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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

Creative Meetup on Tuesday, June 21st!

Join us for our next Creative Meetup on Tuesday, June 21st at 5:30 PM in Kirby Park at the Martz Pavilion (the one next to the pond)! Learn more here.

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Sunday Spotlights

Sunday Spotlight: Lori Prashker-Thomas & Michael W. Thomas

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Lori Prashker-Thomas and Michael W. Thomas!   Michael has been creating black and white and color photographs for over 40 years. He served his country in Vietnam as a proud member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and upon his return, realized how vital capturing life is. This led him to returning to his favorite hobby — photography.  For Lori, creativity fuels her soul. When she met Michael, she picked…

Sunday Spotlight: Shelby Luxenberger

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Shelby Luxenberger!   Shelby is a stay-at-home mom and self-taught resin artist, owner of Dear Universe Resin. She resides in Turbotville, PA with her husband, daughter, and 2 cats and enjoys traveling, hiking, and good day of self care.  Ever since she was young, Shelby loved creating. When the pandemic hit in 2020 and she found herself at home, she became interested in adopting a new hobby. While scrolling…

Sunday Spotlight: Brooke Wandall

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Brooke Wandall!   Brooke is an avid book collector and painter living in NEPA with her two daughters. She attended Marywood University and enjoys selling her art on Etsy.  For Brooke, drawing was an activity she never grew out of. Her mother is a notable local folk artist and Brooke always felt inspired by her and her work.  Brooke usually paints abstract terrariums with flowers, but she also enjoys…

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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