The first annual Johnstown Train Station Arts and Crafts Expo will be held at the Johnstown Train Station on Sat., Sept. 29 from noon-8:00 pm. The event, which will feature 12 indoor arts and crafts vendors as well as additional vendors outside, is intended to spotlight ongoing work at the train station while supporting further upgrades.
Currently, four Greyhound buses and two Amtrak trains depart and arrive at the station daily. Vinzeal Wolf of ETAL Transfer Authority is working to bring four shuttle buses to and from Pittsburgh daily, and has been instrumental in putting together Saturday’s event.
“Those are all opportunities for someone to come to Johnstown for the first time ever, and you never get a second chance to make a first impression,” Wolf explained. “We want to put our best foot forward and let visitors know that we care about our city and we value how people feel about Johnstown.”
Over the summer, Wolf worked with the Goodwill Youth Build program under the direction of Josh Beck and team leader Will Harris to clean and paint the station. The group also hauled away construction debris remaining from the recent roof replacement, a project arranged by JAHA, which owns the building. Other recent renovations include new paving, new sidewalks, and new restrooms.
Food vendors will be available, and there will be a basket raffle drawing held at 4:00 pm.