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Pittston Celebrates the Arts! Art Walk on Friday


PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Supporting and enjoying the arts.
    That's the goal of an "Art Walk" happening Friday. 
    Eyewitness News Reporter Lauren Hensley takes us to Pittston.. to show us how the arts have become a part of the community


May through October the Second Friday of the month-- Main Street in Downtown Pittston comes alive with local art.

 
"We have about 20 different artists under tents that participate under various mediums.  There are photographers, people that paint, there are people that do carved type of products.  A whole different array of art here.." Explained Mike Lombardo, Pittston Mayor,

    The goal of the Pittson 'Art Walk'  is to get families downtown-- to see what is new and different in the community.
 
    To draw families in the events are free!
    Music, activities and more. 
 
"People are very excited that we've incorporated more children's activities and bringing the children's art section.  That has driven more families down here" Noted Mary Kropatvich, MPK Photography.

    It's easy to see the influence of local art within the community.
    City leaders believe this influence plays a valuable role in the city's growth. 

 
"They bring a new captive audience each time here downtown that audience not only gets to see the progress but gets to sample some of the stores, " said Mayor Lombardo

    Downtown making advancements.
    This redeveloped building will house 'Art e Fekts'-   An artist's cooperative.

 
"It is exciting for not only myself but for a lot of artists that they now have a place their work can be housed," noted Kropatvich


    Learn why Pittson is a small town-- with some big 'Art'.

    The Art Walk will take place Friday, September 14 in downtown Pittston starting at 5 in the evening
 


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