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 the name to Lackawanna Arts Fest to highlight the county’s support of the arts and promote the festival outside the region as a tourist attraction. The date has been changed from the last Saturday in July to Saturday, Aug. 4 from noon-8 p.m. on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square.
As the area’s largest arts festival, Lackawanna Arts Fest is now sandwiched in between Scranton’s monthly First Friday art walk and the annual Scranton Jazz Festival (now in its 14th year), making it Lackawanna Arts Weekend.
As Arts on the Square did, the family-friendly Lackawanna Arts Festival will include over 150 vendors, live music, food, and interactive art for all ages to participate.
Vendor applications are now open until Tuesday, May 1 at midnight, and applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. Vendors can find online application at scrantonmade.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available; more info is available on the ScrantonMade website or by contacting ScrantonMade@gmail.com.
Celebrating artists and creative entrepreneurs, ScrantonMade’s mission is to build excitement and local pride while supporting independent businesses and a thriving arts community through events such as Arts on the Square and the ScrantonMade Holiday Market. These events feature a curated marketplace, live music, and interactive art in a festive outdoor setting. Founded in 2012 by Cristin Powers with Chrissy Manuel, ScrantonMade harnesses the power of social media, marketing, and branding to engage fans, build an audience, and influence the community.
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