Visual Arts

Discover the visual art talents in your community. Our galleries, museums and art spaces feature emerging and established artists and host special events regularly. Click any of the links below to learn more.

Upcoming Visual Arts Events

Bloomsburg


 

 

Reception for: “Train of Thought”

July 5th @ 5PM

Show runs Monday, June 10th, through Friday, July 19th, at the Exchange Gallery, 24 East Main Street in Bloomsburg. We will host the artists’ reception on July’s First Friday, the 5th, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Exchange


Storytelling at The Exchange: “Train of Thought”

Tuesday, June 25th @ 7PM

The Exchange


Reception for: “Looking Up”

September 6th @ 5PM

The show runs Tuesday, September 3rd, through Friday, October 11th, at the Exchange Gallery, 24 East Main Street in Bloomsburg

The Exchange


Danville


 


 

 

June 20 – July 13:
Jason Godeke
Reception: June 21, 6-8pm

July 25 – August 17:
Fibers
Closing Reception: August 17, 6-8pm

*Seat reservations will become available for purchase on our website
the month they are scheduled.


Berwick


 

Milton


 

Life Drawing
Thursdays, 6PM-8PM
2nd Floor Classroom | $10
Just show up! BYO Materials 

Embark Yoga with Dawn
Saturdays, 8AM
Third Floor Sanctuary | $15

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Lewisburg

Artists & Artisans – A Cooperative Gallery

229 Market St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837


 

Sunbury


 

Williamsport


 


 


 

Books Undone 2: the art of altered books

May 30 – July 21, 2024
Reception: Sunday, June 2, 2-5 p.m.

Summer hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Closed July 3 – 7


Shamokin

Join us as we celebrate new Featured Artist, Hannah Bashore’s opening reception with a patriotic twist. This event has free admission and serves to promote community & art in Shamokin area.

We will be hosting a series of workshops facilitated by our Gallery Curator, Phoebe R Heath aimed to help artists and other ‘makers’ elevate their professional presence. Feel free to spread the word to those in your artistic community! The following topics will be covered:
 
June 22: Writing an Artist’s Statement
July 13: Building a Digital Presence
August 10: Exhibiting Your Work (We would like to highlight your organization as a potential place to inquire about exhibition. Please feel free to provide any/all promotional materials you would like us to have available)
 
Full details and registration are on our website at https://www.artisanalleyshamokin.com/creative-professionals-series.
 
Direct registration can be made at: https://forms.gle/Rnt63SWFNwET9tj99
 

State College

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
July 10th – 14th
Coming up on our 58th year in 2024, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is one of the top-ranked juried art fairs in the country, the highlight of the State College summer, one of the biggest non-football alumni weekends for Penn Staters, the summer’s economic anchor for downtown businesses, and the place to be for art, music, and fun the week after Independence Day.

 

Poconos


9th Annual Photographers Exhibition

June 1 – July 26
Film and digital photography.

Drop-off: Tuesday, May 28 from 1-6pm

Reception and Awards: Saturday, June 1 from 4-6pm

Pick-up: Tuesday, July 30 from 1-6pm



Natural Light: Sun & Moon

July 3 – 30
Works that explore sunlight or moonlight. In partnership with our friends at Pocono Heritage Land Trust, this show takes place at Brodhead Creek Heritage Center, 1539 Cherry Lane Rd., East Stroudsburg.

Drop-off at BCHC: Tuesday, July 2 from 11am-4pm

Reception at BCHC: Wednesday, July 3 from 5-7pm

Pick-up at BCHC: Tuesday, July 30 from 11am-4pm



Printmaking & Poetry

August 3 – September 27
From monoprints to monologues… unique impressions of ink on paper.

Drop-off: Tuesday, July 30 from 1-6pm

Reception: Saturday, August 3 from 4-6pm

Pick-up: Tuesday, October 1 from 1-6pm



Pocono Plein Air & Quick Draw Exhibition

October 5 – October 25
Artwork created during the Pocono Plein Air & Quick Draw events in September 2024. Details to follow!

Drop-off: Tuesday, October 1 from 1-6pm

Reception: Saturday, October 5 from 4-6pm

Pick-up: Tuesday, October 29 from 1-6pm



Holiday Shop

November 30 – December 20
Juried fine craft and artwork from member artisans featured in our annual pop-up shop. Shopping Hours TBA!

Drop-off: Tuesday, October 29 – Friday, November 15

Opening: Small Business Saturday, November 30

Pick-up: Tuesday, January 7 – Friday, January 10, 2025

 


 


 

Eagles Mere

 
The Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts is excited to announce that our 2024 program is now up and live on our web site at https://emfoa.org/
 
Check out the many fantastic programs we will be providing this summer. Sign up for classes, or become a member now and support the arts in Eagles Mere and Sullivan County!

Art News From Around the World

The Unclassifiable Brilliance of Joanne Greenbaum

Fiercely independent, the artist belongs to no art group, movement, or style.

10 New Art Books to Read This Pride Month

Celebrate June with titles on James Baldwin, queer artists and political action, Warhol film star Candy Darling, strippers and performance in San Francisco, and more.

UArts President Resigns Amid Anger Over School’s Closure

Kerry Walk stepped down less than four days after the Philadelphia institution abruptly announced it would shutter within a week.

100 Years of Photographs of Gay Men in Love

Hundreds of photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries offer a glimpse at the life of gay men during a time when their love was illegal almost everywhere.

10 of the Weirdest, Wildest Museum Stories You’ll Ever Read

Illustrator Bob Eckstein shares his favorite strange stories from some of the world’s most famous museums.

 

The Disrupted Realism of the New King Charles Portrait

The viral painting mirrors a contemporary movement that allows for improvisation and often fuses representation and abstraction in unexpected ways.

Hundreds of Artists Rally for Increased Culture Funding in Montreal

Artists and cultural laborers live in “unsustainable precariousness,” according to advocates pushing Quebec’s Minister of Culture for more support.

Creating a Bacteria Painting Is an Elegant But Dangerous Art

The living germ artworks must be destroyed after creation.


Baldwin Street Houses

One of the world’s steepest streets seems to have houses sliding down it. 


14 Art Books to Read This Summer

From an occult Renaissance manuscript and the history of eyeliner to Salman Rushdie’s new book, our staff and contributors have got you covered.

Students Rename Columbia Building in Honor of 6-Year-Old Killed in Gaza

Over 100 people were arrested at the Morningside campus after Pro-Palestinian protesters occupied Hamilton Hall, now baptized “Hind’s Hall.”

Artist Seeks Restraining Order to Prevent Land Artwork’s Demolition

The Des Moines Art Center cited the “ephemeral” nature of artist Mary Miss’s original materials in its decision to destroy the work.

It’s Bye Boomers, Hello Millennials at This Year’s Whitney Biennial

The 81st edition of the renowned exhibition is younger, more geographically diverse, and not so male anymore, Hyperallergic’s analysis shows.

Activists Cover Up Paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi’s Rapist in Italy

Advocates drew attention to Italy’s domestic violence and femicide crisis and denounce the Palazzo Ducale’s controversial “rape room” exhibition.

Activists Create Life-Sized Cyanotype in Trans Solidarity Action

Artist Cassils led “Etched in Light,” a participatory visual art and sonic performance in Washington, DC this weekend.

As Space Becomes Scarce, Artists Take Over an Abandoned LA Structure

Revel Hall was a meditation on empty, dilapidated properties in a city plagued by a housing crisis.

UArts Students and Staff Rally After Abrupt Closure Announcement

The Philadelphia art school shocked community members with the news that it plans to cease operations within a week.


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Plz send me the long-forgotten treasures in your inbox


With the Help of Students, Street Artists Transform an LA High School

Well-known names and veteran muralists with deep ties to local communities were tapped for the project at César E. Chávez Learning Academies in San Fernando.

10 Art Shows to See in Upstate New York This June

This month: the feminine nostalgia of Pam Poquette, the witty impact of Nina Chanel Abney, GUZMAN’s sideways glance at the state of the world, and more.

In Defense of Jonathan Yeo’s King Charles Portrait

Just like Velázquez’s last portrait of King Philip IV of Spain, Yeo’s blood-red painting signifies the imminent downfall of a monarch.


World Famous Crochet Museum

An old California photo stand has been turned into a shrine to the cozy art of crochet.


In Bushwick, Skewville Makes a Home for Street Art

Tucked away in a garage in Brooklyn, the colorful art space is one of the only galleries in the city devoted to the underappreciated medium.

Billions in Debt Forgiven for Students of Defunct Art Institutes

The shuttered art school network was accused of defrauding and misleading its students.

See Dozens of New York City Landmarks That No Longer Exist

A new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society traces the city’s history through its long-forgotten monuments.

The Manhattan High Line Sprouts Heads and Branches

Artist Giulia Cenci’s new installation in NYC has viewers questioning the impacts of arbitrary hierarchies imposed by the human race.

They Said I Could Ask Dalí Anything, So I Did

I tried out “Ask Dalí,” a new experience that lets you communicate with an AI model of the Surrealist artist through a lobster telephone.

The Most Breathtaking Photographs of the 2024 Solar Eclipse

You didn’t need to be in the path of totality to be awed.

 


How Do Artists See Themselves?

Self-portraits by Van Gogh, Francis Bacon, and more explore not just how these artists saw the world but also what “selfie” culture says about us. 

Animal Rights Activists Target New King Charles Portrait

The action was in protest of allegations against the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, where King Charles III is a patron.

Hacker Group Says It Will Auction Off Christie’s Client Data

… But is there really anything worth bidding for?


UArts Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Labor Violations

Staff are seeking two months of pay, healthcare coverage, and damages after the Philadelphia arts school abruptly announced its closure.

The Artists Sifting Through Your City’s Garbage

An exhibition in Manhattan’s Chinatown examines the work of waste facility artists-in-residence from New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Portland.

How Can Grantmakers Support Artists of Color?

Those of us in arts philanthropy need to redouble our efforts to fund artists and organizations of color and sharpen our grantmaking practices to advance racial justice.

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When “Made in China” Becomes a Poem

Rather than deduce manufacturers’ intentions with typo-ridden clothing, the collective New York Shanzhai Lyric trains attention on the artistic value of these texts.

A 65-Foot Wiener Lands in Times Square

New Yorkers can feast their eyes on the formidable frank through June 13.

Art Takes Center Stage at Growing Student Protests for Palestine

Visual arts faculty, alumni, and staff are standing in solidarity with students as “art corners” and other creative initiatives dominate the encampments.

John Yau Talks About the Art of Collaboration

The exhibition Disguise the Limit highlights the many different ways Yau has worked with a wide range of visual artists over the past five decades.

Staff member put work on display at Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne ‘in hope of achieving his breakthrough’


Can’t Make It to the Whitney Biennial? Stream These Films Online Instead

A partnership between the museum and Mubi will make a selection of films in this year’s biennial available to watch online from the US, UK, and Canada starting April 12.

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