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 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County offers resource guide for creative community struggling during coronavirus pandemic

Lackawanna County offers resource guide for creative community struggling during coronavirus pandemic

From a press release: The arts and culture sector is especially vulnerable to issues posed by the current COVID-19 crisis by the nature of the work they do. Many artists are self-employed, and small businesses and nonprofits rely on a customer base. Additionally, arts and culture organizations provide programs for the public who are now […]

 Rich Howells

Centralia’s Graffiti Highway is closed and covered with dirt to drive away visitors during coronavirus pandemic

Centralia’s Graffiti Highway is closed and covered with dirt to drive away visitors during coronavirus pandemic

In the past month, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a stay-at-home order and closed non-essential businesses due to the coronavirus, so many people are looking for ways to spend their time. Centralia fire chief and EMA director Tom Hynoski told The Daily Item that large groups have been visiting the Graffiti Highway, a stretch of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County issues call to artists for Art in the Park children’s events in July

Lackawanna County issues call to artists for Art in the Park children’s events in July

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 and ARTS Engage Day this summer. Art in the Park takes place in county parks outdoors under a pavilion and/or tent. Each visual artist will […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre cancels Fine Arts Fiesta and Cherry Blossom Festival as coronavirus spreads in Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre cancels Fine Arts Fiesta and Cherry Blossom Festival as coronavirus spreads in Pennsylvania

Yesterday, the city of Wilkes-Barre canceled both of its free annual springtime events, the Cherry Blossom Festival and the Fine Arts Fiesta, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 43rd annual Cherry Blossom Festival was scheduled for Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at Kirby Park. In previous years, it featured amusement rides and games, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – my friends on ‘both sides’ outside Trump town hall in Scranton, 03/05/20

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – my friends on ‘both sides’ outside Trump town hall in Scranton, 03/05/20

The streets surrounding the Scranton Cultural Center were blocked off and lined with both protesters and supporters of President Donald Trump waiting for him to arrive at his first town hall of 2020 on Thursday, March 5. In addition to the Fox News broadcast, there is so much national coverage of what went on inside […]

 Rich Howells

City of Scranton is looking for local artists to redesign its flag before March 20, 2020

City of Scranton is looking for local artists to redesign its flag before March 20, 2020

Looking for a fresh start after former mayor Bill Courtright plead guilty to three felony public corruption charges in 2019, Scranton began 2020 by swearing in the city’s first female mayor as well as its first openly gay member of City Council. Today, Mayor Paige Cognetti announced the Electric City’s next step towards a new […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Leadership Wilkes-Barre hosts batik art fundraiser for Verve Vertu Art Studio in Dallas on Feb. 8

Leadership Wilkes-Barre hosts batik art fundraiser for Verve Vertu Art Studio in Dallas on Feb. 8

From a press release: Verve Vertu Art Studio is an arts apprentice studio located in Dallas, Pennsylvania developed in conjunction with the Deutsch Institute in Scranton. It focuses on tapping into the creative energy of individuals living with emotional, physical, and intellectual development disabilities. Verve Vertu (Verve, meaning high energy, and Vertu, meaning excellence in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Electric Building adds colored lights in windows for the holidays, hosts unveiling on Dec. 20

Scranton Electric Building adds colored lights in windows for the holidays, hosts unveiling on Dec. 20

From a press release: If you’ve recently walked though Courthouse Square in the evening, you may have noticed something different about the Scranton Electric Building. The windows on each floor below the iconic Electric City sign are filled with colorful moving lights, just in time for the holidays. The project was sponsored by Electric City […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna Winter Market returns with 70+ vendors at Globe Store in Scranton Dec. 6-8

Lackawanna Winter Market returns with 70+ vendors at Globe Store in Scranton Dec. 6-8

From a press release: As downtown Scranton businesses decorate their storefront windows in time for the holiday season, Lackawanna County will light up the former Globe Store for its second annual Lackawanna Winter Market. A successor to the ScrantonMade Holiday Market of years past, the Lackawanna Winter Market will kick off this month’s First Friday […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Over 50 downtown Scranton businesses participate in Holiday Window Decorating Showcase from Dec. 6-Jan. 3

Over 50 downtown Scranton businesses participate in Holiday Window Decorating Showcase from Dec. 6-Jan. 3

From a press release: Sparked with creativity and plenty of holiday cheer, downtown Scranton business and property owners are preparing for the annual Holiday Window Decorating Showcase, on display this Friday, Dec. 6 for the First Friday art walk through Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. More than 50 storefronts will be featured in this year’s competition. […]