Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at the mural site on October 6
The fourth mural in a series of public art works developed through Scranton Tomorrow’s Mural Arts Program is now complete, and that means it’s time to celebrate!
Everyone in the community is invited to the Dedication Ceremony and Meet and Greet with the Artist in honor of The Office: The Story of Us mural by Hagopian Arts on Friday, October 6, at 5:30 p.m. at 503 Lackawanna Avenue, Downtown Scranton.
Featuring highly-rendered, realistic black-and-white portraits of 17 cast members, famous quotes from the show, local landmarks referenced in the series, and colorful geometric shapes, the mural is 86 feet wide by 27 feet tall. The project is made possible with support from Universal Television and Peacock, and premier sponsor Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau. Additional community sponsors include Community Bank, N.A., Cooper’s Seafood House, and The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.
The Office, the hit television series set in Scranton, Pennsylvania (which aired on NBC from 2005 to 2013) has brought considerable notoriety to the city. Created by Greg Daniels, Peacock is the exclusive streaming home of the half-hour comedy The Office. In addition to full episodes, the platform also offers behind-the-scenes footage including bloopers, featurettes, and interviews with cast and producers. From Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, the ensemble series stars Steve Carell as Michael Scott, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly, and Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute.
The Dedication Ceremony will include brief remarks by Scranton Tomorrow leaders and members of its Mural Arts Program, public officials, and sponsors. Marko Marcinko and the SJF All Stars will provide musical entertainment. A Meet and Greet with the Artist, sponsored by Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department and The Loft Wine Bar & Events, will follow the ceremony.
Festivities continue throughout Downtown Scranton with an Office-themed First Friday. To download a First Friday map, visit firstfridayscranton.com.
To learn more about Scranton Tomorrow’s Mural Arts Program, visit scrantontomorrow.org and follow Scranton Tomorrow on social media. To learn more about Hagopian Arts, visit hagopianarts.com and follow Hagopian Arts on social media.
The Office: The Story of Us mural by Hagopian Arts is a project of Scranton Tomorrow with support from Universal Television and Peacock, and premier sponsor Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau.