“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 Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA will present a variety of performers on their main stage, at their Penn Community Band Amphitheater, and for their Concerts on the (Brodhead) Creek Series.

The Eastburg Community Alliance will present their Music on Mondays concert series every Monday.

The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA presents their Music in the Pavillion Series every Wednesday.

The Borough of Stroudsburg, PA will present their annual Summer Concerts Series at the Courthouse Square Every Thursday. 

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present a Jazz Jam every Thursday along with performances by a variety of Jazz solos and combos every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Tolino Vineyards and Winery in Bangor, PA presents a number of concert series every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Monroe Farmers Market will present musical performers along with a variety of produce and other locally produced items every Saturday.

The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present their Summer 2021 Gazebo Concert Series every Sunday.

The Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on the Delaware, PA will present their Childrens’ production of “Frozen Jr.” every Friday and Saturday until August 7th.

The Morpheus Music Studio in Stroudsburg, PA will present their Summer Outdoor Concert Series on Saturday July 31st.

The Air Products Open Air Theatre on the mall adjacent to the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley, PA campus of DeSales University will present their production of “Charlotte’s Web” which is based upon the book by E.B. White and written for the stage by Joseph Robinette as directed by Matt Pfeiffer as part of the PA Shakespeare Festival until July 31st.

The Air Products Open Air Theatre on the mall adjacent to the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley, PA campus of DeSales University will present their production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” written by William Shakespeare as directed by Matt Pfeiffer as part of the PA Shakespeare Festival until August 1st. 

The Main Theatre of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley, PA campus of DeSales University will present their production of “An Iliad ” which is based on Homer’s The Iliad as translated by Robert Fagles and written for the stage by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare as directed by Greg Wood (who portrays the Poet) as part of the PA Shakespeare Festival until August 1st.

The Dutot Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present the work of Beverly Abel until August 8th.

The Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, PA will hold an Open Mic Nite on  Wednesday July 28th.

The 2021 Online Forwardian Film Festival will present the creative endeavors of filmmakers throughout the world until July 31st.

The Pocono Arts Council in Stroudsburg, PA will present their Fiber Exhibition until August 10th.

The Office/Gallery at Chant Realtors in Lords Valley, PA will present the works of Donna Kallesser until August 27th.

Andrea’s Gallery located within the Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA will present their Splash Exhibition until August 31st.

The Missing Pieces Gallery (aka The Wayne  County Arts Alliance (WCAA) Main Street Gallery) in Honesdale, PA presents The WCAA’s Horizons: Where Earth Meets Sky Exhibition until September 4th.

The Missing Pieces Gallery in Honesdale, PA presents their Bag Lady Exhibition until July 31st.

The Dutot Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA will hold their Sixth Annual Plein Air event inviting artists of all levels of experience. Painting days will run from September 1st to the 15th.

The Gamut Art Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA will present the work of James Fiorentino, Jason Williamson, Linda Schwartz, John Yetter, and Lou Balducci until September 26th.



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


The Online 2021 Forwardian Film Festival

The Forwardian Arts Society is proud to present its Online 2021 Forwardian Film Festival which will be held from July 15 to the 31st, 2021. The films for this year festival can be viewed The Forwardian (FA) Film Festival Facebook Page and visitors will be able to select which film will receive The Forwardian Film Lovers' Favorite Certificate. You'll find the page here.


Maid's Doll (2021 Forwardian Film Festival Entry)

Director Dima Proykova

Watch this and Other Films in our Festival Here.


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


THE PLACES WE'VE BEEN


Adventures in Art with Nancy and Paul

Nancy and I went to the Monroe County Farmers Market and the Pocono Family YMCA Christmas in July Yard Sale in Stroudsburg, PA as well as to the PA Shakespeare Festival at the Center Valley, PA campus of DeSales University on Saturday July 24th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul


The Expressions of Beverly at the Dutot

The Antoine Dutot Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA held an Artist’s Reception for their Expressions Exhibition featuring the work of Beverly Abel on Friday July 23rd which will be on display until August 8th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


A Charitable Cabaret for the Arts

The Pocono Center for the Arts presented their first Cabaret of 2020 at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA on Monday July 19th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Sheilamark Band at The Gazebo

The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap, PA presented The Sheilamark Band on Sunday July 18th as part of their Summer 2021 Gazebo Concert Series. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Horizons and a Bag Lady in Honesdale 

The Missing Pieces (upstairs) Gallery (aka The Wayne  County Arts Alliance (WCAA) Main Street Gallery) in Honesdale, PA held an Artists’ Reception for The WCAA’s Horizons: Where Earth Meets Sky Exhibition upstairs on Friday July 16th while continuing to display the venue’s Bag Lady Exhibition downstairs. The Big Lady Exhibition will be on display until July 31st while the Horizons Exhibition will continue to be on display until September 4th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Going on down to Josie's Farm

The Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, PA held their bi weekly Open Air/Open Mic event on Wednesday July 14th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Down at the Depot with the SheilaMark Band

The Eastburg Community Alliance presented The SheilaMark Band at The Historic Dansbury Depot in East Stroudsburg, PA on Monday July 12th as part of their Music on Mondays concert series. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The 2021 Milford Music Festival

The Milford, PA Music Festival took place from Friday July 9th to Sunday July 11th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


A Gallery Reopens with a Splash in Stroudsburg

Andrea’s Gallery reopened their venue  within the Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA with an Artists’ Reception for their Splash Exhibition on Sunday July 4th. The exhibition will continue to be on display until the end of August 2021. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Interdependence of Art

An Art Walk took place in Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday July 3rd featuring Artists’ Receptions at The Poconoarts’ Community Gallery for their Fiber Only Exhibition and The Gamut Art Gallery featuring the work of James Fiorentino, Jason Williamson, Linda Schwartz, John Yetter, and Lou Balducci along with the works presented at The Andrei Art Gallery/Studio Museum. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Donna Kallesser and the Chant of Nature

The Office/Gallery at Chant Realtors in Lords Valley, PA held an Artist’s Reception on Friday July 2nd featuring the works of Donna Kallesser. The exhibition will continue to be on display until August 27th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.