2015 Scranton Fringe Festival @ Arts Seen

Arts Seen Gallery

534 Lackawanna Ave


openmicBe Seen Open Mic                              RATED R (content unknown)

Presented by Arts Seen Gallery/Cafe
Anyone with talent in the artistic spectrum is welcome to perform in this fantastic open mic event!  Rock some tunes, make us laugh, speak some words, do magic tricks and remember: creativity is encouraged, censorship is not. There will be FIFTEEN 5-7 minute slots available on a “first to arrive” basis. The event is FREE & open to all ($2.00 suggested donation)!
Friday October 2nd at 8:30 pm
 60+ minute
Open Mic / Interactive

NEPA Writers Collective                                 RATED R (content unknown)
An open writing critique group
NEPA Writers Collective has been active for over ten years. The group was founded by local writer Chas Bennett. The NEPAWC are an eclectic group, ranging widely in age and philosophy which leads to lively (but fun and civil) discussions about writing. This session is free & open to all who wish to attend and not only hear others original works but bring samples of their own to be read, enjoyed and offered constructive feedback. All genres/types of original writing are welcome!
Saturday October 3rd at 1:00 pm
60+ Minutes
Literary / Workshop / Interactive

Story Telling with Canvases                                                      RATED PG
Created/Performed by Rachel M. Mercuri
A reading/telling of a story about a girl’s response to her grandfather’s death supported by mixed media canvas illustrations. The story is set (loosely) in Papua New Guinea, inspired by the artist’s journey in August of 2000. The homes in the village she visited were woven from straw. Music, storytelling and weaving are all core elements of this intimate performance event.
Sunday October 4th at 2:00 pm
45 Minutes
Interdisciplinary / Visual Art/Theater



katiekellyIndependent Musicians Showcase                       RATED PG-13
Hosted by Katie Kelly

A great display of NEPA musical talent. All local, all independent and all original songwriters will perform their own works in this intimate and stripped down musical showcase. This showcase  will be hosted by singer/songwriter Katie Kelly (a regionally based artist whom many compare to the voices of Ani Difranco, Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, or Patsy Cline). Support local music and the artists who create it by attending this showcase!

Sunday October 4th at 4:00 pm