Art

 Rich Howells

First Friday Scranton art walk expands with Third Thursdays starting April 20

First Friday Scranton art walk expands with Third Thursdays starting April 20

The long-running First Friday Scranton art walk has had a lasting impact on the city’s downtown area and its arts scene, bringing hundreds and sometimes thousands of patrons into businesses throughout the year to appreciate artwork, music, theatrical performances, and everything else the Electric City has to offer. On Tuesday, March 21, the First Friday […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn ‘How the Arts Help Us Heal’ in free program at Scranton Cultural Center on April 1

Learn ‘How the Arts Help Us Heal’ in free program at Scranton Cultural Center on April 1

From a press release: The world of art impacts people in a number of different ways – socially, recreationally, and spiritually. Continuing in that vein, a panel of distinguished speakers from a variety of disciplines will examine the impact the arts have on healing. The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Buy Local Spring Fling Marketplace with 75+ vendors returns to Scranton Cultural Center on April 2

Buy Local Spring Fling Marketplace with 75+ vendors returns to Scranton Cultural Center on April 2

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple has announced its second annual Buy Local Spring Fling Marketplace to be held on Sunday, April 2 from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. The event is modeled after the SCC’s highly popular Holiday Marketplace, which takes place each year on the Sunday after […]

 Rich Howells

With arts funding in danger, In Concert with the Arts shows its importance in Wilkes-Barre on March 26

With arts funding in danger, In Concert with the Arts shows its importance in Wilkes-Barre on March 26

In January, Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings talked about changing the way the county’s annual arts and education tax is distributed, which could have limited or cut funds for projects, venues, and events across the area, but the Tea Party Republican was quickly met with resistance from the local arts community, resulting in Commissioner Patrick […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Design Collective throws bowling fundraiser at Idle Hour Lanes in Dickson City on March 18

NEPA Design Collective throws bowling fundraiser at Idle Hour Lanes in Dickson City on March 18

The NEPA Design Collective, a new group formed to build and support a community of Northeastern Pennsylvania-based designers, creatives, and makers, will be holding their first fundraiser, a bowling event called Rise & Bowl, on Saturday, March 18. Registration at Idle Hour Lanes (2008 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City) is at 11:30 a.m., and supporters […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Art exhibit of locally crafted furniture, ceramics, and décor opens at Electric City Escape in Scranton on March 3

Art exhibit of locally crafted furniture, ceramics, and décor opens at Electric City Escape in Scranton on March 3

From a press release: Seeking to bring together an exhibition of furniture, ceramics, light fixtures, and other home décor, Electric City Escape, along with Hnat Designs, will host the exhibition “Home” with featured local artists Cole Hastings, Oliver Pettinato, and Skip Sensbach. Opening for First Friday Scranton on March 3, the locally crafted and unique […]

 Rich Howells

Call for artists issued for nature-themed artwork to display at Natural Play Area in Scranton

Call for artists issued for nature-themed artwork to display at Natural Play Area in Scranton

From a press release: The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority has put out a call to Northeastern Pennsylvania artists of all ages and skill levels for nature-themed artwork for an environmental education display at the Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area in Scranton. The theme of the Natural Play Area is a Beaver Pond Ecosystem. The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate Women’s History Month in March with art, activities, and activism in Scranton

Celebrate Women’s History Month in March with art, activities, and activism in Scranton

From a press release: Northeastern Pennsylvania Writers, Artists, and Musicians (W.A.M.), in conjunction with the Lackawanna County Commissioners, have announced the inaugural use of The Globe Gallery in downtown Scranton to celebrate National Women’s History Month. The first event the venue will host is a kickoff on Friday, March 3 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rusted Root, Everyone Orchestra, and 27 other acts play SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem April 28-29

Rusted Root, Everyone Orchestra, and 27 other acts play SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem April 28-29

From a press release: Performances by jam and world music acts Rusted Root and Everyone Orchestra, folk singer Steve Forbert, and blues artists Coco Montoya and Alexis P. Suter will highlight the newly-expanded SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. Festival passes, which provide access to live […]

 Rich Howells

Bart and Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre seeking artists to ‘Fill the Wall with Art ‘n’ Love’ by Feb. 22

Bart and Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre seeking artists to ‘Fill the Wall with Art ‘n’ Love’ by Feb. 22

Bart and Urby’s is a longtime supporter of the arts in Wilkes-Barre, hosting musicians and artists in both its bar/restaurant side and The Other Side next door. Owner Brian Urbanas is currently seeking local artists to “Fill the Wall with Art ‘n’ Love,” displaying the work there for the next few months and giving 100 […]

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