Local business showcasing area's creativity

Coal Creative intern Emily Bellanca prepares to shoot a video.

WOLF-TV (Wilkes-Barre) -- You don't have to travel to New York City or Philadelphia to be inspired by art, music, or design. One local business is out to prove that creativity and the arts are thriving right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Wilkes University junior Emily Bellanco, an intern at internet and marketing firm Coal Creative, produces weekly videos for the business's Facebook page highlighting local creatives. Anyone from artists to authors and barbers are featured every Wednesday.

"I think it sheds a positive light on the people and the work that's being done in this area," said Bellanco. "It's really easy to paint a negative picture about our area and people often do that, so it's just a way to show all the positive things that are happening."

The idea came from Coal Creative Director of Business Development Holly Pilcavage, who urges the public to nominate a creative person they know to be featured. Holly can be emailed at holly@coalcreative.com.

Coalcreative.com is located in downtown Wilkes-Barre and is owned and operated by Gerard Durling.

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