Lackawanna County Government Center Penn Avenue Mural Project

Lackawanna County aims to brighten up the back of the Government Center on Penn Avenue (the rear of the building at 123 Wyoming Avenue [Scranton, PA]) between Lackawanna Avenue and Biden Street. The deadline to apply is Sunday, July 31, at midnight.

The theme of the project is Lackawanna County: Past, Present and Future. Currently there are seven individual corrugated metal panels on the wall. The county is seeking to commission two to three artists to design and implement a mural directly on the metal. (See attached photos in PDF document below)

Artists will be selected on portfolio and skills/experience with similar projects and ideally should have some experience with metal or similar surfaces, street art, murals, and/or airbrushing techniques. Upon selection, artists will be assigned panels to create a design that reflects the theme and work directly with the county on the final design. This may take a collaborative format. Commission fees will be based on design and implementation and discussed with artists upon selection.

Design topics that may be explored and assigned to selected artists:
• Architecture
• Arts/Culture
• Education/Technology/Science
• Ethnic Heritage and Cultural Diversity
• Historical Events
• Industry
• Land & Recreation

To Apply:
Submit a PDF document of no more than four pages answering the following questions, as well as required support materials. Images and Supplementary items may be included as separate attachments, and downloadable links are also allowed. Submissions should be emailed to Links to materials are allowed.

Put in subject line: Penn Avenue Mural Project. The deadline to submit is Sunday, July 31, 2022, at midnight. An email receipt will be sent upon submission. If you do not receive, contact the Arts and Culture Department.

  1. Discuss your qualifications concerning this type of mural project.
  2. What is your experience working on community arts projects? (Examples include, but are not limited to, working with the public, non-profits, government agencies, schools, etc.)
  3. Describe your approach/process in working on commissioned themes?
  4. The following items are required with the submission:
    • 8-10 images of previous work-samples. They do not have to relate to a metal surface but some of the images should demonstrate similar projects.
    • Resume
  5. Optional: links to websites, articles, social media, YouTube videos, etc.

Questions may be directed to Maureen McGuigan, Deputy Director of Arts and Culture, at 570.496.1724 or