Bogart Court Arts District Celebrates Grand Opening – Scranton PA

Bogart Court Artists

Pictured from L to R: Leigh Magnotta, Business Consultant, The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center; Kari Johnson, Owner AOS Metals; Noreen Blewitt, MaryClaire Jordan and Jennifer Blewitt, all of Trinity Studio & Gallery; Trinka Ravaioli, Grapevine Design & Trinka Studio; Donald Rinaldi, Developer of Renaissance at 500 Lackawanna Avenue.

Scranton – The University of Scranton SBDC was there when The Artists of Bogart Court officially opened their boutique shops with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 14th, behind the Renaissance at 500 Lackawanna Avenue  in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The public was invited to meet the artists, shop in the boutique stores and surrounding businesses, and experience the atmosphere that the Bogart Court Arts District has to offer. The shops offer photography, fine art, jewelry, sculpture, and more. Friday’s event featured music and light refreshments. On Saturday, October 15th, the shops were open and offered a variety of family and children’s activities.

Artists Kari Johnson, AOS Metals; Trinka Ravaioli, Grapevine Design & Trinka Studios; Trinity Studio & Gallery, Jennifer Blewitt Photography, Maryclaire Jordan & Noreen Blewitt were recently named winners of the Kickstart Art Challenge, a multi-phase competition that resulted in prizes including free tenancy at Bogart Court for six months with a lease of up to a year.

Bogart Art Shops permanent hours will be Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Kari Johnson at

About The University of Scranton SBDC

The University of Scranton SBDC provides no cost small business consulting services that are tailored to fit the needs of small business clients of Bradford, Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne & Wyoming Counties. The center offers confidential individualized assistance designed to identify and address the problems of small business owners as well as individuals interested in establishing a business. The program is jointly funded by the US Small Business Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and The University of Scranton.
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