ArtWorks Gallery & Studio
Mission is to "Celebrating the artist in each of us through fine art instruction, gallery exhibitions, that immerse people with developmental disabilities into a larger arts community that provide them diverse opportunities for fulfilling lives."
ArtWorks Gallery & Studio
is an art gallery & studio located at 503 Lackawanna Avenue in downtown Scranton, in the heart of the cities renovation and restoration area. It is supported by Keystone Community Resources (KCR). ArtWorks includes a modern exhibition space, an open-plan art studio, and a multipurpose room. We’re dedicated to serving people with disabilities. We assist in the exploration of their creative potential and expand their horizons. Check out our retail area! We have a variety of creations for sale.
Join us every First Friday of the month to enjoy artwork and Keystone Konfections pop up store.
“Day Option” at ArtWorks Gallery and Studio in an alternative to traditional day services, such as the opportunity for paid employment. At ArtWorks, day option participants are able to study fine-art drawing, painting, sculpture, and many various mediums. Just as we already have a vocational day program choices, our consumers will be able to add a skill based day option component in the arts to their week. Our participants get to choose how frequently they wish to attend, based on interest and offered classes. Many of our participants choose to come twice a week for an hour and half, they receive instruction based on traditional fine art practices. We offer a variety of techniques and mediums, with each participant encouraged to great autonomy in selecting favorite mediums, subject matter, and style…in effect, ultimately a form of “independent study."
Participant’s work side by side with our instructors in the preparation and training for a community based exhibitions. Each participant that chooses to have his/her works showcased is done, as would a professional artist exhibit their work. These student works have proved very popular. Once a participant has concluded a piece of artwork our instructors guide each individual through the process of professional practices (i.e. pricing, artist statements, professionally exhibiting their work). Individuals showcase not only at our gallery, but throughout the Northeastern PA area.
ArtWorks is one of the major venues in the Scranton area during “First Friday." An increasingly popular concept across the county is the “Community Art Walk.” In Scranton, on the First Friday of every month, galleries and other businesses such as bars and restaurants, gift and floral shops invite artists to mount displays of their paintings, photos, or other artwork. They then open their businesses on Friday evening (6-9 pm is the standard in Scranton), and invite the public to come enjoy the exhibition. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. This event provides the immersion for our individuals into the larger arts community.
Day Option will operate independently from our evening class schedules. Our day option class schedules, currently consist of continuous movement. The upcoming 2016- 2017, 9 am - 5 pm day option series will begin the week of July 11th, Monday through Friday. Our instructors are as enthusiastic about the arts as are our incoming participants. Our objective is to accommodate each and every individual in order to follow our mission to celebrate the artist in each of us through fine art instruction, gallery exhibitions, which immerse people with developmental disabilities into a larger arts community that provide them diverse opportunities for fulfilling lives. ArtWorks goal and objectives for the day option program is to provide choices, confidence, and skill building. We feel through professional practices our individuals receive the encouragement and confidence.
was developed as an expansion program of the Scranton-based ArtWorks Gallery and Studio. The program began a little more than a year ago. Classes are held in the KCR building at 99 Bridge Street, Tunkhannock, PA.
The students of ArtWorks Tunkhannock capped off 2015, a year of exciting growth, new experiences, and notable successes. ArtWorks Tunkhannock has become an award winning program and has participated in a lucrative exhibitions. KCR holds true to their mission “To provide people with developmental disabilities diverse opportunities to lead fulfilling lives.” Without KCR commitment to their mission the ArtWorks program would not be possible.
Due to the large amounts of interest and success solely due to the population we serve. We expanded our ArtWorks Gallery & Studio into a fully licensed Day Program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
While you are in Tunkhannock stop in and see some of the artwork created by our special artists and enjoy a delicious cup of Keystone Koffee and a tasty baked goods from the bakery!
ArtWorks Gallery & Studio was conceived and supported by the management and staff of Keystone Community Resources. It is designed to be a creative outlet and learning space for artists and students representing a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums, with a guiding principle of full inclusion of persons with disabilities into the larger arts community.
Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm
... or by appointment
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