Our building is currently closed due to the surge of the
coronavirus, but we continue to offer classes and work on community projects. We invite you to stay involved and hope to open soon.

The Gathering Place invites the community to join
“Bears in the Summit” project
as Downtown Bear sponsors, artists, or volunteers.

Have you seen a black bear in the Abingtons? Perhaps walking across your backyard or munching from your bird feeder?
Bears have become more commonplace in our community.

To celebrate the Abingtons’ harmony with these furry critters, The Gathering Place has launched a community art project, “Bears in the Summit.” The project is an
initiative that will bring beautiful painted bear statues to downtown Clarks Summit this summer.

Each bear will be sponsored by a local group or business and individually decorated by an artist. In July, The Gathering Place will install the whimsical bruins at outside locations around the village and host a week of family-friendly events.

The Project: Where Bears Become Art

Artist Application

         – Artist Guidelines

 Downtown Bear Sponsor; Advertise in our program

The project follows in the footsteps of the famous Cows on Parade in Chicago, the Miles of Mules in northeastern Pennsylvania, and the Black Bear Film Festival in Milford, Pennsylvania.


For more information and to register, click on these links.

Michael Sorrentino

Brooke Wandall

Earl Lehman

For more information and to register for these virtual salons,
click the picture.

Understanding Racism Through the Written Word

In an effort to promote unity and a better understanding of the world we live in 
The Gathering Place has a small selection of books available to borrow. 
Please sign-out one book at a time.


In response to the pandemic and the need it has created in our community,
The Gathering Place, The First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, and
Our Lady of Snows Church, in cooperation with the Clarks Summit Borough have created The Open Door Food Pantry. The pantry is located in the entryway to the 
Borough Building elevator on Spring St.

We are accepting donations at this time. If you have extra and want to help, the door is always open, the shelves are set up, just place your donations on the shelves.

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that will try to keep
you informed of
events, classes and information.

Stay safe and healthy.

Donate to The Gathering Place.

Take classes, go to lectures, enjoy community events and art shows or just meet with friends.
Help us so we can offer you so much more.
Donate today.

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Many Thanks to Our Patrons
Hal & Paula Baillie    Dorrance R. & Susan S. Belin
Joe Dippre & Graeme Baillie
The First Lieutenant Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund
of The Luzerne Foundation
Bill & Grace Farrell      Forensic Associates of NEPA, LLC
Emily & Lee Rancier    Jean & Gene Stark       
 The Waters Family