The Oil City Main Street Program is excited to announce “Round 2” of its Downtown Mural Program! Interested professional artists are invited to explore our Request for Proposals, mural guidelines, artist application, and potential mural sites. Proposals will be reviewed within 30 days of receipt, murals are to be installed or under contract by Spring 2018. Funding for this initiative is being provided by the Elizabeth S. Black and Edith C. Justus Charitable Trusts, the National Park Service and several private sources with the help of Penn Soil RC&D Council, PNC Charitable Trusts, the Oil Region Alliance, and volunteers of the Oil City Main Street Program.
Tuesdays – Saturdays 12 noon – 6pm (through December 9) at Graffiti Gallery, 206 Seneca St., Transit Annex, Oil City, Pa. Produced by 180® ART: this is a 6 woman show of incredible talent and versatility! Perfect time to start your holiday shopping early! Please bring cash or check to make purchases.
Enjoy shopping at the National Transit Building second floor as the Artists open their studios to sell artwork and creations! Christmas in the Studios: Saturday, Nov. 11, 12pm – 5pm; Oil City Christmas Past: Saturday, Dec. 2, 11am – 5pm; Last Minute Holiday Shopping Spree: Saturday, Dec. 9, 12pm – 5pm
Thursdays, 7-9 pm at Karma Coffee, 237 Seneca Street. Dec. 7: River Nymphs; Dec. 14: Matt Boland (8-10 pm); Dec. 21: Nine in Dog Years; Dec. 28: Bryan Schwab Trio $5 cover, proceeds benefit the Lyric Theater restoration project. BYOB. Kick off your weekend a little early & come enjoy live music in good company!
Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm in the Great Room of the National Transit Building, 206 Seneca Street. This concert series is held on the second Friday of the month, September-May and sponsored by the Oil City Arts & Cultural Commission. Admission: OCACC Members: $8.00; non-members $10.00 at the door. Season tickets are available: 9 concerts $65 for members, $72 for non-members or 4 concerts $30 for members, $36 for non-members. Membership is $10. See the full schedule here.
Sunday, December 31, beginning at 5 pm in downtown Oil City. A non-alcoholic, family-friendly annual event to ring in the New Year! Shuttle buses transport people throughout the town to indoor sites where performances are scheduled. Revelers wishing to brave the cold are warmed at the bonfires throughout the city. People wear crazy, decorative hats, walk through rooms filled with balloons, parade down the street making noise, view two fireworks displays, visit their choices of entertainment options, sample great food and go home saying they couldn’t do everything that First Night® had to offer. Admission is free with purchase of a First Night button (will be available at various downtown businesses in December). Sponsored by the Oil City Arts & Cultural Commission.