Experience Venango

Right here, right now – in Venango County and throughout the region – great things are happening!

It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting, new to the area or you’ve lived here for years – the Be Here initiative alongside multiple community partners are working to spread awareness of the many wonderful ways to Experience Venango!

This video series will showcase the Venango area’s local art scene, outdoor recreation, farming and agriculture, manufacturing, great dining, lodging, historic preservation, festivals and events, opportunities to work, live, and volunteer, and SO MUCH MORE!!!

About Experience Arts in Venango:

Enjoy a thriving arts community with something to offer everyone. From visual and performing arts to architecture and music, there is no shortage of creative(s) here.

The goal of “Arts in Venango” is to promote awareness of all the art-related happenings in our community and to showcase it as an attractive destination for outside artists or those interested in the arts. Not only is Venango County a great place for artists to live and work, but it is also a great place to visit. We have plenty to offer with our galleries, workshops, theatres, live music venues and unique shops, restaurants, breweries, hotels, and recreational opportunities.

Come Experience Arts in Venango and Be Here!

Thank you to the community sponsors and to all the residents and business owners who participated! Thank you to GBS Web Services and 7 Foot Productions for their hard work and dedication creating this video series and for always being ambassadors for the region!

Arts in Venango – Video Sponsors:

Major: Be Here, County of Venango, Oil City Main Street, Arts Oil City

Gold: Oil City Arts Council

Silver: Franklin Fine Arts Council, Franklin Retail Association, Trails to Ales Brewery, The Barrow Civic Theater, The Performing Arts Academy with Darin (TPAA)

Bronze: Benjamins Roadhouse, Christ Episcopal Church

Patron: Venango Museum of Arts, Science and Industry, Polk Main Street Market, Woods & River Coffee, Fred Carrow, John Karian


Experience Arts in Venango Video – Explore the vibrant arts scene in Venango! Check out interesting venues and events featured in this video, such as galleries, live music performances and theatrical productions. Take part of the culture that makes the Venango Area so unique by experiencing something new today!

Oil City Justus Park
Elm Street, Oil City
West 1st Street, Plein Air Painting, Oil City
Studio Setting in National Transit Building, Oil City
Barrow Civic Theatre, Franklin
Artist’s Attic LLC, Oil City
Red Brick Gallery, Emlenton
TPAA, The Performing Arts Academy with Darin, Oil City and Franklin
Oil City Murals
Cranberry Festival, Cranberry Mall
Fountain Park in Franklin
Bandstand Park in Franklin
Trails to Ales Production & Event Center – Live Music, Franklin
Benjamin’s Roadhouse – Live Music, Franklin
Oil Heritage Art Show, Oil City
Bridgefest, Oil City
TAGG (Transit Art Gallery and Gifts)
Franklin Murals
Graffiti Gallery, Oil City      
Applefest, Franklin 
Bluesfest, Franklin
Venango Museum, Live Music, Oil City
Victorian Art City & Frame, Franklin
Liberty Galleria, Franklin
West Park Guitar & Music, Franklin
Porch Music Store, Franklin
DeBence Antique Music World, Franklin
Phil Harmonica- Trinity UMC, Oil City
Oil City Library
Town Square Music, Oil City
Bella Cucina, LIVE Music, Franklin
Fred Carrow Studio, Cranberry-Seneca
Oil Heritage Festival, Oil City
Pipeline Alley, Oil City

About Experience Recreation in Venango:

The next video in this series will be Experience Recreation in Venango coming Fall of 2023. 

Recreation in Venango – Current Video Sponsors:

Major: Be Here, Oil Region Alliance, County of Venango, Lighthouse Apartments

If you would like to be a sponsor or get involved in future videos in this series please contact experiencevenango@gmail.com