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

january, 2019

fri04jan6:00 pm9:00 pmFirst Friday Art Show, Short Films & Improv at Towngate6:00 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 4 First Friday stops in Wheeling!

View an exclusive exhibit from Wheeling photographer Gary Zearott. Well-know locally, Gary has spent more than 40 years specializing in aerial, panoramic and arts photography – capturing the architectural, historical and natural beauty of the Upper Ohio Valley.

Screenings of 1977’s Liberty and Union, a short dramatization of the 1861 convention that led to West Virginia breaking away from Confederate Virginia during the Civil War, will take place at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm and 7:30pm.

At 8pm, enjoy creative & amusing improvisational comedy with the Crazy 8s.

Doors open at 6pm. Have a drink on us. Wine and craft beer will be available. Enjoy some light foods, too. Mingle with our staff and explore our theater. Learn more about the many arts and entertainment events that take place year-round at Towngate.

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

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) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Towngate Theatre

2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003


Oglebay Institute304-242-7700