National Live Creative Day, which is celebrated annually on September 14, is an opportunity to let the world see your creativity! It is the perfect excuse to explore the wide expanses of your imagination and take the time to invent and discover new things. You don’t have to be an “artist” or even consider yourself a creative person to celebrate creativity. And there’s no single medium you have to limit yourself to, either, if you want to get creative. You can paint, draw, make music, garden… the world is your oyster.
If you’re looking for ways to publicly celebrate creativity, you’re in luck! NEPA is a hub for local arts and culture. From art galleries and museums to music venues, there are plenty of things to do in NEPA that focus on the creative.
If you’re looking to go beyond other people’s creativity and explore your own abilities in a fun, public way, there are plenty of ways to do that, too! What if we told you that you could partake in an art party while enjoying your favorite snacks and beverages—is there a better way to celebrate Live Creative Day than that?
667 N River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
Phone: (570) 430-5045
At Art n’ Vino Paint and Sip Studio, anyone can be an artist—however, anyone attending their wine and paint parties isn’t there to learn how to be an artist. These events are, after all, parties and not classes. Everyone who attends parties at Art n’ Vino is supplied with a canvas and paint. All you have to do is bring your own wine or other beverage (and creative spirit).
Art n’ Vino is also available for private parties. You can view their calendar of upcoming paintings here.
113 South Main Street
Pittston, PA 18640
Phone: (570) 313-5429
Paint & Pinot in Pittston is a BYOB (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) paint studio where adults and children alike can create their own personal masterpiece with the guidance of an experienced artist. Paint & Pinot offers both public and private events for all ages. If you’re less interested in group activities, they also offer art lessons for both kids and adults alike.
You can view their calendar of events here.
1142 Wyoming Avenue
Forty Fort, PA 18704
Phone: (570) 301-8731
Make fun art at Sip N Silk! This Sip, Snack, and Paint studio offers a fun and relaxing party atmosphere right in Forty Fort. Bring your own drinks (and snacks!) and turn your blank canvas (or scarf, paper, jewelry, etc.) into a unique work of art shaped by your own feelings and experiences. While all events are instructed by an artist in a step-by-step fashion, they really emphasize the party!
You can view their event calendar here.
336 E County Road
Drums, PA 18222
Phone: (570) 788-3063
The Next Picasso is a new, trendy entertainment venue housed in a 100+ year old barn in the beautiful Conyngham Valley. If you’re looking for a quaint and cozy place to explore your creativity, then this place is perfect for you. Simply bring your own beverages, snacks, and friends for a memorable event! They currently host public and private painting parties.
You can view their calendar for reservations here.
33 South Wilkes-Barre Boulevard
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Phone: (570) 991-0876
The Party Place in Wilkes-Barre has a lot to offer in terms of creative fun! They host art parties, kids events, wine and paint parties, art lessons, and even gift making! If you’re looking for something to do with the little ones, the Party Place even has Mommy and Me classes available.
You can view their calendar of upcoming public events here. They also have walk-in hours Tuesday through Saturday.
401 Spruce Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: (570) 343-2100
312 S. State Street
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Phone: (570) 319-1111
If you’d rather smell your art than either see it or wear it, you’ll want to check out NOTE Fragrances’ Custom Perfume Studio! Their expertly trained Scent Designers will guide you through the proper techniques for creating your own unique formula. Reservations are not required, although they are recommended.
You can book your custom perfume studio appointment here. Private parties must be booked by calling either the Scranton or Clarks Summit location.
Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.