See You Tomorrow at Arts on the Square!!!

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The Third Annual Arts on the Square is finally here!!!!  Taking place tomorrow Saturday July 25th from noon-8pm on Courthouse Square, we’re jam packed with over 120 vendors, musicians, and interactive art for all ages.  It’s going to be a grand celebration of creativity, art and community!  Take a look at some of what we […]

AOTS Spotlight: Downtown-wide Sidewalk Sale this Saturday #shopscranton

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Downtown Scranton is just bustling with unique shops, restaurants and creative businesses! We love working together with this community to create truly vibrant, lively days in the city.  Our downtown businesses have come together to host a downtown-wide sidewalk sales with fantastic deals during Arts on the Square! While enjoying Arts on the Square this […]

Arts on the Square Spotlight:  The BIG THREE!!!

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We call them THE BIG THREE because they are our area’s anchor cultural institutions: The Everhart Museum, Lackawanna County Library System and Scranton Cultural Center and they always bring something BIG and exciting to Arts on the Square!  Find them in The Big Tent on North Washington Ave on Saturday! The Big Three will present an interactive […]

Arts on the Square Spotlight: Meet Nick Duvall of Duvall Leatherwork

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Duvall Leatherwork has built an inspiring business out of handcrafted leather artisanship.  Based out of Wilkes-Barre PA, their passion for their craft got them nominated for Martha Stewart’s American Made Award in 2014. We are delighted to have their fine leather goods at Arts on the Square. We see that your business offers finished leather […]

Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Scranton!!

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Downtown businesses are jumping on board bringing their beautiful merchandise out on the streets for a big Sidewalk Sale on July 25th!!! Take a stroll around our vibrant city, showing your local love and ‪#‎shopscranton

Arts on the Square Spotlight: Meet Artist Mark Ciocca

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Artist Mark Ciocca’s colorful & historic murals in Taylor, Moscow and the Anthracite Museum at McDade Park have really brightened up our local landscape. He works in many difference mediums such as linocut printmaking, pen & ink, and painting.  Stop by and check out his work in person at Arts on the Square! Tell us […]

Arts on the Square Spotlight: Meet Lisa Glover of Kit Rex

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At this year’s Arts on the Square, be prepared to make friends with a 15 foot walking DINOSAUR!!! KitRex will be bringing this magical creature to the square to entertain the kiddos and adult alike.  You can also take home and assemble a 3 foot KitRex dinosaur of your very own! We can’t wait!!   […]

Arts on the Square Spotlight: Meet Aline Fernandez of Handmade by Aline

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Aline Fernandez makes stuffed toys with big personality! They make the perfect little friends for the kids in your life and, we think, great décor for stylish adults as well. We’re excited to feature her colorful creations and can’t wait to see them up close at Arts on the Square. Tell us a little about […]

Arts on the Square Spotlight: Meet Artist Jill Hoffman of Forever Pine

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We’re so inspired by the work of artist Jill Hoffman of Ithaca NY.  She creates animal creatures in paint, ink, charcoal and other mediums that transport the viewer into her magical world. We can’t wait to introduce her to Scranton at Arts on the Square. Have you always been an artist? I’ve been drawing, painting, […]

Arts on the Square Spotlight: Meet Ryan Makinson of Clarks Cultures

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We love Kombucha!  This fermented drink is not only delicious but has wonderful health benefits. Clarks Cultures has taken the area by storm since opening up shop about a year ago and we’re so glad that they are vending at this year’s Arts on the Square. Hello Ryan! So what exactly is kombucha? Kombucha is […]

Arts on the Square Spotlight: Meet Artist Katie Novak

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We’ve been a fan of Katie Novak’s work since she lived right here in Scranton. Now residing in Philadelphia, we’re thrilled she is bringing her artwork & handmade products back to Scranton for Arts on the Square. Have you always been an artist? I have loved making art since the day I got my first […]

Arts on the Square Spotlight: Meet Jennifer Barrett of Woven

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We’ve been fancying these gorgeous dreamcatchers since we first spotted them in our Instagram feed.  Meet Jennifer Barrett of Woven; the artist behind these dreamy creations. We can’t wait to see them at Arts on the Square! Tell us a little about how Woven came about? Last spring I began making dreamcatchers as a hobby. As I […]

Announcing the Arts on the Square Band Schedule!!!

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We’ve got the best music lineup for Arts on the Square thanks to our pals over at Highway 81 Revisited and Summersteps Records!  They are once again hosting stages at AOTS and it promises to be a day of fun & lively local music.  Check out the schedule below!  Find out more about these great […]

Arts on the Square Spotlight: Meet Megan of Typothecary Letterpress

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It’s so exciting to share talented artists that are going to be first-time AOTS vendors!  Typothecary Letterpress is located in Harrisburg but has a connection to Scranton- some of their antique presses were purchased right here! Meet Megan of Typothecary Letterpress.   Hi Megan! Tell us a little about your business and what inspired you […]

Announcing Brick & Motor: Bringing Scranton Art on the Road

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We’ve got big news!  Our pal and ScrantonMade graphic designer Samantha Nardelli and her team are taking Scranton art on the road with a new venture called Brick & Motor.  Read all about this exciting concept and fantastic opportunity for area artists. So what is Brick & Motor and what sparked the idea to take […]

Arts on the Mountain Spotlight @ Susquehanna Breakdown Part 3!!!

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WooHoo! Susquehanna Breakdown is less than a week away!!! We are so excited to bring this talented group of local artists & makers to the festival! The Arts on the Mountain curated marketplace will be near the Susquehanna Stage and right in the middle of the action. Here’s another sneak peek at some of the […]

Susquehanna Breakdown Schedule Announced!

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Are you as excited for Susquehanna Breakdown as we are?  Arts on the Mountain will be set up by the Susquehanna Stage right in the middle of all the action.  We can’t wait to see you all there! There’s still time to get your tickets to Susquehanna Breakdown HERE ABOUT SUSQUEHANNA BREAKDOWN Pennsylvania Bluegrass outfit, Cabinet, […]

Artist Spotlight: Arts on the Mountain @ Susquehanna Breakdown Part II

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Susquehanna Breakdown is just 19 days away and we’re bubbling with excitement over this exclusive group of artists and their amazing work. The Arts on the Mountain will feature some of the best in indie craft and design. We’re delighted to spotlight four amazing jewelry designers that will be bringing their handcrafted adornments to Arts […]