Art of PA
an arts and culture resource Serving the communities of Bloomsburg, berwick, and Danville, Pennsylvania
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No rules! No instructions! It’s Random Art Night for the whole family! You can create a funky masterpiece using random bits from the Library’s vast collection of semi-used artsy-crafty stuff. (Wow! do we ever have A LOT of leftover creative bits and pieces.) Let your creativity run free! Come and create something cool and unique to you!Find out more »
“It’s a heavy heavy world and it’s coming down on you.” Musically speaking. Nick Andrew Staver is trenching new roads to be paved with his sound, ripping out the traditional Blues seams and restitching them with his story. Behind the steam of his 2017 independent release YOPE, lovingly titled after a childhood nickname, Nick Andrew Staver is and has been touring the country to help fill in the gaps for those in need of a Blues fix. And some of…Find out more »
Wearable Art II April 22 – May 31 Reception Saturday, April 27th (same day as Renaissance Jamboree) April 22nd through May 31st Give us your baubles, your rags, your flamboyant costumes yearning to breathe free. Anything goes, from an earring to a ballgown! Cost: FREE Host name: The Exchange Venue: The Exchange 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 570-317-2596 exchangearts.orgFind out more »
Show runs June 1st through July 5th Reception 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 1st You may interpret the theme any way that you wish; all media accepted, 2D and 3D, including video and installations. "Mistakes open new doors. We can find endless examples of famous historical figures in science, art, education, engineering, and so on who have used the learning process from a mistake to impact the world for the better. If we as a community share our artistic expressions…Find out more »
Mistakes open new doors. We can find endless examples of famous historical figures in science, art, education, engineering, and so on who have used the learning process from a mistake to impact the world for the better. If we as a community share our artistic expressions of mistakes, whether the art is a mistake or about mistakes, this will empower us to open our minds to go deeper in our learning, our reflections, our skills, and our self-awareness. Reception June…Find out more »
3rd Street Blues Band in Bloomsburg Town Park Concert Series July 10; 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm The Exchange collaborates with the Town Park Improvement Association to again bring Blues music to the annual summer concert series, this year with the best young musicians on any side of Memphis, Williamsport’s own 3rd Street Blues Band! These high-schoolers, all of them students at the Uptown Music Collective, have wowed audiences at the Briggs Farm Blues Festival and at the Destination Blues Music…Find out more »
The Exchange excitedly welcomes our first international artist, Hubert Dorigatti who has played the Blues on both sides of the Atlantic. Born in Bruneck, Italy, he has many undertaken various projects of his own and has now decided to return to his musical roots, the Blues. In his own acoustic guitar compositions, Dorigatti pairs virtuoso ragtime picking with Country and Folk influences, without losing his own style. The traditional Blues composer from the mountains of South Tyrol recently won the…Find out more »
Come out to the free family friendly event and meet the community groups that help keep us safe! Local police, fire departments and other first responders will be on hand to share what they do and how they do it. Light refreshments will be available. This is a great opportunity for your family to meet the men and women who serve our communities! As a bonus, the State Police helicopter will be landing and you’ll get to see some of…Find out more »
The Exchange hosts this film as part of its mission to bring all arts to all communities throughout our region. All ages welcomed, donations accepted at the door. "I Was Always Supposed to Be Here" is an experimental documentary that showcases the current pursuits, practices, and professions of 29 Black women who live in and around Austin, Texas. This movie was shot on 16mm film using a spring-loaded 1950s Bell & Howell camera. Other than light and color adjustments, each…Find out more »
Exchange Gallery Committee Invitational July 8 – August 16 Each Exchange Gallery committee member will invite an artist or artists who have never shown here before to enter this exhibition, thus bringing in artwork never before seen in this community. Reception 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th. For Gallery hours, visit ExchangeArts.org/calendar. Cost: Free Admission Host name: The Exchange Venue: The Exchange 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 570-317-2596 exchangearts.orgFind out more »
Area Art News
Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces Adults-Only Gala to Benefit the Museum’s Programs and Exhibits
Early Bird Pricing through Friday, August 16 The Bloomsburg Children's Museum will host its first-ever "Night at the Museum" Gala on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 6-9 pm to benefit the museum's many exhibits and educational programs. This adults-only gathering will...read more
Dedicated to bringing the arts to all communities throughout our region, The Exchange again presents Columbia County’s biggest one-day outdoor art event of the year. The twelfth annual ArtFest will take place on Saturday, the 24th of August, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5...read more
For the first time in the three years that The Exchange has hosted the listening room, they will be featuring an international performer all the way from Italy next Wednesday, July 31. Hubert Dorigatti is certainly no Blues veteran, given his age, but the wide range...read more
Welcome to Art of PA, a comprehensive list of arts events and venues in Columbia and Montour Counties. We strive to connect people with the arts and to highlight the role of the arts in making Central PA a great place to visit and a great place to live. We encourage you to explore any of the categories below.
Live music, monthly blues performances, big music festivals, and even classical music all have a home in our community. Check out the upcoming music calendar.
Discover the visual art talents in our community. Our galleries, museums, and art spaces feature emerging and established artists and host special events regularly.
Discover the festivals, lectures, and literary events that Montour and Columbia counties have to offer. Enrich your experience with education.
Perfect for the young and young at heart, our kids events have an educational focus and are usually affordable for almost any budget.
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