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Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • August 18, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • ECCOTA Gallery, 237 Main Street, Ridgway, PA 15853

    Lumber, Coal, and Carbon: Why we came and Why we stayed. An industrial history of Elk County through song.

    Mark and Bekki Titchner wrote The Factory Song in response to the economic downturn in 2008. This past year they were awarded a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grant to make a video of the song.

    Rural areas like ours lose our young men and women to better opportunity and, unfortunately, the oft-heard lament, "There's nothing here," paints a picture of a dying community. But while there certainly are challenges, the history of the place perhaps has prepared it for the future. But no one has ever tried to tell this story in five minutes.

    Using historical photos and video clips of some current industries the song chronicles Elk County’s past and gives a glimpse at its future.

    Join us for an evening of video, live music, photography and celebration of our industrial history.

    • August 19, 2017
    • September 18, 2017
    • 237 Main Street, Ridgway, PA

    The ECCOTA Gallery is located on Main Street in beautiful downtown Ridgway. The gallery proudly features over 40 local and regional artists in a variety of mediums. All artists displayed in the ECCOTA Gallery have been accepted through a jury process with our Gallery Committee.

    Next Jury Session: September 19

    Artists may submit their work and materials to ECCOTA between August 19 - September 18. Submissions may be dropped off at the ECCOTA Gallery located at 237 Main Street Ridgway during regular business hours.

    There is no cost to submit your work. Find all the details and forms HERE.

    • October 01, 2017
    • October 16, 2017

    Can't commit long term? You don't have to! Apply to become a Holiday Guest Artisan and enjoy selling your items in a professional setting during the busiest shopping time of the year at the Elk County Council on the Arts Gallery in Ridgway.

    The Holiday Guest Artisans program is open to artists who have previously applied to become an ECCOTA artist, artists who have been ECCOTA artists in the past, artists who will apply for the upcoming spring jury session, and artists who are otherwise approved by the Gallery Committee. Absolutely no assembled or hobby craft items will be accepted. Items must meet ECCOTA presentation and quality requirements.

    Apply in October to be displayed during December. For all the details click HERE and download the application and guidelines.

    • November 23, 2017

    • December 25, 2017

    • February 24, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Aiello's Cafe, Ridgway
    Save the date! More details coming soon.

Past events

August 11, 2017 Sunflower Field Paint & Sip with Lois Devilling
July 29, 2017 Taste of the Arts Juried Artisan Show & Market
July 10, 2017 Anything Art Show
July 04, 2017 Closed for Independence Day
June 26, 2017 Summer Theater Camp presents Honk Jr!
June 19, 2017 Visual Arts Camp, Ridgway
May 30, 2017 Tom Copella Retrospective
May 29, 2017 Closed for Memorial Day
May 05, 2017 Charles Wish Studio Tour
May 01, 2017 Charles Wish Original Painting Preview
April 21, 2017 National Poetry Month Celebration Open Mic
April 08, 2017 A Visit to "The Pottery Place"
April 07, 2017 Elk County Student Art Showcase
April 04, 2017 Basic Digital Photography with Ray Beimel
March 16, 2017 Feed the Arts Soup Benefit
February 11, 2017 ECCOTA Gala - Singin' in the Rain
January 31, 2017 Basic Digital Photography with Ray Beimel
January 19, 2017 Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition
January 16, 2017 PPA Grantee Check Award Ceremony
December 25, 2016 Christmas - Gallery Closed
December 09, 2016 Letterpress fun with the Laughing Owl Press
December 08, 2016 3D Glass Star with Dave & Melody Haring
December 07, 2016 Holiday Paint & Sip with Lois Devilling
December 06, 2016 Watercolor Tags with Grover Slater
December 05, 2016 Inked Washer Necklace with Lori Elias
December 02, 2016 Ridgway Cheer Tour
November 26, 2016 Small Business Saturday
November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving - Gallery Closed
October 27, 2016 Business Trick or Treat
September 13, 2016 AIE Teaching Artist Recruitment Event
August 03, 2016 Free or Three Youth Summer Art Classes
July 21, 2016 Jesus Christ Superstar
July 11, 2016 Anything Art Show
June 20, 2016 Reading Through Art - Youth Visual Arts Camp
June 13, 2016 Youth Summer Theatre Camp and public performances of Seussical
May 27, 2016 "Wood on Glass" in partnership with the Lumber Heritage Region
May 26, 2016 Auditions - Youth Summer Theatre Camp
May 16, 2016 2016-2017 Local Arts Event Grant
April 22, 2016 The Mysteries of Liquid
April 07, 2016 Annual Feed The Arts Soup Benefit
April 01, 2016 The Gussie Tribute Collection & Student Showcase
March 08, 2016 Basic Digital Photography with Ray Beimel
February 20, 2016 ECCOTA 2016 Annual Gala
December 07, 2015 2016 Poetry Out Loud
December 04, 2015 Holiday Cheer Tour
December 01, 2015 2015 #GivingTueElkCounty Celebration
November 19, 2015 Silk Scarf Class with Julie Mader
November 12, 2015 Jewelry Class: Up-Cycled Aluminum Can Earrings
October 22, 2015 2015-2016 PPA Project Stream Check Award Ceremony

ECCOTA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

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The Elk County Council on the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  The official registration and financial information of ECCOTA may be obtained from 

the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

The Elk County Council on the Arts is dedicated to promoting the cultural enrichment of the residents of Elk County by expanding the opportunity for public participation in the arts. The Council’s goal is to enhance the lives of county residents and the various local arts by offering experiences in the arts, providing educational opportunity and advice, and by supporting performers, musicians, artists, artisans and writers.

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