City of Oil


Attention! Oil City Arts Council Participates in Week of Giving

The Oil City Arts Council is pleased to announce participation in the Week of Giving event hosted by Bridge Builders Community Foundations. The Week of Giving event kicks off on Monday, March 19th at 8 AM and will run until 11:59 PM on Friday, March 23rd. This collective philanthropy event will be prorated through the foundation and will allow donors to give to numerous nonprofits throughout Clarion, Forest, and Venango counties as well as the community of Punxsutawney.

Please follow along with us as we raise awareness for this important initiative, and raise awareness for our own mission and needs. We have a goal of raising $500 this week. We need your help to get us there. Here's what you can do:

-Make a donation to our organization during the week of March 19-23. Your donation will be prorated through Bridge Builders Community Foundations match fund. If we are successful in meeting our goal we might also win additional cash and prize packages beneficial to our mission for the most individual donations and the largest grand total raised.

-Use your influence in person, via email, or via social media to encourage your network to consider a donation to our organization during this week. Let them know why you support us and why.

A Week of Giving results press conference and celebration will be held Friday, April 6th at 10 AM in Oil City to announce the grand totals and hand out checks to each participating nonprofit. Special prizes will be awarded to the nonprofit with the most individual donations, the largest monetary amount of donations, as well as the most creative and engaging Week of Giving marketing campaign. Donations received through the Week of Giving event are fully tax deductible under applicable federal and state laws.

Let's give together, so we can win together.


The Oil City Arts Council (OCAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the visibility of community cultural institutions and organizations and facilitating the development of community artists. Our purpose is to promote and foster the public interest and appreciation of all the arts. In seeking to support the arts, the Oil City Arts Council will endeavor to promote dance, theater, music, films and video, creative writing, poetry, painting, sculpture and other forms of the visual arts. To this end the OCAC will organize, sponsor and facilitate concerts, lectures and workshops for the benefit of the entire Oil City Community and the Oil Region – children, young adults, families and seniors.

2017-2018 Calendar of Events

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Events and programming for which the Oil City Arts Council is responsible include:

Arts in the Park Concerts

Arts in the Transit Concerts

Pipeline Alley Concerts

Special Concerts & Events (including the annual Oil Region Indie Fest and Oil Country Blue Grass Festival)

Transit Fine Arts Gallery

Graffiti Gallery

Oil Valley Center for the Arts Classes and Oil Creek Earthworks Pottery Studio

Artist Relocation Program

Studio Rentals

Public Art Works

Oil Heritage Art Show

First Night Oil City