What is the Chicken Coop?

It all began with a group of local artists and their desire to unite the towns in the river valley and provide a creative outlet for our community and our visitors. Thanks to ORA and The Crawford Center, we have secured a studio space that will host workshops, events and provide open studio time for those who wish to have a space to create. Through much effort and planning we are proud to open the Chicken Coop Studio 306 to the public.

Christmas Market & Light up Emlenton

Please join us in supporting local businesses and artisans this Small Business Saturday (November 30th). Here in Emlenton, we will be hosting our annual Christmas Market in the Crawford Center, featuring handmade and locally-made products perfect for gifts or to decorate for the Holidays. This year, we're also working with the Light Up Emlenton committee to create a full day of Christmas cheer.

More information, including a complete schedule for the day, can be found on our Facebook page: facebook.com/ChickenCoopStudio306

The studio has beautiful natural light filtering through the massive windows nearly covering one entire wall. It also offers a cozy nook with couch and chairs for knitting, crocheting or just taking a break. Next to the nook is a small refreshment area with coffee, tea and water. A refrigerator and microwave allow you to bring your own food.

Educational and children's programs are also very important to us. Sara Black, a Core Member, is a GEMS facilitator and will be bringing a chapter of this wonderful program to our valley.

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Our Artists

We are a community of artists hoping to create a welcome studio space to be utilized by all. We are proud to offer a place where local artists from throughout the Allegheny Clarion River Valley region can both hone their skills and showcase their work. Meet our artists...


We invite you to join one of our workshops or bring your supplies and drop in during studio time. Check out our events page for information on upcoming workshops, schedule for open studio time and other local events for the community. News & Events...

Contact Us

Would you like to host a workshop? Is there something you want to see? We want to hear from you! Contact us...