April 2017

Tipsy Chef - Now Open!

NOW OPEN! Tipsy Chef, a new wine, beer & food enthusiasts shop in downtown Oil City, is located at 45 Seneca Street next to Double Play Sports Bar.  Tipsy Chef carries wine and beer-making supplies, sauces, spices, coffees and much more... open daily 10 am – 8 pm.  Visit Tipsy Chef on Facebook for more details!

Treasure Chest - Now Open!

NOW OPEN!  Treasure Chest is a new vintage/antique shop located at 10 West Front Street next to Spilling the Beans Gourmet Coffee House.  You’ll find a little bit of everything from knickknacks to oil memorabilia… open Mon-Wed 9 am – 5 pm, Thurs-Fri 9 am – 6 pm, and Saturdays 9 am – 7 pm.  Stop in and say hello!

May 2017

Adopt-A-Block: Registration Now Open!

The Oil City Main Street Program’s Safe, Clean & Green Committee invites local businesses, organizations, churches and other groups to help keep downtown Oil City streets looking neat, clean and attractive in 2017!  Groups can choose an area to adopt, then agree to carry out 3-4 cleanups during the season (now through November).  Groups must provide their own gloves, trash bags, brooms, rakes, etc. and do basic light cleanup such as:  picking up litter, sweeping up cigarette butts or other debris, pulling or cutting weeds, raking leaves or other general cleanup work needed along sidewalks, curbs, gutters, planted areas and parking lots in the adopted area.   Click here for the Adopt-A-Block flyer with registration form, a list of adoptable areas and more details.  Groups are encouraged to register by May 31 to reserve their desired cleanup area.  For more information, contact the Oil City Main Street Office at (814) 677-3152 ext. 101 or kbailey@oilregion.org.   

The Warlord and the Suffragette

Now through May 26 at 24 Seneca Street (Opening Reception:  5-7 pm on April 21).  Featuring the work of Oil City artists George Cooley and Margaret Brostrom, this exhibit is part of a year-long, grant supported series of shows arranged through the Oil City arts organization, Art Inside.  Exhibit hours:  Wed 11-2, Thurs 4-6, Sat 11-4, or by appointment.  Learn more here

June 2017

Oil City Farmers' Market

Mondays & Thursdays, 9 am – 4 pm beginning June 1 on Central Avenue in front of the Oil City Library.  Featuring farm-fresh fruits & vegetables, plants & flowers, baked goods, handcrafted & artisan creations, and much more!  Learn more about the market here – for vendor information, contact the Oil City Main Street Program at (814) 677-3152 ext. 101 or kbailey@oilregion.org.

Music on the Square

Thursday, June 1, 7 – 8:30 pm at the Town Square, Center & Seneca Streets.  Featuring live entertainment with Porter Huber Jazz Trio.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, and enjoy an evening in downtown Oil City!  Mark your calendars for upcoming “Music on the Square” events on July 6 (featuring Route 8 Band) and August 3 (featuring Necessary Experience).  Sponsored by the Oil City Main Street Program, call (814) 677-3152 ext. 101 or visit www.oilcitymainstreet.org for details.

Pipeline Alley Concerts

Wednesdays at 12:00 noon, June – August in Pipeline Alley (at National Transit Building, 206 Seneca Street).  Bring your lunch and enjoy live music in the alley!  This month’s schedule includes June 7:  Old Guys with Guitars;  June 14: Nelson Porter;  June 21: Sunny James;  June 28: Samantha Sears.  Coordinated by the Oil City Arts Council:  for the full schedule visit www.oilcity.org/pipeline-alley-concerts.

"Form" Art Exhibit

Opens Friday June 9, 5-7 pm in Graffiti Gallery, 206 Seneca Street.  Featuring 3-D works in any medium.  Regular exhibit hours are Fridays & Saturdays, noon – 6 pm.  Graffiti Gallery is a non-profit exhibition space facilitated by the Oil City Arts Council.  The gallery is located in the National Transit Building Annex, in the heart of downtown Oil City.  Learn more here.

Art Inside PA Reception

Friday June 9, 5 – 8 pm at 42 Seneca Street.  Get a preview of the self-guided Art Inside PA Tour (June 17-18) of over 20 participating art locations and artist’s studios in and around Oil City, PA.  For more info, click here.

10th Annual Oil Region Indie Music Festival

Friday June 9 & Saturday June 10, downtown Oil City.  A celebration of independent musicians from in and around the region.  Featuring live music and street fair Friday 5-9 pm (multiple stages on Seneca Street and northside Oil City) and performances in the Town Square on Saturday.  The event is free and open to the public, donations are accepted.  Sponsored by the Oil City Arts Council, learn more on the festival facebook page.

Artists Open Studios

Saturday, June 10, noon – 5 pm:  National Transit Building, 206 Seneca Street.  Wander through the studios of working artists:  peek in on their creations & enjoy the afternoon! 

Oil Region Cycling Classic

June 16 – 18.  A self-paced, 3-day cycling event along the paved trails of Oil Region between Emlenton and Titusville.  Various options available for riders of all ages & abilities, from beginners and families to experienced cyclists.  On Saturday June 17 the route will travel from Franklin to Oil City, then Titusville and back… stop at our “welcome center” in Justus Park!  Enjoy beautiful scenery, wildlife, fascinating history and a one-of-a-kind cycling experience!  Register online at www.oilregioncycling.com.   

Arts in the Park

Friday, June 16, 5 pm – 10 pm in Justus Park.  Featuring food vendors, live music with Hanna, Williamson & Schick beginning at 7:30 pm, and a spectacular view of the Allegheny River!  Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  This event is sponsored by the Oil City Arts Council. Learn more at www.oilcity.org/arts-council or contact (814) 678-3017 for more information.

Art Inside PA Tour

Saturday June 17 & Sunday June 18, 10 am – 5 pm.  A self-guided tour of over 20 participating art locations and artist’s studios in and around Oil City, PA.  Start at the Art Inside event headquarters at 42 Seneca Street to get a tour book and preview of each participating artist… many of the locations are within walking (or pedaling) distance!  Free and open to the public.  Learn more here.

Oil City Officers Down 5K/2K & Community Day

Saturday June 17 at 1400 West First Street.  Community events begin at 4 pm:  food, live music, dunk-a-cop, a K-9 demonstration, family activities and more.  Four races include Glow Run, Glow Walk, Kids Fun Run and Virtual Run.  The Officers Down 5K celebrates officers who put their lives on the line daily to keep our communities safe and honor those who have fallen in the line of duty.  Learn more at www.runsignup.com, search Oil City.

Music at the Market

Thursday, June 22, 4:00 pm on Central Avenue in front of the Oil City Library.  Enjoy the music of Back Porch Gold and check out the goods at the Oil City Farmers’ Market!


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