November 2022

Oil City Creative Ventures Grant

Applications are now being accepted! Through the support of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Oil City Main Street Program and ARTS Oil City have developed an Oil City Creative Ventures Grant which provides limited funding for working artists and persons in creative fields who relocate to, or launch/support a creative venture in Oil City during the project period. Its purpose is to support entrepreneurial activities within the creative sector. Awards ranging from $500 - $2,500 are available to qualified applicants. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis until funding is depleted, no applications will be accepted after September 1, 2023. Learn more by downloading the grant guidelines and application form.

Facade Improvement Grant Program

Extended Opportunity! In partnership with the City of Oil City, the Oil City Main Street Program (OCMS) offers a Façade Improvement Grant Program which provides reimbursable, 50/50 matching grants of up to $5,000 for exterior storefront improvements on eligible buildings located within the Oil City Main Street District. Applications will be accepted on a monthly basis now through March 2023 unless funding is depleted sooner. Learn more here and find complete details with links to application materials in our Façade Grant Toolkit.

"Opportunity: Oil City" Business Resource Guide

The Oil City Main Street Program's Economic Vitality Committee presents a newly updated version of the "Opportunity: Oil City" Business Resource Guide!  This guide includes tips for planning or improving your business, a checklist for city permits and other approvals, financial incentives and lending sources, an annual list of downtown events, and helpful contact information. Printed copies will also be available in City Hall, the Oil City Main Street Program Office and other community locations. For more information on opening a business in downtown Oil City, contact the Oil City Main Street Office at 814.677.3152 x 101. 

December 2022

Oil City's Christmas Past

December 2-4 in downtown Oil City.  A weekend of holiday festivities including tree lighting ceremony, children’s activities, craft and vendor shows, 5K, holiday displays, live entertainment, Santa & much more! Find the full schedule here and recognition of our sponsors here. Follow the Oil City Main Street Program on Facebook for updates! 

Jingle Bell Run (5K Run/Walk)

Saturday, December 3, 9:00 am downtown Oil City. 5K run/walk in conjunction with Oil City’s Annual Christmas Past. Registration/awards will be at the Town Square; race begins on Seneca Street at the Town Square and proceeds over Veterans Bridge and along Front Street (out & back). Awards for runners & walkers in all age groups. Dress in your most festive holiday outfit and join Santa & The Grinch in this jolly event… FREE Kid’s Race at 8:45 am, too! Cost: $25 advance by Nov. 18, $30 Nov. 19 & after. T-shirt Deadline:  Nov. 18. Proceeds benefit the downtown revitalization efforts of the Oil City Main Street Program. Click here for a printable registration form; or click here to register online.


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