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NEPA Creative?

NEPA Creative is committed to supporting local creatives, fostering creativity, and connecting opportunity.

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NEPA Creative Directory

Create a directory listing and join a growing list of creators in NEPA!

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Upcoming Meetups

Our free monthly meetups promote collaboration, brainstorming, and sheer moral support for creatives and non-creatives in NEPA.

Next Creative Meetup

Tuesday, January 17

Join us for our next Creative Meetup on Tuesday, January 17 at 5:00 PM at the THINK Center located at 7 S Main Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18701.

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Sunday Spotlights

Sunday Spotlight: Ariel Laura

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Ariel Laura! Ariel is a college student at Penn State University. She’s graduating this year with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. On her social media accounts, Ariel’s Pages, she runs an English tutoring program and curates a local Blind Date with a Book. Blind Date with a Book is where a library, bookstore, or friend wraps multiple books, writes clues on them, and users pick the book they…

Sunday Spotlight: Jacob Snell

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Jacob Snell! Jacob is a father, husband, and content creator. He attended Maryland Institute College of Art for two years before he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Before COVID, he spent years in the food service industry as a cook and later worked for studio BE as a content creator. Since he’s been there, he has put his artistic skills towards creative direction for the company. Now, he paints…

Sunday Spotlight: Morgan Jackson

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Morgan Jackson! Morgan Jackson is a landscape painter with a great love of nature. As a new mom of a nine-month old, she’s trying her best to paint during nap times.  Her journey started in high school, where her passion for landscape painting came from a tough teacher. On one project, the teacher gave Morgan a 100+ and encouraged her to keep practicing and appreciating the world around her.…

Why is this important?

“Engaging with people from different backgrounds and unique perspectives is vital to innovation. The Creative Meetups give us an opportunity to learn, grow, and improve as a community. Having an inclusive space and a consistent forum to gather is such an important resource for NEPA.”

Jamie Smith, Founder of Social Fabric Collective

Jamie Smith, Founder of Social Fabric Collective

“I think that as a creative mind, it is very easy to become uninspired. Having the Creative Meetups be a place where creative minds can come and be surrounded by a room of their peers to spark inspiration is so powerful, so beautiful, and infinitely important.”

 

Jess Ross, Social Media Specialist | Net Driven

Jess Ross, Social Media Specialist | Net Driven

“Creative Meetups like these inspire new and exciting projects. Connecting creatives of different media and outlets allows for them to potentially bring larger, more diverse projects to life.”

Melissa Diltz, Melissa Diltz Art & Creator of SEEK

Melissa Diltz, Melissa Diltz Art & Creator of SEEK

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