Logo Insignia Gallery on GazeboGALLERY ON GAZEBO: A True Gem of Downtown Johnstown, PA

The Gallery is a welcoming place, a nonprofit organization located at 140 Gazebo Place, directly across from Johnstown’s Central Park. The Gallery offers visitors, tourists, local residents and downtown workers a friendly and convenient gathering space, combined ever-changing exhibits of art, and a wonderful tea shoppe.

As a partner with Vision 2025, the Gallery is committed to expanding Johnstown’s efforts for a revitalized Central Business District focused around Central Park Square.

The Gallery is free and open to the public. It features rotating exhibits and a wide assortment of interesting programs along with periodic special events, some of which may require reservations and a paid admission. The popular Art of Tea Shoppe is located within the Gallery. It features fine teas and seasonal beverages, as well as a selection of fresh pastries and lunch items. We invite you to visit The Gallery on Gazebo and Art of Tea Shoppe.

A Place for ART

GALLERY ON GAZEBO exhibits art, photography, mixed media and sculpture by talented artists from western Pennsylvania and beyond. We welcome all who appreciate and enjoy art as well as artists who may wish to submit works for exhibition and/or sale. Click here for more details.

A Place for TEA

The Gallery’s ART OF TEA SHOPPE  features a wide assortment of loose leaf teas from around the world, brewed by knowlegable tea specialists who can explain health properties of the various teas as well as nuances of taste. The Shoppe also serves fresh pastries and lunch. Click for more …

A Place for MEETING

A key purpose of the Gallery is to be an informal place within the Central Business District where Johnstown residents and visitors to our community are welcome to gather and enjoy each other’s company. We are a place for conversation and thoughtful exchange of ideas. We offer free wi-fi and all are welcome. As a nonprofit, we are grateful for volunteer help at the Gallery as well as financial support. Click for more info …

At GALLERY ON GAZEBO our mission is to illuminate and celebrate the lives of our diverse audiences through activities that engage, inspire and educate.

Our Partners, Collaborators and Supporters:

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
Lee Initiatives Health & Wellness Endowment
1889 Foundation
Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance
Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce
Vision 2025 Johnstown PA

The Story Behind GALLERY ON GAZEBO

The city of Johnstown is nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by steep forested hills. The Stoneycreek and Little Conemaugh Rivers come together in our valley to form the Conemaugh which flows west to become the Kiskiminetas, then the Allegheny, and eventually at Pittsburgh, it joins the Monongahela to become the  Ohio River and finally the mighty Mississippi.

The river names are Indian, and the Johnstown valley was originally settled by Delaware Indians. Thanks to our rivers, our town became an important part of the canal system that over carried travelers across Pennsylvania. We also had abundant iron ore and coal in our mountains, and in the mid 1800’s, Johnstown residents began making steel. Our economy boomed, and we became a community of immigrants and the largest producer of steel rail in the United States.

Our rivers and our steel industry shaped our history. We suffered many terrible floods, from the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889 to the more recent Flood of July 1977. The 1977 disaster led to a massive recovery effort, and a deluge of monies from the federal government. Johnstown’s devastated Central Business District received a lovely new streetscape, as well as many remodeled structures and some striking new buildings.

Unfortunately the flood recovery progress was soon overshadowed by economic disasters. Johnstown’s major steel mills closed and so did our two largest department stores and many other downtown businesses. Our Central Business District, the heart of our city, found itself struggling like many others in our nation’s rust belt.

Johnstown is a city of strong, determined people. Just as we rebuilt after devastating floods, we are working together now to revitalize our Central Business District.

In 2015 PA’s Department of Community and Economic Development, Johnstown Area Regional Industries, our local Community Foundation and others engaged the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University to construct a plan for Johnstown’s revitalization. Today the grassroots group VISION 2025 is the recognized facilitator of this master plan. Vision 2025 is envisioning a new future for Johnstown, and to date the group has enlisted more than a thousand citizen volunteers who are donating their time, energy and expertise to over a dozen different areas of our community where improvements can be made. It is a virtual flood of positive action.

One of the Vision 2025 task groups, the Central Park Square Capture team, adopted as its mission the task of attracting new entities to our Central Business District. That team, plus a generous offer from a local building owner, lead to the birth of Gallery on Gazebo.

The Gallery on Gazebo is a non-profit, initially under the umbrella of the Community Foundation, now with its own 501(c)(3) designation. The Gallery cohabitates with a for-profit tea shoppe, Art of Tea. The two are a great combination, in an enviable location, with a soon-to-be-built outdoor piazza, contiguous to Penn Highland’s Community College.  It is a winning combination – for Johnstown and for anyone walking in the door at 140 Gazebo Place.