The Wilds Cooperative Receives ECCOTA Award

The Wilds Cooperative was honored to receive a “Heart in the Arts” award at The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) annual gala on Saturday February 11, 2017. Said Abbi Petters, Managing Director of the PA Wilds Center, “We are proud to work with so many amazing creative entrepreneurs, artisans and small businesses throughout the […]

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PA Wilds Center Earns Three Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Grants

The PA Wilds Center is pleased to announce it has secured grant funding for a forthcoming photojournalism exhibit featuring juried artisans creating their artwork in their unique workspaces throughout the Pennsylvania Wilds. The gallery show will tell the story of the region’s creative makers who are a vital piece of our region’s identity. Presented by […]

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Goodbye, Sweet 2016

The PA Wilds Center is off to a roaring 2017, rebooting regional marketing, expanding our gift shops, bringing more creative entrepreneurs into our ranks, pushing for mini grants for our communities and businesses. But before we get into all that, we wanted to give 2016 its due. It was, after all, an amazing year, too! […]

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RFP for Portrait Photographer

The PA Wilds Center is looking to hire a juried photographer from The Wilds Cooperative of PA program to capture images of other juried artists for an exhibit designed to reflect the splendor and uniqueness of the Pennsylvania Wilds landscape and rural lifestyle, and the resourcefulness and talent of the artists who live and work here.

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RFP for Food Truck Services at Kinzua Bridge State Park

The PA Wilds Center has issued an RFP for food truck vending services at Kinzua Bridge State Park for the 2017 season. This park is home to the Kinzua Skywalk and a new interactive visitor center. Visitation before the visitor center opened was 160,000/year and is expected climb. We are looking for a vendor who can set up a food truck in the parking lot full time during peak season and on weekends in the shoulder season as weather permits. The ideal vendor will be an individual or firm that can provide great customer service, inspired food and beverage offerings, and an ambiance that fits the park and reflects the creativity, hospitality and resourcefulness that define the Pennsylvania Wilds region.

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Mountain bike course debuts in PA’s only National Forest

Bike Trail at Jakes Rocks

From Keystone Edge, by Katie Weidenboerner – In September, the ribbon was cut on the first loop of the Trails at Jakes Rocks outside of Warren, a new trail system that has the potential to become a major attraction. Nearly 400 people came to the all-day grand opening, marking the culmination of nearly a decade of […]

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PA Wilds Center Seeking Communications Specialist

The PA Wilds Center is seeking a full-time Communications Specialist. This person will serve as the communications hub for the PA Wilds Center, helping to manage and grow communications coming into and out of the PA Wilds Center. Communications will include social media posts, press releases, stories, photos, media requests, annual reports and similar communications […]

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PA Wilds Center Seeking Outreach Specialist

The PA Wilds Center is seeking an Outreach Specialist focusing on the eastern counties of the Pennsylvania Wilds: Tioga, Clinton, Lycoming and northern Centre. The ideal candidate will have a diverse and relevant network to bring to bear on this project; a genuine passion for the Pennsylvania Wilds as a place and a movement; excellent public […]

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PA Wilds Center Seeking Videographer – Producer

  The PA Wilds Center is seeking a videographer to produce a 5-minute video about the PA Wilds Design Guide for Community Character Stewardship, a free planning resource for communities in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Our goal is to make a video that inspires developers, architects, business people and local governments in the region to use the […]

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PA Wilds Center receives ARC grant for tourism

The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center) has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission through the POWER Initiative to assist with nature tourism cluster development in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The award announcement was made Wednesday in West Virginia as part of a package of POWER investments across the […]

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