24 Hours of Art 2014
This past August I was privileged to join The Vintage to document their annual “24 Hours of Art” event, which brings together a large number of community artists to celebrate and share their craft non-stop from noon on Saturday through to noon on Sunday. This year the arts community was well-represented by a wide range of visual artists, musicians, poets, performers, and actors.
I should have shared these sooner, but I kept waiting. Shortly after the “24 Hours of Art” event, The Vintage closed its doors. After six years of serving the Scranton community, this essential organization is gone. Or at least the venue is gone; there’s been talk that the programming will continue, and I sure hope it does. I don’t want this to be the last “24 Hours of Art.”
My experiences as a member of this local arts society have been amazing, and have had a profound effect on my life in Scranton. They’ve made me happier, made me more creative, made me more aware of my community and my desire to contribute to it. I feel like I could go on for pages, talking about all the good things The Vintage has done and about my feelings for them. And at the same time, I don’t know what to say and am afraid that this doesn’t do them justice.
So I’ll just say that I’m so proud to have been able to serve The Vintage through my photography these past years, and hope to remain involved in whatever the future holds for this talented crew. I can’t think of a better final assignment than this one. The following images are a selection from the event: