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Lackawanna County puts out call to artists for 2016 Art in the Park children’s events

Lackawanna County puts out call to artists for 2016 Art in the Park children’s events
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From a press release:

Lackawanna County is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 4-12 to be a part of the Art in the Park program this summer.

The program takes place outside under a pavilion and/or tent. Each visual artist will have his or her own picnic table. Performing artists can stroll or station themselves in the grassy areas. The activities that work best are “come-and-go,” immediate, hands-on interactive activities that are fun and interesting.

This year’s schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 5: Merli-Sarnoski Park, Greenfield Township, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Tuesday, July 12: Covington Park, Covington Township, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Tuesday, July 19: McDade Park, Scranton, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Tuesday, July 26: Aylesworth Park, Jermyn, 10 a.m.-noon

Children’s ages range from 4-12, with the average age being 8. The children do not register ahead of time but, on average, approximately 125-150 children are at each park. Artists are expected to arrive at least 30 minutes in advance, and tables are at a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have worked at Art in the Park in the past and have done the same activity two years in a row, the Arts & Culture Department asks that a new activity be prepared and offered.

The rate of pay is $175 per day for performing artists and $200 per day for visual artists and table artists (who must purchase his or her own supplies).

Proposals are reviewed by the Art in the Park committee. Selected individuals will receive a letter with instructions and a call from a committee member by late May.

Applications for Art in the Park are on the county’s website. Direct any questions to or call 570-963-6590, ext. 106.