Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts – alleghenyriverstone.org
Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit arts organization founded in 2005 and located in Foxburg, Pennsylvania. ARCA’s mission is to provide stimulating and enriching professional arts and education programs, touching the lives of thousands of people living in the six county, Allegheny Valley Region – Clarion, Venango, Armstrong, Butler, Mercer and Crawford counties – and thereby contributing to the economic growth and vitality of the region.
ARCA provides an annual series of concerts and events in various idioms, including classical music recitals, chamber music, jazz, popular and Celtic music; Wurlitzer Theatre Organ concerts; cabaret; dance; drama; literature; film and visual arts. Fine arts exhibits are presented in The Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop on Main Street in downtown Foxburg. Concerts are presented in Foxburg at Lincoln Hall – ARCA’s home; The Episcopal Memorial Church of Our Father; the Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School Auditorium; on the Foxburg Green and on the grounds of RIverStone Farm. The Pittsburgh Symphony Brass at Christmas is a perennial favorite in the Church of our Father and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra has performed at A-C Valley. Since 2014 ARCA has presented concerts in Emlenton – Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Ringers hand bell choir at the United Methodist Church and River City Brass and a Beatle Tribute Band at The Crawford Center.
ARCA’s first performance season was inaugurated in 2006 in its home, the recently restored Lincoln Hall performance space located atop the Foxburg Free Library. Built in 1909, Lincoln Hall has retained its nineteenth and early twentieth century charm with many authentic design features, as well as an original hand painted stage curtain that now serves as the stage backdrop. Lincoln Hall houses the McKissick Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, and a seven foot Steinway grand piano graces its stage.
Pumping Jack Museum – www.pumpingjack.com
The Pumping Jack Museum is located in the Crawford Center on Hill Street. It showcases the rich heritage of Emlenton and the surrounding areas.
The Pumping Jack Museum’s mission is to collect, protect, and display the unique heritage of the town of Emlenton and the surrounding area. Our rich history is a convergence of early oil history and the heritage of the surrounding area. We want to honor all those who have gone before us that worked in the early western Pennsylvania oil fields, refineries, and on local farms.
Chicken Coop Studio 306 – www.chickencoopstudio306.org
Chicken Coop Studio 306 is a non-profit public art studio located in the Crawford Center in Emlenton. It hosts workshops and events for the community as well as offering studio space to artists during open studio time.