We have become a culture of clickers. We don't sit to enjoy a newspaper, we don't hang a picture on our wall to gaze at and contemplate. We quickly consume and move on.
Artists Sunday challenged folks to do more.
Everything purchased was made by an artist.
Let me repeat: EVERYTHING PURCHASED IS MADE BY AN ARTIST.
What makes Oil City unique is the way it welcomes artists to a place where they can survive and even thrive.
Oil City's effort has a similar history, growing and changing each year. In 2023, it branched out to include more stops and more artists. According to Barbara Pierce, who organized the event through Arts Oil City and the Main Street Program, it brought unexpected people to downtown Oil City.
During the class, which was funded in part by a grant from Arts Oil City and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Lewis worked with five students through the process of creating masks and applying the finishing touches to creating a character.