ECCOTA celebrates anniversary with music, art and dessert

Photo submitted by Matt FrankAn entertaining evening was in store for those attending the annual Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) gala held Saturday evening at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway. A dueling piano show was a hit with the crowd as many sang along and joined in the fun by volunteering to play an instrument or don a witty costume and dance to a song. The dueling artist portion of the event, featuring local artists Pete Winklbauer, Grover Slater and Dan Bjorkquist was a crowd favorite as attendees had the opportunity to observe an artist at work in a casual environment. The paintings were then auctioned off. New this year was a dessert auction with mouth watering sweets donated by professional and personal kitchens. Shown above are the dueling piano musicians and the crowd at Saturday's ECCOTA gala.