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

june, 2019

fri07jun6:00 pm9:00 pmFirst Friday Art Show, Short Films & Poetry at Towngate6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003

Event Details

Add Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre to your list of June 7 First Friday stops in Wheeling!

View the art exhibit “Pressed,” featuring a collection of monoprints by Elizabeth Hestick. Wild leaves, irons, moonlike orbs, animals, organic shapes, vibrant colors and the printing process tell a story about the natural exuberance of life and the constraints that are often imposed on it.

A native of Wheeling, Hestick now lives somewhere just off the map in Monongalia County. Making art, printmaking in particular, has been a natural continuation of her creative journey after retiring from a career in landscape architecture.

Film shorts by Undependent Films will be shown on the Towngate big screen.

At 8pm, local spoken word artists “The Prosers” take the stage.

Doors open at 6p.m. 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.

Monoprint by Elizabeth Hestick

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