“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 AWARDS WE RECEIVED

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.


HIGHLIGHTS OF

THINGS TO COME.


The Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown, NJ is now accepting registration for their Young Performers Workshop summer 2020 session which will culminate with a week of cabaret performances. The program will include a variety of classes in the performing arts including private voice lessons, stage and special effect makeup, play writing, monologue workshops, and various dance classes. The registration deadline is July 10th. For More Information.


The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA will hold their weekly Community Concert Series every Tuesday Evening. For More Information.



The Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, PA will hold a weekly Open Air/Open Mic event every other Wednesday evening. The collaborative, community-based event will offer an opportunity for all forms of expression and creative arts to be presented. For More Information



The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA will hold their Music in the Pavillion Series every Wednesday evening. The evening will include a dinner buffet for purchase. For More Information.



The Tolino Vineyards in Bangor, PA will present their Food Truck Friday Series featuring Live Music every Friday until September 4th. For More Information.


The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Adherence to the PA State guidelines in regards to the Covid 19 Virus will be in effect. Reservations are required. For More Information.


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


Saturday July 11th

The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA will hold an Artist’s Reception beginning at 3pm for their Essential Connections Exhibition featuring the work of Claude Larson. The exhibition will continue to  be on display until August 3rd. The exhibit will also be viewable on the gallery’s Facebook page. For More Information.


The Kindred Spirits Arts Program in Milford, PA will present a Drive-In Concert featuring the band Get Up Jack at The Milford Health Parking Lot in Milford, PA beginning at 7:30pm. For More Information.


The North Star Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY will be offering a one-day plein air landscape painting class for artists of all levels working in oil, pastel, or acrylic beginning at 9am with an optional sunset session at the nearby Stewart Park beginning at 6pm. Advance registration is required. For More Information.



Saturday July 18th

The Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg, PA will hold their 14th Annual Music in the Valley Festival from 10am to 5pm featuring the sounds of traditional music performed by various groups all around the historic farm that are reminiscent of the music settlers played in the 19th century. For More Information.



Please Note:

A number of venues are streaming their events on line in order to keep their patrons safe due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please explore their website for more information. Be safe and well. 


CONTACT US

Please feel free to contact The Forwardian Arts Society and ask any questions or share a thought you have about us. We promise to read your words with interest and to tell you everything  there is about us. We'd make terrible spies.


The 2020 Forwardian Film Festival

The 2020 Online Forwardian Film Festival will take place from July 15 to the 31st, 2020 with the presentation of short and feature length films. Certificates of recognition will be given to filmmakers who are chosen by the audience while a panel of Judges will select films that will be presented cash awards for their cinematic endeavors. The categories for the Cash Awards are:

Best Short Film - $100

Best Feature Length Film - $100

Best of the Festival - $300

All Award winners will be featured in subsequent showings throughout the year (if Possible) in our Forwardian Bestival Tour.


The Kings and the Queens Came Back to the Green

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The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA held an installment of their weekly Community Concert Series on Tuesday June 23rd, 2020 to a large audience. The concert featured a performance by The Kings of Queen Street whose acoustic renderings of a variety of songs complimented the evening to the gathering’s delight. The Series takes place every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm and is free to the public. Photography by Paparazzi Paul


Lonesome Found on the Vine

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The Tolino Vineyards in Bangor, PA held an installment of their Food Truck Friday Series on Friday June 26th, 2020. The evening featured victuals offered by The Van Pelt Hot Dog Food Truck along with Wood Fire Pizza and Ice Cream trucks. Music for the evening featured a performance by the band Lonesome Found who delighted the huge audience with the renditions of the songs they played. The Series takes place every Friday from 4pm to 8pm and is free to the public. Photography by Paparazzi Paul


Drive By Art and Chats

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The Pocono Arts Council presented their Drive-By-Art Exhibition on Sunday June 28th 2020 which featured area artists who displayed their works at their homes to be viewed while art lovers drove by their residence. However, Many of the artists made themselves available to share conversations with those who chose to stop. Participating artists shown are Sean Turrell, Elizabeth Burnett, The PoconoArts’ Main Street Window, Lesa Ross, Lizzy Tilley, and Doug Gilbert along with Jody Singer and Thomas Dillon. Artists not shown due to an inability to visit them before the exhibition ended are Maria Ferreris who presented Impressionistic and colorful with a pinch of Caribbean flavor, Susan Washington who presented Large scale abstract painting on canvas, Elaine Madere who presented Watercolor and Acrylic works that featured Pocono Landscapes and those found in Lake Naomi. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Open Air/Open Mic Returns to The Josie Porter Farm

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The Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, PA held their first bi weekly Open Air/Open Mic event for 2020 on Wednesday July 1st. The evening consisted of wine offered by Eagle's Rest Cellars alongside musical performances from a variety of performers including The Jimi Cogan Experience, Giant, Theresa Ratliff, and a group consisting of Pete Tawney, Itsy Delgrosso, and Cat Burbage. They were followed by a guitarist known as Slip. The evening began and concluded with a performance given by the event’s hosts Kenny Hatt and Brittney Coleman along with their band. The Josie Porter Farm’s bi weekly Open Air/Open Mic event occurs every other Wednesday beginning approximately at 6pm. All performers are welcomed to participate. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Moon Dogs at the Vineyard

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The Tolino Vineyards in Bangor, PA held an installment of their Food Truck Friday Series on Friday July 3rd, 2020. The evening featured victuals offered by The  J T Grill Food Truck along with Wood Fire Pizza and Ice Cream trucks. Music for the evening featured a performance by the band The Moondogs who delighted the huge audience with the renditions of the songs they played. The Series takes place every Friday from 4pm to 8pm and is free to the public. Photography by Paparazzi Paul


Juggernauts near the Water

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The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA held an installment of their weekly Community Concert Series on Tuesday July 7th, 2020 to a large audience. The concert featured a performance by The Juggernaut String Band. The Series takes place every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm and is free to the public. Photography by Paparazzi Paul


Sayles at the Pavilion

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 The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA held their first weekly Music on the Pavilion Series for 2020 on Wednesday July 8th. The evening featured a performance given by guitarist extraordinaire Regina Sayles who rendered a number of excellently interpreted memorial songs along with compositions of her own. A buffet was presented titled, “Smoker’s Night” which consisted of a cuisine that included Smoked Sausage over Peppers and Onions, Bacon Baked Beans, Hickory Smoked-BBQ Chicken Legs, Smoked Gouda and Jalapeno Mac-n-Cheese complemented by assorted salads along with a Brownie Sundae for dessert. The Stroudsmoor Country Inn ‘s Music on the Pavilion Series takes place every Wednesday with a buffet dinner beginning at 5pm and music beginning  at 6pm. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.