Art in the Park summer program

Lackawanna County is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 4-12 to be a part of our Art in the Park program this summer.

This year’s schedule is as follows: Tuesday, July 5, Merli Sarnoski Park, Greenfield Township; Tuesday, July 12, Covington Park, Covington Township; Tuesday, July 19, McDade Park, Scranton, and Tuesday, July 26, Aylesworth Park, Jermyn. All sessions are 10 a.m. to noon.

The program takes place outside under a pavilion and/or tent. Each visual artist will have his/her own picnic table. Performing artists can stroll or station themselves in the grassy areas.  The activities that work best are “come-and-go” immediate hands-on interactive activities that are fun and interesting.

Children’s ages range from 4 – 12 with the average age being eight.  The children do not register ahead of time, but on average approximately 125-150 children are at each park.  Artists are expected to arrive at least 30 minutes in advance and tables are at a first come, first served basis.

If you have worked at Art in the Park in the past and have done the same activity two years in a row, the Arts & Culture Department asks that a new activity be prepared/offered.

The rate of pay is $175 per day for Performing Artists and $200 per day for Visual Artists/Table Artists (who must purchase his/her own supplies).

Proposals are reviewed by the Art in the Park committee.  Selected individuals will receive a letter with instructions and a call from an Art in the Park Committee member by late May.

Applications for the Art in the Park are on the County’s web site at

Please direct any questions to or call 570-963-6590, ext. 106.  


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