Open Door was opened across the street from "The
Pod" and then up to 335 Market Street in the mid
1970's. Semi-retired (ha-ha) Bucknell/Lycoming professor
Owen Mahon expanded the scope of the store to include
"custom framing", an idea kind of new to central
young David Armstrong was preparing to settle in the
area and print his work. Unityville became the Armstrong
family home and when "Pennsdale Meeting House"
was released locally in 1976 it was offered through
two Williamsport Banks and The Open Door Gallery. David
went on to fame and fortune as Pennsylvania's most beloved
Open Door was always there to encourage young local
artists: Brad Shoemaker, Jeff Martin, Patti Brandt,
David Seybold, Ron Beach, Tony Cavastan, Christopher
Armstrong to name just a few.