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Erie Art Museum

Erie’s extraordinary arts and cultural community provide residents and tourists alike with experiences that deepen the roots of our region, enliven neighborhoods, fuel creativity, and learning and bridge cultural divides. Our community proudly tells the story of our heritage. It paints a picture of who we are today and our aspirations for an even more vibrant future.

Look to Erie Arts & Culture for a complete resource guide to all the area's arts and culture organizations.

Download VisitErie's Arts & Culture brochure

Erie Mural Arts Tour

Take a self-guide tour of Erie's Mural Arts! Explore 11 murals located throughout Erie's Little Italy district, East 12th Street Corridor and Center City. 

Download the Mural Tour Locator Map

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Mural at West 18th and Cherry Streets

Cultural Loop Trolley Service

Explore downtown Erie's Arts Scene With Ease!

The Cultural Loop is a free trolley service that operates every 15 minutes on Saturday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to midnight, along a dedicated route set apart from EMTA’s regularly scheduled lines. The service provides door to door transportation to and from great businesses and arts, cultural and sporting events in downtown Erie. Park and ride from the Erie Intermodal Transportation Center or Liberty Park. 

Download the printable map

If you’re visiting the Erie area, the Cultural Loop picks up at the Sheraton Bayfront Hotel! The route services French Street from the Bayfront to 14th, and makes stops directly in front of venues such as the Erie Insurance Arena, Warner Theatre, Erie Playhouse, Renaissance Centre (where DramaShop and Radius Gallery are located), and the Performing Artists Collective Alliance (PACA).

A partnership between EMTA, the Erie Downtown Partnership, Erie Events, and Erie Arts & Culture, the Cultural Loop offers tourists, boaters, and residents a convenient way to participate in extraordinary experiences right here in downtown Erie!

Cultural Loop maps are available at EMTA, and most arts and cultural venues in Downtown Erie. Route maps can also be downloaded online at www.erieartsandculture.org and www.ride-the-e.com. As a part of the expansion, and to better promote and service patrons, LED screens displaying where the trolley is along the route in real-time are being installed at the Warner Theatre and Sheraton Bayfront Hotel. Riders can also track the trolley via EMTA’s new mobile app myStop and sign up for texts that alert them when the trolley is arriving at their stop via www.ride-the-e.com/mystop.

For a complete resource guide to all the area’s arts and culture organizations, please click here for the Erie Arts and Culture organization. Erie Arts & Culture is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization located in Erie, PA. Founded under the legal name, The Arts Council of Erie in 1960, Erie Arts & Culture is the oldest arts council in Pennsylvania. Charter members include the Art Center (now the Erie Art Museum), the Erie Philharmonic and the Erie Civic Theater (now the Erie Playhouse). Today, Erie Arts & Culture represents the collective voice of hundreds of creators, investors and volunteers and is a proud partner to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and an Erie County Lead Asset as recognized by the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA).

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All An Act Theatre

814-450-8553
652 West 17th Street
Erie, PA 16502

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Board & Brush Erie

814-392-3500
3330 West 26th Street Unit 20
Erie, PA 16506

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Erie Art Museum

814-459-5477
20 East 5th Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Erie Commodores National Premier Soccer League

814-392-4785
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Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Insurance Arena

814-453-7117
809 French Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Philharmonic

814-455-1375
23 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Playhouse

814-454-2852
12 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Station Dinner Theatre

814-864-2022
4940 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501

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ERIEBANK Sports Park

814-866-5245
8159 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Escape Game Erie

814-580-9905
4838 West Ridge Road
Erie, PA 16506

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Escape Game Erie

814-580-9905
23 W 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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814-453-3743
420 French Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Glass Growers Gallery

814-453-3758
10 East 5th Street
Erie, PA 16507

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JR'S Last Laugh Comedy Club

814-461-0911
1402 State Street
(Open September - April)
Erie, PA 16501

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Moose Head Pottery

814-796-6635
12775 Donation Road
Waterford, PA 16441

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National Comedy Club

716-484-222
203 W. Second Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

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Play Port

814-528-5247
2730 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505

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Presque Isle Downs & Casino

866-ERIE-FUN (374-3386)
8199 Perry Highway/Exit 27, I-90
Erie, PA 16509

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Relish Studio & Gallery

814-836-1827
3835 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505

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Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort

866-3SPLASH (77-5274)
8091 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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The BIG Green Screen at TREC

814-838-4123
301 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16501

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Near the Intersection of 26th and Peach Street
Erie, PA 16502

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Waldameer Park & Water World

877-817-1009
220 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

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Warner Theatre

814-452-4857
811 State Street
Erie, PA 16501

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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion!

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Port of Erie!

Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.

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U Pick 6 Craft Beer Pubs & Restaurants

Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”

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Fall is the perfect time to visit wine country!

Enjoy a scenic ride to North East and stop in Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company to sip and savor the local flavor.

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Millcreek Mall

A destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Experience it all!

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TSA PRECHECK ENROLLMENT

The Erie Regional Airport Authority will host a TSA Precheck Enrollment Event in the terminal of the Erie International Airport November 4th – November 8th from 9 am to Noon AND 1 pm to 5 pm. Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome.

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.

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Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership, providing advocacy and access to people, information and education. Learn how you can get involved!

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