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 

County Officials Asking Residents for Time Capsule Submissions

Globe Time Capsule Pix

Lackawanna County is asking all of its residents to be a part of history by providing notes, letters, photos and other greetings to family, friends, relatives and/or grandchildren for a time capsule/vault that will serve as a cornerstone in the Lackawanna County Government Center at The Globe. The deadline for submission is June 21.

The materials should be sent in a standard business envelope to the Commissioners Office, 200 Adams Avenue, 6th Floor, Scranton, PA 18503 and marked “Time Capsule.”  For this free service, residents should put the message or item in another envelope or covering, addressed to the loved one and/or friend.

Shown from left: Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.