“In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, your Community Arts Center of Cambria County closed its facility on Monday, March 16, 2020 and has transitioned to a work-from-home status. As with everyone, we have taken our lead from the White House, Governor Wolf, and the CDC’s recommendations to abide by the stay at home order. During these few weeks, so much has happened that I wanted our community to get caught up on all of our recent developments. Unfortunately, the Spring Semester of classes and workshops had to be cancelled, although a full Summer Semester of curriculum for everyone will be made public very soon, along with Summer Arts Camps. (This programming will adhere to CDC regulations.) Many events have been rescheduled or cancelled; new information can be found on our website. For those registered for classes, workshops, and events that were rescheduled or cancelled, a member of the Center has called and left a message with the options available to you. If for some reason you didn’t receive a call or message, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or (814) 255-6515. Since the school districts closed for the remainder of the year, the Greater Johnstown Young Artist Exhibit has been cancelled. The Shirley Gaynor & Helen Hinchman Juried Exhibition scheduled for this June has been postponed until September of 2021. I am saddened to have cancelled much of our programming; however, it is vitally important to us that our community’s health and wellbeing are the highest priority. We will share in these wonderful times at a later date and make future memories. There have been a couple devastations to our facility during the pandemic. Four trees, located next to the pond, were uprooted and fell during a recent storm and there has been significant water damage to the floor of the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center gallery. Those of you who donated toward the storm damage, we can never thank you enough. As many of you know, the Josephine Paul building project was put on hold for five weeks during the pandemic, but I am pleased to report that Major Builders, Inc. is up and running again. In the foreseeable future, the addition will be under roof, the retaining wall and amphitheater will be poured, and the gallery renovations of new dropped ceiling and gallery lighting will be completed. These are still very exciting times, and through life’s speedbumps, we will all come out on the other side, discovering and creating our new normal. In the meantime, please share in our artistic social media initiatives: Got Art?-a video series for children, families, and adults, along with the virtual exhibition of Remote Art-a social media art contest, and watch for our newest virtual exhibition, “Smiling for our Future,” launching on our website soon. We thank all of those who have been participating in these initiatives. The name COMMUNITY Arts Center wasn’t chosen by accident - it was because even in uncertain times like this, we want our community to know that you are important to us, and that we are working hard to provide you new ways of positive artistic opportunities, as we anxiously await our new normal.” -Angela R. Godin, Executive Director
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Thank you for helping us keep the Arts Alive in Cambria County while you stay healthy!
We are proud to be the hub for arts & culture in Johnstown, PA and beyond for over 52 years! Whether you're a beginner or a pro—or simply a lover of the arts—you're invited to get connected with all that's happening at the Community Arts Center!
Got Art? We sure do! Check out our new online hub for all things ART! We've got art & craft videos for all ages hosted by the very artists that make your Community Arts Center thrive. We're keeping the arts alive from home during this social isolation period!
RemoteART - our first social media art contest - came about as a way to keep artists occupied during COVID-19 home isolation. WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED!
Our 2020 Summer semester is underway! Join us for a variety of adult classes & workshops, Arts4Wellness classes, and summer arts camps for children of all ages!
“Many blessings and Mother Nature are on our side! The Community Arts Center has been fortunate to move full speed ahead with the M. Josephine Paul Family Museum. We have completed the exterior walls of the first floor, poured the second floor and foundation floor, and are partially completed with the second-floor exterior walls. It is our optimistic hope that we will be underroof in the near future. This two story, 5,500 square foot addition will extend from the current Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center, adding the M. Josephine Paul Family Museum, a black box theatre, outdoor amphitheater, and a multipurpose room. For the progress of the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center renovations, the new carpeting has been 60% installed in the gallery, the HVAC system has been updated, and the lobby and hall have been freshly painted, with new dropped ceiling, gallery lighting, and the remainder of the gallery carpeting to be installed in April.”
-Angela R. Godin, Executive Director
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