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 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Iron Furnaces host Fire at the Furnace Week activities May 28-June 2

Scranton Iron Furnaces host Fire at the Furnace Week activities May 28-June 2

From a press release: In celebration of the eighth annual International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art coming to Scranton in May, a series of events designed to spark interest in the region’s industrial past will be held at the Scranton Iron Furnaces and venues throughout the city. Members of the community are invited to […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton, 04/14/18

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton, 04/14/18

Even after Electric City Tattoo opened a second location in Wilkes-Barre last fall and shuffled a few employees around, the popular shop in downtown Scranton found enough time to organize a bigger and better convention on Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15. For its ninth year, the Electric City Tattoo Convention took advantage of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Struggling Third Friday Art Walk in downtown Wilkes-Barre changes to Art Block with new approach

Struggling Third Friday Art Walk in downtown Wilkes-Barre changes to Art Block with new approach

From a press release: Art walk events are creative and economic catalysts in communities across the United States, including Scranton with its long-running First Friday program. Not only do they encourage a wider appreciation of the arts in the community, they also foster patronage in neighboring restaurants and businesses. In many areas, the arts have […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Clowns, couples, dogs, musicians, trophy winners, and male nudity – it’s all here at the Electric City Tattoo Convention. Entries in the Beautiful People of NEPA portrait series are rare these days, but I always have a private room just off the main floor of this annual convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center […]

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ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

From a press release: Partnering for the sixth year, Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade’s popular Arts on the Square event, held annually on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, will change its name and date in 2018 to coincide with other Scranton events and become a larger weekend attraction. The partnership decided it was time to change […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre photographer Keith Perks releases local music ‘SCENE’ compilation at April 6 show in Scranton

Wilkes-Barre photographer Keith Perks releases local music ‘SCENE’ compilation at April 6 show in Scranton

Wilkes-Barre photographer and 1120 Studios founder Keith Perks is taking First Friday art shows to a new level with the creation of “SCENE,” a photography exhibition 10 years in the making that includes live local music and the release of a new compilation CD that shows just how talented and diverse the Northeastern Pennsylvania music […]

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Lackawanna County seeking artists to work with children at summer arts programs

Lackawanna County seeking artists to work with children at summer arts programs

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 4-12 to work at the county’s upcoming Art in the Park program and ARTS Engage! Day this summer. Schedules are noted below. Art in the Park: Tuesday, July 10 – 10 a.m.-noon: […]

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Activist organizes #queerNEPA event series in Scranton for LGBT Pride Month in June

Activist organizes #queerNEPA event series in Scranton for LGBT Pride Month in June

From a press release: Tim Maloney, a 25-year-old queer Muslim activist from the Wyoming Valley, has announced “#queerNEPA,” a new event series in Scranton that celebrates LGBT Pride Month. Taking place throughout June, this series will highlight some of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer voices of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Maloney also seeks to draw […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Women in Power’ celebrated in women’s history art exhibit at Marywood in Scranton March 4-8

‘Women in Power’ celebrated in women’s history art exhibit at Marywood in Scranton March 4-8

From a press release: Marywood University’s Global Unity Club is hosting a Women in Power Throughout History: Women’s Liberation Gallery art exhibit from Sunday, March 4 through Thursday, March 8. A sale of the artwork celebrating Women’s History Month will take place on March 8 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Kresge Gallery in the […]

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Lackawanna County Arts & Culture roundtable series produces Art for Community Progress report

Lackawanna County Arts & Culture roundtable series produces Art for Community Progress report

From a press release: Today, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Scranton Area Community Foundation jointly released Art for Community Progress, a report generated from a series of Art for Social Change roundtables sponsored by the two organizations and conducted in mid/late 2016 in Scranton. The report provides a series of recommendations […]