City of Oil

Graffiti Gallery

Graffiti Gallery is a non-profit exhibition gallery which opened in 2010. Located in the street level space in the Transit Annex at 210 Seneca Street, it was designed and is managed and curated by local artist volunteers. Graffiti Gallery’s grand opening in October, 2010 featured a retrospective of the work of Oil City outsider artist Butch Quinn. Since then, the gallery has presented themed exhibits by local and regional artists. Past exhibits have included music-themed shows, Junk Art shows, and Frackin’ Art and ForestTree, shows on environmental issues. Featured artists from the region have included Mark Panza, Jennifer Howison, Thomas Shreve, Paul Wittreich, John Manders, Hiromi Katayama, Don Jones, Bill Brady, Margaret Brostrom, Tom Ferraro, Rebecca Moon, Rachel Wheeler,Carol McDonald, and Richard Sayer.

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The annual Spring show showcases the work of the best-of-show award winner from the previous year’s Oil Heritage show, and the July show is designed to give the National Transit artists a street level sales space for Oil Heritage week.

Graffiti Gallery events are free and open to the public. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays, Noon-6 pm and is staffed by exhibiting artists. The gallery is also available for rent. For more information, please call 814-676-5303 or check out http://www.graffitigalleryoc.org/