Along with over 150 fantastic artists jam packed on Courthouse Square, wonderful food, and live music all day, there are a ton of FREE arts activities for both adults & children to participate in at Lackawanna Arts Fest this Saturday!
The BIG STAGE is on North Washington Ave. and will host our exciting lineup of musicians including headliner James Brown Dance Party performing from 6- 8pm!
On Adams Avenue (near corner of Linden) Spirited Art Scranton will once again offer FREE walk-up painting sessions at Lackawanna Arts Fest. This year, they are also offering two FREE String Art Classes! The small canvas painting sessions are walk-in but you have to register in advance for the String Art Classes. Go to myspiritedart.com and use the code ARTFEST18 to participate for free!
Also on Adams Ave, AFA Gallery is hosting an open-air gallery with members Earl Lehman, Becca Jett, Travis Prince and Alex Seeley! You can also participate in a collaborative painting! The artists will also have work available for purchase!
Montage Mountain’s tent is on the corner of Adams & Spruce where they’ll be raffling off a 2018-19 Winter Season Membership!!!
The North Washington lawn will host our our sponsor Voyager Video who will be doing a Facebook LIVE video of the event on ScrantonMade’s feed, partner Scranton Jazz Festival, Emerging Artists section as well as live painting by artist Devon O’Keefe!
On the Linden Street lawn stage, performers from the Scranton Cultural Center Youth Theatre Program will be performing songs and scenes from their Summer Camp production of Legally Blonde the Musical Jr and their Musical Theatre Bootcamp! Performances from 12-2:30pm.
Also on Linden Lawn:
The Interdependence Hexagon Project will have several hands-on activities around their theme: “The “ 5 C’s” of Community: Celebrations, Culture, Creativity, Collaborations, Conservation including an LRCA RainBarrel Mural to paint designed by Melissa Cruise; sand-cast plaster hexagons using recycled and natural materials facilitated by Becca Jett; hexagons to design and enter into our 2018 Exhibition variety of art materials; and our “Diversity Tower” to build for 2018.
Laurel Radziewski will write you a poem on-the-spot as part of her Recipe Poetry Project! Festival-goers can participate in this interactive art project just by chatting with the poet for a few minutes and will walk away with a personalized poem!
Lackawanna County Library System will be doing S.T.E.M. experiments using food like Eat Your Science Homework and candy recipes! Fun for all!
The Everhart Museum will be doing an interactive art installation piece that is going to start at Arts Fest and be completed at the Governor’s Awards that following Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to participate!
Wayne Bank will be hosting interactive chalk art on the sidewalks near the Linden Lawn!
Lackawanna County is kicking off its Transformation Butterfly Installation at Lackawanna Arts Fest!
Verve Vertu, in partnership with Moscow Clayworks, created 700 ceramic butterflies that will hang in the trees around the Lackawanna County Courthouse. Some of the butterflies were painted by veterans from the St. Francis Transitional Center and members of the West Side Senior Center, Abington Senior Center, Mid-Valley Senior Center, the Jewish Community Center, and the Dunmore Senior Center. People are invited to take a butterfly home and to post a photo or tell a story on social media about their own thoughts and experiences with transformation, using the hashtags #nepatransform and #artsengage.
Lackawanna Arts Fest is brought to you by a partnership between Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade with the generous support of sponsors King Outdoor, Montage Mountain Resorts, Voyager Video, Wayne Bank and WVIA Public Media.
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