Oil City Panorama by Timothy Rudisille Photography
National Transit Building Lobby by Stephen West
Oil Country Bluegrass Festival
Oil Region Indie Music Fest
Oil Creek Earthworks Pottery Studio
At work in the studio
The City of Oil City’s Artist Relocation Program offers a number of incentives for artists relocating to Oil City, including residential zoning for live-work-gallery spaces, financing, and tax abatement for property rehabilitation. Commercial property grants and loans are available, as well as affordable downtown studios and exhibition spaces.
Affordable studio space is available in the beautiful, centrally located National Transit Building, an impressive historic building with surprises around every corner. The studios are all unique, and provide a central hub to a community of visual and performing artists and artisans.
Oil City, Pennsylvania is in the process of reinventing itself, and the core of a committed arts community is growing in its distinctive turn of the century buildings.
The National Transit Building is home to a vibrant, diverse community of artists. There are also many artists with home studios working in the area.