NEPA Scene Staff

Fireworks, vendor village, mural art, and music set off First Friday Scranton on July 2

Fireworks, vendor village, mural art, and music set off First Friday Scranton on July 2

From a press release: Among the many local Fourth of July celebrations coming up this weekend, Lackawanna County will be sponsoring a fireworks display as part of the First Friday Scranton on July 2 starting at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks will launch from the Electric City Parking Garage (300 Spruce St., Scranton). In addition to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Martin Luther King, Jr. mural will be unveiled at First Friday Scranton on July 2

New Martin Luther King, Jr. mural will be unveiled at First Friday Scranton on July 2

From a press release: A brightly colored mural featuring iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. has been turning heads on Mulberry Street in downtown Scranton since work on it began in May. As part of the First Friday Scranton art walk on July 2, the finished piece entitled “The Dream” will be unveiled […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tape Art Crew creates temporary mural at Wilkes University, displays work at Wilkes-Barre Art Block on July 20

Tape Art Crew creates temporary mural at Wilkes University, displays work at Wilkes-Barre Art Block on July 20

From a press release: The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University will present the Tape Art Crew, a team of artists from Rhode Island, from Tuesday, July 17 through Friday, July 20. The Tape Art Crew will create a temporary mural on the facade of the Sordoni Art Gallery building (141 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 Rich Howells

Infamous ‘Party Monster’ artist Michael Alig returns to Analog Culture in Scranton on Jan. 5

Infamous ‘Party Monster’ artist Michael Alig returns to Analog Culture in Scranton on Jan. 5

While the First Friday Scranton art walk is typically quieter in January, with many downtown venues not participating due to the cold and snowy weather, Analog Culture will shake things up this Friday, Jan. 5 by featuring the work of controversial New York City club promoter and artist Michael Alig. As the co-founder of the […]

 Rich Howells

First Friday Scranton art walk expands with Third Thursdays starting April 20

First Friday Scranton art walk expands with Third Thursdays starting April 20

The long-running First Friday Scranton art walk has had a lasting impact on the city’s downtown area and its arts scene, bringing hundreds and sometimes thousands of patrons into businesses throughout the year to appreciate artwork, music, theatrical performances, and everything else the Electric City has to offer. On Tuesday, March 21, the First Friday […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: First Friday Scranton, 02/06/15

PHOTOS: First Friday Scranton, 02/06/15

Freezing weather does not stop great art – nor does it stop people from attending First Friday Scranton, even in February. Michael Straub Photography provided NEPA Scene with photos from several venues throughout the art walk, which we’re very grateful for, as most of our staff were battling colds that weekend. If you were stuck […]

 Sara Pokorny

What does the future look like to those with intellectual, developmental disabilities?

What does the future look like to those with intellectual, developmental disabilities?

The Arc of Luzerne County displays 'beautiful and creative' work at Third Friday Wilkes-Barre art walk

What do you see when you think about the future? Is it a big house? Plenty of kids? A life of travel, or perhaps settling down in the town you grew up? Every one vision differs from the next, depending upon who is creating it. Last year, a local organization that seeks to improve the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: First Friday Scranton, 09/05/14

PHOTOS: First Friday Scranton, 09/05/14

First Friday Scranton on Sept. 5 had everything from fish sculptures to tile art. Take a look at just a few of the stops we made at this month’s art walk.

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Friday Scranton map for Sept. 5, 2014

First Friday Scranton map for Sept. 5, 2014

The map for First Friday Scranton on Sept. 5 is here: Click here for a printable PDF. 1. AFA Gallery – Mark Chuck, Dana Gabel, and Travis Prince. 2. AFA Gallery (Upstairs) – Michael B. Harris and Judith Snyder. 3. Artwork’s Gallery & Studio – In Color: Rolfe Ross. 4. Bella Faccias Personalized Chocolates, Inc. […]