First Friday at Towngate Theatre: Art Exhibit, Short Films, Improv & More
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1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

january, 2018

fri05jan5:30 pm9:00 pmFirst Friday Art Opening, Short Films & Improv at Towngate5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003

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Add Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre to your list of January 5 First Friday stops in Wheeling!

View the latest exhibit at “The Gallery at Towngate” featuring the work of Hiromi Katayama.

Hiromi Katayama

A native of Ibarki, Japan, Hiromi is a professional artist currently working from her studio in Houston, Pennsylvania. Her work is created using “Nihonga”, Japanese Traditional Painting with subject matter centered around cherry blossoms, brightening the surroundings through vivid colors and imagery. Nihonga is created using hand crushed pigments, thoughtfully layered to created depth and mystery through the imagery.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Have a drink on us. Wine and craft beer will be available. Enjoy some light foods, too. After that, go upstairs to watch episodes of the 1960’s Japanese television series, Ultraman on the Towngate Cinema big screen.


Meet our staff and explore our theater. Learn more about the many arts and entertainment events that take place year-round at Towngate.

At 8 p.m., the Left of Center Improv Players take the stage.

All events are free and open to the public. Sponsored by Main Street Bank.

The Gallery at Towngate

Towngate Theatre is well known in Wheeling and its surrounding communities for community theater productions, children’s theater, concerts, ballet, film screenings, spoken word and other performing arts events. But did you know that Towngate is also an art gallery? The theater lobby is now home to changing art exhibits.

“The Gallery at Towngate” is an extension of the exhibit season hosted by Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Art Center. This second gallery space provides opportunities for artists to do solo exhibitions without having to fill a space as large as the Stifel Fine Arts Center. The gallery space also enhances the visitor experience for those attending performing arts events at Towngate.


(Friday) 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Towngate Theatre

2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003


Oglebay Institute304-242-7700