The “Big Idea” is ready for harvest.
On Wednesday, April 23, at 5:30 PM at the Hilton Conference Center, the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Council will present “Growing the Big Idea,” an interactive follow-up to the 2013 “What’s The Big Idea” brainstorming workshop. The event is free and open to the public.
This workshop aims to put into motion last year’s arts and culture ideas. In 2013, many high-quality suggestions were generated, ranging from developing an amusement park and exploring train travel to expanding First Fridays and having more murals in downtown Scranton. This program will also inform people on what ideas are already happening and the steps involved in developing larger public projects.
The ACE Council reviewed the ideas from last year’s session and explored five topics in depth. The subject areas and group leaders include:
- “Electric Weekends in Scranton: Expanding First Friday” led by Thom Welby, First Friday Board Member
- “Walk, Bike, Ride the Bus – Exploring Transportation Alternatives” facilitated by Mike Muller, a DX Dempsey architect and Pop Studio member
- “Art in Our Neighborhoods” handled by Alicia Grega, an ACE Council member, theater artist and staff member of Electric City/Diamond City newspaper
- “Paint Our Town – How to Make Mural Projects Happen” directed by Ted Michalowski, muralist
- “Not Too Young or Old: Building Projects to Connect the Generations” co-facilitated by Angel Atell and Laurie Fleming of the West Side Senior Center
To register for “Growing The Big Idea,” which is free and open to the public, contact Chris Calvey, Program Coordinator for the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department, by telephone at 570.963.6590, ext. 106, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.