First Friday December Closes Great Year for the Arts

Featured — By on December 2, 2009 at 9:09 am

The December First Friday, scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4, will cap a great year for local art and music with 25 downtown business participating in this month’s art walk.

Several venues will host holiday-themed displays including a Children’s Holiday Art Show at The Electric City Tattoo Gallery, 620 Spruce St., with children’s art from the Howard Gardner School for Discovery; a holiday exhibit and music by The Snowtones at Laura Craig Galleries, 307 Linden St.; a collection of sleighs at the MAC Gallery, 123 Wyoming Ave.; and at St. Luke’s Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., visitors will experience “An Olde Fashioned Christmas,” featuring live music with “Vivace!” conductor Gina Lupini Lehman, a book signing with the author and illustrator of “The Christmas Dog” and a “Christmas Around the World” display by the Keystone
Community Resources PEP Program.

New to First Friday this month is the Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine St., hosting a display of prints and posters by Austin Burke titled “Albright @ Night.”

The library is also one of three venues – along with Duffy Accessories, 218 Linden St., and the AfA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave. – where costumed dancers from Scranton Civic Ballet’s 23rd annual presentation of “The Nutcracker” will be appearing throughout the night.

Live music will be featured at Northern Light Espresso Bar, 536 Spruce St., with classic guitar by Jay Steveskey; at Wendell and Company, 214 Wyoming Ave., with  piano music by Bob DiMinto; at STAR Gallery, 2nd Floor Steamtown Mall, with Musical Cafe; and at Viva El Caribe, 227 Lackawanna Ave., with DJ Sin-Jing.


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