First Friday Returns to Downtown Scranton

Art — By on May 7, 2010 at 9:10 am

First Friday Scranton will return to the downtown tonight from 6-9 p.m. with great art and music planned at galleries and businesses throughout the Electric City.

GreenBeing, 334 Adams Ave., will host a benefit for Kelly Ruddy with artwork by Nicole Barrasse, Megan Lee and Allison Larussa and music by Jacob Cole and friends.

New to First Friday this month are The Fanciful Fox, 342 Adams Ave., with paintings by Ann Rudy; Urban Vibe Productions, Inc., 326 Spruce St., with “What *IS* Urban Vibe?”; and Penn Furniture, 97-99 Lackawanna Ave., with photography by Mel Wolk.

Gallucci Music, 224 Wyoming Ave., will once again host its Embassy of Rock Showcase with Gallucci Music student bands. At the University of Scranton, you can catch the Urban Beats Crew dance showcase in the Byron Gym or stop by the Hope Horn Gallery and see the annual student exhibition.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Avenue, will host an exhibit called “The Winner’s Circle,” featuring live music, a Dobsonian Reflector to observe the moon, stars and planets; and  more. Other notable exhibits include Anthology New & Used Books, 515 Center St., acrylic paintings by Annmarie Ciccarelli; ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Earth Day Revival Exhibition; Northern Light Espresso Bar, 536 Spruce St., art by Jennifer Brandon with Jache Studio and live music by Mat Burke; and The Scranton Cultural Center, 420 North Washington Ave., oil paintings by students of Mary Lou Chibirka.

First Friday Scranton has also put out a call for local artists to submit works for its upcoming art auction. The auction will benefit the nonprofit, volunteer-driven First Friday Scranton organization. If you’d like to donate a piece of art to be auctioned off in support of First Friday Scranton, contact them at 570-565-9006 or


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