One of Northeast Pennsylvania’s hottest outdoor arts events has gone virtual this year.
Arts on Fire, a popular free festival and demonstration in Northeast Pennsylvania in its ninth year, was initially canceled before stakeholders decided to reimagine the event for the summer of 2020.
Administrators from the Anthracite Heritage Museum of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission brought the event back from the lockdown ashes by creating a virtual program. Long term partners including the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, Lackawanna County, Steamtown National Historic Site and the Lackawanna County Historical Society, among others, came together to produce a 65-minute virtual program with video produced by Kurt Sussman.
"This video demonstrates the strong commitment to partnership and community programming in our region." Anthracite Heritage Museum Site Administrator Bode Morin said in a written statement. "The museum is so grateful to all who participated in years past to create such a spectacular event and to new partners who will help shape arts and culture programs the future."
Arts on Fire 2021 is slated to return to the Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces, but those interested can view this summer’s Arts on Fire 2020 on the Anthracite Heritage Museum YouTube channel or learn more at anthracitemuseum.org.