“THE FORWARDIAN ARTS SOCIETY is a fellowship of people who share a desire to encourage, support, and love the experiences of creative individuals and groups as they go forward toward their dreams."

We are always of doing things without having money. But....

In case we ever need money

to do something.


Who The Forwardian Are We

Learn all about The Forwardian Arts Society as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary.



The 2021 Forwardian Film Festival will begin taking submissions of films to be considered for inclusion in its annual Online event until June 30th. There is no entry fee for Filmmakers to have their work presented during the festival, However, a $25 entry fee will be required from those who wish to compete for the cash awards. The 2021 Forwardian Film Festival will take place from July 15th to the 31st.


The Gamut Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA presents the work of Al Kratzer, Arthur Kvarnstrom, Tricia Lowery Lippert, Miharu Lane, and Albert Shivers until June 26th. 


The Office/Gallery at Chant Realtors in Lords Valley, PA will present the works of Kristina Rode until June 27th.
The Banana Factory Art Center in Bethlehem, PA will present their Compendium: Playlist Exhibition until July 11th. 


Tuesday June 22nd

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA will present The Lost Ramblers as part of their Community Concert Series. 


Wednesday June 23rd

The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA presents Craig Thatcher as part of their Music in the Pavillion Series. 


Thursday June 24th

The Borough of Stroudsburg, PA will present Regina Sayles as part of their annual Summer Concerts Series at the Courthouse Square beginning at 6pm. 


Friday June 25th

The Tolino Vineyards and Winery in Bangor, PA presents At The Apollo beginning at 5pm as part of their Foodtruck Family Fridays Series. 

The Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission (SROSRC) will present the film “Jurassic Park” in the Dansbury Park in East Stroudsburg, PA as part of their Movies in the Park Series. 

The Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on the Delaware, PA will present their production of “Hello Dolly.” The performances will continue every Saturday and Sunday until July 11th.


Saturday June 26th

The Tolino Vineyards and Winery in Bangor, PA will present music by Len Mooney and delicious tacos by Rogue Taco Truck beginning at 1pm.

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Amani. 


Sunday June 27th

The Tolino Vineyards and Winery in Bangor, PA presents James Supra for Dog Days of Summer fundraiser for a local shelter and food by Blendlife beginning at 2pm. 

The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Vinny Bianchi and la Cuchina beginning at 6pm as part of their Summer 2021 Gazebo Concert Series.

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present The Horizons Quartet’s Album Release Party.


Monday June 28th

The Eastburg Community Alliance will present Bryan Wallie at The Historic Dansbury Depot in East Stroudsburg, PA beginning at 7pm as part of their Music on Mondays concert series.


Tuesday June 29th

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA will present the Shawnee Playhouse Patriotic Sing-A-Long as part of their Community Concert Series.


Wednesday June 30th

The Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, PA will hold an Open Mic Nite beginning at 6pm.

The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA presents Chris London as part of their Music in the Pavillion Series. 



THE PLACES WE'VE BEEN


White Mills and Beyond The Factory

The Art Factory of White Mills in White Mills, PA held their monthly Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday June 19th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Flying Blind in Stroudsburg, PA

The Borough of Stroudsburg, PA presented Mark Cook and Brian Hall of Flying Blind along with special guest Wendy Wilson on Thursday June 17th as the first performance in their annual Summer Concerts Series at the Courthouse Square. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


A Night of Songs, Art, and Pizza at 

The Josie Porter Farm 

The Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, PA held another installment of their Open Mic Nite on Wednesday June 16th hosted by Kenny Hatt and Brittney Coleman. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Kings of the Queen Came Back to the Green

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA presented The Kings of Queen St on Tuesday June 15th as part of their Community Concert Series. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Erin McClelland Band at The Gazebo

The Erin McClelland Band performed at The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap, PA on Sunday June 13th as part of their weekly Summer 2021 Gazebo Concert Series. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Farmer Market: Paint, Produce, and Spencer Reed

The weekly Monroe Farmers Market located in the Courthouse Square of Stroudsburg, PA presented Jazz Guitarist Spencer Reed on Saturday June 12th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Philadelphia Blooming

The 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show took place at the FDR Park in Philadelphia, PA from June 5th to 13th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


A Poe Opening in Canadensis

The Poe and Raven Gallery in Canadensis, PA held Opening Receptions on May 30th and and May 31st in celebration of the Grand Opening of their gallery which features paintings and prints created by the gallery’s curator, June Ponte. Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 


Thatchertricity at the Stroudsmoor 

The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA opened their 2021 Music in the Pavilion Series on Wednesday May 26th with The Craig Thatcher Electric Trio. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Upfront and Seasonal 


The Upfront Exhibition Space in Port Jervis, NY held their Spring Artist Reception on Sunday May 23rd featuring work from 20 local artists. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The PoconoArts 2021 Members' Show 

The Pocono Arts Council held an Artists’ Reception for their 2021 Members’ Exhibition at their Community Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA Saturday May 15th. The Exhibition will continue to be on display until June 18th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


A Beautiful day to find the Lonesome


The Tolino Vineyards and Winery in Bangor, PA presented Lonesome Found Friday on May 14th as part of the winery’s Foodtruck Family Fridays Series. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.



THE THINGS WE DO


The Forwardian Cinema

The Forwardian Art (FA) Cinema is a service provided by the Forwardian Arts Society offering an opportunity for film lovers to enjoy the cinematic arts and for filmmakers to show their work for free. We have posted the trailers and some very short films in their entirety on our FA Cinema Facebook page. The entire film is available to watch for free at The Forwardian Arts Society website’s Forwardian Cinema section. If you would like to post your film in our online cinema, please review our guidelines posted in the welcoming message on our FA Cinema facebook page

Soul Catcher (2021 Forwardian Film Festival Entry)

Director: Jay Jay Jegathesan


Watch This and Other Films



The Online 2021 Forwardian Film Festival

The Online 2021 Forwardian Film Festival will be held from July 15 to the 31st, 2021 and proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests. Please click the link for more information.


The Forwardian Arts (FA) Words Written Spoken Sung Page

The Forwardian Art (FA) Words Written Spoken Sung page is a service provided by the Forwardian Arts Society offering an opportunity for avid readers of literature and music lovers to enjoy the literary and musical arts and for authors, poets, and songwriters to share their work. If you would like to post your work, please review our guidelines posted in the welcoming message on The Forwardian Art (FA) Words Written Spoken Sung facebook page.



The Forwardian Art Gallery

The Forwardian Art (FA) Gallery is a service provided by the Forwardian Arts Society offering an opportunity for art lovers to enjoy the visual arts and for artists/photographers to show their work without any fees or commissions.  If you would like to post your work in our online gallery, please review our guidelines posted in the welcoming message on the FA Art Gallery facebook page.


Geometric drawing/ ink on paper 8"x 8" by Nancy Freeman