Free Panel Discussion On Earning Your Living In The Performance Arts

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Council) will present Performance for a Living, a free panel discussion on Saturday, July 21, in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center from 1 pm – 2 pm.

The panel features local artists who work in the performance arts field. Conor O’Brien is an actor, producer and Co-Founder of The Scranton Fringe Festival.  He has performed in Kansas City, Missouri, Philadelphia, New York, and at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.  Doug Smith has been a full time musician since 1984 playing concerts, festivals, night clubs, resorts, public schools and universities. Photographer Alex Seeley is a fine arts photographer with a background in photojournalism and a passion for concert photography. His work has been featured in group and single exhibitions at galleries including AFA Gallery and Artworks.

The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. with music, featuring Doug Smith and Jim Waltich.

The goal of this program is to provide strategies for artists who want to work in the performing arts field and to also educate the general public about what it is like to be a performing artist in Lackawanna County, Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond.

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department was formed in 2004 and is supported through an education and culture fee that generates approximately $1.2 million, which is used to enrich the quality of life in our community.  The department offers community grants, public arts programming, workshops and lectures and also oversees the operation of the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum.

The seminar is free and open to the general public. Contact the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 102, or email with any questions or to make a reservation.