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Lackawanna County seeks local artwork to ‘beautify’ Government Center in Scranton

Lackawanna County seeks local artwork to ‘beautify’ Government Center in Scranton
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From a press release:

Today, Lackawanna County announced that it is seeking artwork for a “Beautify the Building” initiative.

Area artists are invited to submit images of artwork celebrating Lackawanna County. The program’s goal is to showcase local artwork throughout its Government Center, located on Wyoming Avenue in the old Globe Store in downtown Scranton where the county has previously hosted holiday market events.

Selected artists will receive a $150 for the use of their image(s). Works in all mediums will be considered; however, sculptures or other three dimensional forms must be in the format of a photograph.

Lackawanna County will cover the cost of printing images in varying sizes. The artwork must be original, and the artists will retain all intellectual property rights.

Submitted artwork should be uplifting, positive, and reflect one or more of the following themes relating to Lackawanna County:

  • Community life in Lackawanna County (people, places, streetscapes, homes, heritage, food, health, fitness, diversity, and inclusion)
  • Memorializing COVID-19 (honoring those who have passed, essential frontline workers, symbols of hope and resilience, and positive messages)
  • Civic duty (patriotism, nonpartisan voting, celebrating veterans, and volunteering)
  • Environment (Lackawanna landscapes, flora and fauna, animals, outdoor recreation, and recycling)
  • Arts and culture (celebrating arts and culture activities, events and programs, organizations, artists of all disciplines, history, and heritage)
  • Older adults, children and youth, people with disabilities, mental health, diversity, and inclusion

Applications can be found here and at The submission deadline is Friday, May 14.

For more information, contact Lackawanna County Deputy Director of Arts and Culture Maureen McGuigan at 570-963-6590 or

See NEPA Scene’s photos of the 2016 ScrantonMade Holiday Market at the Government Center here and the 2017 Holiday Market here.