Artists Needed to Help Beautify the Government Center

Lackawanna County is seeking art work by Lackawanna artists for the “Beautify the Building!”

Area artists are invited to submit images of artwork celebrating Lackawanna County.  The program’s goal is to showcase local artwork throughout the Government Center located at 123 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton.  

Selected artists will receive $150 for the use of their image(s). Works in all mediums will be considered; however sculptures or other three dimensional forms must be in the format of a photograph. 

Lackawanna County will cover the cost of printing images in varying sizes. Artworks must be original, and the artists retain all intellectual property rights. 

Applications may be found at and the submission deadline is May 15.   

Artworks should be uplifting, positive and reflect one or more of the following themes relating to Lackawanna County:

*Community life in Lackawanna County (people, places, streetscapes, homes,  heritage, food, health & fitness, diversity and inclusion)

*Memorializing COVID-19 (honoring those who have passed, front line workers, symbols of hope and resilience, and positive messages)

*Civic Duty (patriotism, voting (non-partisan) celebrating veterans, and volunteering)

*Environment (Lackawanna landscapes, flora & fauna, animals, outdoor recreation, and recycling)

*Arts & Culture (celebrating arts & culture activities, events and programs, organizations, and artists of all disciplines, history, and heritage)

*Older Adults, Children and Youth, Persons with Disabilities, Mental Health, Diversity and Inclusion 

For more information, contact Maureen McGuigan, Lackawanna County Deputy Director of Arts and Culture, at 570.963.6590 or 

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