“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 19th Anniversary.



The Scranton Fringe is seeking performing artists and creative groups with a keen eye to visual aesthetics, strong performances, and an openness to a collaborative process to participate in their Fringe Under Glass Program which is an innovative audience walking tour of live performing arts staged behind the windows of various storefronts throughout the city of Scranton, PA. The performances will be from Thursday September 23rd until Sunday September 26th. Applications will close on Friday April 9th. 


The Front Room Gallery in New York City, NY will present their I Have A Voice Arts Festival until April 12th. 


The Pocono Arts Council gallery presents their 27th Annual Student art exhibition until April 23rd.


The Office/Gallery at Chant Realtors in Lords Valley, PA will present the works of Marie Liu and Keith Helwig until April 27th.


The 22nd Annual Black Bear Festival in Milford, PA is seeking artists to participate in their Artful Bear Project featuring sculptures of uniquely designed bears that will be placed around the town until The festival takes place. Submissions of designs are due May 15th.


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. 


TThe Museum at Bethel Woods in Bethel, NY presents their Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco Exhibition until December 31st. 


Thursday April 8th

The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA will present the film “Freedom Writers” beginning at 6:30pm as part of their community film series sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs. A discussion of the film will be hosted via zoom by Dr. Sandra Eckard of East Stroudsburg University on Sunday April 11th beginning at 6pm. 


Friday April 9th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present The Erin McClelland Quartet at 6pm and 8pm. 


The Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA will present Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute). 


Saturday April 10th

The Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA will present Soulshine (music of the Allman Bros.).


The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Ken Peplowski at 6pm and 8pm.


Sunday April 11th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Bill Washer beginning at 5pm.


Monday April 12th

The Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center in Bangor, PA will present Coffee with Kirkridge beginning at 10:30am. 


Wednesday April 14th

The Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center in Bangor, PA will present A Circle of Trust mini-retreat: Facing into our Grief with Elaine Sullivan and Jean Richardson beginning at 5pm. 


The Centenary Stage Company will present a Staged Reading of “Atlas the Lonely Gibbon” by Deborah Yarchun at The Sitnik Theatre in Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown, NJ as part of their 2021 Women Playwrights Series. 


Thursday April 15th

The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA will present the film “Birds of Prey” beginning at 6:30pm as part of their community film series sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs. A discussion of the film will be hosted via zoom by Dr. Sandra Eckard of East Stroudsburg University on Sunday April 18th beginning at 6pm. 


The Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center in Bangor, PA will present Jazz and Spirituality with Rev. Bill Carter beginning at 5pm.


Friday April 16th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present A New Kind of Talk at 6pm and 8pm. 


The Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA will present The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers.


Saturday April 17th

The Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA will present a James Taylor Tribute. 


The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Carolyn Leonhart at 6pm and 8pm. 


The Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center in Bangor, PA will present Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Retreat Final Session beginning at 12pm. 


Sunday April 18th

The Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA will present Comedian Robert Kelly. 


The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Russ Kassoff beginning at 5pm. 


Tuesday April 20th - The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA will present Bill Frye as part of their Community Concert Series. 


Wednesday April 21st

The Centenary Stage Company will present a Staged Reading of “The Persuadables” by Hallie Palladino at The Sitnik Theatre in Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown, NJ as part of their 2021 Women Playwrights Series. 


The Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center in Bangor, PA will present Sharing, Caring, and Daring with Terri Jump beginning at 5pm.


Monday April 22nd

The Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival titled “Eyes and Minds Wide Open” will be presented at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA featuring new cutting-edge films from around the globe, of every genre and description, including a slew of US and Pennsylvania premieres. The Festival will continue to take place until April 25th.


The NEXTstage Repertory will present their production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream” by William Shakespeare at The Sitnik Theatre in Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown, NJ. The production will continue to be performed until May 2nd. 


Friday April 23rd

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present The Spencer Reed Trio at 6pm and 8pm. 


The Pocono Arts Council will present Earth Speaks VII: Virtual Poetry and Music Open Mic Night  beginning at 6m on Zoom. 


Saturday April 24th

The Art Factory of White Mills in White Mills, PA will hold their High School Photography Fair beginning at 1pm featuring the work of students from the Wallenpaupack Area High School, the Wayne Highlands High School, and the Western Wayne High School. 


The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Bill Charlap at 6pm and 8pm. 


The Pocono Arts Council will hold an Artists’ Reception for their Earth Speaks VI Exhibition that will take place in their gallery in Stroudsburg, PA. The exhibition will continue to be on display until May 28th.


The Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center in Bangor, PA will present Sustaining the Soul that Teaches with Marian David beginning at 11am. 


Sunday April 25th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Jon Ballantyne beginning at 5pm. 


Monday April 26th

The Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center in Bangor, PA will present Zentangle with Hilary Smith beginning at 7pm. 

Tuesday April 27th

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


Wednesday April 28th

The Centenary Stage Company will present a Staged Reading of “Cotton's Tale” by Pauline David-Sax at The Sitnik Theatre in Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown, NJ as part of their 2021 Women Playwrights Series. 


Friday April 30th

The Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA will present The Music of Simon and Garfunkel. 

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Denny Carrig beginning at 7pm.

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THE PLACES WE'VE BEEN


The First Walk of Art

The first Art Walk for 2021 took place Saturday April 3rd in Stroudsburg, PA which included the Pocono Arts Gallery, the Gamut Gallery, and The Andrei Art Gallery/Studio-Museum. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.



THE THINGS WE DO


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



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 Grove 2020 Director: Alex James

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.