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Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • March 06, 2018
    • March 31, 2018
    • 237 Main Street, Ridgway, PA

    This traveling exhibit features profiles of 22 Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania members from across the Pennsylvania Wilds, working in the inspired spaces where they regularly craft their chosen art form. 

    Wilds Cooperative member Katie Weidenboerner traveled across 13 counties, clocking a combined 2,061 miles to capture the images that tell the story of our Creative Makers. 

    This event is free and open to the general public. The exhibit will be on display March 6 - 31. Join us for a reception and meet some of the makers on Friday, March 9 from 5-8PM.

    Participating Wilds Cooperative Makers:

    A Touch of Nature
    Alabaster Coffee
    Alpaca Creations
    Amanda Lewis
    Brenda Nicklas
    Carol Cillo
    Chris DeStefano *
    CF Lawrenson
    Ellen Paquette
    Highland Chocolates
    Hughes Pottery
    Jack Northrop *
    Kim Gates Flick
    Laughing Owl Press *
    Lynn Kibbe
    Paul Staniszewski *
    Perry Winkler *
    Rich Horner *
    Shandra Wilson
    Stephanie Distler Artisan Jewelry *
    Steve Getz
    The Muddy Moose Bath Boutique *

    * = ECCOTA artists

    • March 15, 2018
    • March 22, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • 237 Main Street, Ridgway, PA

    Lois Crozier of Little Bear Creek Alpacas will lead this class in two Thursday evening sessions, March 15 & 22 from 6-9PM.

    In this class you will learn the technique of using a triangle loom to weave a finished triangle wrap between 3 and 4 feet at the top.  The instructor will provide each student with a loom and stand to use during the class. Various extra yarn will be available from the instructor to be used in conjunction with the yarn you bring.

    Supplies Needed:  A minimum of 5 (8 oz.) skeins of similar weight yarn or if you are adventurous varying weight and texture yarn.  scissors, 2 crochet hooks  -  size C and H or close to these in two sizes. Have all of your yarn prepared to pull from the skein or ball.

    Please note: Student must be able to stand or sit to work with fingers and crochet hook, 

    reaching up and to the sides for a long time.

    If you get hooked on weaving, looms and stands will be available for purchase.

    Looms $130 each and stands $50.

    Advanced registration for this class is required. This class is suitable for ages 13 and up.

    The cost is $45 for current ECCOTA members and $60 for non-members, which includes an annual Individual Membership. Space is limited so don't wait!

    • March 17, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 237 Main Street, Ridgway, PA

    Come see what the fizz is all about! 

    Earth Below Kombucha will be featuring flavors ON TAP for your FREE tasting pleasure. 
    16oz bottles and refillable growlers will be available for sale. 
    Kombucha is a non-alcoholic fermented tea, flavored with simple fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices.

    Never heard of the 'booch before? All the more reason to come chat with Erin and have a free taste!

Past events

February 24, 2018 Gala Treasure Chest Key
February 24, 2018 Annual Gala Fundraiser "Into the Woods"
January 13, 2018 Winter Scene Paint & Sip, Round 2!
January 02, 2018 Gallery Closed
January 01, 2018 Closed for New Years Day
December 25, 2017 Closed for Christmas
December 18, 2017 Evening Shopping Hours, Open 11AM - 7PM
December 09, 2017 Tartan Scarf class with Julie Mader
December 01, 2017 Ridgway Cheer Tour
December 01, 2017 20% off purchases for ECCOTA members
November 27, 2017 Arts in Education Information Session ECCOTA
November 23, 2017 Closed for Thanksgiving
November 17, 2017 Arts In Education Information Session Sawmill Center
November 14, 2017 Winter Scene Paint & Sip
November 12, 2017 Pittsburgh Opera Bus Trip: The Marriage of Figaro
November 06, 2017 Arts in Education Information Session Cameron County
November 02, 2017 Watercolor Silk Scarf class with Julie Mader
October 25, 2017 PPA Grant Award Ceremony
October 16, 2017 Flower Ridge in Water & Glass
October 12, 2017 Book Reading with author Anita Gnan
October 01, 2017 Apply to be a Holiday Guest Artisan at ECCOTA
September 15, 2017 After Hours Party
August 19, 2017 Become an ECCOTA Artist
August 18, 2017 Titchner-Scott presents Lumber, Coal, and Carbon
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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