Big Idea Party To Generate Arts/Culture Opportunities

In our community, the free exchange of ideas, thoughts and experiences have lead to a multitude of new growth opportunities, organizations and worthwhile causes.

This successful pattern is exactly what the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department is hoping to achieve with the “What’s The Big Idea” party set for Tuesday, April 23, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm in the Platform Lounge at The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.

The event is being coordinated by the County’s Arts and Culture Department along with the Arts, Culture, and Education Council’s Event Planning Committee.

The concept of the “What’s The Big Idea” party is to bring as many different people together to share ideas in a fun, informal environment. No ideas shared at this “mini think tank” will be too big or small. Suggestions can range from revitalizing a building or block with the arts and developing new programs or festivals to fresh marketing ideas for including more people in the arts and culture landscape in Lackawanna County. This brainstorming session is meant to be interactive, and all of the comments will be documented and shared with the gathering.

Conor McGuigan, a local actor, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

This type of idea exchange has worked well in the past. The Arts & Culture Department and the Event Planning Committee developed the “Wake Up With The Arts” breakfast in 2009. From that event, the “Arts on Fire” Festival, now in its third year, was created.

The Arts & Culture Department and the Event Planning Committee sponsors several other workshops throughout the year. The next one will be scheduled for July.

The “Idea” event is free. Complimentary appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available. No registration is required.

For more information on the party or future workshops, please contact the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department at 570-963-6590, ext. 102 or email