purpose in this world? If you ask yourself these questions - Come and listen to Ryan.

Advance Tickets: Adult $8/Child $5 - Call or Text (814)418-5532 to RSVP
At the Door: Adult $10/Child $5
About Ryan Michaels: Ten years ago, a lost and confused 16-year-old Ryan was featured on A&E network's Psychic Kids: The Lost Soul and was taught to control his abilities. It changed his life, forever. Now, he is back as one of the mentors on A&E's Psychic Kids to work and empower a new generation of young psychics alongside trained licensed therapists. The new season of Psychic Kids premiers Wednesday August 21st at 10pm on A&E TV (Atlantic Broadband channel 23).
SAT Aug. 17th 7:30pm VOMA Jazz Presents:
The Don Aliquo Quartet with Frank Filia
Featuring the Pittsburgh based quartet with Don Aliquo on saxophone, Mark Perna, bass, Kevin Moore, keys and Mark Weakland on drums. They will be joined by Johnstown's own former Vegas performer Frank Filia on vocals.

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
SAT Aug. 24th 7:30pm
VOMA Presents: The Blues Gathering
Join us for our monthly celebration of blues music!

Join us for our monthly celebration of blues music!

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
Labor Day Weekend - Cambria City Ethnic Festival
Fri. Aug. 30th, Sat. Aug. 31st and Sun. Sept. 1st
FREE Music Performances - Third Avenue Stage
Friday August 30th
5 PM - Heavy Chest (Pittsburgh)
7 PM - Kulani West African Dance and Drummers
8 PM - Jimmy Adler Blues Band

Saturday August 31
1 PM - That Oldies Band
3:30 PM - Adrianna's Arabian Jewels (Middle Eastern Dance)
4 PM - Crew Of The Half Moon
6 PM - Billy Pilgrim (Rap Artist)
8 PM - Afro n'At (AfroFunk)

Sunday September 1
12 PM - Denise Baldwin's Artist Showcase
2 PM - Annamarie Chantel
3 PM - The Birddogs
4 PM - Les Hunter Band

FREE Dance Performances - Bottleworks

FREE Art Exhibits - VOMA & Bottleworks Galleries

Food, Drink, Art & Craft Vendors - Chestnut St. & 3rd Ave.
FRI Sept. 13th 6:30pm VOMA Bluegrass Presents:
The Mike Mitchell Band w/ special guest Striped Maple Hollow
"Traditional and then some..." The Mike Mitchell Band comes down from the blue Ridge Mountains, bringing powerful new songwriting with catchy hooks. "The songs have staying power, and hang with the listener for days..."
Backed by Bluegrass veteran, Tommy Moss, on banjo and Jazz great, Tom Klingelhofer, on upright bass, Mike Mitchell fronts this power trio with guitar, fiddle, and unforgettable voice.
Mike's "Dead Center' album debuted in May, 2017 at #1 spot on Airplay direct downloads chart and continues to chart in their top 40.
His current album, "Small Town" debuted at #2 on the Bluegrass Billboard chart in December 2018. Produced by Mark Schatz, it features 10 of Mike's original tunes, with Schatz on bass, Jarrod Walker on Mandolin, Sammy Shelor and Tommy Moss on banjos, Claire Lynch and Jesse Smathers on harmony vocals.
Mike Mitchell Music

Doors at 6pm - Music at 6:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
Advance tickets will be available at http://www.thevoma.com/tickets/
SAT Sept. 14th 7:00pm VOMA's 10th Anniversary
Golden Oldies Show @ Johnstown's Masonic Temple
Entertainment by: Pittsburgh's BELAIRS, Buddy Dee, That Oldies Band and The Renegades
The Venue of Merging Arts (VOMA) is celebrating our 10th Anniversary with a special Golden Oldies Show! Enjoy a memorable evening listening and dancing to your favorite Do-Wop, Motown and Rock-n-Roll hits of the 50's, 60's & 70's performed by some of the best regional and local performers.

Cost: $25 (includes food buffet) / Cash Bar / 50-50 / Tip Seals
Proceeds benefit: Venue of Merging Arts (VOMA) Renovation Fund

Tickets available @ VOMA, Anthony's Restaurant and George's Song Shop
 
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