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The Sterling and Dorothy Strauser Award was presented to Paul on Saturday September 10, 2016 by The celebration of the Arts Festival

The award is to honor those who have demonstrated excellence in the arts and has shared their insights and inspiration by encouraging creativity.

The Monroe County Image Awards presented The Forwardian Film Festival their award for Community Films on Sunday September 11, 2016.



The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA presents their Community Concerts Series every Tuesday .

The Shawnee Inn in Shawnee on Delaware, PA presents The Riverside Rhythm the first Wednesday of the month beginning at 7pm featuring Big Band Music and Ballroom Dancing.

The Renegade Urban Winery in Stroudsburg, PA presents music by featured performers Every Friday and Saturday along with an Open Mic Nite on Thursdays.

Music is presented The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday along with a Jazz Jam on Thursdays and The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra the last Monday of the month .

The F risky Goat Coffeehouse in Milford, PA will hold their Emerging Voices Open Mic hosted by Veronica Coyne the second Saturday of the month beginning with sign ups and a Reception at 6:30pm with performances starting at 7pm.

The Sherman Showcase in Stroudsburg, PA holds their weekly Open Mic Nite every Sunday Night.

Wednesday April 25

DeSales University in Center Valley, PA presents their production of Into the Woods at the Lubuda Center of the Performing Arts as part of their Main Stage Subscription Series. The production will continue until May 6. For More Information

The East Stroudsburg University of PA’s University Jazz Ensemble performs their Spring Jazz Concert.For More Information

Friday April 27

Jibberjazz Productions in Schuylkill Haven, PA presents Some Kind of Jam 13 featuring a full weekend music and camping festival showcas ing 29 eclectic musical acts across three stages along with numerous workshops and scheduled activities until April 29. For More Information .

The Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center in Bangor, PA presents Getting to Faith Through Doubt and Helping Congregants Get to Faith Through Doubt led by Bill Tammeus until April 29 . For More Information .

The Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on Delaware, PA will present their Children’s Production of “The Wizard of Oz Ballet” until April 29 . For More Information .

The Kindred Spirits Arts Program will present Got That Swing: The Art of The Solo with Renowned  trumpet player Joseph Boga Nonet beginning at 7pm at the Delaware Valley High School auditorium in Milford, PA. For more information

Saturday April 28

The East Stroudsburg University of PA’s Musical Theatre Organization present a Cabaret featuring selections from Broadway musicals in the Dale Snow Theatre. For More Information .

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy Dinner will take place the Settlers Inn in Hawley, PA. See Facebook Invitation .

The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA present s Dreams: Playing the Music of The Allman Brothers Band.  For More Information.

The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA present  Lisa Dellarossa: Celebrating Lady Legends. For more information .

Sunday April 29

The Columcille Megalithic Part and Celtic Cultural Center in Bangor, PA will celebrate Bealtainne beginning at 2pm featuring Maypole, Music. and Merriment. For More Information .

The East Stroudsburg University of PA’s University/Community Concert Band under the direction of Vincent LoRusso performs their Thirtieth Annual Spring Band Concert in the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall of the Fine and Performing Arts Center. For More Information .

The Middle Smithfield Township, PA will host t he Pocono Photo Club’ s Artists’ Reception for their Fifth Annual Pocono Photo Club Exhibition and their kick off event for their Shop Local Restaurant Week within The Whispering Pines Banquet Hall at The Country Club of the Poconos in East Stroudsburg, PA beginning at 6:30pm. The Shop Local Restaurant Week will continue throughout the Township until May 6 while the Fifth Annual Pocono Photo Club exhibition will be on display within The Whispering Pines Banquet Hall until May 30 . See Facebook Invitation

“THE FORWARDIAN ARTS SOCIETY is a fellowship of people who love the arts sharing the belief the arts can inspire our creative dreams to become magnificent worlds of our deepest experiences reminding us who we really are. Therefore, our fellowship shares a desire to support, encourage, and explore the artistic experiences of creative individuals and groups as they go forward toward their dreams.” Mission Statement

The April 2018 issue of our Art News magazine titled, "The Forwardian Gazette" is filled with reflections upon the creative wonders of our most recent memories and a listing of the dreamlike experiences that may occur this month.

The Volume II Issue 2 Edition of our Literary and Arts magazine titled, "Forwardian" is filled with stories that speak to you, poetry that inspire you, and images that will captivate you.

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Are you an Artist, Photographer, Writer, and/or Poet who would like to see your work published in our Literary and Arts Magazine "Forwardian?" Well, then. Here's your chance. We'll be accepting submissions for our next issue until May 11, 2018. We can't wait to experience your work.

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We would like to congratulate Linda Zak who has won our January Competition. Her image, Winter Sunset, will appear in the Forwardian Galleria section of the next issue of our literary and arts magazine Forwardian.

Now it's your turn to win

The Forwardian Arts Society invites you to participate in a competition to determine what images will be placed on the front and back covers of our upcoming literary and arts magazine "Forwardian." We'll be accepting submissions of original work of art and/or photography from May 1 until May 14.

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The 2018 Forwardian Film Festival seeks to promote and encourage the creative endeavors of filmmakers by showcasing their work in an annual festival environment. The festival takes place over a three day schedule and includes a film themed art exhibition along with the presentation of short (up to 15 minutes in duration) and feature length (90 to 120 minutes in duration) films. Certificates are given to filmmakers who are chosen by the audience and a panel of Judges for Best Short Film, Best Feature Length Film, and the film determined to be the Best of the Festival. Award winners will also be featured in subsequent showings throughout the year. Submissions will be accepted from Friday June 1 to Wednesday August 15 .

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The Forwardian Arts Society invites you to join us in a special presentation featuring the filmmakers who won awards during The 2016 Film Festival and The 2017 Forwardian Film Festival to be held on Saturday June 2 and 9 beginning at 10am at The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA. The admission to The Forwardian Film Bestival is free and it's Open to all who love the art of film.

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The Origins Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA  presentedd their Arts Showcase: The Creative Works of Alison Gray and Krystal Waltz  until April 17 . PICTURES

The Sherman Showcase in Stroudsburg, PA  held an installment of their Open Mic Nite Series featuring Hip Hop Artist Lil Portalz on Sunday April 8  PICTURES.

The East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of PA began their Annual Global Week with an Arts Slam on Monday April 2 which included an Artists’ Reception for their Mosaic of My Life Exhibition and Art Slam Performances. The week of festivities ended April 8 while the Mosaic of My Life Exhibition continued to be on display until April 12 . PICTURES.

The Eastern Monroe Public Library in Stroudsburg, PA presented their Along the Delaware Exhibition featuring the work of James Gloria until March 28. PICTURES.

The Pocono Mountain Community Chorus held their Thirty-Ninth Annual Holy Week Concert Series in various Churches on Sunday March 25 , Tuesday March 27, and on Wednesday March 28 PICTURES.

The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA presented their It’ll Make You Smile Exhibition featuring the works of Jack Swersie until March 26. PICTURES.

The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center (PC3) in East Stroudsburg, PA presented a Special Veterans’ Celebration on Sunday March 25. PICTURES.

The PoconoArts Community Center in Stroudsburg, PA presented The PoconoArts Council Second Annual Art as Spirituality Exhibition until March 24. .

The Origins Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA presented their Spring into Action Show on Friday March 23 as part of the 5×7 Exhibition Series. PICTURES.


The Soho in the Burg Art Gallery presents their Carzwell and Rimberg…. The Show at The Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA until April 30. PICTURES.

The Northampton Community College Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA presents their American Identity: Art that Expresses Social, Historical and Political Issues in American Culture Exhibition until May 18. PICTURES.

The Mill Alley Gallery located within the District Office of PA State Representative Maureen Madden in Stroudsburg, PA presents the PoconoArts Council Exhibition until May 20 PICTURES.