Galleries and businesses in downtown Wilkes-Barre display art by local, regional and national artists the third Friday of every month from 5- 8pm.  Venues can participate every month or selective months. Register here:

Benefits of Third Friday Membership

  • See your Venue’s event listed on the official map printed in Diamond City & The Weekender
  • Map is distributed via social media web sites such as Facebook.
  • TV and radio spots are aired to promote the event.
  • Feature story ideas on venues are pitched monthly to local media.

Venue Expectations

  • Display a minimum of 10 pieces of artwork (depending on size) or offer live performance from 5- 8pm, such as guitarist or other musician; mime; be creative!
  • Provide refreshments (snacks and beverages) of your choice.  Can be as simple as crackers and cheese – this brings more people to your venue
  • Submit information regarding your artist(s) a MINIMUM of two weeks prior to the event online at
  • Submit high-res digital images of art, if available, to to use in public relations efforts.
  • You are encouraged to submit your information directly to local media.
  • Provide information about Third Friday to your visitors.  Handing out copies of the Art Walk Map is appreciated.
  • Report estimated monthly attendance numbers after your event.
  • Only venues within the ‘Main Street District” defined as Washington Street to South Street and River Street to Jackson Street are eligible.
  • Venues and artists have the option to display art for an extended timeframe

Barnes and Noble

Downtown Arts

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

King’s College Widmann Gallery

Letts Eat Flavors of India

Marquis Art and Frame

Musical Energi’

Osterhout Free Library

Rodano’s on the Square

Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University

Tents on South

Wyoming Valley Art League


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