The holiday store returned in 2020 and was a smashing success! We thank local business partner, The Olde Engine Works for providing space. Sixteen PoconoArts member artisans were represented. Future opportunities are in the works

We thank our members, friends, and partner organizations for helping PoconoArts weather the storms of 2020. A full slate of activities and events are planned for 2021 starting during downtown Stroudsburg’s Winterfest on Feb. 13. Summer festival planning is in full swing and our exhibition schedule is ready to help exhibiting artists plan ahead.

Future of the Arts-an important initiative has begun county wide to secure the Future of the Arts in our region. Community stakeholders are meeting regularly to plan and strategize how the arts will continue to enrich our lives in the Pocono region.

2021 Exhibition Schedule
For artists who like to plan ahead! All shows are open to all artists in any medium unless otherwise noted. All shows will have a virtual gallery component on www.poconoarts.org. Dates and activities subject to change based upon Covid-19 restrictions. Prospectus will be available approximately one month prior to the exhibition and can be found at poconoarts.org.

February/March: “Winter Wonderland” 2D exhibition; Pocono Cinema public gallery. (SIGN UP by calling the arts council office, limited to 15)

March/April: – Annual K-12 Student Show; Community Gallery, 701 Main St., Suite 402, Stroudsburg, PA

March/April: Group Exhibition-Open Call at Barrett Friendly Library, Mountainhome, PA

March/April: The Earth Speaks VII, Juried Show; Dunning Gallery, NCC-Monroe,Tannersville, PA

April: THEME: Voices of the Earth in Community Gallery

May-Annual Member’s Exhibition; Community Gallery, 701 Main St., Suite 402, Stroudsburg, PA

May 28-31-East Stroudsburg Artists-An Exhibition in honor of ES Boro’s 150th Anniversary Celebration, Historic Dansbury Depot, East Stroudsburg, PA limited to artists who reside or have resided in East Stroudsburg boro

June: “Kaleidoscope”-patterns and elements in constant change; Community Gallery, 701 Main St., Suite 402, Stroudsburg, PA

July: Fiber Arts-a celebration of fiber and fabric artists in our community; Community Gallery, 701 Main St., Suite 402, Stroudsburg, PA

August: THEME-Alla Prima Experience-Paint is applied wet on wet, and the work is completed all in one sitting. Sketch session will include a dancer and/or musician; completed work will be exhibited in the Community Gallery.

August 16-20: Children’s Fine Art Camp; date subject to change, location TBA

September: THEME-“Dramatic Light” Painting has a long tradition of playing with light, as both a subject and a tool, to create certain effects and elicit emotion. Community Gallery, 701 Main St., Stroudsburg, PA

October: Figurative Art-an exhibition of work created from life drawing sessions-dates, Sessions TBA

November: East Stroudsburg Borough’s 150th Anniversary Photography Show, Pocono Cinema Gallery, East Stroudsburg, PA

November: Annual Photography Show, Community Gallery, 701 Main St., Suite 402, Stroudsburg, PA.

November/December: Design Challenge-“Pocono Postcards”-depict favorite scenery in and around the Pocono Mountains. All mediums welcome. Only requirement: work must be able to fit through a letterbox.

November/December: Holiday Store-POPUP shop, location TBA

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