Oil City Panorama by Timothy Rudisille Photography

National Transit Building Lobby by Stephen West

Graffiti Gallery

Gallery Reception

Oil Country Bluegrass Festival

Oil Region Indie Music Fest

Oil Creek Earthworks Pottery Studio

At work in the studio

Artist Relocation

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

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. 

Meet the Artists

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.


Check out what’s happening right now in the Oil City arts scene.