PA Wilds Center announces development of new regional ecommerce infrastructure to support rural entrepreneurs

PA Wilds Center announces development of new regional ecommerce infrastructure to support rural entrepreneurs WARREN – This time next year, the nonprofit PA Wilds Center plans to pilot an online marketplace where consumers can buy authentic local products made in the PA Wilds region by a variety of nonprofits and small businesses. Erie-based MakerPlace Inc. […]

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Drawing on region’s Depression Era roots, PA Wilds Center launches program to pay small businesses to help each other amid crisis

Drawing on region’s Depression Era roots, PA Wilds Center launches program to pay small businesses to help each other amid crisis The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship announced Monday it is launching a Facebook Live video series for locally-owned small businesses to share how they are pivoting to survive the coronavirus crisis, and the nonprofit […]

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Retailers, Producers and General Public Invited to 2nd Annual PA Wilds Made Buyer’s Market March 3, 2018

Retailers, Producers and General Public Invited to 2nd Annual PA Wilds Made Buyer’s Market March 3, 2018 January 17, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The second annual PA Wilds Buyer’s Market will be held on March 3, 2018 at the Gemmell Student Complex, Multi-Purpose Room, Clarion University. The one-day tradeshow connects retail establishments with quality wares, […]

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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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Artisan gifts & favors, PA Wilds made skin care

Muddy Moose

Among the wide variety of The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania members you will find not only fine artists and artisans but, also made by hand skilled crafters. Deb Ruhf of Muddy Moose Bath Boutique is one of the newest members. The Muddy Moose focuses on natural ingredients, and specializes in goodness for the skin. Starting with the finest […]

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Completing a circle, finding peace in a Mandala

Mountain Laurel Mandala

The word Mandala (pronunciation mon- dah- lah) means “circle”. According to one online source, a Mandala “represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds. It appears to us in all aspects of life, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon and more obviously the […]

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Wandering the Wilds with ‘made by hand’ jewelry

The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania Juried Artisan, Stephanie Distler, creating fresh off the bench #PAWildsMade jewelry. Stephanie’s PA Wilds branded jewelry, made by hand, includes bracelets, riveted rings, pendants, charms, bottle openers and key rings. The items are created from pure copper, sterling silver, stainless steel and food grade aluminum that is hand cut by […]

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Turkey Calls Through the Wilds

The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania juried artisan and member Terry Surra currently makes three turkey calls: a traditional box call, a unique through call, and recently has added a scratch box to his collection. Working with various types of wood and altering the design ever so slightly can change the tone and pitch that each […]

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Artisan of the Year Award winners: an interview

Julie Mader receiving her Artisan of the Year Award from the PA Wilds 2015

  The Artisan of the Year Awards were started in 2011 to celebrate those juried artists and artisans who make an impact in our region through their medium. The first recipient was photographer Curt Weinhold a PA Wilds juried artist from Potter County. Weinhold believes that “the “Wilds” brand & logo has definitely aided in photo sales. […]

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