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 NEPA Scene Staff

9 iron sculptures added to Scranton Riverwalk during Fire at the Furnace Week on May 31

9 iron sculptures added to Scranton Riverwalk during Fire at the Furnace Week on May 31

From a press release: As part of Fire at the Furnace Week in Scranton, a new exhibit featuring nine large-scale iron sculptures will soon be installed along the downtown Scranton Riverwalk. Members of the public are invited to celebrate industrial arts and local history at the opening reception for “Confluence: Art on the Trail” on […]

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Ride Route 66 at exhibit with car cruise and kids’ movie at Misericordia University in Dallas June 16-Aug. 12

Ride Route 66 at exhibit with car cruise and kids’ movie at Misericordia University in Dallas June 16-Aug. 12

From a press release: Take a geographical and historical tour down of one of the world’s most iconic highways when Misericordia University in Dallas hosts “America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66” from Saturday, June 16 through Sunday, Aug. 12 in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery. Organized by NRG! Exhibits, “America’s Road” shares the history […]

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Meet fellow artists and talk future artistic ‘Aspirations’ at Tamaqua Community Arts Center on June 7

Meet fellow artists and talk future artistic ‘Aspirations’ at Tamaqua Community Arts Center on June 7

From a press release: Public art initiative Tamaqua’s Raw Aspirations will be hosting an artist meet and greet in the heart of Tamaqua on Thursday, June 7 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., starting at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center. Through a partnership between the Tamaqua Community Arts Center and the Arts Barn Educational Center (3 Berry […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Free Comic Book Day Edition, 05/05/18

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Free Comic Book Day Edition, 05/05/18

Saturday, May 5 was the 17th annual Free Comic Book Day, prompting a line that stretched out the door of Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton. Once that died down a bit, I took these portraits of customers and employees of the store. This isn’t my first comic-themed Beautiful People entry, and it certainly […]

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Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grants now available to NEPA artists of all kinds, deadline is June 20

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grants now available to NEPA artists of all kinds, deadline is June 20

From a press release: The Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program, a regrant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts administered in Northeastern Pennsylvania by the Pocono Arts Council in Stroudsburg, is now accepting applications for Project Stream grants for art projects in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties. Arts-related and community-based nonprofit […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Everhart Museum in Scranton creates ‘The Office’ lip dub parody for online dance-off

VIDEO: Everhart Museum in Scranton creates ‘The Office’ lip dub parody for online dance-off

The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art is representing Scranton and the eastern United States in a friendly dance competition among museums around the world – and they need your vote to advance to the next round. The website When You Work at a Museum hosts an annual contest asking museums from around […]

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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 […]

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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 […]